Full length papers of selected abstracts will be considered for publication in special volumes of AIP Conference Proceedings & Materials Today Proceedings (ELSEVIER) journals.         Three oral and three poster presentation prizes will be awarded to best presentations, by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).   Each prize will have a certificate and book vouchers to the tune of £70 that could be used against purchase of RSC Books.

Hearty Welcome to International Conference on Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM 20)

Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous), Kerala, India organises an International Conference on Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM 20) on 14th , 15th and 16th of January, 2020.

We cordially solicit your presence and participation in this International Conference at Kothamangalam with world renowned experts participating from Academia and Industry. The 3-day event will include plenary lectures, invited talks, oral and poster presentations.

Eminent scholars and young researchers within India and from around the globe are expected to participate in the conference. This conference provides a platform to present research outputs, disseminate innovative information and to actively engage in scientific discourse.

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The theme of the conference covers the following areas:

  • Functional/Bioactive materials
  • Materials/Technologies for sustainable development
  • Smart Materials and Future technologies
  • Energy storage/conversion materials
  • Optoelectronic materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers, Blends, Ceramics, Metals and Alloys



Beginning of Online Registration

14 August, 2019

Beginning of Online submission of Abstracts

19 August, 2019

Last Date for Online submission of Abstracts

15 November, 2019

Intimation of acceptance of Abstracts

18 November, 2019

Closing of early bird registration

20 November, 2019

Last date of request for accommodation

20 November, 2019

Closing of registration

30 November, 2019

Last date for submission of full paper (AIP Proceedings)

30 November, 2019

Last date for submission of full paper (Materials Today Proceedings - Elsevier)

30 November, 2019


14 January, 2020


15 January, 2020


16 January, 2020

Sightseeing Trip

17 January, 2020

Dr. Ajayaghosh

Director, CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)

Dr. Norma Alias

Associate Professor Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Paulo Cachim

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Prof. Jacques DESBRIÈRES

Professor at University
of Pauand Pays Adour (UPPA),

Prof. Paolo Ferruti

Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. Juozas Vidas GRAZULEVICIUS

Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

Prof. Kuruvilla Joseph

Senior Professor and Dean, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Paul Joseph

Associate Professor, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Roy Joseph

Scientist G, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Dr. Sreekumar Kurungot

Principal Scientist Physical & Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Prof. Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy

Director, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram

Prof. (Dr.) M.R Anantharaman

UGC BSR Faculty Fellow Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin

Prof. (Dr.) Chandrabhas Narayana

Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Prof. (Dr.) Reji Philip

Professor, Light and Matter Physics Group, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

Prof. Vijayamohan Pillai

Professor & Chair, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Tirupati

Prof. T Pradeep

Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and Professor of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof. Elisabetta Ranucci

Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. S Sampath

Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Prof. Sabu Thomas B.Tech, Ph.D., FRSC

Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Prof. Roberto Teghil

Full professor of Physical Chemistry, Potenza - Italy

Dr. Murukeshan Vadakke Matham

Director Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. C Vijayan

Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India

Dr. Buddolla Viswanath

Department of Bionanotechnology, Gachon University, Republic of Korea

Prof. Shiki Yagai

Institute for Global Prominent Research (IGPR) Chiba University, Japan.


STAM 20 will be held at Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. The Conference venue, situated in the sprawling 65-acre campus of the College, in the foothills of the scenic Western Ghats is easily accessible by air, road and rail. The Cochin International Airport is just 33 km away. The nearest railway station is Aluva, at a distance of 35 km.

About Kothamangalam

Kothamangalam is known as the Gateway to High range of Kerala. The Munnar Hills, Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad and the Periyar Tiger Reserve at Thekkady are nearby attractions of Kothamangalam. The Munnar hill station which is a gorgeous slice of heaven is around 80 kilometres from Kothamangalam, that will beguile and make your trip to Kerala one that you will always remember.