Plasma for Space and Aerospace Applications

24 - 25 NOVEMBER, 2022



Plasma is the fourth state of matter and is being widely used for many applications in different areas including space and aerospace applications. IPR has been  working on several technologies relevant to space sector such as plasma thrusters, ESD testing on satellite solar panels, plasma diagnostics, vacuum technologies, cryopumps, superconducting magnets, computer simulations etc. With the boom of space sector in India, the availability of such infrastructure, technologies, knowhow to industries is needed. Experts from space and plasma technology background will share their experiences that will provide an opportunity to explore plasma based technologies for upcoming space missions.


Chief Guest

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute; Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission; Former Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy


Guest of Honour

Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar

President, Aeronautical Society of India; Chairman, Governing Council Physical Research Laboratory; Former Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space; and Former Chairman, Space Commission


Distinguished Guest

Prof. P. I. John

Former Senior Professor and Founder- Facilitation Centre of Industrial Plasma Technologies, Institute for Plasma Research 



Dr. P. K. Atrey Chair
Dr. S. K. Nema Member
Dr. A. V. Ravikumar Member
Dr. Alphonsa Joseph Member
Dr. -Ing. Suryakant Gupta Member
Dr. Mukesh Ranjan Member
Dr. Nirav Jamnapara Member
Mr. Prashant Kumar Member
Mr. Akshay Vaid Member
Mr. Niranjan Vaishnaw Member
Ms. Falguni Shah Member

Local Organizing Sub-Committee Members

Members Members
Dr. Vishal Jain
Mr. Vijaykumar K Patel
Mr. Hemant D Joshi
Dr. G. Ravi
Dr. C. Balasubramanian
Mr. Gautam R Vadoliya
Dr. Ramkrishna Rane
Mr. Bhupendra K. Patel
Mr. Satyaprasad Akkireddy
Mr. Anand Visani
Mr. P. Vadivel Murugan
Mr. Sagar Agrawal
Ms. Purvi Alok Dave
Mr. Narendrasinh L Chauhan
Mr. Atikkumar N Mistry
Mr. Tejas J Parekh
Ms. Keena Kalaria
Mr. Naresh Vaghela
Mr. Ghanshyamsinh Jhala
Mr. Adam Sanghariyat
Mr. Chirayu Patil
Mr. Sooraj K P
Mr. Kushagra Nigam
Mrs. Nisha Chandwani
Mr. Harshadrai S Chamunde
Mr. Rohit Parihar
Mr. Parmesh Maila
Mr. Ramesh Danabhai Bhatiya
Mr. Nimish R Sanchania
Mr. Silel T Shah
Mr. Dinesh R K Nair
Mr. Hitesh R Suthar
Mr. Aktar Jamal
Mr. Satyaprakash R Kandada
Ms. Sukriti Hans
Mr. Parth Patel


Dr. -Ing. Suryakant Gupta    (Convenor)

Ph: 079-23269022

Dr. Mukesh Ranjan   (Co-convenor)

Ph: 079-23269013

Mr. Akshay Vaid   (Co-convenor)

Ph: 079-23269008

Program Schedule

Day-1 : 24th November 2022
Timings Details Remarks
9.00 - 10.00 Registration 
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome Note Convener
10.05 - 10.20 Director Address and Felicitation of Dignitaries Director, IPR
10.20 - 10.30 Chief Guest Address Dr. Anil Kakodkar,
Former Chairman – AEC and Secretary - DAE
10.30 - 10.40 Guest of Honor Address Dr. A.S Kiran Kumar,
Former Chairman – ISRO and Secretary-DOS
10.40 - 11.00 High Tea
11.00 - 11.30 Key Note Address Prof. P. I. John
11.30 - 12.15 Theme Talk - I
12.15 - 13.00 Theme Talk - II
13.00 - 13.30 Talk 1
13.30 - 15.00 Lunch followed with FCIPT Visit
15.00 - 15.30 Talk 2
15.30 - 16.00 Talk 3
16.00 - 16.30 Talk 4
16:30 - 17.00 Talk 5
17:00 - 17.30 Tea break
18:00 - 18.45 DEPARTURE : FCIPT -> IPR
19:30 - 22.00 Director's Dinner
Day-2 25th November 2022
Timings Details Remarks
10.00 - 10.45 Theme Talk – III
10.45 - 11.30 Theme Talk – IV
11.30 - 12.00 Talk 6
12.00 - 12.30 Talk 7
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
Session - IV
13.15 - 13.45 Talk 8
13.45 - 14.15 Talk 9
14.15 - 14.45 Talk 10
14.45 - 15.15 Talk 11
15.15 - 15.45 Bus FCIPT -> IPR
15.45 - 16.00 Tea Break
16.00 - 16.45 IPR Tour
16.45 - 17.30 Panel Discussion, Feedback and Concluding Remarks Will be interactive between panelists and participants.

Topics of talks to be given on behalf of IPR:
Overview of plasma processing activities at IPR relevant to space & aerospace sector; indigenous cryopump, plasma assisted coatings for satellite components, ISO test facility for ESD testing of satellite solar panels, plasma antenna, plasma thruster, diagnostics and materials characterization of Hall Thruster, Plasma for drag reduction, Neutron and Ion-irradiation test facility for space applications, CFD analysis for exterior ballistics and hyper velocities, etc.


Hotel Details

1. Narayani Heights
Contact Person: Mr. Mohit Tyagi
Contact No: +91 9227727016

Room type Cost (Single occupancy) Cost (Double occupancy)
DELUX ROOM 4000 + Taxes 4500 + Taxes
SUPERIOR ROOM 5000 + Taxes 5500 + Taxes
SUITE ROOM 7499 + Taxes 7499 + Taxes

2. Comfort Inn
Contact Person: Mr. Ghanshyam Goplani
Contact No: +91. 9925231974, +91 7922862200

Room type Cost (Single occupancy) Cost (Double occupancy)
DELUX ROOM 3500 + Taxes 4000 + Taxes
DELUX SUPERIOR ROOM 4000 + Taxes 4500 + Taxes

3. The Ummed Hotels
Contact Person: Ms. Ritu Mishra
Contact No: +91 7966661234 , +91 9227228959

Room type Cost (Single occupancy) Cost (Double occupancy)
DELUX GARDEN VIEW ROOM 6000 + Taxes 7000 + Taxes
DELUX POOL VIEW ROOM 6500 + Taxes 7500 + Taxes