International Conference on
Energy and Environmental Challenges (CE2C)-2019
January 18-19, 2019

Program Schedule    Guidlines for poster presentation.

Organized by
Department of Chemistry
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
In collaboration with
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Sponsored by
Welcome to CE2C-2019

Society is facing mounting challenges in meeting the demand for energy. The Energy-Environment nexus is a complex problem requiring a multidisciplinary research approach for understanding how they are linked and how sustainable solutions can be developed to ensure the continued provision of these necessary resources for humanity. Chemists possess unique and diverse core skills to address some of the grand challenges in this area such as sustainable energy production, the use of renewable feedstocks, energy-efficient water purification/desalination, CO2 capture and conversion, solar energy harvesting etc. These challenges provide exciting research opportunities for the chemistry community. A paradigm shift away from the conventional approach is required, to effectively harness these diverse renewable resources. CE2C-2019 aim to deliberate on four key features: Basic research, Innovation, Collaboration, and Implementation. This conference will discuss possible solutions to address these complex research and development challenges that incorporate scientific as well as social dimensions to this area; with interdisciplinary approaches and engage stakeholders and decision-makers. This conference aims to bring together leading experts from academia, and industry to discuss the latest development and future directions for meeting these grand challenges.

The event will address some important questions and aim to help create a vision for future. It will take up critical issues such as how we can harness solar energy to improve our prospects for a future powered by renewable energy, not only by enabling the greener energy, but in helping to reduce the environmental impact of hydrocarbon fuels. There will be discussion on questions such as: whether techniques of organic chemistry be combined with CO2 chemistry to produce useful chemicals, including medicine and fuels, whether spectroscopic and computational studies only help us to better understand these processes from a conceptual standpoint, but whether they can help us in designing better material for real application.
We hope the talks and discussion at this conference to only answer questions currently being asked, but prompt those present to ask new ones. It is in those new questions, and the ideas to which they give birth that the future of the field lies. Lively poster sessions and cultural event will provide much time for interaction with scientists and students from India and abroad. Participants will learn more about the recent advances in chemical sciences and the growing impact of this subject, key societal issues of Energy-Environment

Important dates
Online Registration
: 20st September 2018
Last date of Registration
: 31st December 2018
Last date of abstract submission
: 25th December 2018


About the Institute

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India is an Institute of National Importance, located in the heart of orange city. It was established in the year 1960, earlier known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), named after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M. Visvesvaraya. Since its establishment the institute is imparting quality education and is a pioneer institute in central India. Academic and Research programmes at VNIT are driven by group of excellent faculties, many of them are reputed for their research contributions. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs across all the disciplines of Science and Technology. The instutitute adorned with buetiful green campus of about 210 acres surrounded by Ambazari lake.

About the Chemistry Department

Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest departments in the Institute. In 2012, two years M.Sc. Programme in Chemistry has been started. Department has highly qualified faculty members who are actively engaged in R&D work in different areas of science and technology. Faculty members of the Department have been awarded various research fellowships. Participation in national and international conferences and publishing research work in various reputed journals are the regular activities of the Department. Many R&D projects are funded by different funding agencies viz. DST, MHRD, UGC, BRNS, CSIR etc. have been completed by the department and some are under way. The department has grabbed DST-FIST project. The Department is also involved in Continuing Education programmes such as STTP courses, Seminars and conferences. Department has well equipped laboratories with modern instrumental facilities.

About Nagpur

Nagpur is known as tiger capital of India and is a geographical center of the country. It is also a winter capital of state of Maharashtra, a sprawling metropolis, and the 13th largest city of the India. Nagpur is also famous for orange production and kown as "Orange city".

Few Visiting Places nearby Nagpur

  • Zero Mile (Geographic Center of India)

  • Tadoba Tiger Reserve (Chandrapur)

  • Navegaon Bird Sanctuary (Nagpur)

  • Boar Tiger Reserve (Nagpur)

  • Dikshabhoomi (Nagpur)

  • Pench Tiger Reserve

  • Ramtek Fort Temple


Abstract Submission
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  • Nanomaterials for Energy & Environment

  • Nanotechnology & Environmental benefits

  • Carbon based Nanomaterials

  • Green catalysis and processes

  • Renewable energy

  • CO2 capture & conversion

  • Flow Chemistry

  • Heterogeneous catalysis

  • Photocatalysis

  • Water splitting

  • Sustainable Synthesis

  • Solar cells

  • Biomass valorization

  • Hydrogen production and storage

  • Biomimetic/Biocatalysis

  • Invited Speakers
    Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai

    Director, CSIR-CERI,

    Prof. G.U. Kulkarni

    JNCASR Bangalore

    Prof. Satish Patil

    IISC Bangalore

    Prof. Victorio Cadierno

    University of Oviedo,
    Oviedo, Spain

    Prof. Sanjay Mathur

    Director, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany

    Prof. Hua Tan

    Guangdong University,

    Prof. Swadhin Mandal

    IISER Kolkata

    Prof. Valerio D'Elia

    Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand

    Prof. Sebastian Peter

    JNCASR Bangalore

    Mr. Noel Correia

    Manager (India, Middle East, North Africa)
    Bruker India

    Prof. M. B. Gawande

    RCATM Olomouc, Czech Republic

    Prof. Santhosh Kumar Padhi

    University of Hyderabad

    Prof. V. Polshettiwar

    TIFR Mumbai

    Registration fee (Including 18% GST)

    Delegate Category
    Regular Registrations
    Spot Registration*
    Faculty Members
    Research Scholar
    Industrial Delegates
    Foreign Delegates
    USD 200
    USD 300

    *Limited registrations will be allowed on first come first basis.


    On paid basis single occupancy accommodation is available in guest house/ hostel of the institute. Participant can book it in advance, before 31st December 2018

    Guidlines For Poster Presentation

    Kindly find the attachment for poster presentation.

    Awards and Prizes

    The prizes will be awarded to outstanding posters. Conference proceeding will be published in SCI/ Scopus Indexed Journal.

    Payment Mode

    Participants are requested to pay the registration fee through the online SBI collect option (Maharashtra->Educational Institutions-> Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology->Conference on Energy and Environmental Challanges . After successful payment, please fill this mandatory on-line registration form. It is mandatory to provide e-mail ID and transaction details along within the registration details. Avoid multiple payments for single category
    OR You can also pay registration fee by account transfer or NEFT (Account details given below),

    Account Holder: Director VNIT
    SBI Account Number: 10259420288
    IFSC Code: SBIN0006702
    Branch: VRCE, Nagpur.

    Kindly send the transaction receipt on :


    On paid basis single occupancy accommodation is available in guest house/ hostel of the institute. Participant can book it in advance, before 31st December 2018 by sending request mail on email.ID Good hotels are available nearby VNIT campus, you can directly book your accommodation as per your requirement.

    Accommodation details - click here
    Chief Patron

    Prof. Pramod M. Padole
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India


    • Prof. V. B. Borghate
    • Prof. S. B. Thombre
    • Prof. D. R. Peshwe
    • Prof. B. S. Umare
    • Prof. G. P. Singh
    • Prof. S. S. Umare

    • Conference Chair
    • Dr. Atul V. Wankhade
    • VNIT Nagpur
    • Conference Co-Chair
    • Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar TIFR Mumbai
    • Dr. Umesh R. Pratap VNIT Nagpur
    • Organizing Secretary
    • Dr. Sangesh P. Zodape
    • VNIT Nagpur

    Departmental Committee

    • Prof. J. D. Ekhe
    • Dr. Chayan Das
    • Dr. Sorokhaibam Laxmi Gayatri
    • Dr. Anupama Kumar
    • Dr. Ramani Motghare
    • Dr. Abhishekh Banerjee
    • Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh
    • Dr. S. K. Nayak
    • Dr. Sandipan Halder

    Managing Committee

    • Mr. Swapnil K. Warkhade
    • Dr. Doyel Bhattacharya
    • Ms. Saroj Sahare
    • Mr. Keshav Bairagi
    • Mr. Kapil Ingle
    • Mr. Aniket Madankar
    • Ms. Sneha Wankar
    • Mr. Kamlesh Goyre
    • Mr. Rakesh Chillawar
    • Mr. Dayaram Sarve
    • Mr. Dinesh Kawadkar
    • Ms. Prerna Khagar
    • Ms. Vandana Shende
    • Ms. Shilpa Dani
    • Mr. Kapil Ganorkar
    • Ms. Mary R. Louis
    • Mr. Soham Mukherjee
    • Ms. Yesleen Gupta
    • Mrs. Dipali Rahangadale
    • Ms. Shilpa Roy
    • Mr. Prabhakar Shrivas
    • Ms. Ranjita Das
    • Mr. Vidyasagar Devtale
    • Mr. Devendra Thakre
    • Mr. Shubham Ambilkar
    • Mr. Ashok Shende
    • Mr. Zaki Zaidi
    • Ms. Smruti Gupta
    • Ms. Surbhi Raut

    Advisory Committee
    • Prof. V. K. Deshpande (VNIT Nagpur)
    • Prof. B. R. Sankapal (VNIT Nagpur)
    • Prof. N. S. Gajbhiye (IIT Kanpur)
    • Prof. R. A. Mane (Dr. BAM Uni. Aurangabad)
    • Dr. B. Shreedhar (IICT Hyderabad)
    • Dr. N. Labhsetwar (NEERI, Nagpur)
    • Dr. A. V. Maldhure (NEERI, Nagpur)
    • Dr. H. M. Meshram (ICT Hyderabad)
    • Dr. S. P. Gokhale (NCL Pune)
    • Dr. Rajeshwar Rao (NIT Warangal)
    • Prof. P. R. Bhagat (VIT Vellore)
    • Prof. S. S. Zade (IISER Kolkata)
    • Prof. R. S. Gedam (VNIT Nagpur)
    • Prof. A. S. Aswar (Amravati Uni. Amravati)
    • Dr. D. M Raut (Mylan Pharma)
    • Dr. G. B. Kasawar (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories)
    • Prof. G. S. Natrajan (Ex. Director LIT Nagpur)
    • Prof. M. K. Yenki (Ex. Pro-VC RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. H. D. Juneja (RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. L. J. Paliwal (RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. B. N. Berad (RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. N. T. Khati (RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. S. J. Dhoble (RTM Nag. University)
    • Prof. K. P. Kariya (VMV, Nagpur)


    Local Organizing Committee
    • Prof. N. N. Karade
    • Prof. R. M. Jugade
    • Prof. M. R. Lanjewar
    • Prof. P. S. Agrawal
    • Prof. J. S. Meshram
    • Dr. K. G. Rewatkar
    • Dr. M. G. Dhonde
    • Dr. S. R. Thakare
    • Dr. C. S. Bhaskar
    • Dr. R. U. Khope
    • Dr. V. M. Tangade
    • Dr. P. G. Tekade
    • Dr. J. K. Gunjate
    • Dr. M. V. Borkar
    • Dr. N. Kongre
    • Dr. D. B. Patil
    • Dr. A. S. Mahakalakar
    • Dr. S. R. Haldar
    • Dr. H. N. Chopde
    • Dr. S. S. Sonawane
    • Dr. S. A. Mandavgana
    • Dr. K. L. Wasewar
    • Dr. P. U. Meshram
    • Dr. G. A. Wankhade
    • Dr. V. V. Hiwase
    • Dr. P. B. Thakare
    • Dr. Idrees Siddique
    • Dr. M. S. Wagh
    • Dr. M. Karmakar
    • Dr. V. M. Shivankar
    • Dr. R. N. Deshmukh
    • Dr. P. N. Tatode
    • Dr. S. S. Rahangadale
    • Dr. R. R. Shrivastav
    • Dr. R. D. Raut
    • Dr. D. M. Chafle
    • Dr. H. N. Karade
    • Dr. V. N. Bhusari
    • Dr. D. Y. Panhekar
    • Dr. D. M. Borikar
    • Dr. A. V. Bharti
    • Dr. A. N. Gupta
    • Dr. M. B. Thakare
    • Prof. W. B. Gurnule
    • Dr. C. B. Meshram
    • Dr. R. G. Chaudhary
    • Prof. R. S. Dhiran
    • Dr. A. R. Choudhari
    • Dr. A. B. Bhake
    • Dr. P. T. Kosankar
    • Dr. D. P. Chaudhri
    • Dr. A. P. Fartode
    • Dr. D. B. Rana
    • Dr. S. K. Prajapti
    • Dr. Bharti Fate
    • Dr. Kavita Gour
    • Dr. R. B. Lanjewar
    • Dr. G. S. Gaikawad
    • Dr. T. K. Khan
    • Dr. J. N. Takare
    • Dr. M. P. Joshi
    • Dr. P. U. Waghe
    • Dr. Sunita Rao
    • Dr. C. S. Burande
    • Dr. C. B. Talwatkar
    • Dr. S. M. Gadegone
    • Dr. Shruti Patle
    • Dr. R. D. Utane
    • Dr. V. P. Meshram



    Dr. Atul V. Wankhade

    Conference Chair
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    Dr. Umesh R. Pratap

    Conference Co-Chair
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    Dr. Sangesh P. Zodape

    Organizing Secretary
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