Provious PFAM Series

The Twenty-Ninth International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIX) is going to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati [IIT TP Campus], Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA, 06 - 08 September 2023. The IIT Tirupati [Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA] and (National Design and Research Forum, Bangalore, India) are prime sponsors of this conference, spread over three days. It is the twenty-ninth in a series, bringing together engineers, technologists, and researchers from industry, universities and national/government laboratories, working on aspects related and relevant to the processing, fabrication, characterization and evaluation of traditional, advanced and emerging materials for potential use in a wide spectrum of products spanning the domains of both performance-critical and non-performance critical, to present and discuss their research findings, observations, inferences and potential applications.

The earlier conferences on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM) were held as follows:

  • The first conference was held in Cincinnati (USA) in 1991
  • The second was held in Chicago (USA) in 1992
  • The third was in Pittsburgh (USA) in 1993
  • The fourth in Cleveland (USA) in 1995
  • The fifth in Cincinnati (USA) in 1996
  • The sixth in Singapore (Singapore) in 1997
  • The seventh in Rosemont, Illinois (USA) in 1998
  • The eighth in Singapore (Singapore) in 1999
  • The ninth in St. Louis (USA) in 2000
  • The tenth in Indianapolis (USA) in 2001
  • The eleventh in Columbus (USA) in 2002
  • The twelfth in Pittsburgh (USA) in 2003
  • The thirteenth in Singapore (Singapore) in 2004
  • The fourteenth in Pittsburgh (USA) in 2005
  • The fifteenth in Cincinnati (USA) in 2006
  • The sixteenth in Singapore (Singapore) in 2007
  • The seventeenth in New Delhi (India) in 2008
  • The eighteenth in Sendai (Japan) in 2009
  • The nineteenth in Auckland (New Zealand) in 2010
  • The twentieth in Hong Kong City (Hong Kong) in 2011
  • The twenty first in Guwahati (India) in 2012
  • The twenty second was in Singapore (Singapore) in 2013
  • The twenty third was held in Roorkee (India) in 2014
  • The twenty fourth was held in Kansai (Japan) in 2015
  • The twenty fifth was held in Auckland (New Zealand) in 2017
  • The twenty sixth was held in Jeonju (S. Korea) in 2017
  • The twenty seventh was held in Jonkoping (Sweden) in 2019
  • The twenty eighth was held in Chennai (India) in 2020

  • About IIT Tirupati

    IIT Tirupati

    Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
    Yerpedu – Venkatagiri Road, Yerpedu Post,
    Tirupati District, Andhra Pradesh.
    Pincode - 517619.

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TIRUPATI, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA (IIT Tirupati), established in 2015, is an Institute of National Importance under the Act of Parliament of India (Institutes of Technology Act, 1961). IIT Tirupati started functioning with the support of its mentoring institute, IIT Madras, in the academic year 2015-16. Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati is the first among the 3rd phase of IITs, announced in 2014. The academic programs include B. Tech programs in the fields of Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineering. The M. Tech programs in Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering disciplines were launched subsequently. The research programs (MS and Ph.D.) are in full swing.

    The curriculum for various programs has an emphasis on theoretical knowledge and practice-oriented laboratories. Courses are well-planned to nurture innovation, creativity, quality, teamwork, communication skills, ethics, and societal interaction. Presently, IIT Tirupati is operating from its permanent campus at Yerpedu. IIT Tirupati has a high potential to become an academic and research institute of great repute. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) system has 23 Institutions all over India that are autonomous Institutions under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The IITs are well known both nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research in engineering and science. The institutes are globally recognized as centers of academic excellence and enjoy great repute internationally for the outstanding caliber of the students graduating from these Institutions.

    About NDRF


    No. 3, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Veedhi,
    Opp. Indian Express,
    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    NATIONAL DESIGN AND RESEARCH FORUM, BANGALORE, INDIA (NDRF) is a national interdisciplinary forum for exploring and disseminating new and emerging design and research concepts on matters of importance to the nation. Accredited as the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR), the forum has been recognized by the Ministry of Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India as a host institution. NDRF envisions promoting and advancing the science and practice of engineering design in all branches. NDRF positions itself as a catalyst to deploy engineering advances and policy decisions toward societal needs, from an engineer’s perspective.

    Capitalizing on the mandate defined by the IEI Council, NDRF strategically leads the Consortium of Partners (NDRF Consortium) in addressing the national needs and imperatives of a premier Indian research organization by leveraging the collective strength of the IEI, NDRF, and the members of the NDRF Consortium. NDRF’s vision towards nation-building is directed towards five strategic goals:

    • Provide leadership in identifying and developing contemporary technologies.
    • Enhance and institutionalize research excellence.
    • Foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and policy research to ensure that technological advances drive Indian society’s march to progress and development.
    • Promote networking and collaboration in engineering research and development of the community.
    • Create regional NDRF clusters and strengthen organizational effectiveness.