INDIA’S CARBON CAPTURE & UTILIZATION NETWORK (CO2INDIA) aims to bring together Indian researchers who are working on CO2, to achieve Carbon Neutrality: India’s path to ‘Net Zero’.
Let us connect everyone in India (faculty, scientists, postdocs, students, industry researchers, policymakers etc.) who aims to contribute to CO2 research and development of indigenous CCU technologies and tackle one of the biggest challenges of our times, “Climate Change,” and save humanity.
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We are also organizing a virtual symposium to launch CO2India network on 15th July 2021 from 2.30 to 6 pm using the Zoom webinar platform. We kindly invite you to this launch event. Symposium will start at 2.30 pm, with an introduction of the network, its aims, and objectives, followed by four short talks from core members ( 3 to 4 pm). From 4 to 6 pm, we will conduct a discussion session on the topic, “India’s Carbon Zero Path to Combat Climate Change: Role of Researchers, Industry and Policy Makers.” We kindly invite you to participate in this meeting. Prof. Ramkrishna Sonde will conduct this discussion meeting. Format of this meeting will be; Prof. Sonde will start the discussion with a brief presentation (~ 15 minutes) on challenges of developing CO2 capture and conversion technologies and then each advisory member will provide their views and opinions (~5 minutes) on various aspects of India’s carbon zero path, including research, engineering, funding, government policies, the role of industry, the role of investors etc. based on their expertise. Our advisory members are from diverse fields; hence this will be a unique discussion. We will then open up the debate among advisory members, core members and all attendees.
Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar is Elected as a Fellow National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), FNASc.
Thanks and respect to my nominator and well-wishers.
All credit goes to the NanoCat lab members in the last 7 years, Farheen Sayed, Baljeet Singh, Rustam Singh, Mahak Dhiman, Nisha Bayal, Ayan Maity, Simanta Kundu, Leena George, Sushama Rawool, Rajesh Belgamwar, Amit Mishra, Rishi Verma, and Saideep Singh.
We are organizing a virtual meeting on “Chemistry in Ancient India" on 7th November, from 2.00 pm to 7 pm, using the Zoom platform.
This meeting will be organized by three institutions, Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar (TIFR, Mumbai), Prof. Ayan Datta (IACS, Kolkata), and Prof. C. Malla Reddy (IISER, Kolkata), and supported by VIBHA, American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata.
Meeting will be inaugurated by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (Secretary, DST, Government of India) and Shri Jayant Sahasrabudhe (National Secretary, Vijnana Bharati).
Distinguished Speakers are,
Prof. B. N. Jagatap (IIT, Mumbai)
Talk Title: “Progress of chemistry in ancient India: A brief overview”
Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS, Bengaluru)
Talk Title: “Zinc extraction and steel making: Archaeometallurgical insights”
Prof. R. V. Hosur (Ex. TIFR, Mumbai)
Talk Title: “Medicinal Chemistry Wisdom in Ancient India”
Prof. Sabyasachi Sarkar (Ex. IIT, Kanpur)
Talk Title: “The Emergence of Chemical Science during Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Period”
Prof. V. Ramanathan (IIT (BHU), Varanasi)
Talk Title: “Indian Chemistry from Rasāṛṇava and Rasaratnasamuccaya”
Each speaker will speak for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of QA session.
To Join via Zoom Webinar, Register here (free but mandatory):
Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar (TIFR, Mumbai),
Prof. Ayan Datta (IACS Kolkata)
Prof. C. Malla Reddy (IISER, Kolkata)
Excellent speeches and terrific talks made this event memorable.
Please find below Youtube links for the inaugural program and five talks,