COMPFLU-2018
International Conference on
Complex Fluids and Soft Matter

December 06 - 09, 2018


Indo-US Workshop on
Soft Matter

December 09 - 11, 2018

Organized by:
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Sponsored by:
Indian Society of Rheology (ISR) | Anton-Parr India Pvt. Ltd.IOCLIOCL

About COMPFLU

COMPFLU is an international meeting for researchers in the interdisciplinary area of complex fluids and soft matter. COMPFLU meetings have been held in India, since 2002, to provide a forum for complex fluids or soft matter researchers from academia, research laboratories and industry to come together.

The 12th COMPFLU meeting (COMPFLU-2018) is being organized and hosted at IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, starting from the afternoon of Thursday, 6th December, and concluding at noon of Sunday, 9th December.

We are also planning to organize an Indo-US workshop on Soft Matter from 9th-11th December in conjunction with the meeting.

Like last few versions of CompFlu, we will have multiple parallel sessions. This will allow a larger number of speakers to be accommodated. This format also allows us the freedom to have some participation from outside the country, to showcase the research being done in the country. We hope to draw speakers from all disciplines physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers who work on theory, simulations and experimental investigations of soft matter. We plan to have 12 sessions with 8 talks/session.

Previous COMPFLU Meetings:
S.No. Year Organizing Institute(s)
11. 2017 IIT Madras (Jointly with IIT Palakkad)
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10. 2016 IIT Hyderabad (Jointly with TIFR Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad, and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad)
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9. 2016 CSIR-NCL Pune (Jointly with IISER Pune)
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8. 2014 JNCSAR Bangalore
7. 2013 IIT Delhi
6. 2012 IIT Guwahati
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5. 2010 IIT Madras
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4. 2008 IIT Bombay
3. 2006 IIT Kanpur
2. 2005 NCL Pune
1. 2002 IISc Bangalore

Conference

COMPFLU-2018 plans to have the following twelve (12) technical sessions. Complex fluids and soft matter researchers can enrich COMPFLU-2018 by sharing their exciting ideas through the following types of contributions/presentations:

  • (a) Invited talks:
    About 4-5 speakers shall be invited by the session chairs in each session for the oral presentations.
  • (b) Contributory talks:
    Each sessions shall have both oral and poster presentations of contributory talks. Only 4-5 talks shall beconsidered for the oral presentations.
Only one-page abstract submission shall be required for both invited and contributory talks. Full paper submission is not needed.

COMPFLU Sessions, Session Chairs and Invited Speakers
S. No. Session Name Sessions Chairs Confirmed Invited Speakers
1. Granular Matter
  • Arghya Das, IIT Kanpur
  • Vishwajeet Mehandia, IIT Ropar
  • Anurag Tripathi, IIT Kanpur
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2. Polymers
  • Mithun Radhakrishna, IIT Gandhinagar
  • Garima Agrawal, IIT Roorkee
  • Rahul Mangal, IIT Kanpur
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3. Multiphase Flow
  • Gargi Das, IIT Kharagpur
  • Mahesh Panchagnula, IIT Madras
  • Vivek V. Buwa, IIT Delhi
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4. Instabilities and Transitions
  • Kirti C. Sahu, IIT Hyderabad
  • S. Pushpavanam, IIT Madras
  • A. Sameen, IIT Madras
  • Mahesh Tirumkudulu, IIT Bombay
5. Computational Methods
  • Rochish Thaokar, IIT Bombay
  • Ratnesh Shukla, IISc Bangalore
  • Santosh Ansumali, JNCASR Bangalore
  • Tamal Banerjee, IIT Guwahati
  • Gaurav Goel, IIT Delhi
6. Rheology
  • Abhijit P. Deshpande, IIT Madras
  • Anugrah Singh, IIT Guwahati
  • Yogesh Joshi, IIT Kanpur
  • Vinay Juvekar, IIT Bombay
  • Prabhu Nott, IISc Bangalore
7. Biological Materials
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8. Microfluidics
  • Hirofumi Shintaku, Kyoto University
  • Ashis K. Sen, IIT Madras
  • Amit Gupta, IIT Delhi
  • Sasidhar Kondaraju, IIT BHubneswar
9. Nanomaterials
  • A. Murugadoss, University of Madras
  • G.V. Pavan Kumar, IISER Pune
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10. Colloids and Interfaces
  • Venkataramanan, IISER Kolkata
  • Shalini Gupta, IIT Delhi
  • Ethayaraja Mani, IIT Madras
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11. Soft Condensed Matter
  • Prabal K. Maiti, IISc Bangalore
  • Smarajit Karmakar, TIFR Hyderabad
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12. Soft Matter in Industry
  • Janhavi Raut, Unilever
  • Atanu Sengupta, Dr.Reddy’s Lab
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Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter

Schedule of Workshop

Day - 1 (December 09, 2018)
Schedule Event Venue
2:00 - 2:30 PM Registration
  • Registration of workshop participants
TBA
2:30 -4:00 PM
  • Topic: Introduction to Polymer physics
  • Speaker: Prof. Sanat Kumar,
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA
TBA
4:00 - 4:30 PM Tea Break TBA
4:30 -6:00 PM
  • Topic: Dynamics of polymers and rheology
  • Speaker: Prof. Yogesh Joshi,
    Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
TBA
Day - 2 (December 10, 2018)
Schedule Event Venue
8:30 -10:00 AM
  • Topic: Colloids and nanoparticles: synthesis and surface modification
  • Speaker: Prof. B.L.V. Prasad,
    Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-NCL Pune
TBA
10:00 -11:30 AM
  • Topic: Colloids and nanoparticles: synthesis and surface modification
  • Speaker: Prof. P. Jeevanandham,
    Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
TBA
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Tea Break TBA
12:00 -01:30 PM
  • Topic: Scattering studies to characterize polymers and colloids
  • Speaker: Dr. Guruswamy Kumaraswamy,
    Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-NCL Pune
TBA
01:30 - 02:30 PM Lunch Break TBA
02:30 -04:00 PM
  • Topic: Characterization of colloids, nanoparticles
  • Speaker: Prof. Rajdip Bandyopadhyaya,
    Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
TBA
04:00 - 04:30 PM Tea Break TBA
04:30 -06:00 PM
  • Topic: Forces that govern nanoparticle assembly
  • Speaker: Prof. Vinothan N. Manoharan,
    Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
TBA
Day - 3 (December 11, 2018)
Schedule Event Venue
9:00 -10:30 AM
  • Topic: Dynamics in nanoparticle assemblies
  • Speaker:
TBA
10:30 AM -12:00 Noon
  • Topic: Colloid polymer nanocomposites
  • Speaker:
TBA
12:00 - 01:00 PM High tea and certificates TBA

Important Dates

Tentative list of the COMPFLU-2018 sessions Feb 25, 2018
Invitation to the session chairs Mar 01, 2018
Finalization of sessions and session chairs Mar 15, 2018
Invitation to speakers Apr 01, 2018
Abstract submission begins Jun 15, 2018
Acceptance of invitation by Speakers Jun 30, 2018
Final list of invited speakers Jul 15, 2018
Last date of abstract submission Aug 15, 2018
Acceptance notice on contributory talks and poster Sep 01, 2018
Finalization of scientific program Sep 15, 2018
Registration Deadline Sep 30, 2018
COMPFLU - 2018 Dec 06 - 09, 2018
Indo-US Workshop (post-conference) Dec 09 - 11, 2018

Call for Sponsors and Exhibits

We invite you to consider becoming a sponsor and support International Conference on Complex Fluids and Soft Matter (COMPFLU-2018), organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. The Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter is also being organized as part of this 12th CompFlu meeting (COMPFLU-2018).

COMPFLU-2018 is an international meeting for researchers in the interdisciplinary areas of fluid mechanics, complex fluids or soft matter, nano- / bio- materials, etc. Compflu meetings have been held in India since 2002, and provide a platform for soft matter researchers from academia, research laboratories, and industry to come together and interact. This coneference provides an excellent oppurtunity to industries and other organizations showcase and promote their products to national and international delegates. It provides a suitable environment to interact with academicians, scientists, industry persons, and students.

Typical use of corporate support is to have larger students participation in COMPFLU-2018 at reduced fees without increasing the general registration. The student volunteers can also be benefited with complimentary registration with the help of such support. Exhibits by sponsors also help in sharing the current trends and updates to researchers about relevant applications and opportunities. Corporate support can be targeted to a particular activity of COMPFLU.

Your support is very important to the this meeting, and we ensures that the contributions will be duly acknowledged at suitable places. Kindly review the following available sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits.

Level of Sponsorship Benefits
Diamond
(Contributions of INR 5,00,000 or greater)
  • Company stall (up to 150 sq ft) at conference venue.
  • Complimentary registration and accommodation for four delegates.
  • Company logo on registration kit (Bag, name badges, note-book, etc.).
  • Company name and logo in all banners and posters used in conference events.
  • Display of company name and company's profile link on conference web page.
  • Visibility in website for next one year under the section of previous sponsor
  • Acknowledgement in conference program, and memento.
Gold
(Contributions of INR 3,00,000 or greater)
  • Company stall (up to 120 sq ft) at conference venue.
  • Complimentary registration and accommodation for two delegates.
  • Company logo on registration kit (Bag, note-book, etc.).
  • Company name and logo in all banners and posters used in conference events.
  • Display of company name on conference web page.
  • Acknowledgement in conference program, and memento.
Silver
(Contributions of INR 1,50,000 or greater)
  • Company logo on registration kit (Bag, name badges, etc.).
  • Company name and logo in all banners and posters used in conference events.
  • Display of company name on conference web page.
  • Acknowledgement in conference program, and memento.

Contact us

Contact Persons:
e-mail: compflu2018@iitr.ac.in
Tel: +91-967 536 3200 (PKJ); +91-735 128 8517 (GS); +91-941 069 4711 (RPB)
Postal details:
  • Conference Secretariat
    COMPFLU-2018
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
    Roorkee - 247667
    Uttarakhand, INDIA
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Updates

  • Abstract submission begins on June 15, 2018 June 01, 2018
  • Indo-US Workshop details updated June 12, 2018

Our Sponsors

2018, COMPFLU-2018, IIT Roorkee