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RSC-IISER Desktop Seminar with PCCP

4 May 2021 15:00 - 5 May 2021 17:30, India


RSC-IISER Desktop Seminar Series

Royal Society of Chemistry is organising a series of Desktop Seminars with Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs). Each seminar will feature a journal published by the RSC and discuss research targeted on subject areas related to it.

PCCP Desktop Seminar 

The first in the RSC-IISER Desktop Seminar Series is jointly organised by PCCP and IISER Thiruvananthapuram.  This virtual event will have scientific talks by renowned researchers across the areas of Physical Chemistry including the Chair and Deputy Chair of PCCP. The seminar will bring together scientists in a stimulating and friendly environment that will facilitate sharing of knowledge and foster collaborations in times of limited travel. You will also have the opportunity to speak to the team behind the journal and learn more about the RSC products.


The event is free to attend, but as seats are limited, we would encourage you to register your place at the earliest by clicking the BOOK NOW tab on top of this page. We truly look forward to welcome you at the symposium.

Twitter based Poster Competition:

Research Scholars working in the field of Physical Chemistry will have an excellent opportunity to showcase their work through the Twitter based poster competition. You will have the chance to win three Best Poster Prizes from PCCP and the winners will also get a presentation slot to speak during the Desktop Seminar.

Click the Useful Links on top of this page for further details on the Twitter based Poster Competition.

Poster details are also available in the below link :

Programme Schedule  

May 4, 2021 (Tuesday, 03.00PM-5.45PM IST)
3:00 PM-3:05 PM Welcome Address Prof. Mahesh Hariharan, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
3:05 PM-3:10 PM Opening Remarks, Prof. J. N. Moorthy, Director, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
3:10 PM-3:15 PM Introduction to PCCP, Dr. Anna Simpson, Executive Editor, PCCP

Session I (Session Chair: Prof. Sourav Pal, IISER Kolkata)
3:15 PM-3:55 PM Prof. David Rueda, Imperial College London. Chair, PCCP
From Single Molecules to Single Cells: Watching the Dynamics of Protein-Nucleic acid Complexes
3:55 PM-4:25 PM Prof. Kanishka Biswas, JNCASR Bangalore
Enhanced Atomic Ordering Leads to Ultra-High Thermoelectric Performance
4:25 PM-4:30 PM Break

Session II (Session Chair: Prof. Naresh Patwari, IIT Bombay)
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Prof. Anouk Rijs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Deputy Chair, PCCP 
IR photon as structural probe in mass spectrometry: Watching peptide aggegrates grow
5:00 PM-5:30 PM Prof. Muhammed Musthafa, IISER Pune
Electrochemical Neutralization Energy: Concepts to Devices
5:30 PM-5:40 PM Oral Presentation by a Poster Presentation Winner-I
May 5, 2021 (Wednesday, 03.00PM-5.30PM IST)
Organizing Chair: Dr. Aparna Ganguly, Royal Society of Chemistry

Session III (Session Chair: Prof. Prabal K Maiti, IISc Bangalore)
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Prof. K. George Thomas, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
How trap-states modulate the photophysics in semiconductor quantum dots
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Prof. Debashree Ghosh, IACS Kolkata
Mechanism of photoprotection in eumelanin - role of heterogeneity
4:00 PM-4:10 PM Oral Presentation by a Poster Presentation Winner-II
4:10 PM-4:15 PM Break

Session IV (Session Chair: Prof. E. D. Jemmis, IISc Bangalore)
4:15 PM-4:45 PM Prof. Anunay Samanta, University of Hyderabad
Charge Carrier Dynamics in Perovskite Nanocrystals
4:45 PM-5:15 PM Prof. Pratim Chattaraj, IIT Kharagpur
All-metal aromaticity and Hydrogen Storage
5:15 PM-5:25 PM Oral Presentation by a Poster Presentation Winner-III
5:25 PM-5:30 PM Vote of Thanks
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