Wednesday, December 15, 2010

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN POLYMER SCIENCE AND RUBBER TECHNOLOGY (APSRT) CHALLENGES TOWARDS 2020 AND BEYOND At INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNO

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN POLYMER SCIENCE AND RUBBER TECHNOLOGY (APSRT) CHALLENGES TOWARDS 2020 AND BEYOND At INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The real journey of macromolecules started in 1920s when Hermann Staudinger introduced the revolutionary concept of 'Macromolecules'. The foundation stone of rubber technology was laid, when Charles Goodyear first started and patented the vulcanization of natural rubber in 1839. There have been tremendous advances in science and technology of polymer
and rubber since last few decades. Apart from their conventional application in the field of construction, automobiles, engineering and defence, polymers and rubbers are now being used in critical applications like in aerospace, microelectronics, medical and biomedicals. The continuous development in polymer based advanced materials for self healing, shape memory, microelectronics etc are expected to change the quality of human life in future. Due
to globalization as well as recent economic recession there are interesting developments in polymer and rubber industries. Different industries and research institutions have been urged to develop new polymers and polymeric materials and to explore new innovative technology for production of quality products. This International Conference will delineate
recent developments in the science and technology of polymers and rubbers. It will also focus on the future trends in the field of polymer and rubber science towards the next decade which will bring the completion of almost a century since the concept of “Macromolecules” put forward by Staudinger. This conference will include plenary lectures, invited lectures, special lectures by experts from academia and industries. Young scientists are also encouraged to give oral and poster
presentation.

Rubber Technology Centre

Rubber Technology Centre (RTC) is a unique Centre, the first of its kind in our country. The first Rubber Technology Laboratory in our country for the purpose of teaching and research was established in 1955 in the Department of Applied Chemistry in IIT, Kharagpur under the collaborative program with the British Government (the Colombo Plan), the USA Government (Technical Collaboration Mission) and Ministry of Education, Government of India. The independent Rubber
Technology Centre was established in 1981. The Centre acquired advanced processing, testing and characterization equipment from Indo-British, Indo-French Collaborative Programs and also a large number of research projects from CSIR, DST, DAE, ISRO, ARDB, DRDO, DBT, RDSO. During last three decades since its inception this Centre has done pioneering work in research and education in rubber and polymer science and technology. The Centre has many research projects funded by different Government funded agencies, industries (in India and abroad) and importantly by National &
International collaborative / exchange research program. The Centre is now well-equipped with different modern analytical instruments required for the basic and applied research in rubber and polymer science and technology. The state of the art research program of the Centre is focused on the development of new products, novel processing technology, polymer blend & alloys in developing advanced materials like nanocomposites, novel block and graft
copolymers, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), smart materials, thermoreversible self-healing materials, EMI shielding materials.

Conference Topics

New methods for synthesis of polymers and rubbers
Chemical and physical modification of polymers and rubbers
Polymer blends & composites
Nanotechnology with polymer
Polymers in life science
Polymers in energy
Polymers in separation/purification
Characterization of polymers & rubbers
Polymer/Rubber compounding & processing
Smart polymers and composites
Paints, coatings and adhesives
Design and development of different rubber products
Recycling of polymers & rubbers
Intellectual property rights in polymers

Conference Language

English

Accommodation

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

Venue & Duration

The conference will be held in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during March 3-5, 2011.

Place and Climate

Kharagpur is about 120 km south-west of Kolkata and is well connected by rail and road with important metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata and also with other important cities in India. It is known that Kharagpur Railway station has the longest railway platform in the World. The distance from Kolkata airport (an International airport)
to Kharagpur is about 130 km and is travelled in about 2 hours by car. The climate at Kharagpur during early March is very
O pleasant. Temperature varies from 17-25 C.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Deadline for one-page abstract : Jan. 10, 2011
Notification for acceptances : Jan. 17, 2011
Deadline for full manuscripts : Feb. 7, 2011
(Extended abstract)
Last date for advance registartion : Feb. 15, 2011

Registration Fees

Overseas Delegates:

Participant : $ 400
Accompanying person : $ 150
Students : $ 250

Indian Delegates:

Industry : ` 8000/-
(` 7000 for IRI/AIRIA Member)
Academia / Research Institute : ` 4000/-
Students : ` 2500/-
Accompanying person : ` 1500/-

For registration after January 31, 2011 and spot registration: 20% extra charges will be applicable.

Publication

Authors of papers selected for presentation in the conference will be expected to give oral presentation or poster presentation during the conference and submit the complete manuscript (3-4 pages) as per guidelines before the deadline.
All accepted abstracts and papers will be published in proceedings.

Exhibition

An exhibition will be organized during the conference. Limited stalls (2.5m x 2.5m) will be available and will be distributed on “first come first served basis”.

Proceedings

Abstracts of accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be handed over to the delegates at the registration counter.

All payments will be made in favor of “APSRT 2011” payable at Syndicate Bank, Kharagpur or any other National Bank at Kharagpur

Contact Address

Dr. Nikhil K. Singha / Prof. Dipak Khastgir
Rubber Technology Centre
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721302
West Bengal, INDIA
Phone : +91 (0)3222 283178 (O)
+91 (0)3222 283179 (R)
+91 (0)3222 283192 (O)
+91 (0)3222 283193 (R)
Mobile : +91 (0) 9434369873
+91 (0) 9434033477
Fax : +91 (0)3222 282292 / 255303
Gram : Technology Kharagpur
Weblink : http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/downloads/apsrt1_rtc.pdf
E-mail :
apsrt2011@yahoo.com
nks8888@yahoo.com
dkhastgir@yahoo.co.uk

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