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About EAS8-2017

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 8th East Asia Symposium on Functional Dyes and Advanced Materials (EAS8), to be held at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, INDIA on 20-22 September 2017.

Functional dyes and related advanced materials continue to attract immense scientific interests because they form the fundamental base for many high-tech applications and products. More importantly,dye industry is one of the biggest in the Asian countries. Exchange of knowledge and information in this filed is very important for researchers and enterprises to develop new materials and technologies for future applications. EAS8 will provide a platform for the interaction between pioneers, young researchers, students and entrepreneurs working in this area.

EAS8 will belong to the series of biennial symposia previously organized in Japan (2003, 2009, 2015), Taipei (2005), Korea (2007), and China (2011, 2013).


  • Dr. Girish Sahni
  • Director General, CSIR & Secretary DSIR
  • Govt. of India
  • Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
  • Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology
  • Govt. of India

Symposium Chairs

  • Dr. A. Ajayaghosh
  • Director, CSIR-NIIST,
  • Thiruvananthapuram,India
  • Prof. Hiroyuki Nakazumi
  • Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Symposium Secretariat

  • Dr. Narayanan Unni K.N.
  • Convener
  • CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala, India, 695 019
  • Tel: +91 471 2515 364
  • Dr. Vijayakumar C. Nair
  • Co-Convener
  • CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala, India, 695 019
  • Tel: +91 471 2515 484
  • Fax: +91 471 2491712
  • Email: eas8.2017@gmail.com

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