The Department of Physics in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia Campus jointly conducted an international Workshop on Materials Modelling (IWMM-2023) on the 3rd and 4th of November 2023.

Prof. Subhradip Ghosh, IIT Guwahati, delivered the first technical sessions on “Modeling energy storage capacity in a supercapacitor” followed by a talk from Dr. Abhishek Mishra, UPES Dehradun, on “DFT and modelling real materials.”  In the second technical session, Dr. Ankur Guha, Cotton University, delivered a talk on “Planar 2D Clusters: Promising Material for Energy Storage” followed by a talk on “ARPES for band structure generation of topological materials” by Dr. Anup Sakhya,

The first talk of the third technical session was delivered by Dr. Suman Chowdhury. Dr. Chowdhury presented his talk on “Basics of DFT and its application to thermoelectric materials,” which was immediately followed by the second talk by Dr. Venkata Surya Kumar Choutipalli, Baylor University, Texas, on “Sustainable Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia: A Computational Approach”.  Dr. Ujjal Saikia, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany,  delivered the third talk of the session on “Machine learning approach in designing steel”. After lunch, Dr. Naga Venkateswara Rao Nulakani, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, delivered the first talk of the fourth technical session on “Computational realization of Dirac nodal point and Dirac nodal loop fermions in novel two-dimensional graphyne materials” Dr. Elizabeth Martin Jefremovas, Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, delivered the last talk of the session on “Future prospects of Skyrmions: Theory and Experiments.”

The workshop was concluded with a valedictory session at 3:30 pm on 4th November 2023 where participants shared their thoughts and feedback on the workshop.