Saturday Seminar Series – Past Seminars

(Spring, Summer and Fall 2020-2021)

Spring 2020

  • April 11, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Electron Transfer-1
  • April 18, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Electron Transfer-2
  • April 25, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Electron Transfer-3
  • May 2, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Energy Transfer-1
  • May 9, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Energy Transfer-2
  • May 16, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Energy Transfer-3
  • May 23, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Energy Transfer-4
  • May 30, Prof. Sivaguru Jayaraman, Bowling Green State University, Chiral Photocehmistry

Summer 2020

  • June, 6, Prof. Jean-Luc Ayitou, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago,  Navigating Triplet Photochemistry and Photophysics in Novel Organic Chromophore
  • June, 13, Prof. Linda Shimiza, Uni. South Carolina, Supramolecular Photochemistry
  • June, 20, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Spin, Energy and Electron Transfer across a Capsular Wall
  • June, 27, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Spin, Energy and Electron Transfer across a Capsular Wall
  • July 4, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Dynamics of excited molecules in a confined space
  • July 11, Prof. Sivaguru Jayaraman, Bowling Green State University, Catalysis in Photocehmistry
  • July 18 Prof. N. Jayaraman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,  Dendritic Macromolecules as Containers for Photochemical Reactions
  • July 25 Prof. N. Jayaraman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,  Dendritic Macromolecules
  • August 1 Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Lavoisier, Davy and Faraday
  • August 8, Prof. Malcolm Forbes, Bowling Green State University, Spin
  • August 15, Prof. Malcolm Forbes, Bowling Green State University, Spin
  • August 22, Dr.Jayaraj Nithyanandhan, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, Squaraine Based Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
  • August 29, Prof. Debapratim Das, IIT, Guwahathi, India Unexpected Supramolecular Aggregates: The Case of KC Peptides

Fall 2020

  • Sep 5,  Prof. Dr. Jayamurugan Govindasamy, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India, Development of fluorescent push-pull chromophores for sensing and biological applications
  • Sep 12, Prof. Malcolm Forbes, Bowling Green State University, Fun Facts About Triplet States
  • Sep 19, Prof. Rajeev Prabhakar, Uni. Miami,  Development of Catalysts, Drugs and Biomaterials: Insights from Theoretical Studies.
  • Sep 26, Dr. Nandini Vallavoju, Harvard Uni, Sep 26, Understanding the Pharmacology of Opioid Drugs
  • Oct 3, Dr. K. Krishnamoorthy, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, Oct 3, Design and Synthesis of Molecules and Materials for Energy Storage Devices
  • Oct 10, Professor Ehesan Ali, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali,  Oct 10, Ab Initio Perspectives of Molecular Magnetism: Designing of Diradicals to Device Propositions
  • Oct 17, Professor Jared Delcamp, Uni. Mississippi, Oct 17, Proaromatic and Multiple Donor Dyes for Photoinduced Interfacial Charge Separation Using Near Infrared Photons
  • Oct 24, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Einstein’s Role Model
  • Oct 31, Professor J Sankar, IISER-Bhopal, Porphyrin-Rylene Diimide Molecular Platform Having Panchromatic Absorption for Photovoltaic Applications
  • Nov 7, Dr. Santhosh Babu Sukumaran, Organic Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, New Orgnic Solvent-Free Liquids and Room Temperature Phosphors
  • Nov 14, Prof. A. Winter, Iowa State University, Strategies for Photocaging using Visible Light
  • Nov 21, Prof. N. Sathyamurthy, Honorary Professor IISER, Mohali, In the beginning it was helium and hydrogen
  • Nov 28 THANKSGIVING BREAK
  • Dec 5,  Mr. Shaifali Sartaliya (Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali)Mr. Md Faizul Islam  (Uni. South Carolina)
  • Dec 12,            Mr. Saurav Das (IIT, Guahathi) pH clock instructed out-of-equilibrium assembly of supramolecular vesicles
    • Ramamurthy, Uni. Miami, Light and Life
  • Dec 19, Prof. Dibyendu Das, IISER, Kolkatha, India, Systems Chemistry: How complexity can emerge from chemistry

Spring 2021

  • January 16        Inaugural lecture by Prof. S,Chandrasekaran, IISc. Bangalore. “Organic Chemistry Research in India: Quo Vadis
        • Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • January 23        Prof. Ksenija Glusac, U. of Ilinois at Chicago & Argonne National Lab, “Nanocarbon in Photochemistry and Electrochemistry
  • January 30        Prof. Mahesh Hariharan, IISER, Trivandrum, India, Tutorial Lecture: Strategies to Populate the Triplet Excited States of Organic Chromophores
  • February 6        Prof. Joe Furgal, Bowling Green State Uni. Bowling Green, “Hybrid Photodynamic Sponges and the Catalytic Depolymerization of Silicone Resins”
  • February 13      Prof. Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, “Rediscovering the (Organic) Chemistry of Origins of Biomolecules and Life”
  • February 20      Prof. Pratik Sen, IIT, Kanpur, India
  • February 27      Prof. Pramod P. Pillai, IISER, Pune, India, “Surface Ligand Directed Photo-chemistry and Photophysics by Nanomaterials”
  • March 6            Prof. José Paulo da Silva, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
  • March 13          Prof. R. H. Schmehl, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • March 20          Prof. N. D. Pradeep Singh, IIT, Kharagpur, India, “Photoresponsive fluorescent organic nanoparticles: a smart platform for biomedical and agrochemical applications”
  • March 27          Prof. Venkataraman Mahalingam, IISER, Kolkatha, India.
  • April 3              Prof. Nilmoni Sarkar, IIT, Kharagpur, India, “Understanding The Self-Assembly of Biological Building Block Molecules and Their Impact on Membranes"
  • April 10           Prof. Petr Klan, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • April 17            Prof. Mahesh Hariharan, IISER, Trivandrum, India, Reserach Lecture: Ultrafast Excited-State Dynamics in Twisted Aromatics
  • April 24            First Year Anniversary Lecture: Prof. P. Balaram, Former Director, IISc, Bangalore and Professor, NCBS, Bangalore, India, “Indian Contributions to the Structure of Proteins”
  • May 1               Prof. Sugumar Venkataramani, IISER, Mohali, India, “Azoheteroarene photoswitches - Fundamentals and Applications
  • May 8               Prof. Javier Read de Alaniz, University of California, Santa Barbara, “exploring and developing negative photochromic molecules”
  • May 15             Tutorial Lecture: Prof. N. Satyamurthy, Honorary Professor IISER, Mohali, “Wave Packets, Conical Intersections and Surface Crossings
  • May 22             Dr. René M. Williams, Asst. Prof., Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, “The photochemistry of photodynamic anti-cancer therapy
  • May 29             Prof. Subhajit Bandyopadhyay, IISER, Kolkatha, “Photoregulated enzyme mimics”
  • Jun 5                Prof. Mahesh Hariharan, IISER, Trivandrum, India, “Greek Cross Aggregate: A Paradigm for Exciton Isolation"

Summer 2021

  • Summer Break for seminars

Prof. Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

Prof. Jayaraman Sivaguru, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.

Prof. Linda Shimizu, University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA.

Prof. Anoklase Jean-Luc Ayitou, Ilinois Institute of Technology, Ilinois, USA.

Prof. J. Nithyanandhan, National Chemical Laboratory-Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Prof. G. Jayamurugan, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India.

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