Program & Speakers

Tentative Schedule – NTAC 2019

1. Prof. Robert H. Grubbs
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2005),
1. Prof. Robert H. Grubbs

Nobel Lecture : “Commercial Applications of Academic Research”

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology, USA.

2. Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall
2. Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall

Keynote Address : “Biomimetic Catalysis in Green Organic Transformations”

Stockholm University,
Arrhenius Laboratory,
106 91, Stockholm, Sweden.

3. Prof. Bruce H. Lipshutz
3. Prof. Bruce H. Lipshutz

Title : “New Rules for Synthetic Chemistry in Water:  Faster, Better, Cheaper”

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California
Santa Barbara, USA.

4. Prof. Valentine P Ananikov
4. Valentine P Ananikov

Title : “Dynamic catalytic systems for organic synthesis and sustainable development”

Laboratory Head, Zelinski Institute of Organic Chemistry,
Elected Member of Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russian Academy of Sciences,
Leninsky Prospekt 47, Moscow, Russia.

5. Prof. Laurel Schafer
5. Prof. Laurel Schafer

Title : “Using N, O to get to Yes. Catalytic Amination for Small Molecule and Polymer Synthesis”

Department of Chemistry,
The University of British Columbia,
Vancouver Campus, 2036 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada.

6. Dr. Shiju N Raveendran
6. Dr. Shiju N Raveendran

Title : “MAX phases and MXenes: novel materials in heterogeneous catalysis

Associate Professor,
Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences,
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

7. Prof. Sourav Pal
7. Prof. Sourav Pal

Title : “Gold and aluminum clusters as catalysts in oxidation and activation of bonds. A computational study

Indian Institute of Science Education Research, Kolkata, India

8. Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan
8. Prof. Krishna P Kaliappan

Title : “Curiosity, Serendipity and Logicality in Organic Synthesis

Dean (Faculty Affairs)
Institute Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India.

9. Dr. Virendra Gupta
9. Dr. Virendra Gupta

Title : “Designed Performance of Polypropylene Materials:   Novel RELCATTM  Catalyst & Polymerization Technology

Head R &D -Polymer,
Reliance Research & Development Centre,
Navi Mumbai, India.

10. Dr. Cheng-yi Chen
10. Dr. Cheng-yi Chen

Title : “Practical Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Industry

Janssen Research & Development
Discovery, Product Development & Supply
Small Molecule API, Switzerland.

11. Dr. Sivakumar V
11. Dr. Sivakumar V

Title : “Application of Heterogeneous Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

Technical Services Manager, Johnson Matthey
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

12. Dr. Ashwini Ghogare
12. Dr. Ashwini Ghogare

Title :  “Synthia TM  Retrosynthetic software for practicing chemists: Novel and efficient in silico pathway design validated at the bench.”

Consultant – Cheminformatics Technology
Millipore Sigma
Greater Boston Area, USA.