Meet the Editors : IISER Tirupati

13 December 2023 09:30-16:30, Tirupati, 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 (13 Dec 2023, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm IST) and be a part of the interactive discussions at IISER Tirupati. 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 am: Registrations
10.00 – 10.15 am: Introductory remarks | Professor Santanu Bhattacharya, Director, IISER Tirupati
10.15 – 10.30 am: Introduction to RSC India activities | Dr. Aparna Ganguly, RSC  
10.30 – 11.00 am: Engineering flexibility in metal-organic framework crystals | Professor Christian Doonan, University of Adelaide 
11.00 - 11.30 am: Dynamic molecular crystals: from mechanical flexibility to self-healing | Professor C Malla Reddy, IISER Kolkata 
11.30 am – 12.00 pm: Tea break
12.00 – 12.30 pm: Expanding the structural diversity in dynamic supramolecular polymers | Professor Subi J George, JNCASR, Bangalore
12.30 – 1.00 pm: Regioselective dicarbofunctionalization and cyclization diversity of unsymmetrical alkynes | Professor Akhila K Sahoo, UoH, Hyderabad
1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch break
2:00 – 2.45 pm: The publication process demystified: writing research papers for maximum impact | Sally Howells, RSC 
2.45 – 3.00 pm: Q&A
3:00 - 4:00 pm Poster session
4:00 - 4:15 pm Concluding remarks | Prof. K. Vijaymohanan Pillai, Chair, Chemistry & Dean (R&D)

Please note that while this event is free to attend, please register ahead of time to guarantee your place.

If you are travelling to IISER Tirupati 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. 

Professor Akhila Kumar Sahoo, University of Hyderabad, India

Akhila K Sahoo completed doctoral study at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune under the supervision of Professor Ganesh Pandey in 2001. He worked as a postdoc researcher at the RWTH-Aachen-Germany with Professor Hans-Joachim Gais (2002), Prof. Tamejiro Hiyama, Kyoto University, Japan (JSPS; 2002-2004), and finally with Prof. Atsuhiro Osuka, Kyoto University (2004-2006). He then worked as a scientist at the Sai Advantium Pharma Limited (2006-2007), Hyderabad. He then joined the School of Chemistry [Assistant Professor (2007-2012), Associate professor (2013-2016)] University of Hyderabad. Currently, he is working as Professor. His research interest revolves in the development of novel transformations on metal-catalyzed C-H activation, Au-catalyzed synthetic methods, and construction of strained N, and O-rich energetic materials. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the National Academy of Science, India.

Professor Subi J. George, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research , India

Professor Subi J George is a Professor and Associate Chair of the New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. He obtained his PhD degree at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India in 2004 and during 2005-2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is currently leading an organic materials and supramolecular chemistry group at JNCASR. His current research interests focus on organic responsive and adaptive materials, functional supramolecular polymers, living and non-equilibrium supramolecular polymerization, supramolecular chirality and organic optoelectronic materials. He is a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology from the Government of India in the Chemical Sciences Category for the year 2020. Subi also received Swaranjayanti Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology of Government of India (2017), Asian Photochemistry Association (APA) Young Scientist award (2015), NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in Chemistry (2015), Chemical Research Society of India Bronze Medal (2015) and Materials Research Society of India Medal (2013).

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.

IISER Tirupati

Auditorium, Yerpedu Campus, IISER Tirupati, Karakambadi Rd, Opp. Sri Rama Engineering College, Rami Reddy Nagar, Mangalam, Tirupati, 517507, India

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