Researchers’ Forum on Micro and Smart Systems

Institute of Smart Structures and Systems

In Association with Centre for Nano Science & Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India

27-28 March 2018

The Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS), is happy to announce the first Researchers’ Forum for Post Graduate Students and Researchers in the area of Micro and Smart Systems.  This event will be held is association with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science on 27-28 March 2018, 27-28

This event is intended to provide an excellent platform for researchers across the country to come together and interact with each other. It is also planned to invite potential recruiters to this event to connect with them for exploiting upcoming  opportunities.

Format of the Event

The event will have inspiring talks by leaders of select Startup Companies on innovation landscape in this area, Prominent Academicians on opportunities in Academic Institutions, Industry leaders on opportunities available in Industries and Research Laboratories.

A highlight of this event will be poster presentation by participating researchers in five streams, namely Physics of Devices, Modeling and Simulation, Smart Materials, Fabrication Technologies and Systems & Applications. The best poster in each of these streams will be rewarded.

Eligibility for Particpants

JRF/ SRF / Full time research scholars / Postgraduate students of recognized institutions/universities anywhere in India are eligible to apply.  

National MEMS Design Centers and other institutes with research groups in the above areas are encouraged to sent participants. Only the first 50 participants will be accepted, on a first-come first-served basis.

There is NO registration fee to attend this event. However, all candidates must fill the request form and upload a synopsys with details of their research work (with graphs and figures) to demonstrate their original research contributions. In addition, they may also include links to any previously published papers.

How to Apply (as Participant)

There is NO registration fee to attend this event.  However, prior registration is mandatory.  Follow this link and fill the APPLICATION FORM .  Subject to availability, applicants will receive a provisional acceptance.  In order to provide a fair opportunity the maximum number of interested participants, the registration will be confirmed only for the first 50 outstation participants AFTER uploading the soft copy of travel documents (ticket) and poster in the prescribed format within the deadline mentioned in the provisional acceptance mail.

TA / DA Support (for Participants)

Participants must make their own arrngements to travel to Bangalore to attend this event.  Up to 3 Tier AC train fare by the shortest route may be reimbursed to outstation participants on production of actual travel bills, boarding pass etc.  Incidental expenses of up to Rs 500 may be provided on production of taxi bills.  If requested, a shared accommodation in may be arranged by the organizers for up to three nights only at a Guest House close to the Indian Institute of Science.

Invitation for other Attendees

Apart from registered participants and special invitees, Principals and Heads of Departments of Academic Institutions and Managers and Project Leaders of industries are welcome to attend this event and interact with participants and invitees.  Those charged with staff hiring are specially invited to join us.  


Venue: Seminar Hall, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1: 27th March 2018
Time Event
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Poster setup
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Inauguration / Introduction
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tea Break / Poster visit
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 1  Theme: Career Opportunities (Industry and Academia perspective)

Dr Kota Harinarayana (Retd. ADA- Moderator), Prof Rudra Pratap (IISc), Prof Dwarakadasa (Retd. IISc),  Dr. Uday Prabhu (Bosch), Dr. Prabhakar Marur (LamResearch),

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pitch Talk
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tea Break / Poster visit
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 2  Theme: Funding avenues for startup and  Academia

Prof S Mohan (IISc-Moderator), Dr V Natarajan (DRDO), Prof GK Ananthasuresh (IISc), Dr. Chandrashekar Nair (Bigtec), Dr BD Vijaya

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. General Networking and visiting CeNSE Lab
Day 2: 28th March 2018
Time Event
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pitch Talk
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tea Break / Poster Visit
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 3 Theme: Career Opportunities  (Research Perspective)

Dr AR Upadhya (Rtd. NAL-Moderator), Prof S Gopalakrishnan (IISc), Prof SB Krupanidhi (IISc), Prof K Natarajan (Jain Univ.), Gen (Retd) Dr VJ Sundaram

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Interaction with ISSS team;

Valedictory with award ceremony

1:30 p.m.  Lunch

Points of Contact: Prof Veda Sandeep and Prof Prosenjit Sen  [email protected]