Swadin K Mandal

IISER, Mohanpur

Swadin K Mandal is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER, Mohanpur. Previously, he has served as an Associate Professor at IISER Kolkata (2013-2014) and as an Assistant Professor at II SER Kolkata (2007-2013). He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Gottingen (2006-2007). He specialises in organometallic chemistry and its application in catalysis, new drug development and material chemistry. He is a recipient of Honors from ACS (2014 and 2013) and the YIM Boston Young Scientist Award from YIM Boston at MIT, USA (2012). Elected as Fellow in 2021.

Swadin K Mandal

Session 1B - Symposium on "Catalysis for a sustainable society"

Catalysis for a sustainable society: A chemist's perspective

Sustainability is defined as development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. Catalytic methods are among the most valuable tools for sustainability. Today, chemical and associated industries are aiming to undergo a paradigm shift from traditional concepts by utilising alternative catalysts, avoiding toxic and hazardous materials, making atom-efficient processes to eliminate waste or transforming waste into wealth, adding value to greenhouse gases by converting them into fine chemicals and replacing fossil resources with renewable raw materials. Citing a few selected examples from recent literature on how catalysis can play key roles in building a sustainable society, the speaker's perspective as a chemist working in the area of catalysis will be brought out in this talk.

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