Processing and Fabrication of
Advanced Materials

Theme: Smart NextGen PFAM: Technology & Innovation Landscape

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Chief Guest(s)

Dr. Y. Sreenivas Rao

Distinguished Scientist, Director General, Naval Systems & Materials (NS&M), DRDO

Shri APVS Prasad

Chief Executive (A), CEMILAC, DRDO, Bangalore

Guest(s) of Honor

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali

VC, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai

Dr. T. S. Srivatsan

Prof. (Emeritus), Dept. of Mech. Eng., The Univ. of Akron, USA

Prof. Dr. R K Ray

Former Professor, IIT Kanpur, India

Eminent Speaker(s)

Lt Gen Anil Kapoor

AVSM, VSM (Retired), India

Prof. Ajay Malshe

Purdue University, USA

Dr. Ajay M. Sidpara

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Dr. Amit Arora

IIT Gandhinagar India

Dr. Balakrishna I

Dy. Dir./Scientist, Ministry of Electronics & Info. Tech.,  GOI

Dr. Bikas C Maji

BARC, Mumbai

Dr. D.P. Mondal


Prof. David P. Field

Washington State University USA

Dr. Devinder Yadav

IIT Patna, India

Dr. Debashish Bhattacharjee

Tata Steel

Dr. Gopi Chandran

Applied Materials, India

Dr. Harsha S

CMTI, Bangalore

Dr. K.L. Ganapathi

NIT, Kurukshetra India

Prof. Guha Manogharan

The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Prof. I. A. Palani

IIT Indore India

Jayadev K.

Consultant Cleanrooms & Utilities

Prof. Kishore Pochiraju

Stevens Institute of Technology USA

Prof. Kunigal Shivakumar

Director, Center for Composite Materials Research, NCAT, USA

Krishna Moorthy K

CEO & President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA)

Prof. Laszlo S. Toth

University of Miskolc, Hungary
Lorraine University, France

Shri Laxmesh Hasanabadi

VP & Head - Missiles & Aerospace Business Head - L&T Ltd., India

Dr. M. Sujata

CSIR-NAL, Bangalore, India

Prof. Manoj Gupta

NUS, Singapore

Dr. Meduri Ravi

CEO, Semiconductor Tech. & Applied Res. Centre Bangalore, India

Dr. Mrinal Pal

CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India

Prof. (Mrs) N.C. Santhi Srinivas

IIT BHU, Varanasi, India

Prof. N.V.Reddy

IIT Hyderabad, India

Dr. Nagahanumaiah

Director - CMTI, India

Prof. Nagamani Jaya Balila

IIT Bombay, India

Dr. O.P Thakur

Solid State Physics Laboratory, DRDO, India

Shri Pradeep Goyal

Sr. VP (2022-23) & President-Elect(2023-24), ASM Int. Bangalore. Founder, Chairman & MD at Pradeep Metals Ltd.

Prof. Prahalada Rao

Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Prof. Praveen Kumar

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Prof. Pradeep Dixit


Dr Rajkumar P. Singh

Kalyani Centre of Technology & Innovation, Bharat Forge Ltd.,India

Dr. Raghvendra Tewari

Prof. Satish V. Kailas

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Prof. Satyam Suwas

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Dr. Sheela Siddappa

Director, Data Science, Kyndryl, India

Prof. Siva Rama Krishna Vanjari

IIT Hyderabad

Prof. Srikanth Vedantam

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Prof. Sudarsan Rachuri

Advanced Manufacturing Office, EERE, and DOE, USA

Prof. Suhas S. Joshi

Director, IIT Indore, India

Dr. Sri Vallabha Deevi

Principal Data Scientist, Tiger Analytics India

Dr. T.P.D. Rajan


Dr U Chandrasekhar


Dr. Venugopal Rao

DMRL (DRDO), Hyderabad

Prof. Vijay Kumar Jain

Indian Institue of Technology, Kanpur, India

Dr. Vikas Kumar

Former Director, DRDO, India

Mr. Yathiraj Kasal

General Manager & Head - Wipro 3D India


Prof. K. N. Satyanarayana
Director, IIT Tirupati, India

Er. Chinmay Debnath
President, IEI, India

Dr. P. Raghothama Rao
Chairman, NDRF, India

Welcome Message

Dear Colleague,

On the behalf of the organising committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati and National Design & Research Forum (NDRF) Bangalore India, we welcome you to the Twenty-Ninth International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIX) with a dedicated plenary session in the honor of Prof. Dr. R. K Ray. This is the 29th in the series of this triennial conference is going to be organised in India, and we at Tirupati aim to ensure an excellent experience to you and the accompanying person. We are expecting to host more than 400 delegates. Besides plenary talks, the conference will have parallel sessions, poster sessions, panel discussions, industry-academia interaction, award ceremony and cultural programs. In the spirit of PFAM’ 29 conferences, there will be ample time for the talk and especially discussion following each talk.

We have planned a tour of nearby historical places and for discussions to initiate and build collaborations as well as socialization. We are aware of the diversity of the delegates and we have considered it while planning for food, sightseeing, accommodation etc. We have also planned cultural programs filled with classical dances and music of India.

End of August-early September is quite pleasant in Tirupati - with an excellent mix of sun and comfortable temperatures. With the backdrop of such a beautiful weather, we look forward to welcoming you!


Dr. Mamilla Ravi Sankar
(Conference Chairman)

Dr. Ajay Kumar
(Co-Chair,Org. Sec. & Convener)

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract (Closed) 15 April, 2023
Abstract Acceptance Intimation (Completed) 30 April, 2023
Early Bird Registration (Closing Soon) 30 June, 2023
Full paper Submission (Extended) 2 August, 2023
Full Paper Acceptance Notification 31 July, 2023
Regular Registration 15 August, 2023

Who should attend? We warmly welcome experts, scholars, and scientific & technological workers in this area to participate in this international academic exchange activity in the field of advanced materials and intelligent manufacturing technology.

Faculty Awards

  • ASM International Best Faculty Research Award

Programme Schedule  

Poster Schedule  

Full Paper Submission  


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Poster Template   (New)
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Industry Focus Areas


  • Journal publication:Selected full papers can be submitted to the following journals. The paper will go through the normal review process of the journal but they will be acknowledged as papers presented at PFAM-2023. The journals are:
    1. An International Journal of Engineering and Technology
    2. Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
    3. IEI-Springer Journals
    4. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor & Francis
    5. Sādhanā, Published by the Indian Academy of Sciences

  • Paper in book: Paper (about 10-20 pages long in the template) can be submitted to be published in a book. Selected papers (after review) from the conference will be published by Springer as a proceedings hard bound book volume with ISBN number. Springer will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published.

Student Award

Following student awards will be given during this conference:
  • Best Oral Paper
  • Best Poster Paper
  • Runner-up Oral Paper
  • Runner-up Poster Paper
The papers will be selected for these awards by a committee and the decision of the committee will be final. The important evaluation criteria will be the quality of extended abstract, innovativeness of technical content, research importance, presentation layout/slides, presentation skills and time management. The presenters of the papers to be considered for award must be a student of a university/institute at the time of presentation


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