Welcome to ISSMD 2018

International Symposium on Semiconductor Materials and Devices (ISSMD) is a flagship event organized by Semiconductor Society of India (SSI) and Semiconductor Society of Devices (SSD). The present symposium is 5th in the series and will be hosted by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur from 30th November 2018 to 2nd December 2018. This Symposium bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners who work in the areas related to semiconductor and its applications in the industry and real world. ISSMD attracts authors and prominent speakers across India and abroad. The symposium consists of keynote address, plenary talks,invited talks and oral & poster presentation of contributory papers. Plenary and invited talks will be delivered by the leading experts from India and abroad. These talks are aimed at providing exposure to the young research community of the country and abroad about the ongoing developments in the area at various national and international laboratories as well as to provide a platform to interact with the experts of the field. The semiconductor materials and devices have a wide range of applications area from household electronics to defense and space applications. The 5th ISSMD will showcase the latest research achievements and applications of semiconductor based materials and devices.

30th NOV. to 2nd DEC.
Last date for Abstract Submission
10th October 2018 23rd October 2018
Notification of Acceptance
10th November 2018
Camera ready version
14th November 2018
Last date for Registration
21st November 2018

Abstracts will be published in Abstract Proceedings with ISBN number


Semiconductors are the backbone of microelectronic industry. This industry is expanding very fast and its development is related to new materials and devices. Millions of the scientists all over the world are engaged in the advance research work in the field of semiconductors. In India also several research groups at Universities, Engineering Institutes, Defense Research Laboratories and National Laboratories are actively engaged in developing semiconductors and devices.Semiconductor Society of India is a registered society with registration number S14810 and is nearly 30 years old. At present it is a family of more than 750 members. The main objective of this society is to provide interactive forum to the scientific community, in the field of semiconductor materials and devices in the form of National/International conferences. The society also publishes a news letter (quarterly) covering the recent developments in the area along with the information regarding new events and members. It has several chapters all over India. Energy and environment are two of our critical challenges. These challenges are becoming the main concerns of the global vision of the societal challenges and world economy. Nanomaterails and Catalysts are essential for the modern society as they can resolve these critical challenges. Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysis is no longer just a field of academic curiosity but an emerging field for industries to develop green and sustainable processes.


We invites all researchers from universities and R & D organizations working in semiconductor devices and materials to submit their original research work in the prescribed format. The Symposium will have invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be submitted at issmd.cvn@gmail.com in pdf form. The size of abstract should be minimum two and Maxmium four A4 size pages including all figure(s) main text,references etc. The template of the Abstract is available here. The topics of the interests include, but not limited to ...


  • 2D Materials & Devices

  • Processing Technology

  • Simulation and modeling

  • Nanophotonics

  • High Frequency/ RF Materials/Devices

  • Tera Hz Materials/Devices

  • Organic Materials/Devices


  • Packaging

  • Compound semiconductors

  • Photovoltaics

  • Display Technologies


    Last date for Abstract Submission
    10th October 2018 23th October 2018
    Notification of Acceptance
    10th November 2018
    Camera ready version
    14th November 2018
    Last date for Registration
    21st November 2018

    Dr. Vikram Kumar, SSPL,Delhi & IIT Delhi.
    Dr. R. K. Sharma, Director, SSPL Delhi.
    Dr. Rajendra Singh, IIT Delhi.
    Dr. Chetan Panchal, MS University, Vadodara.
    Dr. Bhushan P. Joshi, Cummins College, (former Director DRDO), Nagpur.
    Dr. Shiv Kumar, DRDO HQ. , New Delhi.
    Dr. Ashok Kapoor, SSPL, Delhi.
    Dr. Navakant Bhat, IISc Bangalore.
    Dr. Rajesh Pande, RCOEM Nagpur.
    Dr. Manish Hooda, Semi-conductor laboratory (SCL), SAS Nagar, Punjab.
    Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki, IIT Bombay.


    Dr. Hiroshi Iwai, Tokyo Insitute of Technology, Japan.
    Dr. Ganesh Samudra, NUS, Singapore.
    Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao, IIT Delhi.
    Dr. S. C. Sahsrabuddhe, Nagpur (IIT Bombay).
    Dr. Juzer Vasi, IIT Bombay.
    Dr. Samar K. Saha, Prospicient Devices, Santa Clara, USA.
    Dr. Renuka P. Jindal, University of Louisana, Lafayette, USA.
    Dr. Kaushik Roy, Purdue University, USA.
    Dr. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-chancellor, JNU , New Delhi.
    Dr. Tian-Li Wu, NCTU, Taiwan
    Dr. Sudhiranjan Tripathy, IMRE, Singapore
    Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
    Dr. Helge Weman, NTNU, Norway.
    Dr. Elison Matioli, EPFL, Switzerland.
    Dr. Christoph Grein, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
    Dr. Alain Claverie, CEMES-CNRS, France.
    Dr. S. Krupanidhi, IISc Bangalore.
    Dr. S. Arulkumaran, NTU, Singapore.
    Dr. Samit K. Ray, Director, SNBNCBS, Kolkatta.
    Dr. Rajiv Dusane, IIT Bombay.
    Dr. R. Sharan, IIT Gandhinagar.
    Dr. W. S. Khokle, Ahmedabad


    Dr. K. N. Bhat, IISc Bangalore
    Dr. S. A. Shivashankar, IISc Bangalore
    Dr. M. M. Nayak, IISc Bangalore
    Dr. Girish Phatak, CMET Pune
    Dr. A. A. Naik, GAETEC, Hyderabad
    Dr. R. Muralidharan, IISc Bangalore
    Dr. Arnab Bhattacharya, TIFR, Mumbai
    Dr. Surinder Singh, Semi-conductor laboratory (SCL), ISRO
    Dr. K. Baskar, M.S. University, Tirunelveli
    Dr. Vineet Sahula, MNIT, Jaipur
    Dr. Anil Kottantharayil, IIT Bombay
    Dr. S. Karmalkar, IIT Madras
    Dr. T. K. Bhattacharya, IIT Kharagpur
    Dr. Jagannath Nayak, Director, Chess, RCI, Hyderabad
    Dr. Saurabh Lodha, IIT Bombay
    Dr. Swaroop Ganguli, IIT Bomay
    Dr. Deepak Gupta, IIT Kanpur
    Dr. Sidharth Duttagupta, IIT Bombay
    Dr. Udyan Ganguly, IIT Bombay
    Dr.Jitendra Sehagal, Twinstar Display Technologies.
    Dr. Gurumurthy Hegde, BMS Bengaluru.
    Dr. M. V. Aware, VNIT, Nagpur.
    Dr. Mushahid Hussain, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi.
    Dr. V. K. Jain, Amity University, Noida.


    Convenor : Dr. Rajendra M. Patrikar
    Co-Conveneor : Dr. Raghvendra B. Deshmukh
    Dr. S. N. Singh, NIT Jamshedpur
    Dr. D. Boolchandani, MNIT Jaipur.
    Dr. P. N. Kondekar, IIITDM Jabalpur.
    Dr. Shrish Verma, NIT Raipur.
    Dr. Rashmi Gautam, RankJunction Nagpur.
    Dr. B. R. Sankpal, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Poorva Singh, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Jatin Bhat, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Ajit Shrivastava, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Meghna A. Hasamnis, RCOEM Nagpur.
    Dr. Jayu P. Kalambe, RCOEM Nagpur.
    Dr. Richa R. Khandelwal, RCOEM Nagpur.
    Dr. Sanjay B. Dhok, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Ganesh C. Patil, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Vasu Pulijala, VNIT Nagpur.
    Dr. Nikhil Deep Gupta, VNIT Nagpur.

    Technical Programme

    Schedule of All Technical Programmes - Click Here

    Invited Speakers



    The symposium is open to Ph.D. research scholars and teachers from Science and Engineering Institutions, Research Organizations, professionals from industry, practitioners and PG students. As the symposium is of interdisciplinary in nature, faculty members, Research scholars and industry professionals working in the area of Devices and Materials can participate in the programme.
    The registration fee structure is as follows:

    Research Scholars/Students
    -Rs 2500/- (Late Fee- Rs. 500/-)
    Faculty / Research personnel
    -Rs 4000/- (Late Fee- Rs. 1000/-)
    Industry professionals
    -Rs 6000/- (Late Fee- Rs. 1000/-)
    Foreign Nationals
    -150 USD (Late Fee- 50 USD)

    Registration Fee includes Lunch and Tea

  • For outstation Research scholars/ student participants, in-campus accommodation is available at VNIT hostels on twin sharing basis with nominal charge.
  • Late Fee is applicable after last date for registration : 21st November 2018
  • Above registration fee is applicable for one Full paper/ Extended abstract. Additional registration has to be made separately citing paper IDs.
  • Research Scholars/Students category payment is valid only for Full-time scholars. If selected, the research Scholars/Students must carry valid photo-ID card from their institute stating they are the full time research scholars/students.
  • The symposium is being arranged with extremely limited financial support. Participants are requested to obtain financial assistance from their institution. However, subject to the availability of funds, partial financial assistance may be provided on request to a few deserving student participants towards travel and/or registration fee waiver. At first, the participant has to pay the full registration and later the waiver may be reimbursed.

    Participants are requested to pay the registration fee through the online SBI collect option (Maharashtra->Educational Institutions-> visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology-> Symposium on semiconductor materials and devices(ISSMD) . After successful payment, please fill this mandatory on-line registration form. It is mandatory to provide e-mail ID and transaction details along within the registration details. Avoid multiple payments for single category.
    *The List of Short listed participants will be conveyed through e- mails.


    Venue of the Technical events: Physics Assembly Hall, Department of Physics, VNIT


    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. The Govt. of India conferred on the Institute, the Deemed University status (under University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)) with effect from 26th June 2002. Subsequently, the Central Govt. by Act of Parliament (National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 (29 of 2007)) declared VNIT Nagpur as an Institute of National Importance along with all other NITs. The Act was brought into force from 15th August 2007. Earlier, the Institute was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). It was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The college was started in June 1960 by amalgamating the State Govt. Engineering College functioning at Nagpur since July 1956. In the meeting held in October 1962, the Governing Board of the College resolved to name it after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M.Visvesvaraya.


    Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology started with the research facilities in the analog and digital domains and has grown steadfastly since its inception, expanding into the areas of nanoelectronics and MEMS. The center has excellent research facilities for carrying out research in different areas of Micro & Nano Electronics and VLSI. The center is actively involved in R & D as well as consultancy projects and has collaborations with several industries, academic institutes, and R&D organizations in the country. The laboratories are adequately equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.The center is undergoing vigorous growth in emerging areas of Microfluidics, MEMS cantilever, device modelling and characterization. Infrastructure comprises of wide variety of electrical characterization equipments for High frequency devices as well as DC measurements down to femto-amperes and probe station for wafer level characterizations including low temperature & high temperature capability. High Performances Cluster Computation Servers, High-end workstations with advance configuration, which support almost all the commercial CAD tools such as Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics etc and Softwares for VLSI and nanoelectronics such as Gaussian, VASP, etc.


    Nagpur is the tiger capital of India. It also serve as a winter capital, a sprawling metropolis, and the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for Nagpur oranges and is sometimes known as the Orange City for being a major trade center of oranges cultivated in the region. The city was founded in 1703 by the Gonds King Bakht Buland Shah of Deogarh and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsale dynasty. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. The city is surrounded by lakes and monuments.
    How to reach VNIT from Railway Station?
    VNIT is only 6.1 KM from Nagpur railway station. Prepaid Auto services are availbale at Nagpur railway station. They charge approximately Rs.110 during day time and Rs.155 during Night. Other options like OLA and UBER is also available.
    How to reach VNIT from Airport?
    VNIT is only 7 KM from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagpur International Airport. Pick Up services from options like OLA and UBER is available. Approximate Cost is Rs. 200.
    VNIT has three gates. But two gates would be closed during night time. Only Bajaj Nagar gate of VNIT would remain open for 24 Hrs.



    For outstation Research scholars/ student participants, in-campus accommodation is available at VNIT hostels on twin sharing basis with nominal charge. For in campus accommodation first-in- first- service policy would be followed. For availing accommodation contact us.


    Prof. Rajendra M. Patrikar,
    Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology,
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT),
    Nagpur, Maharashtra -440010.

    Prof. Raghvendra B. Deshmukh,
    Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology,
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT),
    Nagpur, Maharashtra -440010.

    For query contact us at issmd.cvn@gmail.com, minag.cvn@gmail.com
    Phone: 0712-2801045, 0712-2801554