Events in 2020-2021


Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr. Chandra M. R. Volla, an Associate Professor, at Indian Institute Technology Bombay.  on Allenes in C-H Functionalization Reactions22-10-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr. Achintya Kundu, an MBI Post-doctoral Fellow, at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany.  on Hydration Structure around RNA: Mapped by Femtosecond 2D-IR Spectroscopy02-07-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Singh, a GTEP Post-doctoral Fellow, Israel Institute of Technology.  on Advanced Electrocatalysts in New Generation Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Greener Electrochemical Propulsion18-06-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr. Rajarshi Samanta, affiliated with the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur as an Associate Professor.   on Migratory Insertion of Metal-Carbene/Nitrene: Useful Tool for Step-Economic Construction of Nitrogen Containing Heterocycles21-05-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr Sivalingam Gunasekaran, Catalyst Division, SABIC R&T India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru as a Senior Manager.   on Polyolefin Technologies09-04-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Prof. Jochen Niemeyer, Faculty of Chemistry, the University of Duisburg-Essen as a Heisenberg Professor.   on “ Chiral Brønsted acids: What can be gained from multifunctional systems for supramolecular chemosensing and organocatalysis?19-03-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr. Sachin Dev Verma (Asst. Prof., Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal) on “ Visualization of charge separation at the in-plane organic heterojunctions using pump-probe microscopy05-02-2021, 3 PM.

Discussion Meeting on “Statistical Mechanics in Chemistry and Biology (SMCB)”

Despite its great importance in understanding natural phenomena, applications of statistical mechanics in Chemistry and Biology are still an emerging area of research. This is especially
true in India, primarily because of lack of exposure and training of students, on the great utility
and strength of statistical mechanics. The subject is essential for understanding a wide range of
phenomena in chemistry and biology, which include:
■ Solvent effects on chemical reaction dynamics in liquids and within biological cells
■ Phase transitions and nucleation, like the formation of raindrops and ice
■ Experimental results in spectroscopy
■ Protein folding and interactions of biological membranes with proteins
The list is endless. These are generally termed as macroscopic processes or phenomena. One way to address this is to get more exposure through conferences and schools. The purpose of the present discussion meeting (Statistical Mechanics in Chemistry and Biology (SMCB)) is an attempt to provide such exposure. As online conferences are becoming more of a rule than an exception, we want to take advantage of the situation to organize such schools as the one being proposed and organized here. The emphasis of this school, which we call SMCB, shall be on bringing together young students and faculty, so that it becomes a forum for them, to argue, discuss and learn. We hope that a large number of students and faculty would participate and benefit from the high level of intellectual environment that the meeting shall serve to create.
23-01-2021 to 26-01-2021

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr Souvik Roy (Asst. Prof., School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, UK) on “ When molecules meet materials: Heterogenised molecular systems for sustainable energy applications.” 15-01-2021, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr Rajib Biswas (Asst. Prof., Dept of Chemistry, IIT Tirupati) on “Theoretical Spectroscopy and Hydrophobic Hydration.” 11-12-2020, 3 PM.

Chemistry Lecture Series

A talk by Dr Indranil Chatterjee (Asst. Prof., Dept of Chemistry, IIT Ropar) on “Radical Reactivity of Nitrosoarene.” 06-11-2020, 3 PM.