Programme | Participants


3rd BRICS Young Scientist Forum 

Durban South Africa
25-29 JUNE 2018,

Second Conclave of the BRICS Young Scientist Forum was organised in Hangzhou, China from 11 July to 15 July, 2017. More than 100 young scientists from 5 BRICS countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- participated in the conclave. Among other, the following four topics - energy, biotechnology, biomedicine and science and communication- were the primary focus.

11 July: Registration 12 July: Key note speeches Energy

Integrated dispatch of electric and thermal energy in transmission for effective integration of renewable energy sources into power systems

Qun Chen, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

Energy efficiency optimization of the building through prescriptive analysis analysis of complex simulations and data measurements

Sergey Guzhov, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", Russia


Additive Manufacturing of Implantable Biomaterials: A New Paradigm

Bikram Basu, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India


Scientific & Technological Innovative Development and Hospital Management

Weilin Wang, The First Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University, P.R. China

Towards building a Proteomic platform of data acquisition and analysis for biology

Chen Ding, Fudan University, P.R. China

13 July: Group Discussions


Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Mahlanyane Mathe, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Origin of low thermal conductivity in complex chalcogenides: Effect of intergrowth nanostructures, point defects, lone pair and rattling

Kanishka Biswas, Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Banaglore, India


Nanoscale modelling of energy storage materials

Phuthi Esrom Ngoepe, University of Limpopo, South Africa

Conjugated polymer crystals and devices

Inter-discipline Session

A comparison between Ningxia (China) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) Wine regions

Erna Blancquaert, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Biotechnologies in BRICS countries: evidences of a patent analysis

Ekaterina Streltsova, National Research University, Russia

Strategies for delivery of nitric oxide in neurons: Neurite outgrowth and possible approach towards neuronal regeneration

Sandeep Verma, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

14 July: Participant’s Lunch and Dinner 15 July: Departure