In celebration of International Women's Day 2023, we bring to you a collection of interviews from women in India who serve as Editors and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of various ACS journals.

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March 8, 2023 is International Women’s Day—this year, we are reminded of the powerful words by the Ghanaian scholar Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey: "If you educate a woman, you educate a nation." History stands testament to the fact that women have gone from strength to strength, especially over the last few decades.

We are pleased to introduce three prolific women researchers in India who serve as Editors and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of various ACS journals, and who have made significant contributions to chemistry and allied sciences.

These influential women are just a few examples of the incredible talent and dedication that women bring to the field of research. They have not only made significant contributions to their respective fields but have also inspired countless others to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Let us celebrate the achievements of these remarkable women and countless others who are making a difference in the world of science. Let us also commit ourselves to creating a more equitable and inclusive world, where all women can thrive and succeed.

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Dr. Dipti Gupta
Associate Editor, ACS Applied Electronic Materials

Dr. Dipti Gupta works as an Associate Professor at Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS) Department, IIT Bombay, India. Her main research area is flexible electronics. She is also associated with the Tata Centre for Technology and Design, the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education, the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, and the Wadhwani Research Center for Bioengineering located at IIT Bombay.

Dr. Gupta currently serves as an Associate Editor at the journal ACS Applied Electronic Materials.

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Dr. Debashree Ghosh
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation and The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Dr. Debashree Ghosh is a physical chemist, trained in electronic structure theory. She is a Professor at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science [IACS] Kolkata. She works on developing computationally affordable quantum mechanical methods to understand light-matter interaction. Her love for programming and strongly correlated systems is well reflected in her research work.

Dr. Ghosh has a long-standing history with ACS as an author, reviewer, and reader. She is also part of the esteemed Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation and The Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Dr. Moumita Majumdar
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Dr. Moumita Majumdar
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Moumita Majumdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at the Indian Institute of Science Education Research (IISER) Pune, India. Her research interest is in Main Group Chemistry. Her research focusses on expanding the chemical functionalities of heavier Group 14 and 15 compounds for state-of-the-art applications in catalysis and energy-related materials.

She is one of the distinguished Editorial Advisory Board Members at the ACS journal Inorganic Chemistry.

Professor Ruchi Anand
Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Sensors (Video)

In this interview, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Editor-in-Chief Professor Erick Carreira speaks with Professor Ruchi Anand of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Professor Anand leads a research group working on structural insight into protein regulation, focusing on the origins of antibiotic resistance, understanding regulatory switches and biosensing applications. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Sensors.

Watch the video below to learn about Professor Anand’s career, the opportunities she has enjoyed and challenges she has faced, and her experience as a woman working in the scientific research community. Find out more about her research interests, who she considers to be her heroes and mentors in chemistry, and her advice for those starting out in their own research careers.

JACS in Conversation with Prof. Ruchi Anand

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