Raman Memorial Conference - 2020

February 14-15, 2020

"Novel Materials for a sustainable future"

"Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Periodic Table"

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About RMC

About the Conference

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was an Indian physicist. He employed monochromatic light from a mercury arc lamp which penetrated transparent material and was allowed to fall on a spectrograph to record its spectrum. He detected lines in the spectrum which he later called Raman lines. He presented his theory at a meeting of scientists in Bangalore on 16 March 1928, and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. In his memory, research students in Physics department of Savitribai Phule Pune University organise Raman Memorial Conference every year.

RMC The Raman Memorial Conference, started in the year 1994, is organized annually by the research students of the Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University. The two day conference is enriched by scientific talks and discussions. There are five invited talks with oral sessions. The invited talks are delivered by eminent scientists from various fields to promote the interaction between the scientists and the students. The open discussion after each oral presentation and at poster session is a key to self assessment and self understanding. Ever since the event started, it has continuously grown in all aspects. The conference aims to encourage young researchers working in physical sciences and related areas to present their work, interact among themselves and with eminent scientists in relevant fields.

RMC-2020 Poster

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RMC 2020 Theme


Novel Materials for a sustainable future

From the development of the wheel to batteries, many advance technologies have been adopted and have left an impact on human history. In search of new materials in 1985 a new era started with the discovery of ‘fullerenes’ and research began on smaller materials that have similar properties and that could replace conventional bulk materials. With advances in material science, physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, pharmacy and medicine, lifestyle on earth has drastically changed. The major challenge for researchers is to create new technology and materials that can help shape the world towards a sustainable future.

RMC-2020 is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, medicine, earth sciences and biology. 1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System, and Dmitri Mendeleev was a major discoverer. By 1860 only 63 elements had been discovered and now total 118 elements can be easily arranged in the table based on the increasing order of their atomic numbers.

The scope of RMC 2020 “Novel Materials for a sustainable future” is to provide a platform for presenting the state-of-the-art knowledge of research on properties, novel synthesis techniques, characterization and applications of materials into electronic, optical, or electrochemical devices, as well as to cover the current challenges related to them.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. B. L. V. Prasad

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Title of talk: Molecular tools for the manipulation of size, surface chemistry and assemblies of metal nanoparticles

Dr. Prasenjit Ghosh

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Title of talk: Understanding and design of materials using computers

Prof. Sanjiv V. Moharil

Professor and Head, Post Graduate Teaching Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur University Campus, Nagpur
Title of talk: Discovering Materials

Dr. Vasant Sathe

Scientist-G, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
Title of talk: Scientific Facilities at UGC-DAE CSR, Indore centre

Yours truly.... Dr. Jayant V. Narlikar with Prof. Sanjay Dhole

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune

Prof. Premkumar Sanguttuvan

Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore
Title of talk: Towards High Rate & High Capacity NASICON Cathodes for Na-ion Batteries

Prof. Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Professor and Head, Synchrotron Science & Multilayer Physics Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Title of talk: X-ray absorption spectroscopy with Indus-2 SRS

Prof. Raghunath Chelakkot

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Title of talk:Active matter and collective ordering

Topics included

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric & Space Sciences
  • Biophysics & Bioinformatics
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Materials & Devices
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • LASER & Optics
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Thin Films
  • Vacuum Techniques

Presentation Categories

There are five main categories for presentations:

  • Paper (oral) presentation by research students (10 + 2 minutes)
  • Ph.D. thesis presentation (22 + 03 minutes)
  • Poster presentation by:
  • Research students
  • M.Sc. / M. Tech. students
  • Project presentation by B.Sc. / B. Tech. students
  • Panel Discussion

Prizes will be rewarded for best presentations in each category.
There will be a special oral presentation prize for Interdisciplinary Science topics.

Note: The prize certificate will be awarded only to the first author who is the presenting author (poster/oral).


Format for Extended Abstracts

Extended Abstracts of papers should be submitted in LaTeX/MS-Word format only (Recommended - LaTeX).
Provided below are the templates for LaTeX and MS-Word format: Candidates who wish to submit their abstracts in simple text format, should submit it on a standard A4 size page.
The abstract must include the following:
  • Title of the abstract
  • Authors name with full addresses and contact details
  • E-mail ID of Presenting author
  • Abstract according to template provided
  • Reference list (Bibliography)
* NOTE :

Please make sure that your abstract does not exceed two A4 pages, including figures.
Participants should also send the .tex file if abstract prepared in LaTeX.

Format for Posters

Participants are allotted a space of 1 meter X 1 meter for their poster presentation.
Participants should send an abstract prepared in LaTeX/Simple Text/MS-Word for their poster presentation to rmc@physics.unipune.ac.in in the above prescribed format.

Rules for sending the abstract are as mentioned above.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens : Nov 20th, 2019

Last date for submission of abstracts : Jan 20th, 2020

Confirmation of acceptance : Jan 25th, 2020

Bhiday Prize

R. Chandrashekhar Memorial Foundation's (RCMF)

Late Dr. M. R. Bhiday Prize

For papers (oral and poster) with ‘Potential for Industrialization’

The prizes are meant for the papers (oral or poster) presented at RMC-2020 and which have got potential for industrialization (or attempts are already made in that direction). The selection will depend upon the decision of a committee (consisting of the representatives of RCMF, the Department of Physics, the Department of Electronics Science and the Department of Instrumentation along with one or two distinguished industry-personnel) based on the abstracts and an interview by the committee (to be arranged at the time of RMC).

All the participants who feel that their paper could be considered for the prizes are requested to send their ‘Detailed Synopsis’ to rmc AT physics DOT unipune DOT ac DOT in at the earliest for the preview of the committee.

The synopsis should indicate additionally the following:

  • What industrial applications are expected?
  • What attempts are made in that direction-contact with industries etc.
  • Most importantly, what study is made for indicating the reliability, repeatability, reproducibility etc of the results.
  • Indication of previous work reported by the group on the topic.


  • Participants should  include the following information :
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Name and address of your institute
  • Address for correspondence,
  • Mode of payment (Cash/Demand Draft)
  • Title of the paper you are going to present
  • Abstract
Registration Form
  • The details of the registration fees are given below
  • Demand draft (D.D.) should be drawn in the favor of F A O, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune .
  • The demand draft should be sent to Organising Committee, Raman Memorial Conference - 2020, Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune - 411 007, India. Also write your name with a pencil on the back side of the demand draft.
  • Cash payments should be made on the first day of the conference at the registration desk.
  • Those who want accomodation, needs to inform the organising committee on or before last date of abstract submission.
  • The address to register by post is:
    Organising Committee,
    Raman Memorial Conference - 2020
    Department of Physics
    Savitribai Phule Pune University
    Pune - 411 007, India

Registration Fees

    For participants from Universities
    Graduates/Post-Graduates Rs. 500/-
    Research Scholars Rs. 1000/-
    Faculty Members / Postdoctoral Fellow Rs. 1500/-
    For participants from industry Rs. 2000/-


Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.


Scientific Programme

Schedule for RMC 2020




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Organising Commitee,
Raman Memorial Conference - 2020
Department of Physics
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Pune - 411 007.

Organising Committee

       Mr. Ashish Waghmare
       Ms. Chaitali Jagtap
       Ms. Dipmala Sali
       Mr. Kishor Gavhane
       Mr. Nilesh Patil
       Mr. Pankaj Bhujbal
       Mr. Sachin Desarada
       Mr. Theodore Ganesapandy
       Mr. Vishal Kadam