RSC – IISER Desktop Seminar with CrystEngComm

22 September 2021 15:00 - 23 September 2021 18:00, 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.

RSC - IISER Desktop Seminar with CrystEngComm

The third event in the RSC-IISER Desktop Seminar Series is jointly organised by CrystEngComm and IISER Kolkata. This virtual event will have scientific talks by renowned researchers including the board members of CrystEngComm talking about their exciting science at sessions focused on recent trends in Crystal Engineering. 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.

Programme Schedule  

September 22, 2021 (Wednesday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM IST / 10.30 AM - 01.30 PM BST)

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM  Welcoming Participants – Prof C Malla Reddy, IISER Kolkata
3:05 PM - 3:10 PM  Welcome Address – Prof Saurav Pal, IISER Kolkata
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM  Inaugural Address – Prof Gautam Desiraju, IISc Bangalore
3:20 PM - 3:25 PM  Introduction to CrystEngComm – Dr Andrew Shore, Executive Editor, CrystEngComm

Session I: (3:25 PM)
Chair: Prof. C Malla Reddy, IISER Kolkata
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Prof Susan Bourne, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Associate Editor, CrystEngComm
The role of noncovalent interactions in dynamic frameworks

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Prof R Boomishankar, IISER Pune
Molecular ferroelectrics for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM Prof Parthapratim Munshi, Shiv Nadar University
Organic Electronics: Materials with Ferroelectric and Negative Thermal Expansion Properties
4:40 PM - 4:45 PM Break

Session II: (4:45 PM)
Chair: Prof A Ramanan, IIT Delhi
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Prof Kumar Biradha, IIT Kharagpur
Weak Interactions in Designing Functional Materials with Phosphorescent, Fluorescent and Waveguide Properties
5:15 PM - 5:35 PM Prof Renu Chaddha, Punjab University
Pharmaceutical Cocrystals: A Step Towards Improved Medicine
5:35 PM - 5:55 PM Prof Nalini Shastri, Consultant, Solid State Pharmaceutics
Crystal Habit, a technique to improve material properties
6.00PM    Closing Remarks

September 23, 2021 (Thursday, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM IST / 10.30 AM - 01.15 PM BST)

Organisational Chair: Dr Aparna Ganguly, Royal Society of Chemistry
Session III: (3:00 PM)
Chair: Prof. TN Guru Row, IISc Bangalore
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM Prof Pierangelo Metrangolo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Editor in Chief, CrystEngComm
Halogen Bonding in Crystal Engineering: From Small Molecules to Peptides and Proteins

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM Prof Deepak Chopra, IISER Bhopal
Role of Charge Transfer Cocrystals in Design of New Dielectrics
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM Prof Binoy Saha, Pondicherry University
Understanding elastic bending mechanism in a crystal through thermal expansion study
4:15 PM - 4:20 PM Break

Session IV: (4:20 PM)
Chair: Prof. P S Mukherjee, IISc Bangalore

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM Prof Rahul Banerjee, IISER Kolkata
Covalent Organic Frameworks and Reticular Nano-Synthesis
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Prof Shaikh Mobin, IIT Indore
A rare Au∙∙∙H interactions in Click reaction driven fluorescent organometallic complexes and as an antiproliferative agent
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM Prof Shouvik Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University
Synthesis and structures of cobalt complexes with Schiff bases and reduced Schiff bases
5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Concluding Remarks

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