S K Somaiya College kickstarts national seminar on simulations in polymers, materials & biomolecules

The primary objective of this prestigious meeting is to provide a dynamic platform for esteemed researchers and industry experts to present their cutting-edge research findings and engage in insightful discussions

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New Delhi: S K Somaiya College’s Department of Polymer Science is organizing a 3-day National Seminar & Discussion Meeting on the topic of Simulations in Polymers, Materials, and Biomolecules in Mumbai from June 22nd to June 24th, 2023.
The seminar specifically emphasizes the fields of polymer science, life sciences, and material sciences, showcasing the transformative potential of computational simulation techniques.
The primary objective of this prestigious meeting is to provide a dynamic platform for esteemed researchers and industry experts to present their cutting-edge research findings and engage in insightful discussions regarding the latest developments in computational simulation techniques. By fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, the event aims to accelerate scientific progress in these critical areas.
The symposium will feature several thematic sessions over the next two days, such as Simulations of Large Molecules and Polymers; Materials for Energy Transport; Density Functional Theory for Main Group Materials; Membrane-Protein Interactions; AI/ML Applications in Chemistry and Drug Designing; and Computational Biology and Diagnostics.
The seminar was graced by esteemed patrons on Day 1 who provided their valuable support and guidance. These distinguished individuals were Prof V N Rajashekharan Pillai, the Vice Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University who offered his invaluable insights and expertise to enrich the seminar, CA Monica Lodha, the Director of SKSC at Somaiya Vidyavihar University in Mumbai, played a vital role in ensuring the smooth organisation and execution of the event. Dr Mayur Yergeri, the Director of SIRAC at Somaiya Vidyavihar University in Mumbai, provided valuable guidance and support, contributing to the seminar’s success. Their presence and contributions elevated the seminar and made it a truly remarkable and memorable event.
The event will feature distinguished speakers who will share their expertise and insights with the attendees. Among them are Prof Shridhar R Gadre, an Honorary Distinguished Professor and INSA Senior Scientist from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Prof S Balasubramanian, a Professor at the Jawaharlal Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, will also grace the event with his presence. Joining them are Prof Sourav Pal, a Professor from Ashoka University in New Delhi, and Prof Swapan Pati, a Professor from the Jawaharlal Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru. These esteemed speakers will contribute to the engaging discussions and enrich the seminar with their profound knowledge and research accomplishments.
The seminar will also host a poster competition, with the Best Poster Awards sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Journal certificate awards will be presented to the best eight posters in categories such as Macromolecules, Biomacromolecules, ACS Polymers Au, ACS Omega, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Langmuir, and ACS Macro Letters.
Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University and Prof. Chemistry of Somaiya Vidyavihar & Somaiya Ayurvihar, said, “It brings me great satisfaction to observe the success of the inaugural day of the National Seminar & Discussion Meeting on Simulations in Polymers, Materials, and Biomolecules. This remarkable event united exceptional intellects from both academia and industry, cultivating enlightening discussions and propelling the field of computational simulations to new heights. The captivating presentations and sessions dedicated to sharing knowledge have undeniably enriched the scientific community, paving the way for groundbreaking research and fostering a culture of innovation.”
Monica Lodha, Director, S K Somaiya College at Somaiya Vidyavihar University, said, “The resounding success of the National Seminar & Discussion Meeting on Simulations in Polymers, Materials, and Biomolecules fills me with immense pride as I reflect upon the exceptional contributions made by our faculty, students, and esteemed guests. This event truly serves as a vibrant platform for the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of fruitful collaborations. The invaluable insights garnered from the engaging discussions and the presentation of cutting-edge research during the seminar are poised to profoundly influence the trajectory of computational simulations both within our institution and beyond. With great enthusiasm, we eagerly anticipate building upon this achievement as we embark on future endeavours.”
Prof. S. Sivaram, Dean of Science, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, said, “It was an honour to be part of the National Seminar & Discussion Meeting on Simulations in Polymers, Materials, and Biomolecules. This event showcased the immense potential of computational simulations in advancing scientific understanding and addressing complex challenges. The enthusiasm and expertise demonstrated by the participants were truly inspiring. I am confident that the knowledge gained, and connections established during this seminar will drive further breakthroughs in the field.”
The National Seminar & Discussion Meeting on Simulations in Polymers, Materials, and Biomolecules provides a valuable platform for the exchange of ideas, fostering collaborations, and advancing research in computational simulations across various scientific disciplines.