International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials

January 6-8, 2017 at Anna University, Chennai, India
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International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials-ICAFM2017 held in India jointly organized by Department of Materials Science, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India and Department of Medical Physics, Anna University, India in collaboration with Department of Chemistry and Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway. The subject of functional materials for sustainable energy technologies is demanding and recognized as the promising for next-generation energy conversion, storage, and utilization systems. The main purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists and students working on various aspects of functional materials and related topics to discuss on-going trends in the field and exchange ideas on interesting issues.

About CUTN

The Central University of Tamil Nadu was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 25 of 2009). The University is located at Thiruvarur, the headquarters of Thiruvarur District, in the heart of Cauvery Delta. Thiruvarur is the most traditional, beautiful and small town which was the ancient capital of Chola dynasty. The town is known for the Thyagaraja temple with the largest temple chariot and it is the birthplace of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, popularly known as the Trinity of Carnatic music.

About Anna University

Anna University was established on 4th September, 1978 as a unitary type of University, with nearly 600 affiliated colleges under its fold. It provides higher education in Engineering, Technology and Allied Sciences significant to the current and expected needs of the society. It has an extensive link with Indian industries, national research laboratories, and international universities. This enables the university to continue with new development and emerging technologies. Situated in the southern part of the city of Madras (Chennai), the University's main campus extends over 100 hectares abutting the Adyar River on the north and Raj Bhavan on the south. The Madras Institute of Technology at Chrompet constitutes the second campus of the University which extends over 20 hectares. Both the campuses have a variety of buildings serving the various needs of the University community. A third campus extending over 80 hectares is located at Taramani near the Instronic campus, Adyar. The Bioprocess Laboratory donated by SPIC is located at present in this campus and a few more centers of advanced studies, like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Sugar Research Institute, Mechatronics Institute, Entreprenuership Development Park, and Convention Centre will also be housed there in future.

About University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo), until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.


Department of Medical Physics,

College of Engineering Guindy,

Anna University,

12 Sardar Patel Rd,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600025

Places to visit in Chennai

Transparent Conducting Oxides

Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Materials

Li-ion Batteries and Supercapacitors

Catalytic Materials

Polymers and Soft Materials


Solar Cell Materials

Magnetic Materials

Smart Materials

Thermoelectric Materials

Computational Materials Science

Nano-bio Materials

Biomedical Meterials