Meet the Editors : Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

11 December 2023 09:30-12:15, Secunderabad, India

Meet the Editors (MTE) programs are aimed at providing researchers with a platform to interact and engage with the RSC’s Journal Editors and board members. MTE provides researchers an opportunity to hear some of the exciting research by leading scientists on our journal board. You will also have the opportunity to interact with them and clarify your burning questions on the key aspects of their research.

The MTE would not only be beneficial to students and researchers pursuing chemical science but also for anybody wanting to develop their skills at any stage of their research career.
Join us for our Meet the Editors programme.
Join us to make the best use of this time (11th Dec 2023, 9.30 am -12.15 pm IST) and be a part of the interactive discussions at BITS Hyderabad. You could listen cutting-edge research and gain meaningful insights from journal editors on scholarly publishing, peer review, ethics and plagiarism helping you to advance your career. You will hear from our panel of experts and have a chance to take part in a Q&A session.
9.30 – 9.40 am: Introductory remarks | Professor Sounak Roy, HOD, Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus 
9.40 – 9.50 am: Introduction to RSC India activities | Dr. Aparna Ganguly, RSC   
9.50 - 10.20 am: Engineering flexibility in metal-organic framework crystals | Professor Christian Doonan, University of Adelaide  
10.20 – 10.50 am: Dynamic Molecular Crystals | Professor C Malla Reddy, IISER Kolkata  
10.50 – 11.00 am: Tea break
11.00 – 11.45 am: The publication process demystified: writing research papers for maximum impact | Sally Howells, RSC  
11.45 am – 12.00 pm: Q & A  
12.00 – 12.15 pm: Concluding remarks |Professor Krishnan Rangan, Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.   
Please note that while this event is free to attend, please register ahead of time to guarantee your place.

If you are travelling to BITS Pilani, Hyderabad to attend the program, please make your own travel and lodging arrangements.
Professor Christian Doonan, University of Adelaide, Australia

Christian Doonan is Professor of chemistry at the University of Adelaide. He received his PhD at the University of Melbourne and carried out post-doctoral work with Professor Omar Yaghi at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research group focuses on the design and synthesis of metal-organic framework materials for application to biotechnology and catalysis. Christian is a member of the international MOF commission and his research has been recognised through several awards including, an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and a distinguished lectureship award from the Chemical Society of Japan.

Professor Chilla Malla Reddy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India

Professor C Malla Reddy received his PhD in Crystal Engineering in 2006 from the University of Hyderabad, and took up Post-Doctoral Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2007 – 2008). He had been an Honorary Visiting Scientist to University of Bradford (2015-18) and a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Mobility Grant, Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Chemical Society of Japan (2017) and Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India. He is a Co-editor of Acta Crystallogr. B and served as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances in 2015-16. He served on the Local Organizing Committee of IUCr2017@Hyderabad, India. His research group is engaged in understanding mechanical properties of organic solids, including pharmaceutical and optoelectronic crystals. Some of his well known contributions include the discovery of flexible elastic and plastic organic crystals, designing flexible crystals using Supramolecular Shape Synthons, etc.

Dr. Aparna Ganguly, Royal Society of Chemistry, India

Dr Aparna Ganguly completed her graduation and post- graduation in Chemistry from University of Delhi and subsequently obtained her PhD in Materials Chemistry under the supervision of Professor A. K. Ganguli at IIT Delhi. After a short stint at teaching Physical Chemistry at Central University of Rajasthan, she moved back to the Nanoscale Research Facility, IIT Delhi as a scientist where she worked extensively on porous materials and their applications. In 2014, she joined the Royal Society of Chemistry where she is currently the Editorial Development Manager and manages the journal portfolio and their growth in India.  As a part of her role, she works quite extensively with the scientific community, various Indian chemical societies, and researchers across various disciplines of Chemical Sciences and support the journal teams.

Sally Howells-Wyllie , Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

Sally Howells-Wyllie is the Executive Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s inorganic journals. Sally has worked in scientific publishing for over 15 years, following on from her Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Bath, UK. At the RSC she is responsible for setting, developing and implementing journal strategy, taking into account each journal’s strengths, areas for growth and defining the scope of each journal so they attract high-quality publications from around the world. She actively engages with the community to understand the needs of authors and readers, ensuring that high-quality research reaches the right audience.

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Seminar Hall (F206), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal District, Secunderabad, 500078, India

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