Mr. Ayan Maity received Best Poster award in SasChem Symposium held at IISER, Kolkatta during 29-30th Sept. 2017, for his work on DFNS.
Project Research Scientist position is available at TIFR, Mumbai for SHELL sponsored project “Design of Photocatalysts for CO2 Activation” which aims to design, synthesise and deploy new photocatalysts for activation and reduction of CO2 using photocatalysis.
Qualification and Experience: PhD with postdoctoral experience in the field of design & synthesis of nanomaterials, photocatalysis and/or CO2 conversion.
Salary: Rs. 80,000 per month (consolidated)
Candidates with an existing PhD and experience in this field are invited to apply for this position, which commences on September 1st 2017.
Please apply to Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar (firstname.lastname@example.org) by attaching a CV.
Welcome to CACEE 2018 (International Conference)
Energy and environment are two of our critical societal challenges. Catalysts are essential for the modern society as they can resolve these critical challenges. These challenges are becoming the main concerns of the global vision of the societal challenges and world economy. Catalysis research became one of the most powerful tools to take on these challenges and the field of catalysis is undergoing an explosive development. Specially, nanocatalysis can help design catalysts with excellent activity, greater selectivity, and high stability, by tailoring their size, shape, and morphology. Nanocatalysis is no longer just a field of academic curiosity but an emerging field for industries to develop green and sustainable processes. However, next-generation catalysts (including -nano, -bio and photocatalysts) with very high turnover number, reaction rate and stability are needed to take this field to the next level.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is another serious environmental concern that need to be urgently tackled to avoid potentially dangerous climate change, which may not be reversible. Capture and conversion of (CO2) to fuel and fine chemicals is one of the best ways to tackle the challenges of environment and energy together. Although various types of efficient (CO2) transformations to useful chemicals have been discovered but efficiency of these processes are still limited in terms of catalytic efficiency and stability.Hence novel catalysts systems are needed which will improve the catalytic efficiency of these processes and also be sustainable.
The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists working in these area for deliberating on current and future prospect of catalysis for energy and environment. Conference will have keynote talks, invited talks, industry talks, and poster presentations. This will be the first conference in the series, and we plan to organize conferences/workshops on this theme regularly at various venues.
For more details visit, http://www.tifr.res.in/~cacee/
Mr. Mahak Dhiman, PhD student of NanoCat Lab, received best Oral Presentation in Nanomaterial session of 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT7), on Jan 21, 2017.
He presented his recent results on "Organosilane Oxidation with a Half Million Turnover Number using Fibrous Nanosilica Supported Ultrasmall Nanoparticles and Pseudo-Single Atoms of Gold", now published in J. Mat. Chem. A. 2017, 5, in press, doi 10.1039/c6ta09434a.
Mr. Ayan Maity (PhD student) received two Poster awards;
1st in 6th DAE-BRNS Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC 2016)
2nd in TIFR-DCS Annual Talks - 2016
Prof. Polshettiwar has been awarded prestigious “Bronze Medal” by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
Prof. Polshettiwar has been awarded prestigious “Bronze Medal” by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for 2017.
NanoCat groups work appeared in Indian Express News paper: Putting carbon dioxide back to work
Rustam Singh received best poster award in ICONSAT 2016 organized by IISER, Pune and DST, Nanomission. He presented his recent work on, “TiO2 coated KCC-1 for photocatalysis: Nanoparticle formation and quantum confinement effect”.
ICONSAT is considered as India’s THE best conference in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. And this year organizers (IISER, Pune) took it to the next level.