We are honored to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Thin Films and Nanotechnology: Knowledge, Leadership & Commercialization (ICTN: KLC 2023) will be held July 6-8, 2023. Encouraged by the grand success of the first edition of ICTN-KLC 2021, which was held online, this fully in-person event will be held at the beautiful campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India. On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite participants from all over the world to take part, engage and enlighten in this scientific gathering. We expect that the event will attract about 500 participants from diverse fields allowing academicians, researchers, scientists, and industrial representatives to exchange ideas and establish new networks. The conference will have eminent speakers from all over the world who are experts in their field of research, creating an opportunity for early-stage researchers to expand their understanding, generate new ideas, and strengthen their collaboration with peers.
The conference originated with the idea of celebrating the life and work of Padma Shri Professor Kasturi Lal Chopra, widely considered the pioneer of thin film research in India. He initiated basic and applied research in thin films and created technologies based on them which included three vital components: Knowledge, Leadership and Commercialization.
He nurtured young students to become dedicated scientists, leaders, and entrepreneurs for paying back to society through scientific discoveries, the development of pathbreaking technologies, and commercialization. Hence, the conference has been named to reflect this unique aspect (which also stands for the initials of his name, KLC) and as a step towards taking forward his legacy, there will be sessions dedicated to research ethics, leadership, and entrepreneurship targeted mainly for early career researchers. The conference will consist of plenary/invited talks and contributed papers on various focus areas in Thin Films & Nanotechnology. There will be dedicated poster sessions where Ph.D. students/researchers will have an opportunity to present their work to an international panel of experts and get feedback on their research ideas/results.