Northeast Publishing Workshop
Monday, January 8, 2018
Tezpur University, Napaam, Napaam, Sonitpur, Assam 784028, India
ACS Publications is pleased to host the Northeast Publishing Workshop at Tezpur University on January 8th. Speakers include Professor Sourav Pal, Director of IISER Kolkata and Professor Abhishek Dey, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis. The one day program will feature sessions on publishing high quality research, the new ACS Reviewer Lab, ethics and plagiarism, and general discussions around science communication. The workshop is an excellent opportunity for professional development and networking with your peers.
The workshop is appropriate for early career researchers. The event is free, however, registration is mandatory to attend. Lunch and high tea is included.
Registration with High Tea
Opening and Remarks by DST and ACS
Publishing High Quality Research
ACS Reviewer Lab
Ethics & Plagiarism
Small Group Discussions
DST Programs and Resources
ACS Resources and Closing with High Tea
Dr. Sourav Pal
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry
Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Dr. Sourav Pal is presently the Director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER) Kolkata on deputation from his position as Professor of Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He was formerly the Director of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune. He worked at NCL Pune for almost 33 years and was Director of NCL from 1st December, 2010 till May 31, 2015. Subsequently, he joined IIT Bombay on June 1, 2015 and IISER Kolkata as Director from October 12, 2017. He has also been the Head, Physical and Materials Chemistry Division at NCL and has been instrumental in setting up Electronic Structure Theory Group, which is established as a major research group in India and well known globally. Dr. Pal is a distinguished theoretical chemist and has contributed to diverse areas of theoretical chemistry including the challenging aspects of methodological and conceptual developments. He has contributed significantly to the many-body theory of molecular electronic structure and properties using coupled-cluster methods and is well recognized in India and abroad. He has also contributed significantly to the area of chemical reactivity and density functional theory response. In recent years, he has contributed to the catalytic and hydrogen storage materials using computational material science. In addition to his scientific contributions, Dr. Pal was associated with several important management positions at NCL for last several years and as a Director shaped the vision of the laboratory in transforming NCL into an innovation-centric organization in chemical and allied sector and the performance of the laboratory improved significantly in last few years. Dr. Sourav Pal obtained his integrated masters degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in 1977. He received his Ph.D. degree from Calcutta University and joined NCL in 1982. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (1986-87) and has been Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (1987). He was a visiting Professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA (1995) and the Institute for Molecular Sciences, Okazaki, Japan (1997). He is currently also an adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and is appointed as Distinguished Visiting Professor, IIT Kharagpur for five years. He has been a Visiting Professor in University of Torun, Poland. He served as the President of Chemical Research Society of India for a tenure of three years from April 1, 2014. He is a member of Executive Council of Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in the capacity of Editor of Publications and is Chairman of Chemical Division Council of Bureau of Indian Standards. He serves in several important scientific committee in the country. Dr. Pal has been recognized by several awards and honors for his contribution to science and technology including the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Sciences in 2000. He is recipient of SASTRA-CNR Rao Award in Chemistry & Materials Science for the year 2014. He is a Fellow of The Indian National Science Academy (2003), Indian Academy of Sciences (1996) and National Academy of Sciences (1998). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2011), the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (1994), J.C. Bose National Fellow of Department of Science and Technology from 2008, Dai-ichi Karkaria Endowment fellow of ICT, Mumbai, 2004-05 and Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST) (2011). He is a recipient of the Prof. Sadhan Basu Memorial Lecture Award of INSA (2014), RPG Life Sciences Padma Vibhushan Prof MM Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award (2014), Prof. R. P. Mitra Memorial Lecture Award, Delhi University, 2010, INSA Dr Jagdish Shankar Memorial lecture Award, 2006, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Silver Medal, 2009, as well as INSA and CSIR Young Scientist Awards in 1987 and 1989, respectively amongst others. He was invited to deliver the prestigious Charles A. Coulson Lecture (2014) at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia. Dr. Pal serves on the editorial boards of several international and national journals in chemistry and has guided about 30 Ph.D thesis. He is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The journal of Physical Chemistry for three years from 2018. He has published more than 260 papers in International peer reviewed journals. He has authored a book titled “Mathematics in Chemistry” and contributed to chapters in several books. He has been invited to deliver plenary / keynote / highlighted lectures in several institutions and international conferences of repute over the years.
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.