Meet the Experts, a two-day interactive meeting of members of CSIR Research Council for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry was organized at IIT Bhubaneswar on 26th and 27th February 2023 by Prof. Sujit Roy, Prof. of Chemistry at IIT Bhubaneswar. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Vinod. K Singh, IIT Kanpur, former Director of IISER Bhopal. The meeting was attended by Dr Vasundhara Singh, Prof of Chemistry at PEC as one of the experts along with other subject experts from IIT Kanpur, University of Pune, BITS Hyderabad, BHU Varanasi, IACS Kolkata, IISC Bangalore, NIPER Mohali etc.
The two-day meet was scheduled for the evaluation of Research Proposals, followed by the interaction of the research council members as subject experts with the Chemistry Faculty of IIT, KIT, Utkal University and other nearby Universities and colleges.
The interaction was for “How to write proposals and other issues related to CSIR Projects”.
Dr Vasundhara Singh, Professor of Chemistry and Dean at PEC, with expertise in the field of Organic Synthesis & Catalysis, was also a member of the meeting. Dr. Vasundhara has done Post doc from Stanford Research International(SRI), California, DAAD fellow at the University of Regensburg, Germany and a CNRS Visiting Scientist at the University of Rennes, France and is a recipient of the Career Award for Young Teachers (AICTE), New Delhi. Her areas of research interest are organic synthesis for drug development heterogeneous Catalysis for fine chemicals and biomass conversion photocatalysis for water treatment. She has several publications in high-impact journals, and patents and completed many funded projects from DST, CEFIPRA, CSIR and DRDO.