Each year on May 11, India observes National Technology Day to commemorate India's achievements and advancement in science and technology. To celebrate, ACS Publications presents exclusive interviews, research collections, and more highlighting India's tremendous impact in chemistry and beyond.

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Each year on May 11 India celebrates National Technology Day to commemorate India's achievements and advancement in science and technology. The idea is to spread awareness about the importance of technology in our daily lives and encourage the spirit of innovation. As a result of National Technology Day, Indian technology has evolved significantly.

Today, India is a leading player in the global scientific & technological community, with a strong tradition of research in fields such as engineering, health care, space technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and information technology (IT).

Let us celebrate the achievements of remarkable scientists, engineers and countless others who are making a difference in the world of science and technology with exclusive interviews from leaders in the field and collections of recent, noteworthy research from Indian authors.

Perspectives from Innovators in India

In these short interviews, researchers and educators talk about the various aspects of dynamic research and technological impact in the country. These interviews help foster greater communication among the scientific community.

Professor T. Govindaraju

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Prof. T. Govindaraju

T. Govindaraju is a professor at the Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory in the New Chemistry Unit and serves as Chair of the Education Technology Unit at JNCASR in Bengaluru, India. He received MSc from Bangalore University and Ph.D. from the National Chemical Laboratory and University of Pune, Pune. He then pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany. Prof. Govindaraju’s research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and biomaterials science with focus on solving challenging problems related to human health and society. He has over 150 papers, 35 patents, and four books to his credit. He has received numerous awards and honors. He is the founder of VNIR Biotechnologies Pvt. Ltd. His group has developed a diagnostic platform and discovered a novel drug candidate with potential for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Govindaraju is deeply passionate about science education and actively participates in delivering popular science talks, demonstrations, and organizing programs for school children and teachers.

Professor C. Subramaniam

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Prof. C. Subramaniam

C. Subramaniam is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His doctoral thesis, from IIT Madras, dealt with correlating the electrical transport properties and vibrational signatures of one-dimensional materials such as carbon nanotubes. The subsequent postdoctoral stint at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan dealt with the development of functional nanocomposites for applications in semiconductor industries. Currently, his research activities focus on application-oriented fundamental research to understand photon-phonon energy conversion pathways and thereby develop innovative materials for solar-thermal conversion, development of electrochemical energy storage systems and sensors for wearable electronics, with special emphasis on developing operando techniques for experimental understanding of heterogeneous electrified interfaces related to energy conversion, harvesting, and storage.

Browse 10 Recent, Noteworthy Articles Published in ACS Journals

High-Performance Kinetic Hydrate Inhibition with Poly(N-isopropyl methacrylamide) and Triisopentylamine Oxide─Surprising Concentration-Dependent Results
Radhakanta Ghosh, Janronel Pomicpic, and Malcolm A. Kelland*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.2c03963

Climate Informed Engineering: An Essential Pillar of Industry 4.0 Transformation
Nima Shokri*, Bjorn Stevens, Kaveh Madani, Jürgen Grabe, Michael Schlüter, and Irina Smirnova
DOI: 10.1021/acsengineeringau.2c00037

A Review on the Challenges and Choices for Food Waste Valorization: Environmental and Economic Impacts
Poritosh Roy, Amar K. Mohanty*, Phil Dick, and Manjusri Misra*
DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.2c00050

Landfill Codisposal of On-Site Vegetation and Coal Combustion Residuals: Implications for Gas Management
Florentino De la Cruz*, Melissa Setz, Morton Barlaz, and Jesse Varsho
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.2c00332

Improved Homogeneous–Heterogeneous Kinetic Mechanism Using a Langmuir–Hinshelwood-Based Microkinetic Model for High-Pressure Oxidative Coupling of Methane
Yuhang Yu, Sean-Thomas B. Lundin, Keisuke Obata, S. Mani Sarathy, and Kazuhiro Takanabe*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.2c04678

A Review of Molecular Models for Gas Adsorption in Shale Nanopores and Experimental Characterization of Shale Properties
Yufan Zhang, Dexiang Li*, Gongming Xin, and Shaoran Ren
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.3c01036

Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of Mechanisms of Enhanced Oil Recovery via Nanoparticle-Surfactant Solutions
Nurudeen Yekeen, Ali Masoud Ali Elakkari, Javed Akbar Khan, Muhammad Ali*, Ahmed Al-Yaseri, and Hussein Hoteit
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.3c00136

Graphene Coating of Nafion Membranes for Enhanced Fuel Cell Performance
Jasper Ruhkopf, Ulrich Plachetka, Michael Moeller, Oliver Pasdag, Ivan Radev, Volker Peinecke, Marco Hepp, Christian Wiktor, Martin R. Lohe, Xinliang Feng, Benjamin Butz, and Max C. Lemme*
DOI: 10.1021/acsaenm.2c00234

A Systematic Methodology for the Synthesis of Advanced Reactive Distillation Technologies
Isabel Pazmiño-Mayorga*, Megan Jobson, and Anton A. Kiss*
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.2c04540

Microalgae Can Promote Nitrification in Poultry-Processing Wastewater in the Presence and Absence of Antimicrobial Agents
Qichen Wang, Elizabeth Childree, Justin Box, Melissa López-Vela, Dillon Sprague, Jessa Cherones, and Brendan T. Higgins*
DOI: 10.1021/acsestengg.2c00360

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