University of Delhi
Monday, February 5, 2018
Shankar Hall, University of Delhi, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi
We are pleased to announce that University of Delhi will be the first stop on the ACS on Campus India Roadshow in February 2018. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.
The program will feature lectures from world-class researchers, including Prof. Kirk Schanze, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and Prof. Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. Don’t miss 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.
The event is free but registration is required. Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.
By Invitation Only
“Defying the tyranny of surface tension on small scales: fabrication of sub-100 nm arrays by self-organization in thin polymer films.” by Ashutosh Sharma
“Chromophore-Catalyst Assemblies for Solar Fuels” by Kirk Schanze
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
SciFinder: Searching for Science
“Nanomaterials for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant biofilm infections” by Vincent Rotello
“Reactions of nanoparticles” by Thalappil Pradeep
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. He has authored or co-authored 300 peer-reviewed articles on basic and applied research topics, with a primary focus on organic and organometallic materials chemistry, and is named in 20 patents or disclosures.
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”. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between the synthetic and biological worlds, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 475 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the area of bionanotechnology, and his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.
Krishna N. Ganesh, Ph.D.
Editor, ACS Omega
Director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati; Professor of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati
Krishna N. Ganesh currently is the Director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati. He was previously the director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. He did his MSc from the Bangalore University and then moved to Delhi University to obtain his PhD. After obtaining his PhD from Delhi in 1977, Ganesh moved to Cambridge University to obtain one more PhD. He completed his second PhD within three years and then came back to India and in 1981 joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. He worked as a scientist in the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from 1987 to 2006 after which he held directorship at IISER Pune. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in Bangalore, the Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi, the National Academy of Sciences in Allahabad, a The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and a recipient of the JC Bose National Fellowship at the Department of Science & Technology in New Delhi.
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. He is a recipient of several awards including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize, BM Birla Science Prize, National Award for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, India Nanotech Innovation Award and JC Bose National Fellowship. He is the winner of the 2018 TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) prize in Chemistry. He is a Fellow of all the science and engineering academies of India and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a distinguished professor in a few institutions in India and is also on the graduate faculty of Purdue University. He is the author of the introductory textbook, Nano: The Essentials (McGraw-Hill) and is one of the authors of the monograph, Nanofluids (Wiley-Interscience) and an advanced textbook, A Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (McGraw-Hill). He is on the editorial boards of journals such as ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Nanoscale, Particle, Scientific Reports, etc., and is an associate editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. He has authored popular science books in Malayalam, a regional language of India and is the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Academi Award for knowledge literature. In 2015, he received the Lifetime Achievement Research Award of IIT Madras. As part of his philanthropic activities, he supports a school in his village where 500 students are on rolls. Visit http://www.dstuns.iitm.ac.in/pradeep-research-group.php for more information.
Dr. Deeksha Gupta
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Managing Editor, ACS Publications India
Dr. Deeksha Gupta was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. She did her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Aligarh Muslim University. She received her Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. Deeksha worked as Postdoc Fellow for nearly three years at Momentive Performance Materials (Formerly, GE Silicons) Bangalore and City University of New York, USA. Before joining ACS in 2016, she was Editorial Development Executive- India at Royal Society of Chemistry. Currently, she is Managing Editor for ACS Publications in India and based in Bangalore. She is a key representative for all ACS Journals and fosters ACS relationship with Indian Science community.
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 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.
Ashutosh Sharma, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Institute Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur
Ashutosh Sharma is Secretary to the Government of India since 2015, heading the Department of Science and Technology, and an Institute Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. Ashutosh received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1988), his MS from the Pennsylvania State University (1984) and B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur (1982). Ashutosh has worked in nanotechnology; thin polymer films; nanocomposites and devices in energy, health and environment; functional interfaces; micro/nano-mechanics of soft matter; nano-patterning and nanofabrication; colloid and interfacial engineering; biomaterials and biosurfaces; wetting and adhesion. He has published over 330 peer reviewed papers in these areas. Ashutosh is a recipient of several honors and awards including the inaugural Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science, TWAS Science Prize of the World Academy of Sciences, Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, Distinguished Alumni Awards of IIT Kanpur and SUNY Buffalo and others. Ashutosh is an elected Fellow of The Indian National Science Academy, Indian National Academy of Engineering and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He is an associate editor of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces since 2014.
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.