Program Schedule

DAY-1, 15-07-2020 (Wednesday)

Welcome Address: 10.00-10.10 AM (IST)

Keynote Talk

10.10 to 11.10

Prof. Hajime Tanaka

Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

Viscoelastic Phase Separation and Its Link to Mechanical Fracture

Session 1: Mechanical Properties of Soft Matter

Invited Talk (IT-1)

11.10 to 12.00

Prof. Ranjini Bandyopadhyay

Raman Research Institute

Side branched patterns and proportionate growth in the displacement of a viscoelastic fluid by a Newtonian liquid


12.00 to 12.15

Prayas Singh

DIT University

Carbon Quantum Dots Doped Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Nanocolloids For Non-Newtonian Fluid Applications


12.15 to 12.30

M. V. Saisavadas

University of Hyderabad

Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Behaviour of Homogeneous and Core Shell Dense Colloidal PNIPAM Microgels


12.30 to 12.45

Pavan Kumar Singeetham

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Dynamics of Compound Particles in a Quadratic Flow

Lunch Break

Session 2: Liquid Crystals

Invited Talk (IT-2)

14.00 to 14.50

Prof. Nitin Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Biopolymer-Based Active Liquid Crystals with Tunable Elasticity and Dynamics

Invited Talk (IT-3)

14.50 to 15.40

Prof. Arindam Kundagrami

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Charge and entropy in polymers – a few examples


15.40 to 15.55

S. Vimala

Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Effect of Gelation on Frank Elastic Constants in a Twist Bend Nematic Liquid Crystal system


15.55 to 16.10

Aditya Goyal

DIT University

Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Phases Derived from Litchi chinesis in Different Solvents


16.10 to 16.25

Muhammed Rasi

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati

Bound State and Hydrodynamic Interaction of Micro-Rods in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals


16.25 to 16.40

K. Nurjahan

Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Tuning of Photonic Band Gap Via Combined Effect of Electric and Optical Fields in A Blue Phase Liquid Crystal Composite




DAY-2, 16-07-2020 (Thursday)

Session 1: Self Assembly in Soft Matter

Invited Talk (IT-4)

9.00 to 9.50

Prof. Junpei Yamanaka, 

Nagoya City University, Japan

Self-Assembly of Charged Colloidal Particles

Invited Talk (IT-5)

9.50 to 10.40

Prof. BVR Tata

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Phase Behavior, Dynamics and Yielding of Stimuli-responsive Microgels Under Over-packed Conditions


10.40 to 10.55

Ambika Pradhan

SRM University Sikkim, Gangtok

Dispersion of Dirt in Foam: An Economical Approach to Determine Critical Micelle Concentration


10.55 to 11.10

Smriti Rekha Deka

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Design and Synthesis of Self-Assembled Tripeptide Nanostructures for Drug Delivery


Session 2: Large Scale Facilities for Soft Matter Research

Invited Talk (IT-6)

11. 20 to 12.10

Prof. V.K. Aswal

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Applications of Contrast Variation Small-Angle Scattering in

Multi-components Soft Matter

Invited Talk (IT-7)

12.10 to 13.00

Dr. Aurel Radulescu

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering on Materials Based on Semicrystalline Polymers

Lunch Break

Session 3: Biophysics

Invited Talk (IT-8)

14.00 to 14.50

Prof. Roberto Cerbino

Jamming and unjamming of dense cellular collectives


Session 4: Self Assembly in Soft Matter

Invited Talk (IT-9)

15.00 to 15.50

Prof. Priti Sundar Mohanty

KIIT School of Biotechnology

Alternating Electric Field-Induced Phase Behavior of Soft Ionic Microgels

Invited Talk (IT-10)

15.50 to 16.40

Prof. G. Basavaraj

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Interface Assisted Evaporative Assembly of Soft Microgel Particles


16.40 to 16.55

Asha Tongbram

Sikkim University

Coffee Drop Pattern and Surface Properties: Study of Natural Surfactant Solution Extracted from Hamburger Seed


16.55 to 17.10

Pinchu Xavier

Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Studies on the Miscibility of Mixed Langmuir Films of Cholesteryl Esters Exhibiting Different Molecular Packing at Interfaces


17.10 to 17.25

Akiko Toyotama

Nagoya City University, Japan

Colloidal Crystallization by Depletion Attraction


17.25 to 17.40

Yurina Aoyama

Nagoya City University, Japan

Two-Dimensional Non-Close-Packed Colloidal Crystal by Using Electrostatic Adsorption of Charged Colloidal Particles


17.40 to 17.55

Priya Mandal

Shiv Nadar University

Unravelling the Structural Changes of Phospholipid Membranes in Presence of Graphene Oxide by X-Ray Scattering Studies


DAY-3, 17-07-2020 (Friday)

Session 1: Computational Soft Matter

Invited Talk (IT-11)

9.30 to 10.20

Prof. Anirban Sain

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Title to be announced


10.20 to 10.35

Debabrata Pramanik

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Learning Reaction Coordinate On-The-Fly for Sampling Complex Biomolecular Systems with SGOOP and Metadynamics


10.35 to 11.50

Sivaram Vintha

University of Hyderabad

Glass Transition in Core-Shell Type PNIPAM Microgel Suspensions: A Monte Carlo Study


11.50 to 12.05

Abhishek Kumar Gupta

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum


Molecular Dynamics Simulations Studies of Structure and Dynamics of Anionic Polyelectrolyte Poly(Methacrylic Acid) in Dilute Aqueous Solutions – Effect of Salt  Concentration and Degree of Neutralization


12.05 to 12.20

Moses J Kartha

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Non-equilibrium Phase Transition in Deposition of Patchy Nano-rods


12.20 to 12.35

Chaithanya K. V. S

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Curvature Driven Dynamics of a Microswimmer

Lunch Break

Session 2: Applied Studies

Invited Talk (IT-12)


Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani

Tokai University, Japan

Advanced Materials for Healthcare


14.20 to 14.35

Prajisha P A

Anna University

Preparation and Characterization of Environmentally Friendly Bioadhesive With Antimicrobial Properties Using Corn Starch and Carbon Nanoparticles


14.35 to 14.50

Sivaranjani P

Anna University

Chitosan / Nickel Oxide / Natamycin Based Biocomposite Film: Morphological, Mechanical, Barrier and Migration Analysis


14.50 to 15.05


DIT University

Bio-Reduction of Graphene Oxide Using Glycyrrhiza Glabra L.


15.05 to 15.20

Amit Kumar Chauhan

Central University of Punjab

Adsorptive Removal of Uranium from Aqueous Solution Using Eucalyptus Loaded MgO Nanoparticles


15.20 to 15.35

Sanjeevi Prasath S

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

A novel organogel from poly(styrene-block-4-vinylpyridine) diblock copolymer for selective removal of anionic dyes


15.35 to 15.50

Devyani Shukla

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)

pH Reversible Graphene Oxide-protein Bioconjugates with Proteolysis- Resistance Properties for Biomedical and Drug Delivery Applications


15.50 to 16.05

S. Sharma/ S. Srinivas

Vellore Institute of Technology

Sericin Nanoparticles Incorporated Poly-L-Lysine Modified PVA- Chitosan Matrix for Bone Tissue Engineering

16.05 to 16.15: Valedictory



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