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Sir Charles Richard Arthur Catlow

FRS, FRSC, FInstP and Professor

Chemistry Department, University College London,

London, UK

Talk Topic: Simulation, Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron Scattering Studies of Catalytic Materials


Short Biodata

  • Since 2017 Co‐Chair, Inter‐Academy Partnership (IAP) for Policy

  • Since 2017 Vice‐President, European Academies Science Advice Council (EASAC)

  • Since 2016 Vice President, Royal Society, UK

  • 2016‐2021 Foreign Secretary, Royal Society, UK

  • 2007‐2014 Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, London

  • 2002 ‐ 2007 Head of Chemistry, University College London, London, UK

  • 1998 ‐ 2007 Director, Davy Faraday Laboratory, Royal Institution, London, UK

  • 1974 Ph.D. University of Oxford


Computational Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Catalysis, Crystallography

His research develops and applies computational modeling in conjunction with experiments as powerful and predictive tools in solid‐state and surface science. His work is also of direct relevance to areas of key societal and economic importance, including materials for renewable energy and environmentally friendly catalytic technologies, and has always had strong interactions with the industrial sector. Computational modelling of materials is now used widely and routinely in chemicals industry.

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Shivprasad Patil

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Talk Topic: Characterization of biomaterials using advanced AFM methods

Short Biodata

  • 2008 Assistant Professor, IISER Pune

  • 2005-2007 Post-doctoral Fellow at IMM, CSIC Madrid, Spain

  • 2003-2005 Post-doctoral Fellow at Wayne State University, USA

  • 2003 Ph.D. University of Pune


Atomic force microscopy, Single Molecular Interactions

Summary: His research group at IISER Pune was started in 2008 with a philosophy of development of novel techniques to understand molecular-level processes in variety of areas. The group has developed novel instruments in the field of single molecule force spectroscopy and correlation spectroscopy.

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