Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Fourth International  Conference on

Nanotechnology for Better Living

Theme: Technological Advancements of Polymer Composites

A Tribute to  Prof. Bhowmick's 65 Birth Day: Infallible and Exciting Journey....

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
April 06-07, 2019

Prof. Bhowmick

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Nanotechnology for Better Living

Everything on Earth is made up of atoms:- the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the buildings and houses we live in and our bodies too. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular/atomic level and involves the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules. The discovery of these small materials (nanomaterials) is widely acknowledged as a major triumph of human ingenuity in modern times. This discovery has led to the emerging field of nanotechnologies, which is paving the way for a new technological revolution. Such developments may usher in new industrial revolutions, capable of radically transform almost all industrial sectors in the coming years. The social sciences and humanities have significant roles to play in nanotechnology beyond addressing the issues of public perception and media coverage.

Today's scientists and engineers are finding a wide variety of ways to deliberately make materials at the nanoscale to take advantage of their enhanced properties such as higher strength, lighter weight, increased control of light spectrum, and greater chemical reactivity than their larger-scale counterparts. Some of these areas are as medicine (researchers are developing customized nanoparticles, the size of molecules that can deliver drugs directly to diseased cells in human body.  When it's perfected, this method should greatly reduce the damage treatment such as chemotherapy does to a patient's healthy cells), electronics and IT (it holds some answers for how we might increase the capabilities of electronics devices while we reduce their weight and power consumption), food (having an impact on several aspects of food science, from how food is grown to how it is packaged. Companies are developing nanomaterials that will make a difference not only in the taste of food, but also in food safety, and the health benefits that food delivers), fuel cells (it is being used to reduce the cost of catalysts used in fuel cells to produce hydrogen ions from fuel such as methanol and to improve the efficiency of membranes used in fuel cells to separate hydrogen ions from other gases such as oxygen), solar cells (companies have developed nanotech solar cells that can be manufactured at significantly lower cost than conventional solar cells), batteries (companies are currently developing batteries using nanomaterials. One such battery will be a good as new after sitting on the shelf for decades. Another battery can be recharged significantly faster than conventional batteries), space (it may hold the key to making space-flight more practical. Advancements in nanomaterials make lightweight spacecraft and a cable for the space elevator possible. By significantly reducing the amount of rocket fuel required, these advances could lower the cost of reaching orbit and traveling in space.), fuels (it can address the shortage of fossil fuels such as diesel and gasoline by making the production of fuels from low grade raw materials economical, increasing the mileage of engines, and making the production of fuels from normal raw materials more efficient.), better air quality (it can improve the performance of catalysts used to transform vapors escaping from cars or industrial plants into harmless gasses. The larger surface area allows more chemicals to interact with the catalyst simultaneously, which makes the catalyst more effective), cleaner water (it is being used to develop solutions to three very different problems in water quality, chemical sensors (nanotechnology can enable sensors to detect very small amounts of chemical vapors. Various types of detecting elements, such as carbon nanotubes, zinc oxide nanowires or palladium nanoparticles can be used in nanotechnology-based sensors. Because of the small size, a few gas molecules are sufficient to change the electrical properties of the sensing elements. This allows the detection of a very low concentration of chemical vapors.), fabric (making composite fabric with nano-sized particles or fibers allows improvement of fabric properties without a significant increase in weight, thickness, or stiffness as might have been the case with previously-used  techniques), etc. construction (This technology can be used in many different areas of design and construction processes since, nanotechnology generated products have many unique characteristics. These characteristics can, again, significantly fix current construction problems, and may change the requirement and organization of the construction process). Tremendous progress has been made in the area related to research, design, development, testing and commercialization of some of these materials all over the world. However, significant challenges still remain to further develop and improve the properties of these materials for maximum utility and widespread use. This is the main driving force for holding Nanotechnology for Better Living international conference with a theme of Technological Advancements of Polymer Composites around the globe and bringing together academicians and researchers to shear knowledge and exchange their views on


Topics for "Fourth International  Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, Theme: Technological Advancements of Polymer Composites"

Session-1: Ingredients for plastics/elastomers/resins

Session 2: Polymerization reactions and kinetics

Session 3: Characterizations of plastics/rubbers/ composites

Session-4: Plastics

Session-5: Engineering polymeric fibers

Session- 6: Engineering polymeric films

Session-7: Engineering rubbers

Session-8: Resins

Session-9: Emerging plastic blends

Session-10: Particulate reinforced plastics/resins

Session-11: Short fiber reinforced plastics/resins

Session-12: Thermoplastic elastomers and their composites

Session-13: Advanced polymer/composite processing

Session-14: Structural composites-Long fiber/fabric

Session-15: Composites from recycled plastics, rubbers and fibers

Session-16: Energy storage and conversion

Session-17: Defense

Session-18: Biomaterials/medical implants and devices

Session-19: Water and environment

Session-20: Food packaging

Session-21: Sports and Leisure

Session-22: Automotive applications

Session-23: Rubber products

Session-24: Paints and Adhesives

Session-25: Civil Applications

Session-26: Miscellaneous applications

Session-27: Simulation of polymers composites and processing


Please submit your extended abstract (table of content (if it is review article and short abstract) for the above said conference (kamalkk @




Please submit your extended abstract (table of content (if it is review article and abstract for the proposed book "Handbook of Fly Ash, Publisher Elsevier") to (flyash2018 @ and copy to kamalkk @ as per guidelines on the following areas (topic written in black colour only) for the "Sixth International  Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, Theme: Technological Advancements of Fly Ash, Venue: Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Date June 19-21, 2019. To know more please visit

Section-A: Properties

A1: Fly ash    A2: Classifications and compositions

A3: Preparation        A4: Functionalization

A5: Properties           A6: Handling

A7: Special class of fly ash

            -White            -Hydrophobic           -Hollow sphere


A8: Production around the globe              A9: Safety and health issues 

Section-B: Composites

B1: Synthetic polymer based composites

      -polyurethane           -poly(vinyl alcohol

      -acrylonitrile butadiene styrene    -polyethylene

      -epoxy            -polypropylene       

-polypropylene/ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer

-polyesteramide       -polyvinyl chloride

-polyaniline              -recycled polymer

B2: Geopolymer based composites

B3: Metal matrix composites

      -aluminium   -aluminium and boroncarbide

      -aluminum and Silicone carbide​   -aluminum-silicone alloy


B4: Ceramic matrix composites

      -barium zirconate titanate ceramic-Portland

      -analcime-zirconia composite -aluminum oxide ceramic composite

B5: Fiber reinforced composites

B6: Carbon based composites

 Section-C: Applications

C1: Cement          C2: Concretes            C3: Bricks and blocks

C4: Lightweight aggregates                 C5: Road construction

C6: Soil stabilization                              C7: Asphalt filler

C8: Waste water treatment                   C9:Acid treatment

C10: Scrubber sludge solidification

C11:Oil/gas well sludge solidification/detoxification

C12: Mineral wool                                 C13:Bricks for radiation protection

C14: Boards                                             C15: Li-ion battery

C16: Machine tool                                  C17: Oil recovery

C18: Electrostatic charge dissipation  C19: Dielectric

C20: Pressure sensitive sensor C21: Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding

C22: Anticorrosive coating       C23: Other applications

For more information please contact


Fourth International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, 2019

Prof. Kamal K. Kar

Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Programme

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, (UP) India
Email: flyash2018 @ gmail .com and copy to kamalkk @

Phone :+91-512-2597687 (O),+91-512-2598703(R), 09415081153, 08005059301
Fax : +91-512-597459, +91-512-597408