About the Conference

“International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing (ICSSP)” is a triennial event, which was first commenced at Bangalore in 2001. Subsequently, it was held at Bangalore (2004), Jaipur (2006), Chennai (2009), Bhubaneswar (2012) and Hyderabad (2015). The present conference, ICSSP-2018, is the seventh in the series and is jointly being organized by CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum and IIT Madras. This will be held at Hotel UdayaSamudra, Trivandrum, which is one of the best Beach Resorts in Trivandrum.

Scope of the Conference

The aim of this conference is to bring together academicians, scientists, technologists and students working in the field of solidification science and processing to discuss the recent developments and review the challenges faced by the community. The conference consists of invited oral presentations and contributed posters. To ensure an intense interaction amongst the researchers present at the conference, only a single session will be in progress at any given time. Students are encouraged through a reduced registration fee and the possibility of limited logistical support. Best student papers will be judged and awarded during the conference. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamentals of solidification
  • Modelling of solidification processes
  • Microstructure evolution
  • Nucleation and grain refinement
  • Solidification under micro-gravity and external fields, directional solidification
  • Rapid solidification
  • Advances in solidification processes: Laser, Electron-beam
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Defects in castings due to solidification
  • Solidification of composites
  • Bulk metallic glasses and nanocrystalline materials
  • Foams and syntactic composites
  • Novel solidified materials
  • In-situ observation of solidification process
  • Advanced characterization
  • Thermophysical properties and phase equilibria
  • Lightweight materials Processing