IIT Kanpur

Jan 13 - Jan 13, 2017

" Thank you for conducting this conference. I learned so much here."

Tian-lin, Chemistry Undergraduate Student

Kanpur, India

Jan 13 - Jan 13, 2017


IIT Kanpur

Outreach Auditorium

Kanpur, 208016


Learn from the ACS Editors about the latest innovations in science, how to get published, and effectively communicate your science.  The event is free and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Network with the editors and enjoy a tea reception during registration.

Featured Presenters:

Dr. William B. Tolman
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Kankan Bhattacharyya
Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry


William B. Tolman, Ph.D.

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota; Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry

William B. Tolman obtained a B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, CT, in 1983, where he performed organometallic chemistry research under the direction of Alan R. Cutler. He did graduate research with K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California, Berkeley, that culminated in a Ph.D. in 1987. He was then introduced to bioinorganic chemistry during a postdoctoral period, 1987-1990, in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1990, and has risen through the ranks there to his current position as Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He is a member of the Centers for Metals in Biocatalysis and Sustainable Polymers and currently is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Among the honors he has received are the Searle Scholars, NSF National Young Investigator, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards, the Buck-Whitney Medal from the American Chemical Society, and a Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. Tolman served as Associate Editor (2009-2012) and now as Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry (2013-present), and serves on the governing boards of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund and the Council for Chemical Research. He also served as Chair of the Gordon Research Conferences on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (2005) and Metals in Biology (2011). Current research in the his group encompasses synthetic bioinorganic and organometallic/polymer chemistry. In the bioinorganic area, the objective is to gain a fundamental structural, spectroscopic, and mechanistic understanding of metalloprotein active sites of biological and environmental importance via the synthesis, characterization, and examination of the reactivity of model complexes. The current goal of his research in the organometallic/polymer area is to synthesize and characterize a variety of metal complexes for use as catalysts for the polymerization of cyclic esters and for converting biomass feedstocks to useful monomers. In this project, particular emphasis is being placed on developing controlled synthesis of polymers derived from renewable resources.

Kankan Bhattacharyya, Ph.D

Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry; Senior Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Professor Kankan Bhattacharya is the senior editor of ACS's Journal of Physical Chemistry. He is the Senior Professor for the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. His research interests include Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy, Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Surface SHG, Biological and Organized Assemblies, Ultrafast Dynamics. Dr. Bhattacharya's major contributions include the employment of femtosecond up-conversion to study dynamics in nano-confined liquids and the demonstration that nano-confined liquids are fundamentally different from the same in bulk. The most important discovery is that biological water displays a component of solvent relaxation which is 100-1000 times slower than bulk water. Most recently, he contributed to the application of time resolved confocal microscopy (FCS and FLIM) to achieve both space and time resolution. Dr. Bhattacharyya received his Ph.D. from Calcutta University and completed Post-Docs at Columbia University and University of Notre Dame.

Shannon O'Reilly

Outreach Marketing Specialist, American Chemical Society, Publications Division

Shannon O’Reilly is the Outreach Marketing Specialist for the American Chemical Society, Publications Division. She supports the outreach engagement strategies and initiatives of ACS Publications, including the management of the ACS on Campus outreach program and additional programs designed to serve the global community of authors, researchers, and librarians. Shannon graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in English. Her professional background includes large-scale event planning and marketing outreach for non-profits in the DC area.

Wendy Wise

Manager of Content Marketing and Lead Generation, American Chemical Society, Publications Division

Wendy is working on transforming the way the society markets its journals, products, and news to an audience of over a million readers in the chemistry universe through content marketing and new marketing technology. Previously, she worked at the American Association of the Advancement of Science as a Marketing Manager, promoting Science magazine and its affiliated journals.


Friday, January 13


IIT Kanpur
Outreach Auditorium
Kanpur-208016 India

Featured Presenters:

Dr. William B. Tolman
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Kankan Bhattacharyya
Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Morning Program:

ACS Reviewer Lab - Focus Groups

ACS Reviewer Lab is a FREE 4-hour beta online course being developed to educate researchers on the principles of quality peer-review. The course features interactive modules covering the basics of peer review, ethics and real-life guidance on how to write a first-rate review. We would like your feedback on aspects of the beta course in these one hour focus groups.

10:00-11:00 ACS Reviewer Lab - Focus Group 1

11:00-12:00 ACS Reviewer Lab - Focus Group 2

12:00-13:00 ACS Reviewer Lab - Focus Group 3

Check back soon for more information on how to register. Please note, registration is limited. 

ACS on Campus:

14:00-15:00  Registration and Tea Reception

15:00-15:15 Welcome Remarks

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15:15-16:00 Keynote Scientific Lecture: “Copper Oxygen Complexes Relevant to Proposed Intermediates in Enzymes” by Dr. William B. Tolman

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16:00-16:45 Keynote Scientific Lecture: “Physical Chemistry in a Single Live Cell: Confocal Microscopy” by Dr. Kankan Bhattacharyya

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16:45-17:45 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors

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17:45-18:15 How to Give a Good Talk with Dr. William B. Tolman

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18:15-18:30 Q&A with the ACS Editors

18:30 Closing Remarks


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