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RSC Desktop Seminar - Hosted by Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons

3 December 2020

The meeting will take place at 08:00-09:45 GMT/13:30-15:15 IST/19:00-20:45 AEDT

RSC Desktop Seminars are an ongoing initiative from the Royal Society of Chemistry to bring cutting-edge research directly to you! Now, more than ever, there is a crucial need for sharing research, and each seminar in this series will feature presentations from Editorial and Community Board members of
Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons.

In this installment, join Nanoscale Horizons Scientific Editor, Professor Wenlong Cheng (Monash University, Australia) and Materials Horizons Community Board member, Professor Ritu Gupta (IIT Jodhpur, India) to hear about their latest work.

This 90-minute seminar will allow researchers of all professional levels to connect and share ideas and ask questions.


Professor Wenlong Cheng (Monash University, Australia)
Soft Gold Elastronics for Connected Healthcare

Professor Ritu Gupta (IIT Jodhpur, India)
Smart Sensors for Environmental Monitoring and Healthcare 


13:30 IST; 19:00 AEDT   Introduction
13:40 IST; 19:10 AEDT   Soft Gold Elastronics for Connected Healthcare - Professor Wenlong Cheng
14:10 IST; 19:40 AEDT   Questions
14:20 IST; 19:50 AEDT   Smart Sensors for Environmental Monitoring and Healthcare - Professor Ritu Gupta
14:40 IST; 20:10 AEDT   Questions
14:50 IST; 20:20 AEDT   Closing remarks

Other Seminars in This Series

To register for these seminars, please refer to the linked events above.

25 November 2020, 7:00 GMT / 15:00 CST
"Machine learning accelerated design of new functional material" - Professor Jinlan Wang (Southeast University, China)

10 December 2020, 07:00 GMT / 15:00 CST / 17:00 AEST / 18:00 AEDT
"The interaction between micelles and cells: Small changes in the nanoparticle shells have big impacts" - Professor Martina Stenzel (University of New South Wales, Australia)
"Emerging trends in oral drug delivery using stimuli responsive nanomedicine" - Dr Amirali Popat (The University of Queensland, Australia)

17 December 2020, 17 December 2020, 08:00 GMT / 16:00 CST / 17:00 JST
"Sub-1nm Ultrathin Nanocrystals" - Professor Xun Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
"Metal-Organic Frameworks for Polymer Recognition and Separation" - Dr Nobuhiko Hosono (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Stability of Photocatalysts" - Dr Mengye Wang (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
Professor Wenlong Cheng, Monash University, Australia

Wenlong Cheng is a professor and director of research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, Australia. He was also an Ambassador Tech Fellow in Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. He earned his PhD from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005 and his BS from Jilin University, China in 1999. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and a research associate with the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University before joining the Monash University in 2010. His research interest focuses on functionalized gold nanocrystals for 2D nanoassemblies, disruptive soft wearable sensors, soft energy devices, and soft plasmonic metamaterials.

Professor Ritu Gupta, India

Ritu Gupta is Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur since August 2015. She served as one of the youngest Head of Department during 2017-2020. She earned her Masters and PhD in Materials Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore in 2013. She has worked on interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects as visiting researcher at Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Denmark Technical University and Nanotechnology Centre at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa during PhD and as research associate at Birck Nanotechnology Centre, Purdue University before joining IIT Jodhpur in 2015. She has extensive experience of working on transparent conducting metal mesh electrodes for optoelectronic devices and sensors. Her research group focuses on development of functional and scalable nanomaterials for devices in the areas of energy, water and healthcare. She is also a recipient of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal 2020.

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