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
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.
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.
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".
Zero Mile (Geographic Center of India)
Tadoba Tiger Reserve (Chandrapur)
Navegaon Bird Sanctuary (Nagpur)
Boar Tiger Reserve (Nagpur)
Pench Tiger Reserve
Ramtek Fort Temple
Director, CSIR-CERI, Karaikudi
University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Director, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany
Guangdong University, China
Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand
RCATM Olomouc, Czech Republic
*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
The prizes will be awarded to outstanding posters
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Good hotels are available nearby VNIT campus, you can directly book your accommodation as per your requirement.
Prof. Pramod M. PadoleDirector Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India
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