COLLOQUIUM ON CATALYSIS: Trends and Applications

COLLOQUIUM ON CATALYSIS: Trends and Applications on 22– 24 February, 2018 @  School of Chemical Sciences, MG University


Catalysis is the process by which the rate of a reaction is increased by the addition of a small amount of substance called catalyst, which itself is not used up in the reaction and can continue to act repetitively. A catalyst essentially lowers the activation energy of a reaction. Catalysis has found immense applications and is mainly categorized as homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzyme catalysis. This colloquium covers various aspects of catalysis such as the history, developments, various theories and mechanism of homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzyme catalysis, applications of catalysis in industry especially in pharmaceuticals and energy process with an emphasis on the curriculum of postgraduate chemistry. Green chemistry in catalysis and frontier research trends in catalysis will also be discussed.

Who can apply: MSc Chemistry students  

Total Seats : 50

Accommodation: Free dormitory facility will be provided for limited number of out-station participants.

                                Resource Persons

1. Dr. I.N.N. Namboothiri, Professor, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
2. Dr. Prasata Ghorai, Associate Professor, IISER-Bhopal.
3. Dr. S.S.V. Ramasastry, Associate Professor, IISER-Mohali
4. Dr. K.R. Prasad, Professor, IISc, Bangalore
5. Dr. B. Baire, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
6. Dr. K.V. Radhakrishnan, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIST, Thiruvananthapuram
7. Dr. Ani Deepthi, Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Kerala
8. Dr. C.P. Vinod, Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
9. Dr. Anilkumar G., School of Chemical Sciences, M.G. University

How to Apply:

There will be no registration fee.Applications with a very  brief CV and a statement to justify the participation in conformity with the objectives may be filed on-line by filling the Online Application Below.