Vellore Institute of Technology
October 11th - 13th, 2019

(Abstract Submission is Closed)

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About Conference

The International Conference on Nano in Engineering, Science and Technology (i-NEST) is a prestigious event and a part of one of the India’s biggest technical fest called “graVITas’19”, organized by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) from 11th to 13th October 2019, with an aim of providing an excellent platform for the students, researchers, academicians, engineers, industrial technologists to exchange empirical findings and new ideas on all aspects of Nanoengineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of shape and size at nanometre length scale, with a plethora of applications in all domains of science and technology. i-NEST at VIT will be a right platform to discuss on the state-of-the-art research, challenges and future global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology with a primary focus on trans-disciplinary interactions to discuss on this emerging field. The three-day conference program has been carefully structured to encourage mutual inspiration and fruitful debate among the students and researchers. The conference will feature excellent keynote addresses and a number of invited talks focusing on specific themes.

About VIT

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is driven by a collective purpose: to improve life by applying knowledge and to develop a better world through education, research and innovation. VIT has students from all the 29 states of India and more than 41 countries, because of its academic excellence. The curriculum is designed to enable students to think innovatively through applied learning practices. Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS), Project Based Learning (PBL), fully digitized academic portals and Hackathons / Makeathons assist students in equipping themselves for 2020 job skills, and kindle their interest and curiosity, thereby moulding them to be better problem solvers. VIT ensures that the Teaching-Learning process of the 8th module in every subject is handled by industry experts, wherein students contextualize the concepts in classroom environment. The national and international clubs, chapters at VIT provide arenas to the students to think out of box and excel in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. VIT has strong tie-ups with Industries and Universities of national and international repute. These MoUs provide students greater opportunities to actively engage in research and to enthusiastically pursue higher education in their fields of interest.

VIT is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaborative learning across disciplines. In terms of accreditation and academic rankings, VIT has retained No.1 position among the Private Engineering Institutions in India for the 4th year in a row, amongst the elite universities in the NIRF Ranking.

VIT has been ranked No. 1 private institution in India for Innovation, at the first ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions for Innovation Achievements) 2019 awards by Govt. of India. The world ranking body, QS, has given 4 STAR rating to VIT, thereby making VIT the first educational institution in India to obtain the 4 STAR rating for three consecutive years. Besides, the consortium of industries, FICCI, has honoured VIT for its “Excellence in Faculty” and “Excellence for Internationalization of Education”.VIT has also completed 3 cycles of NAAC accreditation and has been rated an “A” grade. To add on to the credentials, VIT has obtained the coveted ABET accreditation by the US agency.

VIT has the record of having published the maximum number of research papers indexed to Scopus Research Journals on par with the premier institutions for the last three consecutive years. VIT has always been keen in establishing and providing knowledge platform for innovative partnerships with all companies in various sectors. VIT extends its strong support to individual researchers as well as research groups by offering research grants to excel and promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research works. A large proportion of the research is carried out in association with the government organizations in India and abroad. VIT focuses on collaboration between related disciplines, industries across thrust areas: to broaden the understanding of nature, to solve major engineering problems, to revolutionize data science and to improve health and well-being.

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna

National University of Singapore,

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), USA

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Hae Won Kim

Dankook University, South Korea

Prof. Dimitrios Stamatialis

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Dr John Kennedy

GNS Science, New Zealand

Prof. Thomas Webster

Northeastern University, USA







July 31, 2019

August 15, 2019

(Abstract submission deadline is extended)
Submission of Abstracts

August 18, 2019

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

August 25, 2019

Conference Registration & Payment of Fee

October 10, 2019

Submission of full length papers

Oct 11-13, 2019

Conference Dates

Acceptance of full length papers will be intimated shortly.

Paper Submission and Registration

Instructions for Paper Submission and Registration:
  1. Visit the paper submission web-portal by clicking the button below.
  2. Sign up on the portal according to the institution you belong to (VITian / Non-VITian).
  3. Login to your account and submit the abstract of your paper for review. You may check the status of your paper in the Paper Status section.
  4. Once your abstract has been accepted, you must pay before the deadline in order to present your paper at the conference.

Faculty Members/ Clinicians/ Scientists
International Participant National Participant

$ 50

₹ 2000

UG, PG Students and Ph.D. Scholars
International Participant National Participant

$ 30

₹ 1500

a) International participants may choose to attend the conference over Skype
b) Participants must follow the specified format for submission of full paper

Registration Fee includes: 
Registration kit, Working lunch, Certificate of participation

(Online registrations will commence from March 15th, 2019)


The selected papers which are presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the form of
proceedings/book chapters after peer review process in
Springer Nature


The best papers in each session will be awarded with a certificate and cash.



  Dr. G. Viswanathan


  Dr. Sekar Viswanathan
Vice President

  Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy
Executive Director

  Dr. Anand A Samuel
Vice Chancellor

  Dr. S. Narayanan
Pro-Vice Chancellor


  Dr. A. Nirmala Grace
Center for Nanotechnology research, School of Bio Sciences and Technology

  Dr. Murugan Ramalingam
Centre for Bio-Materials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics


  Dr. A. Mohanaroopan
School of Advanced Sciences
  Dr. D. Rajan Babu
School of Advanced Science
  Dr. K. Palanisamy
School of Electrical Engineering
  Dr. Katari Venkatesh
Centre for Bio-Materials, Cellular and Molecular
  Dr. M.S. Sreekanth
School of Mechanical Enginnering
  Dr. N. Krishna Chandar
School of Advanced Sciences
  Dr. P. Swarnalatha
School of Computer Sciences
  Prof. R. Vidya
VIT School of Agricultural
Innovations and Advanced Learning


  Dr. K. Devendranath Ramkumar
School of Mechanical Engineering
  Dr. K. Govardhan
School of Electronics Engineering
  Dr. N. Ruban
School of Electrical Engineering
  Dr. P. Vijaya Priya
School of Electrical Engineering

International Advisory Committee

  Dr. Abdulaziz Al-khedhairy
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  Dr. Ali Khademhosseini
University of California-Los Angeles, USA
  Dr. Alicia El Haj
University of Birmingham, UK
  Dr. Ana Ribeiro
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  Dr. Abhay Pandit
National University of Ireland, Ireland
  Dr. Carl Simon
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
  Dr. Dror Seliktar
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  Dr. Dvir Yelin
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  Dr. Byeongmoon Jeong
Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  Dr. Hae-Won Kim
Dankook University, South Korea
  Dr. Hala Zreiqat
University of Sydney, Australia
  Dr. Hasan Uludag
University of Alberta, Canada
  Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis
University of Twente, Netherlands
  Dr. Haiguang Zhang
Shanghai University, China
  Dr. Hongrong Luo
Sichuan University, China
  Dr. Jai Prakash
University of Twente, Netherlands
  Dr. Goran Petrovski
University of Oslo, Norway
  Dr. Hongkai Wu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  Dr. K.R. Prabhu, University West
Trollhättan, Sweden
  Dr. Ketul Popat
Colorado State University, USA
  Dr. Hilal Turkoglu School of Advanced Sciencesmazel
Atilim University, Turkey
  Dr. James Yoo
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA
  Dr. Luis Castañeda
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México
  Dr. Maria Vallet-Regi
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  Dr. Ibrahim Yahia
King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
  Dr. Laila Montaser
Menoufia University, Egypt
  Dr. Min Wang
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Dr. Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
Université de Strasbourg, France
  Dr. James Hickman
University of Central Florida, USA
  Dr. Meyya Meyyappan
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
  Dr. Peter Ma
University of Michigan, USA
  Dr. Peigen Ren
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China
  Dr. Mark Staiger
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  Dr. Neil Davies
University of Cape Town, South Africa
  Dr. Qingxi Hu
Shanghai University, China
  Dr. R. Sudha, University West
Trollhättan, Sweden
  Dr. Kumar Palanisamy
Intercomet S.L. Dreamglassgroup, Spain
  Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna
National University Singapore, Singapore
  Dr. Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu
Swansea University, Wales, UK
  Dr. Thomas Webster
Northeastern University, USA
  Dr. Nance Nardi
Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Brazil
  Dr. Vasant Kumar
University of Cambridge, UK
  Dr. Walter Manucha
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
  Dr. Yang Weimin
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  Dr. Paulo Lisboa-Filho
São Paulo State University, Brazil
  Dr. Ugo Ripamonti
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  Dr. Wojciech Swieszkowski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  Dr. Zhongwei Wu
Wenzhou Medical College, China
  Dr. Raman Sankar
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  Dr. Shrike Zhang
Harvard University/MIT, USA

National Advisory Committee

  Dr. Anil Kumar
SCTIMST, Trivandrum
  Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen
IIT Madras
  Dr. Bikramjit Basu
IISc Bangalore
  Dr. Biman Mandal
IIT, Guwahati
  Dr. C. Kamal
RRCAT, Indore
  Dr. C. Sekar
Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  Dr. Deepthy Menon
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  Dr. Harikrishna Varma
SCTIMST, Trivandrum
  Dr. Hirendra Nath Ghosh
INST, Mohali
  Dr. Jayesh Bellare
IIT Bombay
  Dr. Kaushik Chatterjee
IISc, Bangalore
  Dr. M. Sathish
CECRI, Karaikudi
  Dr. Manjeet Jassal
IIT, New Delhi
  Dr. Mohan Wani
  Dr. Mohanraj Kumar
SNHRC, Vellore
  Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan
NIT, Trichy
  Dr. Neetu Singh
IIT, Delhi
  Dr. O. P. Kharbanda
AIIMS, New Delhi
  Dr. P. M. Sunil
SAIDS, Calicut
  Dr. P. Pandithevan
IIITDM, Chennai
  Dr. R. Easwaramoorthi
ARCI, Hyderabad
  Dr. R. Ilangovan
University of Madras, Chennai
  Dr. R. Jayavel
Anna University, Chennai
  Dr. R. S. Jayasree
SCTIMST, Trivandrum
  Dr. Raman Vedarajan
ARCI, Hyderabad
  Dr. S. Balakumar
University of Madras, Chennai
  Dr. S.H. Jaheer Hussain
TOSH, Chennai
  Dr. Sanjay Kumar
CSCR, CMC Vellore
  Dr. Shabnam Singh
SNHRC, Vellore
  Dr. Sourabh Ghosh
IIT, New Delhi
  Dr. Subhrangshu Dey
SNHRC, Vellore
  Dr. Sujata Mohanty
AIIMS, New Delhi
  Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar
IIT Madras, Chennai
  Dr. V. Murugan
CECRI, Indore
  Dr. V. Seena, IISST, Trivandrum
  Dr. N. Ponpandian
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Local Advisory Committee

  Dr. Amitava Mukherjee
  Dr. Geetha Manivasagam
  Dr. N. Chandrasekaran


Dr. A. Nirmala Grace
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu – 632014, India.

Dr. Murugan Ramalingam
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu – 632014, India.

Places To Visit


Vellore is a popular and one of the oldest cities of South India. It is the administrative headquarters of Vellore district in Tamil Nadu situated on the banks of Palar River. Vellore is popularly known as the Fort City of Tamil Nadu. The name Vellore also means a City of Spears. Vellore has an enriching legacy reflecting the early Dra vidian culture. It has been ruled by the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagara Empire, Rashtrakutas, Carnatic kingdom and the British.

Vellore has many historic and religious attractions. The famous Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Golden Temple is situated near Vellore.The Vellore Fort is prime attraction in the town completely made of granite stone.

The Fort might have been built during the rule of Chinna Bommi Nayak (1526 to 1595 AD). The Fort is one of the most perfect specimens of Military architecture in South India. The Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the Fort is a very fine example of Vijayanagar architecture.

The other important attractions of Vellore includes the Clock Tower, the State Government Museum, the French Bungalow, Science Park, Vainu Bappu Observatory, Amirthi Zoological Park, Big Mosque, St. Johns Church and the Pearl Palace.


Accommodation Guidelines

  • The confirmed participants (registered and paid for the events) alone can register and seek for accommodation.
  • A nominal charge of Rs. 150/- (inclusive of GST) will be collected from per participant seeking accommodation per day. This amount is for 24 Hours only from your check-in and any additional time will be subjected to extra money.
  • Make use of the online portal for paying the accommodation charges
  • Accommodation will be based on First Come First Serve basis and availability
  • Accommodation will be provided in the Hostel Dorms only. Blanket and mattresses will be provided by graVITas'19 team during check in time
  • Participants shall be responsible for their own belongings.
  • Participants shall be liable to pay for any damages caused by them to Institute's property.
  • Possession of any sort of arms and ammunition is strictly prohibited.
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited.
  • Any disrespectful or violent altercation with any of the other participants or members of the organizing committee will be highly condemned.
  • Participants are expected to not litter around in the Institute/Hostel premises.
  • VIT Vellore reserves all the rights to impose fines and take strict course of disciplinary action if any of the rules mentioned above are violated.

Contact Us

Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu,
India - 632014