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Functional materials with exotic physical properties are a class of materials which includes semiconductors, metals, polymers and organic molecules. Functional materials have a critical importance in healthcare, agriculture and energy (generation, capture and storage). To understand the potential of emerging nanostructured materials various spectroscopic techniques have been used at different levels. This conference is being organised to discuss about the developments in this rapidly advancing frontier area of research. Speakers are drawn from a rich pool of pioneering scientists from across the country and worldwide. The participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field from top notch scientists as well as to present their own work as posters and network with their peers. Number of participation will be kept limited to encourage close and intense interaction.


Prof. Tonu Pullerits
Department of Chemical Physics
Lund University
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Title: From light absorption to separated charges: from fundamentals towards applications.
Abstract: In this lecture I will give an overview of the studies of light harvesting materials in my group during last few years. The topics covered include excitation dynamics in photosynthesis, particularly the recently discussed aspect of coherence; photoinduced dynamics in colloidal semiconductor quantum dots and their composites with metal oxides and graphene; excited state and charge carrier properties in organometal halide perovskites. All materials are studied by using a broad set of advanced laser spectroscopies.
Prof. Keneth Gonsalves
School of Basic Sciences
IIT Mandi
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Title: EUV DUV and MUV wavelengths: from the past and present to the future- from micro to nanofabrication and beyond!
Abstract: This presentation will outline the trends in IC fabrication based on current and future trends based on exposure wavelengths. The challenges of materials design and development will be discussed and solution sought!
Prof. Anunay Samanta
School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad
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Title: Fluorescence Blinking, Photoactivation and Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics in All-Inorganic PerovskiteNanocrystals (CsPbX3).
Dr Kamal P Singh
IISER Mohali
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Title: The processing and heterostructuring of silk with light.
Abstract: The spider silk is an excellent biomaterial that is light weight, elastic yet tougher than steel. In this talk, I will discuss, how we can use few-cycle fs pulses to process silk in air with nanoscale precision exploiting its non-linear multiphoton interaction with light. We shall also show our attempts to weld silk with metal, Kevlar and polymers to combine their favourable properties. This allows silk-based novel topological structures and devices such as radiation-pressure force sensors capable of operating in air, on water surface and in high vacuum.
Dr. Rajiv Singh
Physics of Energy Harvesting
National Physical Laboratory
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Dr. Arijit Kumar De
IISER Mohali
Title: Dynamics of light harvesting: From ensemble measurements towards single particle spectroscopy.
Abstract: In this talk, starting with a brief introduction on the discovery and importance of quantum coherence in sunlight harvesting by natural systems, I will give a brief overview of ultrafast energy/charge transfer within three quite different systems that is being pursued in our group: 1) Bio-mimetic/Bio-inspired systems: Aggregates of xanthenes dyes, 2) Engineered systems: Quantum dots and 3) Fluorescent proteins: GFP (WT) vs YFP (Venus) If time permits, I’ll discuss how one can envisage the idea of spectroscopy of optically trapped nanoparticles in solution by a femtosecond laser tweezer.
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Dr. Sobhan Sen
School of Physical Sciences, JNU
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Prof. J. P. Singh
Department of Physics, IIT Delhi
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Title: Surface enhanced Raman scattering for rapid and sensitive detection of pathogens.

Prof. Debabrata Goswami
Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur
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Dr. Khadga Jung Karki
Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University
Title: Linear and nonlinear functional spectroscopy based on modulated light fields.
Abstract: A Recently, there has been a resurgence of spectroscopic methods based on modulated light fields to investigate electronic structure and dynamics in various systems. One of the key features of such methods is that one can isolate different kinds of linear and nonlinear signals in the incoherent response, such as fluorescence and photocurrent, from the sample. This allows one to directly probe the contribution of specific energy levels on the external "useful signal", thereby providing in depth information about how electronic structure relates to the functionality. In this tutorial talk, I will explain different kinds of spectroscopic methods based on modulated light fields and types of information they provide.
Dr. Y. Dwivedi
NIT Kurukshetra
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Title: Fabrication and application of Laser scribed Photonic structures


Submission of abstract: 03rd October 2017
Intimation of acceptance of abstract: 04th October 2017
Registration fee payment: 05th October 2017
Program schedule
Abstract Booklet


Abstract submission (oral or poster presentation):
submit via email in the given format .
(Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit abstract for oral presentation)

Registration Details

Registration fee details
 Untill 05th OctoberAfter 05th October
StudentsRs.1000Rs. 1500
Faculty/ScientistRs. 2500Rs. 3000
Participant from industries and other non-academic organisationsRs. 4000 Rs. 5000

Registration fees will cover conference materials, lunches and dinner, and refreshments during the workshop period only. Accommodation in the Guest House is on payment basis (may be provided on request, subject to availability) and free shared basis at hostels. Registration fee does not include the travel expenses of the participants.

Bank details:
Bank: Punjab National Bank
A/C Holder:IIT Mandi SRIC
A/C No: 0311000100958570
IFSC: PUNB0731500
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Program Committee

  • Advisory Committee

    Prof. Timothy Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi
    Prof. Ashok K. Ganguli, Director, Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (INST), Chandigarh
    Prof. Tonu Pullerits, Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University
    Prof. Keneth Gonsalves, School of Basic Sciences, IIT Mandi
    Prof. Tapan Ganguly, Emeritus Professor, School of Laser Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University
    Prof. Anunay Samanta, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad
    Prof. J. P. Singh, Department of Physics, IIT Delhi

  • Organizing Committee

    Dr. Suman Kalyan Pal (Convener)
    Dr. Ajay Soni (Secretary)
    Dr. Subrata Ghosh
    Dr. Prem Felix Siril
    Dr. Pradeep Kumar
    Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee
    Dr. Rik Rani Koner
    Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Randhawa
    Dr. Chandra Shekhar Yadav

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Getting Here

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Air Travel

The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.

By Road

Mandi is well connected by road to other places. From Chandigarh (200 km) one can travel by road to Mandi via Bilaspur. This would take about 5-6 hours. Shimla, Pathankot, Delhi, Dharamsala and Manali are all connected to Mandi by road. Mandi is actually the heart of Himachal since all buses passing from north to south and from east to west of the state touch Mandi, making reaching Mandi a not so challenging option.
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Travel Notes

This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus. Transport to IIT Mandi Kamand campus from Mandi town will be arranged by IIT Mandi.


  • Address
  • Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand,
    Distt. Mandi, H.P. - 175005

Places to visit near Mandi Town

Parashar Lake

At a distance of 33 km, from IIT Mandi Kamand campus, and a altitude of about 8500 ft, at Parashar lake one can experience awe-inspiring panorama of the Himalayas. Surrounded by mountains, meadows, and near the clear water of the lake, one can witness a pagoda style three tiered temple by the lake. It makes for an excellent leisurely day-tour destination.

Barot Valley

On the banks of early parts of the Uhl river, Barot is a relatively less explored, niche and a great backpacker and day-tour destination, about 68 km away from IIT Mandi Kamand campus. Many walking and trekking trails pass through Barot. It is among the hidden treasures of Himachal because of which not much people know about it. The place is situated in valley sorrounded by thick deodar and oak forest. The sweet silence of the woods here engross the visitors.


Rewalsar Lake is place of spiritual importance, situated at 44 km from IIT Mandi Kamand campus. There is a Buddhist monastry and some Buddhist temples in Rewalsar, on hills sorrounding the lake. These are visited by several Buddhists, especially on the Tibetan New Year, thus making Rewalsar into a mini Buddhist colony. About 10 km from Rewalsar is situated the temple of Naina Devi, the approach to which is loaded with scenic views of the sorrounding hills and smaller lakes.

Pandoh dam and Hanogi Temple

The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district, on the way to Kullu. It is good transit spot to enjoy Beas river in its splendour serpentining among the sorrounding hills. A little further from Pandoh is the temple of Hanogi Mata on the Bean Banks, which is very popular among the locals.