University of Hyderabad

Jul 12 - Jul 12, 2017

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Jul 12 - Jul 12, 2017


University of Hyderabad


C. R., Prof CR Rao Rd, CUC, Gachibowli

Hyderabad, Telangana 500046


ACS on Campus is proud to host its program in conjunction with the 21st CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, July 14-16. On Wednesday, July 12, join us at the University of Hyderabad in the UPE-Auditorium for presentations on scholarly publishing and lectures on the latest innovations in science. Featured speakers include Prof. George Schatz, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physical Chemistry; Prof. Deqing Zhang, Editor of ACS Omega; Prof. P. Shiv Halasyamani, Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry; Prof. Rinti Banerjee, Associate Editor of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering; and Prof. Kumar Biradha, Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design.

The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Registration is open!


Dr. George C. Schatz

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Physical Chemistry/Letters

Dr. George C. Schatz is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. Schatz has published three books and over 760 papers. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences, and he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2005. Schatz is a theoretician who studies the optical, structural and thermal properties of nanomaterials, including plasmonic nanoparticles, DNA and peptide nanostructures, and carbon-based materials, with applications in chemical and biological sensing, electronic and biological materials, high performance fibers, and solar energy.

Deqing Zhang, PhD

Co-Editor, ACS Omega

Professor Deqing Zhang, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Trained as an organic chemist, Professor Zhang’s research focuses on organic functional materials involving synthesis of organic functional molecules, spectroscopic studies, characterizations of self-assembly structures and optoelectronic properties, as well as applications for chemo-/biosensing and imaging.

Kumar Biradha, Ph.D.

Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design, ACS; Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Professor Kumar Biradha's research interests include supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, and materials chemistry. His major contributions deal with designing functional materials based on metal-organic-frameworks, co-crystals, salts, gels, single crystal transformations and solid state reactions. He is the author of over 150 research publications. Professor Biradha received his Ph. D. from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad and did postdoctoral works in St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada and Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.

Rinti Banerjee, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 

Dr. Rinti Banerjee 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, 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. She is the Associate Editor of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering & is on the editorial board of Drug Delivery & Translational Research, Scientific Reports (Nature) and many other international journals. 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.

P. Shiv Halasyamani, PhD

Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry

P. Shiv Halasyamani earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (1992) and his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier at Northwestern University in 1996. From 1997-1999 he was a post-doctoral associate and Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University in the laboratory of Prof. Dermot O'Hare. He started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston in 1999. He is currently a full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston, and has been an Associate Editor for Inorganic Chemistry since 2013. Prof. Halasyamani's research interests involve the design, synthesis, crystal growth, characterization, and structure-property relationships in new functional inorganic materials.

Deeksha Gupta, PhD

Managing Editor, ACS Omega

Dr. Deeksha Gupta is the managing editor of ACS Omega and also responsible for editorial outreach for the full ACS Publications portfolio in India. She is based in Bengaluru, India. She recently joined ACS from the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she worked as Editorial Development Executive-India. In this role, she significantly contributed for developing a publishing strategy for the country and engaged the community of scientists to help the growth of the RSC journal portfolio in India. Her background is in organic and polymer chemistry, and she holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). Following her Ph.D., Deeksha consulted for Momentive Performance Materials (former GE Silicones), then briefly returned to academia for a postdoc at City College, New York, before joining RSC.

Anirban Mahapatra, PhD

Assistant Director, Editorial Development, Biological Chemistry, ACS Publications

Dr. Anirban Mahapatra joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2007. His key accomplishments include the successful launch of ACS Chemical NeuroscienceACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, ACS Synthetic Biology, and ACS Infectious Diseases.  Under his direction, his team launched ACS Sensors and ACS Energy Letters. 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.



Wednesday, July 12


University of Hyderabad


Featured Presenters: 

George C. Schatz, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Deqing Zhang, Editor, ACS Omega

P. Shiv Halasyamani, Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry

Rinti Banerjee, Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 

Kumar Biradha, Associate Editor, Crystal Growth & Design 

9:00-10:00 Faculty Session 1 - Chemistry and Materials Science

To participate, you must be a faculty member of Chemistry and Materials Science. The session is open to faculty at universities outside of University of Hyderabad. Please note on the registration form if you will attend.  

ACS on Campus - Main Program

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-10:45 Opening Remarks

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10:45-11:45 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors

11:45-12:00 Networking Break

12:00-12:15 Solutions with SciFinder  

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12:15-12:45 Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications, How to Talk and Write About Your Research

12:45-13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30-14:30 Student Science Presentations

14:30 Closing Remarks

15:00-16:00 Faculty Session 2 - Life Sciences

To participate, you must be a faculty member in the Life Sciences. The session is open to faculty at universities outside of University of Hyderabad. Please note on the registration form if you will attend.  


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