COMPFLU-2018
International Conference on
Complex Fluids and Soft Matter

December 06 - 09, 2018

IUWSM-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 6th-9th December.

We are also planning to organize an Indo-US workshop on Soft Matter (IUWSM) 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) More details...
10. 2016 IIT Hyderabad (Jointly with TIFR Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad, and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad) More details...
9. 2016 CSIR-NCL Pune (Jointly with IISER Pune) More details...
8. 2014 JNCSAR Bangalore
7. 2013 IIT Delhi
6. 2012 IIT Guwahati More details...
5. 2010 IIT Madras More details...
4. 2008 IIT Bombay
3. 2006 IIT Kanpur
2. 2005 NCL Pune
1. 2002 IISc Bangalore

COMPFLU: Scientific Sessions

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
  • Anurag Tripathi, IIT Kanpur
  • Arghya Das, IIT Kanpur
  • Vishwajeet Mehandia, IIT Ropar
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2. Polymers
  • Garima Agrawal, IIT Roorkee
  • Mithun Radhakrishna, IIT Gandhinagar
  • Rahul Mangal, IIT Kanpur
  • Sanat Kumar, Columbia University, USA
3. Multiphase Flow
  • Gargi Das, IIT Kharagpur
  • Mahesh Panchagnula, IIT Madras
  • Manaswita Bose, IIT Bombay
  • Rajesh Upadhyay, IIT Guwahati
  • Vivek Buwa, IIT Delhi
4. Instabilities and Transitions
  • A. Sameen, IIT Madras
  • Kirti C. Sahu, IIT Hyderabad
  • Mahesh Tirumkudulu, IIT Bombay
  • S. Pushpavanam, IIT Madras
5. Computational Methods
  • Gaurav Goel, IIT Delhi
  • Ratnesh Shukla, IISc Bangalore
  • Rochish Thaokar, IIT Bombay
  • Santosh Ansumali, JNCASR Bangalore
  • Tamal Banerjee, IIT Guwahati
6. Rheology
  • Abhijit Deshpande, IIT Madras
  • Anugrah Singh, IIT Guwahati
  • Prabhu Nott, IISc Bangalore
  • Vinay Juvekar, IIT Bombay
  • Yogesh Joshi, IIT Kanpur
7. Biological Materials
  • Anupam Sengupta, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Madan Rao, NCBS Bangalore
  • Saptarshi Majumdar, IIT - Hyderabad
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8. Microfluidics
  • Ashis K. Sen, IIT Madras
  • Amit Gupta, IIT Delhi
  • Hirofumi Shintaku, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 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
  • Dillip K. Satapathy, IIT Madras
  • Ethayaraja Mani, IIT Madras
  • Shalini Gupta, IIT Delhi
  • Venkataramanan, IISER Kolkata
11. Soft Condensed Matter
  • Sanjib Senapati, IIT Madras
  • Smarajit Karmakar, TIFR Hyderabad
  • Pijush Ghosh, IIT Madras
  • Prabal K. Maiti, IISc Bangalore
12. Soft Matter in Industry
  • Atanu Sengupta, Dr.Reddy's Lab
  • Janhavi Raut, Unilever
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Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter (IUWSM)

Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter (IUWSM-2018) is being organized, as part of the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Joint Center on Engineering Applications of Designer Nanoparticle Assemblies.
This workshop is aimed at young researchers, such as PhD students (registered in 3rd year or above), postdoctoral fellows and other early career researchers from academia and industry. Speakers at the workshop will feature leading researchers in the area of polymers, nanoparticles, nanocomposites and self assembly.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a bird's eye view of emerging themes in self assembly of nanoparticles and how this is influenced by surface functionalization and the presence of a polymeric matrix. There will also be sessions that introduce basic concepts in polymer physics and that describe various experimental tools that are relevant to this research area.

Eligibility:

  • PhD students (preferably registered in 3rd year or beyond), postdoctoral fellows and faculty members of any disciplines of engineering, science and medicine
  • Industry professionals working in the area of soft matter, complex fluids, bio- and nano-technology.

Application Procedure:

Eligible candidates may apply for for possible participation in Indo-US Workshop on Soft Matter (IUWSM-2018) latest by Sep 15, 2018 as follow:

  • Download the application form (fillable PDF) template from. click here
  • Get a reference letter from your referee (i.e., research supervisor, etc.).
  • Submit the duly filled application form with a reference letter (both in pdf format) through online-application portal. click here

Registration:

All the selected participants must register by the last date of registration (see important dates). Please see "Registration and accommodation" section of website for more details.

Schedule of Workshop:

A Tentative Schedule of IUWSM-2018 with speakers information is shown below.
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 TBA
10:30 AM -12:00 Noon
  • Topic: Colloid polymer nanocomposites
  • Speaker: Prof. Suryasarathi Bose,
    Department of Materials Engineering, IISc Bangalore
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 in COMPFLU Sep 01, 2018
Registration for COMPFLU Sep 01 - 15, 2018
Finalization of COMPFLU scientific program Sep 15, 2018
Apply for IUWSM - 2018 Aug 01 - Sep 15, 2018
Acceptance notice for IUWSM applicants Sep 30, 2018
Registration for IUWSM Sep 30 - Oct 15, 2018
COMPFLU - 2018 Dec 06 - 09, 2018
IUWSM - 2018 (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.

Registration

COMPFLU Conference Fee
  • Rs. 6,000 for participants from India
  • USD 110 for participants from abroad
IUWSM Workshop Fee
  • Rs. 6,000 (including hostel accommodation) for participants from India
  • Rs. 4,000 (without accommodation) for participants from India
  • USD 110 for participants from abroad
Please note that,
  • Registration fee (non-refundable) for conference and workshop should be paid separately.
  • Payment of registration fees will be made online. A link to pay registration fees will be shared with all confirmed participants. Registration fees must be paid by Sep 15 (for COMPFLU) and Oct 15 (for IUWSM), 2018
  • Registration is mandatory for all participants, including invited speakers and session chairs
  • Registration fees covers meals and refreshments during the conference/workshop, conference/workshop kit, local transportation for participants from hotels to conference venue, and hostel accommodation for student participants.
  • Workshop registration fees must be paid by the deadline, failing which selected candidates forfeit their seat and we offer the seat to the next person.

Accommodation

  • Accommodation for students will be made in the student hostels of IIT Roorkee and will be complementary with conference registration fee.
  • Accommodation for all other delegates, on self-payment basis, will be made in institute guesthouses and nearby hotels (e.g., Sarovar Portico, Hometel, etc.).
  • For accommodation in institute guesthouses, priority will be given to foreign delegates, women delegates, session chairs and invited speakers. Arrangements for discounted pricing are being made with the hotels.

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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Application for Workshop

  • Last date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Click at Workshop for application procedure and more details.

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