Monday, February 4, 2019
Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC) at IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, will be coming to IIT Bombay on February 4! Join us for an exciting day of scientific lectures, publishing talks, career tips, and the latest ACS Resources you can use to grow your career. Network with local professionals and your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks. Don’t miss the opportunity to present your research during the Student Poster Presentation session!
You’ll hear from Prof. Erick Carreira the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters, Prof. Gunda Georg the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Prof. Rinti Banerjee an Associate Editor of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, Dr. Deeksha Gupta a Managing Editor of ACS Omega, Dr. Debabrata Maiti, Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry and more!
The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Registration is highly recommended and required for poster presenters.
Studies in Asymmetric Synthesis
Prof. Erick Carreira, Editor-in-Chief, Organic Letters
“Designing of templates to reach the distal C-H bond”
Dr. Debabrata Maiti, Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Scholarly Publishing Panel Discussion with the ACS Editors
Lunch and Student Poster Presentations
Prof. Gunda Georg, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Rinti Banerjee, Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering,
Career Panel & ACS Resources to Advance Your Career
Mona Malik, Country Manager, Membership and Society Services, American Chemical Society
Closing Remarks & Poster Award Ceremony
Erick M. Carreira, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Organic Letters
Professor of Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor Carreira obtained a B.S. degree in 1984 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Scott E. Denmark and a Ph.D. degree in 1990 from Harvard University under the supervision of David A. Evans. After carrying out postdoctoral work with Peter Dervan at the California Institute of Technology through late 1992, he joined the faculty at the same institution as an assistant professor of chemistry and subsequently was promoted to the rank of associate professor of chemistry in the Spring of 1996, and full Professor in Spring 1997. He is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, Nobel Laureate Signature Award, Fresenius Award, a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, Merck Young Investigator Award, Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award, Pfizer Research Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award. He is also the recipient of the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology Annual Award in Teaching and a Richard M. Badger Award in Teaching.
Gunda I. Georg, Ph.D.
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Professor and Head, Department of Medicinal Chemsitry, University of Minnesota
Dr. Georg holds the Robert Vince Endowed Chair and McKnight Presidential Chair and directs its Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development, which she established. Born in Herborn, Germany, Georg received a B.S. in pharmacy in 1975, a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry in 1980, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 1981, all at Philipps University of Marburg, in Germany. She then completed another post doctorate assignment at the University of Ottawa. Professor Georg and her group have published over 200 scientific articles and are involved in the design, semisynthesis, total synthesis, and evaluation of biologically active agents. Current therapeutic areas include cancer, male and female non-hormonal contraception, cancer, and epilepsy. Further information of Dr. Georg and her research can be found on her University of Minnesota Faculty website.
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.
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.
Tammy Hanna, Ph.D.
Assistant Director (Publisher), American Chemical Society
Tammy completed a B.S. in Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at Cornell University with Paul Chirik, and a post-doctoral appointment at UC Berkeley with Chris Chang. After a 3.5-year appointment as a Chemistry Instructor and Director of the Welch Summer Scholar Program at Texas Tech University, Tammy joined ACS Publications, where she is an Assistant Director and Publisher in Global Journals Development. Tammy’s responsibilities include the strategic development and management of a portfolio of 24 journals, new journal product development, discovery and business case development for new publishing initiatives, budgetary oversight and forecasting, and staff management/career development.
Debabrata Maiti, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Associate Professor, IIT Bombay
Prof. Debabrata Maiti received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University (USA) in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth D. Karlin. After postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald (2008–2010), he joined the Department of Chemistry at IIT Bombay in 2011 wherein currently he is an Associate Professor. His research interests are focused on the development of new and sustainable synthetic and catalytic methodologies. Currently he is an Associate-Editor of Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Country Manager, Membership and Society Services, American Chemical Society
ACS connects its members through information, education and collaborative thinking to further the cause of Chemistry. Mona has been working with ACS for the last year 1.5 years and leads ACS’s membership initiatives in India to collaborate and network with local community of like-minded scientists. She has an extensive background in international student services and in working as an infomediary in the international higher education sector. Mona is keen to build stronger and thriving networks of ACS student / professional chapters across the country and in facilitating information workshops and by eminent Chemistry professionals from academia and industry. Mona went to school at JNU, New Delhi and Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Outreach Marketing Manager, Publications Division, American Chemical Society
Shannon O’Reilly is the Outreach Marketing Manager for ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Shannon earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the George Washington University. She has extensive experience in event and outreach marketing from her previous roles at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). She is responsible for helping to shape and establish the strategic global outreach vision and strategy for ACS Publications and its portfolio of journal and products. Shannon is also the program manager for ACS on Campus, the flagship outreach program for the American Chemical Society. She oversees events and programs at institutions around the world, bringing leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication, and career development to the doorsteps of students and young researchers.