Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Multi Activity Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
IIT Roorkee is the second stop on the ACS on Campus India Roadshow in February 2018. We’re excited to bring our top speakers and professional development sessions to campus.
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. Thalappil Pradeep, Associate Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Attend 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 will receive a prize of $100 USD.
Registration is now closed for this event. 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
“Factors affecting rates and selectivity in oxygen reduction by iron porphyrin” by Abhishek Dey
“From ions to functional materials” by Thalappil Pradeep
SciFinder: Searching for Science
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.
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”.
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.
Thalappil Pradeep, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and Professor of Chemistry at the the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Thalappil Pradeep is an Institute Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He is the Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and is also a Professor of Chemistry. He studied at the University of Calicut, Indian Institute of Science, UC Berkeley and Purdue. His research interests are in molecular and nanoscale materials and he develops instrumentation for such studies. He is an author of over 400 scientific papers and is an inventor in over 90 patents or patent applications. In addition to the work on advanced materials, he is involved in the development of affordable technologies for drinking water purification and some of them have been commercialized. His pesticide removal technology is estimated to have reached about 7.5 million people. Along with his associates, he has incubated four companies and two of them have production units. His arsenic removal technology, approved for national implementation, is delivering arsenic free water to about 600,000 people every day.
Deeksha Gupta, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Managing Editor, ACS Publications India
Dr. Deeksha Gupta is Managing Editor for ACS Omega and the key representative for all ACS journals in India. She also takes care of ACS Publications’ strategic partnerships and fostering relationship with scientific community in India. She earned her PhD from IIT Delhi and worked as Research Consultant at Momentive Performance Materials (Formerly, GE Silicones) Bangalore. She pursued her Postdoctoral Research at The City University of New York, USA and published research findings in Sciences Advances. Before joining ACS in 2016, she was Editorial Development Executive-India at Royal Society of Chemistry responsible for journals, books, magazine and building relationship with Indian scientific community in India.
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. 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.
Mr. Milind Wagh
American Chemical Society International
Masters in Drug Chemistry, Pune University
Mr. Milind Wagh, holds Masters in Drug Chemistry from Pune university. He worked as research scientist in several Pharmaceutical and Chemical companies. He works for ACS International for Chemical Abstracts and well conversant with solutions and products of CAS including flagship product – SciFinder. In spends spare time in photography and traveling.