Friday, February 9, 2018
LH7, Auditorium , Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
IISER Mohali is the last stop for the ACS on Campus India Roadshow in February 2018. We’re looking forward to bringing our top speakers and professional development sessions to this prestigious institution.
The program will feature lectures from world-class researchers, including Prof. Kirk Schanze, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Prof. Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry; Prof. Abhishek Dey, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis; and Prof. Rinti Banerjee, Associate Editor of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Don’t miss the “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” panel discussion with the Editor-in-Chiefs and Associate Editors of ACS Publications. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, get the attention of the editors with an effective cover letter, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at the ACS Reviewer Lab and other ACS resources that will help advance your career.
Take advantage of the opportunity to share your research during the ACS on Campus poster presentation session. Identify at registration if you’ll be presenting a poster. The two best posters chosen by our judges will receive a prize of $100 USD.
The event is free but registration is required. Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.
By Invitation Only
“Chromophore-Catalyst Assemblies for Solar Fuels” by Kirk Schanze
“Nanomaterials for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant biofilm infections” by Vincent Rotello
“Trigger Responsive Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery” by Rinti Banerjee
“Factors affecting rates and selectivity in oxygen reduction by iron porphyrin” by Abishek Dey
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
ACS Reviewer Lab & Resources to Maximize Your Research
Closing Remarks and Q&A
Student Science Poster Presentations
Kirk Schanze, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Kirk Schanze earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. He was appointed a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1984-1986 and began his independent faculty career at the University of Florida in 1986. Schanze was University Distinguished Professor and Prominski Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida until 2016. He is currently the Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Senior Editor of the ACS journal Langmuir from 2000 – 2008. Since 2008, Schanze is Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the ACS journal focused on chemistry and engineering of applications-focused research in materials and interfaces. Schanze’s research is focused on the field of light-matter interactions in molecular, polymer and materials systems. His group has developed and studied materials with applications in luminescence, chemo- and bio-sensing, light emitting diodes, solar cells and solar fuels. He has authored or co-authored 300 peer-reviewed articles on basic and applied research topics, with a primary focus on organic and organometallic materials chemistry, and is named in 20 patents or disclosures.
Vincent Rotello, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Bioconjugate Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Vincent Rotello is the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph. D. in 1990 in Chemistry from Yale University. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990-1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships. More recently, he has received the Langmuir Lectureship (2010), the Transformational Research and Excellence in Education Award presented by Research Corporation (2016) and the Bioorganic Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2016). He is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is also recognized in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds”. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between the synthetic and biological worlds, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 475 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the area of bionanotechnology, and his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.
Abhishek Dey, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Catalysis
Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Abhishek Dey was born in Calcutta where he did his BSc in the Presidency College. After completing his MSc at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he did his PhD from Stanford University, CA, USA, in 2007 with Prof. Edward I. Solomon. After two years of postdoctoral work with Prof. James P. Collman he joined IACS in June 2009 where he is now an Associate Professor. He is the recipient of ACS division of inorganic chemistry young investigator award, SPP Young investigator award and he has been young associate of the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore. He has served as editorial advisory board member to Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Communications, ACS Catalysis and Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Currently he is serving as an associate editor of ACS Catalysis. He is an inorganic chemist interested in generation, storage and transfer of energy. A combination of synthesis, self-assembly, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and electronic structure calculations are used to attain these research goals.
Dr. Deeksha Gupta
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Managing Editor, ACS Publications India
Dr. Deeksha Gupta was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. She did her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Aligarh Muslim University. She received her Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. Deeksha worked as Postdoc Fellow for nearly three years at Momentive Performance Materials (Formerly, GE Silicons) Bangalore and City University of New York, USA. Before joining ACS in 2016, she was Editorial Development Executive- India at Royal Society of Chemistry. Currently, she is Managing Editor for ACS Publications in India and based in Bangalore. She is a key representative for all ACS Journals and fosters ACS relationship with Indian Science community.
Anirban Mahapatra, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Editorial Development, ACS Publications
Dr. Anirban Mahapatra joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2007. His key accomplishments include the successful launch of ACS Chemical Neuroscience, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, ACS Synthetic Biology, and ACS Infectious Diseases. Under his direction, his team launched ACS Sensors, ACS Energy Letters, ACS Applied Nano Materials and ACS Applied Energy Materials. He was also involved in the editorial launch of ACS Omega. He is currently responsible for the strategic development and management of ACS journals spanning physical, materials, and biological chemistry. Dr. Mahapatra and his team oversee half of the peer-reviewed journals published by the ACS. Dr. Mahapatra is also the leader of the Global Operations Team tasked with implementing a cohesive ACS-wide strategy in India. He is particularly fascinated by the changing landscape of how scientific information is disseminated globally. Dr. Mahapatra holds BSc (Honours) and MSc degrees from Midnapore College and Vidyasagar University, respectively. He earned his PhD at The Ohio State University where his scientific contribution on the genetic encoding of the unnatural amino acid, pyrrolysine, resulted in authorships in research articles in Nature, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA., Mol. Microbiol., and J. Mol. Biol.
Rinti Banerjee, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor & Head of the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
Dr. Rinti Banerjee is an Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. She is the Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor & Head of the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering at IIT Bombay. She has an MBBS from BJ Medical College Pune, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay and postdoctoral from the University of California, San Francisco. She is an expert in smart biomaterials, nanomedicine and drug delivery and has published over 100 papers in international journals including invited editorials, nine book chapters/books, and has 19 patents filed/awarded. She has received several awards in recognition of her work including the prestigious HH Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences 2016-17, CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research 2015, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Biological Sciences 2014, National Award for Women Bioscientists in 2011, DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Award 2015, and Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Award in 2010. She is twice recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant as well as twice recipient of the Samsung Global Research Outreach program. Dr Banerjee’s group focuses on the effects of nanostructured materials for healthcare applications, a multidisciplinary approach towards various aspects of nanomedicine. The research of the group has led to many patented technologies like pulmonary surfactants aerosols, oral nanoparticles for triple negative breast cancer, pH responsive nanoparticles for anticancer therapy and micronutrient encapsulated cosmetics.