• Important

  • 30 September 2019

    Deadline for Abstracts
  • 15 October 2019

    Notification for acceptances
  • 15 December 2019

    Last date for online registration

About the

The conference is a continuation of the ICFM series of conferences organized by the Materials Science Centre at IIT Kharagpur. The primary objective of this conference is to exchange knowledge among researchers, practicing engineers, technologists about the state of art in functional materials and their applications. Motivating young scientists, budding technologists and entrepreneurs in these fields to enrich their knowledge by interacting with their peers in their respective areas is a prime goal of the conference.

Materials Science Centre

Materials Science Centre at IIT Kharagpur, the first academic centre of its kind in India, was established in 1971 for teaching and research in various types of materials. The Centre's initial research facilities were funded from a Russian Grant but the faculty built various research facilities mainly from sponsored R & D grants. The Centre has acquired various sophisticated processing, test and analytical equipment through various funding agencies from India and abroad that are required for the basic and applied research on Polymers, Ceramics, Semiconductors and Composites. The Centre has strong industry interaction for research and teaching. The faculty of our Centre act

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Accommodation will be arranged on request in Guest Houses/ hotels. Charges will be paid by the participants.

Venue & Duration

The conference will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during January 6 - 8, 2020.

Conference Language


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, the first institution in India of its kind in India, was established in the year 1951 near Kharagpur at the Hijli Detention Camp in Midnapore district in the state of West Bengal. The institute started its academic program with only ten Departments, 224 students and 42 teachers in August 1951 in various buildings of the detention camp. The Honorable Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of the New Building in March 1952. Starting from this modest beginning, the Institute has expanded today to have 19 Departments, 9 academic Centres for inter-disciplinary teaching and research and 12 Schools in a lush green, serene campus which is free from urban noise and pollution, representing the modern “Gurukul Ashram” of the developed India. B. Tech., M.Sc., M. Tech. M.B.A., L.L.B. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in different branches of engineering and sciences through various departments, centres and schools.

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Important Information


Authors of papers selected for presentation in the Conference will be expected to give oral presentation or poster presentation during the conference. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book/CD.

Registration Fees

Foreign Delegates

Delegates: US $ 600 (this includes local hospitality/accommodation and pick up and drop off from Kolkata airport)

Accompanying person: US $ 300 Students: US$ 350
Indian Delegates and Delegates from SAARC Countries

Industry: 10,000 ( 12,000 after December 6, 2019)
Academia / Research Institute: 5,000 ( 6,000 after December 6, 2019) Students: 3,000 ( 3500 after December 6, 2019)
Accompanying person: 2,000 ( 2500 after December 6, 2019) Registration fee for Indian delegates and those from SAARC countries includes conference kit (for delegate only), lunch and dinner. Accommodation will be charged separately


(for more details, please contact the Chairperson or Organizing Secretary)

Platinum Sponsor: 3,00,000
Gold Sponsor: 2,00,000
Silver Sponsor: 1,00,000
Bronze Sponsor: 75,000
Sponsor: 60,000

Advertisements in Souvenir

(for more details, please contact the Chairperson or Organizing Secretary)

Back cover full: 50,000
Inside front cover page: 30,000
Full page (inside): 20,000
Half page (inside) : 10,000

Mini Expo

A mini expo will be organized during the conference.

Limited stalls will be available (for more details, please contact the Chairperson or Organizing Secretary)

Invited Speakers

Place and Climate

Kharagpur is about 120 km south-west of Kolkata and is well connected by rail and road with important metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata and also with other important cities in India. The distance from Kolkata airport (an International airport) to Kharagpur is about 150 km and is travelled in about 3 hours by car. The climate at Kharagpur during early-January is quite pleasant. Temperature generally varies from 12 -15OC. Taxis from Kharagpur station cost approximately Rs. 150/-. Autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws are also available.