iSciTech-2016 was the inaugural event held under the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Conference (iSciTech) initiative of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka organized with the following broad aims and objectives.
The conference was held under the theme ‘Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’ reflecting the current and emerging advances in these disciplines in an interdisciplinary context.
iSciTech-2016 was jointly organized with the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OERA) of the Kyushu University, Japan and the JST-ERATO ADACHI Molecular Exciton Engineering Project, Japan. The keynote speakers and invited speakers represented a wide diversity of research areas in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Following thematic areas were covered by the conference:
Organic Nanodevices, Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Nanobiomedical materials and their applications, Nanodevices for energy conversion and storage and Nanopharmaceuticals and other therapeutic applications
The conference programme consisted of plenary talks/keynote speeches by two eminent scientists, technical sessions featuring invited talks and oral presentations followed by a poster session for graduate/undergraduate students. A panel discussion on the current and emerging trends in Nanoscience and Nanotochnological and their implications for the Sri Lankan scientific community was also conducted
Prof. Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University, Japan
Plenary and Invited Speakers
Prof. Osamu Ito, Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Toshinori Matsushima, Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Hiroyoshi Naito, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Prof. B. Jayadevan, Shiga University, Japan
Prof. Jean-Charles Ribierre, Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Yasuyuki Araki, Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Anthony D'Aléo, Aix Marseille Université, France
Prof. Ryota Kabe, Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Fabrice Mathevet, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Prof. Taku Hasobe, Keio University. Japan
Dr. Atula S.D. Sandanayaka, Kyushu University, Japan
Dr. Jhon Cuya Huamann Leyman, Shiga University, Japan
Prof. Xinyu Wang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Prof. Yingchao Han, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Prof. Gamini Rajapakse, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. K.M. Nalin De Silva, University of Colombo/SLINTEC, Sri Lanka