Details of workshop

    Title: Chemistry Lab Workshop: Workshop in theoretical chemistry

Duration: 6 Days
Intended audience:

M.Sc. (year 1, 2)


In this workshop we will demonstrate the usefulness of some softwares to interpret the experimental observations. The workshop will encourage participants to use computational methods to understand the process in more detail. We will discuss our research experience with molecular modeling and show you that some modeling are easy to understand. In a unique fashion, the participants will explore a problem experimentally followed by its theoretical method, to gain a wider perspective of the two fields.

Trainer Profile:

Neeraja Dashaputre completed her undergraduate studies in chemical technology from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. After which, she obtained a doctoral degree in organic chemistry at University of Maryland, USA. She worked as a faculty at Claremont University post her doctoral studies. She joined IISER Pune in July 2016 and is currently Assistant Professor. Her research interests are in pedagogy development for teaching chemistry. She has over five years of teaching experience in India, and USA.

Reman Kumar Singh did his B. Sc from Banaras Hindu University,Varansi in 2010. Then after M.Sc. in Chemistry from the same university. He then joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune as a Ph.D. student in chemical sciences. He completed his Ph.D. from chemistry department of IISER Pune in 2018 under the supervision of Professor. Arnab Mukherjee. He then joined Dr. Amrita Hazara, IISER Pune, as a senior research fellow. He has worked on the computational biophysics area such as stability of protein in different environment, Protein-DNA interrelation, etc.He has over seven years of research experience at IISER Pune.

Subrahmanyam Sappati was born in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. He did his schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Vennelavalasa, Srikakulam. He studied his B. Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) (2006-2009) course at Andhra University, India. Subsequently, he obtained an M. Sc. in Chemistry (2009-2011) from University of Hyderabad (UoH), India. Then one-year project assistant at ACRHEM, UoH, under the supervision of Prof. Susanta Mahapatra and Prof. M. Durga Prasad. He did his Ph. D (August 2012 - May 2019) at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India under the supervision of Dr. Prasenjit Ghosh in the area of computational chemistry. He was a short term visitor of The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy (2014, 2017, 2018) for his collaborative works under the supervision of Dr. Ralph Gebauer and Dr. Ali Hassanali. Since , March 2019, he has been working as Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India under the guidance of Dr. R. S. Swathi.