Monday, July 23, 2018
Khordha-Pipili Road, Khordha, Jatni, Odisha 752050, India
We are pleased to announce that ACS on Campus is bringing our best speakers and programming to NISER Bhubaneswar! The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.
Don’t miss the “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” session with the Editors of ACS Publications. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, communicate your research effectively, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at ACS resources that will help advance your career.
You’ll hear from Prof. Kumar Biradha an Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design and Prof. Kavirayani R. Prasad an Associate Editor of Organic Letters! 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.
Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.
“Crystal Engineering: from Molecules to Functional Materials” from. Prof. Kumar Biradha
“Total synthesis of natural products: An avenue for chiral pool exploration” from Prof. Kavirayani Prasad
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Q&A with the ACS Editors
ACS: Resources to Grow Your Future!
Student Science Presentation
Presentation of Poster Winners & Closing Remarks
Kumar Biradha, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Crystal Growth & Design
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Kumar Biradha received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India in 1997. Subsequently he did his postdoctoral research in Saint Mary’s university, Halifax, Canada and Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Currently he is working as a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is the author of over 175 research publications which covers his research interests in supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, solid state reactions and materials chemistry. He has received Scopus young scientist award in chemistry for 2006 by Elsevier and became FRSC in 2010. He served as editorial board member of New Journal of Chemistry, R. Sc. (2008-2011) and served as co-editor for Acta Cryst. Sec-E in 2011. He is Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design, ACS publications since 2012 onwards and member (2017-2020) of research council of CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, India.
Kavirayani R. Prasad, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
Prof. Prasad obtained his PhD in asymmetric catalysis from University of Pune for the work carried out at NCL, Pune. He held post-doctoral positions as a AvH fellow at the University of Muenster, Germany and at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. After a brief stint as scientist in medicinal chemistry at Praecis Pharmaceuticals (presently Glaxo Smith Kline), Waltham, USA, he joined the faculty at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in November 2003 where currently he is a Professor. Professor Prasad’s research interests are centered around developing strategies for the total synthesis of natural products of medicinal importance and their evaluation. Prof. Prasad is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences of CSIR, Swarnajayanti Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology and is an elected fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
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.
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.