Welcome to the 4 th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2017

I take great pleasure in inviting the community of research scientists, academics and postgraduate students to participate in the 4 th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to be held on 14 th – 15 th December 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has been a real honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of this conference for four consecutive years. Three editions of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology were successfully completed in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The 3rd edition of the conference was embraced by more than 100 participants from 22 countries. TIIKM has brought together a rich diversity of scientists from various universities and industries to share ideas and new perspectives on a wide range of topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

The conference focuses on many areas through the Keynotes Speeches, Invited Talks, and Technical Programs. This year we have carefully selected few research areas such as Synthesis and Characterization Techniques of Nanomaterials, Organic and Inorganic Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment, Nano-optics, Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics, Value Addition to Mineral Resources, Policy & Environmental Impacts and Standards. The conference will be organized by the professional local organizing committee at TIIKM. There will be a significant participation by researchers from local universities and industrial organizations and the potential for collaboration and cross fertilization across borders would be substantial, especially due to the fact that Sri Lanka has already started the nanotechnology programme through a national nanotechnology initiative by setting up Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), a world class fifty acre nanotechnology and science park comprising nanotechnology center of excellence equipped with state of the art equipment for nano
science and nanotechnology.

As the Chair of the conference I am requesting you to submit abstracts and participate in the ICNSNT 2017. Extended versions of selected papers from the conference will be published after peer reviewing. I am confident that these experienced local organizers, TIIKM will make the ICNSNT 2017 an unforgettable event for all the participants. I would also like to invite you to attend this most enjoyable gathering of scientists belonging to the universities and industries from many countries across the globe.

Prof. K.M. Nalin de Silva
Chair, ICNST 2017
Senior Professor of Chemistry / University of Colombo
Science Team Leader / Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology