The Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies and the Department of Chemical Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering are organizing a 6-day National Level Hands-on Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites from January 30th – February 4th, 2017 at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. The workshop is supported by ISAMPE and IETE and is multidisciplinary in nature. It will be useful for faculty, researchers and students from different academic streams.

About the Workshop

This workshop will be an exploration of the world ofnanotechnology to faculties, research scholars and students.The participants will be equipped with useful knowledge of the design, processing, characterization, properties, modeling approaches and application potentials of the broad range of nanomaterials and nanocomposites, emphasized through hands - on lab sessions. Participants will learn about the growing applications of nanotechnology in many fields like aerospace, nuclear, biomedical, electronics, energy and chemical engineering. The six-day workshop is organized in a module format, with each module having 3 lectures, tutorial and hand-on lab sessions. The lectures and hands-on sessions will be given by renowned experts and Amrita researchers who are active in the nanotechnology research area. Each module isfocused on a different subfield of nanotechnology, and these are:

Module 1: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Engineering at the Nanoscale: A Strategy for Developing High Performance Functional Materials
Nanotechnology:The new Science of Small Nanomaterials
Hands - on Session: Nanomaterials Synthesis
Campus Tour

Module 2: Nanocomposites
Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing and Properties
Elastomer Nanocomposites: Preparation, Challenges and Applications Future Needs and Opportunities in Nanotechnology for Aerospace and
Nuclear Applications
Hands - on Session: Nanocomposite processing

Module 3: Materials Characterization
Electron Microscopy: An essential tool for Nanomaterials Characterization
Molecular spectroscopy for Nanomaterials and Composites
Thermomechanical Characterization of Nanocomposites
Hands - on Session: Spectroscopic Characterization

Module 4: Design and Modeling
Material Design Approach for Performance of Nanomaterials
Approaches to Modelling Nanocomposite Properties
Practical Design of Experiments for Materials Development
Hands - on Session: Thermal and Mechanical Analysis

Module 5: Nanotechnology in Energy & Sensors
Emerging Solar Cells using Nanotechnology Photo electro chemical
Hydrogen Production
Nanomaterials in Biosensors
Hands on session: DSSC photocell Fabrication and evaluation I

Module 6: Nanoelectronics, Nanoenergetics and Nanodielectrics
Nanomaterials for device applications
Nanotechnology in Thin Fi lms for Electronics
Hands on Session: Clean Room Basics

Upon finishing the workshop, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Who Can Attend

  • Faculty members of Engineering Institutions
  • Research scholars & Post graduate students
  • Practicing Engineers from Industry
  • Scientfsts from R&D organizations

Some Eminent Resource Persons

Dr. Sabu Thomas
Director, School of Chemical Sciences and Hon. Director, Center for Nano science and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University

Dr. V. Kumar
Director, Centre For Materials For Electronics Technology (C-MET)

Dr. Anuradha M. Ashok
Core Faculty - Nano tech Research. PSG Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr. Sriram Devanathan

For Registration fees, please contact Coordinators.

The registration fee includes cost towards course material, working lunch and refreshments.

The duly filled registration form along with a Demand draft in favor of "AM RITA CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT" payable at "KOLLAM" is to be sent to the following address.

Deadline for Registration: January 20, 2017

Accommodation will be provided in the college campus on chargeable basis upon request.

Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials

Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies(CoEAMGT) was established with grant awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

CoEAMGT is engaged in research and development activities in the broad areas encompassing advanced materials and green technologies based on nanomaterial & nanocomposites synthesis, material characterization, material modification, and innovative methodologies of application.

The cross-disciplinary nature of the effort brings together researchers diverse fields of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computational Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Environmental Sciences. The team comprises a set of dedicated, highly qualified, widely experienced, motivated researchers.

The Centre has facilities for nomaterials & nanocomposites synthesis and characterization facilities like Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, DifferentialScanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis- Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA-DTA), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Electrochemical Workstation and X-ray diffraction



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbature CampusAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham established under the guidance of Satguru Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, with its head quarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore is one of the youngest educational institutions in India to have been granted the institution status. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is one of the very few universities to have a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary character, offering under graduate, post graduate and research programmes. NAAC has accredited A Grade to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


Dr. Meera Balachandran
ASB Contact
ASB Contact  +91 9443656597
ASB Contact  +91 (422) 2685 000(5552)
Dr. D. Kavitha
ASB Contact
ASB Contact  +91 9488721777
ASB Contact  +91 (422) 2685 000(5758)

Technical Coordinator:


National Level Hands-on Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites

Event Details
2017-01-30 09:30 to 2017-02-04 17:30
Electrical and Electronics
School of Engineering
Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies
NIRF 2017