International Conference on Inventive Material Science applications (ICIMA 2020)

2018 publication link

2019 publication link

Important Dates

Final Paper Submission : 8, April 2020
Acceptance Notification Date : 8, May 2020
Registration Due : 28, May 2020
Conference Date : 18-19, June 2020



International Conference on Inventive Material Science Applications [ICIMA 2020] is a premier international conference organized by PPG Institute of Technology during 18-19, June 2020 held in its premises in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The main goal of this conference is to provide state-of-the-art insights, significant breakthroughs and future trends in the processing and development in diverse fields of material science and applications. ICIMIA 2020 provides an explicit platform from researchers, academicians, industrialists and research scholar to present their experimental and theoretical research ideas on the mechanical structure, properties, synthesis and applications of various materials. Moreover, this international conference on also covers the innovative research works that imposes solutions for various challenges in microelectronics and micromachining technologies. ICIMA 2019 is devoted to give impetus to stimulate the research and development works in the diverse fields of material science and applications.

About PPG Group Of Institution

In Coimbatore, the City famous for its Hospitality and Culture, P. Perichi Gounder Memorial Education and Charitable Trust (PPG Trust), a renowned, benevolent, Charitable, educational trust was established in the year 1992 by Dr. L. P. Thangavelu, M.S., a leading laparoscopic surgeon . It is an institution par excellence rendering yeomen service catering to the needs of budding youth and under-privileged. The founder-chairman Dr. L. P. Thangavelu being the visionary and erudite educationist has encrypted in the DNA of the institution the poise to evolve into a paragon of perfection and excellence. With the able support of his wife Mrs.Shanthi Thangavelu as the Trustee the institutions under the banner of PPG are making strides in achieving and accumulating accolades and laurels.

          The trust has established and been nurturing various educational institutions for the last 10 years in Coimbatore - College of Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy, College of Education, Teacher Training Institute, Institute of Technology and Business School and offers B.Sc. & M.Sc. Nursing, BPT & MPT, B.Ed., & M.Ed., Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Teacher Education, BE and MBA.

PPG Institute of Technology

 PPG Institute of Technology, (PPGIT), a flag ship institution conceived in the year 2008 and established under the aegis of renowned P.Perichi Gounder Memorial Education and Charitable Trust (PPG Trust), Coimbatore, with the motive of imparting value education par excellence, is the brain child of Dr.L.P.Thangavelu, M.S.,. PPGIT is an AICTE (New Delhi) approved institution affiliated to Anna University. The College bestows an erudite atmosphere crafted with ethics and ethos of Indian culture. With excellent facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure the college is all geared up to perform and progress. Apart from grooming and equipping the students to be industry ready it inculcates in them value and vision.

          PPGIT has a band of highly qualified, eminent, committed and dedicated faculty with vast knowledge and experience who take personal interest in the development and molding of each student. The college conducts various seminars, conferences, case analysis, practical training, paper presentation, workshop, projects and departmental association and club activities to give a wider and deeper exposure to the students entering the portals of PPG campus.


Chief Patron

Dr. R. Prakasam, Principal,
PPG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.

Conference Chair

Dr. V. Bindhu, Professor and Head, ECE,
PPG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Advisory Committee

Dr.N.Mohan Kumar, SKP Engineering College, India.
Dr.D.Nirmal, Karunya University, India.
Dr. Kevin Deng, Editor of IJVAS and Jilin University, China
Dr. Ahmad Taher Azar, Faculty of Computers and Information, Benha University, Egypt
Prof. Bharat Bhushan, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Dr. Mohamed Atef Elsayed Abdelaal,Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, ِِAssiut University,Egypt
Dr.William Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Dr.João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Universidade do Porto (FEUP), PORTUGAL
Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas,„Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad,Romania
Dr.Firuz Zare,The University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr.Joy chen, Dayeh University, Taiwan.
Dr. A. Khaled A Kamel, Texas Southern University, USA.
Mr. Reijo Savola, VTT Research Centre, Finland.
Dr. Andrew,Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong .
Dr. Tugrul Yanik, Celal Bayar University, Turkey.
Dr. Robert Bestak,Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr.Vasile Avram, Bucharest University, Romania.
Dr. Mazlan Abbas, REDtone IOT Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
Dr.S.Jennifer, Karunya University, India.
Dr.Vinoth Kanna, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.
Dr.Durai Pandian, SCAD Institute of Technology, India.
Dr.BH.Sekar, Mangalore University, India.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Thapar University, India
Dr.S.Saravanakumar, Mahindra Research Valley, India.
Dr. Venkata Ramana Mudinepalli, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
Dr.B.Chitti Babu,(Post-Doc, WUST, Poland & Tech. Univ. of Ostrava, CZ & Visiting Researcher, POLIMI, Italy)Assistant Professor,Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engineering,The University of Nottingham (U.K), Malaysia.

Important Dates

Final Paper Submission : 8th April 2020
Acceptance Notification Date : 8th May 2020
Registration Due : 28th May 2020
Conference Date : 18-19, June 2020


Dr. D. Nirmal,
Chair- IEEE ED Chapter,
Coimbatore Section and Associate Professor,
Department of ECE,
Karunya University, India.

Dr. Ing. Keerthika Balasundaram,
Dept of Physics,
PSG College of technology,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Call for Papers

Original and high quality research papers are solicited in all areas of Material Science and Applications. We seek research full papers and posters on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:



  • Iron & Steel Classes and Standards
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing Methods and New Approaches
  • Refractories in Iron & Steel Industry
  • Fracture and Fatigue Behavior of Iron & Steel

Powder Metallurgy

  • Material Science and Technology
  • Novel Coating Materials
  • Hard Coatings
  • Tribology
  • Processing and Characterization
  • Nanostructured coatings


  • Machining of steels
  • High speed machining of hardened tool steels
  • Abrasive machining of steels
  • Forming of steels through stamping, bending and drawing methods
  • Hydroforming of steels
  • Structure-machinability/formability relation in steels
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Finite Element Analyze


  • Bioceramics
  • Ceramic composites and applications
  • Production methods and processes
  • Surface treatments, coatings and thin films
  • Structural technical ceramics
  • Silicates
  • Refractories
  • Ceramic pigments
  • Industrial innovation
  • Energy and environment
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Applications in the glass
  • Glass ceramics


  • Heat Treatment of Alloy Steels
  • Heat Treatment of Tool Steels
  • Heat Treatment of Non Ferrous Alloys
  • Heat Treatment of Special Steels and Special Alloys
  • Heat Treatment of Cast Irons
  • Surface Treatment
  • Natural and Artificial Ageing
  • Vacuum Heat Treatment
  • Heat Treatment Furnaces and Equipment
  • Heat Treatment Damages and Analysis
  • Safety and Health at Heat Treatment
  • Fusion welding application in iron- steel industry
  • Diffusion welding application in iron- steel industry
  • Welding consumable used for iron- steel industry
  • Welding design for iron- steel industry
  • Cutting in iron- steel industry
  • Health and safety in welding application of iron- steel industry
  • Destructive and Non destructive test methods for welded steel
  • Heat treatment for welded steel


    • Carbon nanomaterials
    • Risks and regulation of nanotechnology
    • Nanophotonics and optics
    • Nanoelectronics
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Nanomedicine
    • Nanodevices
    • MEMS & NEMS
    • Nanomechanics
    • Graphene technologies
    • Nanofabrication
    • Surface nanoscience
    • Thin films and coating
    • Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
    • Nanoparticles
    • Nanobiomaterials
    • Nanodrug delivery
    • Advanced metals & alloys
    • Biomaterials
    • Biosensors
    • Building materials
    • Catalytic materials
    • Ceramic materials
    • Composite materials
    • Computational materials science
    • Corrosion
    • Conducting polymers
    • Environmental coordination materials
    • Fluids and liquid crystals
    • Fuel-cell materials
    • Functionally graded materials
    • Glass
    • High Entropy Alloys
    • Magnetic Materials
    • Materials Physics and Chemistry
    • Micro / Nano Materials
    • Microelectronic materials
    • New Energy Materials
    • Optical Materials
    • Photonics
    • Polymer Materials
    • Self-assembled materials
    • Self-healing Materials
    • Semiconductors
    • Smart and Intelligent Materials
    • Soft materials & Bio-materials
    • Steel and Iron
    • Super-conductors
    • Surface Engineering/Coatings
    • Sustainable Materials
    • Thermal Aspects of Materials


    • Biomolecular materials
    • Self-assembly of biomaterials
    • Experimental characterization
    • Mechanobiology
    • Bioenergy
    • Tribology
    • Biomimetic materials
    • Applications
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Biodegradable biomaterials
    • Tissue engineering
    • Biocomposites
    • 3-D scaffolds
    • Vaccines
    • Medical implants
    • Drug delivery system
    • Biosensors
    • Biophysics and biotechnology
    • Biopolymers and bioplastics
    • Emerging Smart Materials
    • Development and characterization of multifunctional materials
    • Novel nano and micro-devices
    • Design and theory of smart surfaces
    • MEMS and NEMS devices and applications
    • Structural health monitoring
    • Smart materials in drug delivery systems
    • Sensors and smart structures technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace systems
    • Thin films and thick films
    • Quantum dots
    • Semiconductors and superconductors
    • Piezoelectric materials
    • Photovoltaics, fuel cells and solar cells
    • Electrochromic materials


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    Registration Fee Includes the following:

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    Lunch, Coffee/Tea Breaks,
    DVD Proceedings,
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    PPG Institute of Technology


    • Saravanampatti P.O,
    • Coimbatore-641035,
    • Tamil Nadu,
    • India.
    • Possible Bus Routes



    Professor and head

    ECE, PPG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India

    Contact No: 9500406834 or 9942386298

    E-mail id: icimia2018@gmail.com