Popular Science Lecture Series

Dr. Sanjay Gupta at SIES College, Sion

Dr. Sanjay Gupta at SIES College, Sion

Dr. Bobby George at SIES College, Sion

Ms. Kavita Dixit at Fr. Agnel’s
Institute of Technology, Vashi

Dr. Chandra Viswanathan at
Ramnarain Ruia College

Dr. Rohini Karandikar Jawaharlal Nehru College of Arts, commerce, Science, Wadi, Nagpur

Dr. Santoshi Prabhu at VES College, Chembur

Inauguration of the Lectures on “Characterization of Nano Materials”. Bengaluru Branch 28th December, 2018.
 

Dr. Nafisa Balasinor
at St. Xavier’s College

Dr. R. K. Vatsa at G. N. Khalsa College

Dr. Nandita Madhavan at
SIES College, Sion

Mr. Jagdeesh Chaudhari
at IWSA

Dr. M. V. Kamath at KBP

Mr. Mahesh Kshirsagar at VES Institute of Technology

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IWSA has been conducting several programs in different schools and colleges for the last four decades.  Since 2012, Popular science lectures are organised under the title of “Popular Science Lecture Series” supported by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Dept of Atomic Energy, in different colleges of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and in IWSA branches for students at post-graduate and graduate levels.

The program is intended to motivate and inspire students about cutting edge sciences and exposé them to the excellent work being done by Indian Scientists, in particular women. Lectures conducted during 2017-to date are given below.


DateSpeaker and InstitutionTitle of LectureInstitution where the lecture was given
29th Sept., 2020Ms. Vijaya Chakravarty
NUTRITION IN THE GARDENSt.Xaviers’College, Mumbai
24th Sept., 2020Dr. Neelam Shirsat, Former Senior Scientist, Cancer Research Inst. ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar"Cancer Genomics translates basic research into clinical practice"St.Xaviers’College, Mumbai
12th Sept., 2020Dr. Anuj Tripathi (NABTD,BARC,
Mumbai)
"Porous bio materials in biomedical and biotechnological application"Department of Botany Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Matunga (E), Mumbai.
10th Sept., 2020Mr. Alhad Apte, Ex-Chairman, NTRO, Prime Minister's Office. "Importance Of Quality Of Service In Networks"K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Sion, Mumbai.
5th Sept., 2020Mr. Makarand Apte, Solidworks AI Development Director. "Diverse Applications of AI in core Engg."Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani
24th August, 2020Dr. G. P. Kothiyal, Former Head,
Glass and Advanced Ceramics division of BARC
"Glass in Every Walk of Life: A Versatile Functional &
Structural Material"
N.E.S Ratnam College of Arts, Sci. & Comm,
Bhandup,(W),Mumbai
5th August, 2020Prof. Suvarna Kulkarni, Dept. of Chemistry, IITB“Inside NMR Spectroscopy”SIES, Sion, Mumbai
10th July, 2020Prof. Deepa Venkitesh,
Dept. of Electrical Engg. IITM
“Introduction to optical coherent communication”K.J. Somaiya, Sion, Mumbai
February, 29th 2020Prof. Sanjay Wategaonkar, Senior Professor, Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai"Infrared Spectroscopy"Dept. of Chemistry, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion
February, 28th 2020Dr Prathiba Ranganathan, Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore"Cancer genes: From biology to therapy"BMS College of Engineering and Biotechnology, Bengaluru
February, 18th 2020Dr. S. K. Sahu, Scientific Officer, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Division, BARC Mumbai"Radioactivity in the Environment "SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
February, 17th 2020Dr. Sharda Sawant, Scientific Officer ‘F’, Officer-In-Charge, Electron Microscopy Facility Tata Memorial Centre, ACTREC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai"Transmission Electron Microscopy For Applications in Biology"Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
February, 11th 2020Dr. Arvind Ingle, Scientific Officer ‘G’ and Officer-in-Charge of Laboratory Animal Facility, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai"Animals for Biomedical Research”SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai
February, 5th 2020Mr. Kamlesh Mhashilkar, Head, Data and Analytics Practice, Analytics and Insights Unit, Tata Consultancy Services"Artificial Intelligence and Industry Applications"Vivekananda Education Society’s Institute of Technology, Chembur, Mumbai
February, 1st 2020Dr. Sangeeta, Senior Scientist, Physics Group,
BARC, Mumbai
"World of Sensors"Vivekanada Education Society’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Chembur
February, 1st 2020Dr. Sudhir Singh, Scientific Officer, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division, BARC"Metabolic Engineering in Medicinal Plants"Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai
January, 24th 2020Dr. (Smt.) Gouri Pandit, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai"Air Quality Assessment for Sustainable Environmental Management"Dept. of Chemistry, Kishinchand Chellaram College, Churchgate, Mumbai
January, 17th 2020Dr. Debjani Paul, Associate Professor, IITB, Biosciences and Bioengineering Dept. Mumbai"Microfluidic devices for Health care"Dept. of Microbiology, Kishinchand Chellaram College, Churchgate, Mumbai
December, 17th 2019R.P. Singh, Scientist, SASMIRA, Worli, Mumbai" Climate Smart Agro-textiles”PG Department of Textile Science & Apparel Design, SNDT Women's University, Juhu, Santacruz)W), Mumbai
December, 6th 2019Dr. Chitra Seetharam Misra
Scientific Officer
Gene Technology Section,
Molecular Biology Division, BARC
"Genome editing”School of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Dr. D. Y. Patil University
Sector 15, Plot 50, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
December 4th 2019Dr. Saji George, Distinguished Scientist and National Chair, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram and CEO, Bionest, Kakkanad, Cochin"Bench to Bedside, a pharmaceutical perspective"Bioscience Department, UC, College Aluva, Cochin
October, 12 th 2019Dr. Sharmistha Dutta Choudhury
Radiation & Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
"Understanding Molecular Spectroscopy: From Fundamentals
to Applications”
Juhu Jagruti Hall, 1
st Floor, Mithibai College Building,
Vile Parle (W), Mumbai
October, 5 th 2019Ms. Kavita Dixit,
Senior Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Safety Council,
BARC, Trombay
"Use of electron accelerators for everyday life”Fr. Rodriques Institute of Technology,
Sector 9A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
September, 20 th 2019Dr. C. Subramaniam
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076
"Nanotechnology: where small is exciting"Maharshi Dayanand College Parel, Mumbai
September, 14 th 2019Dr. A.K. Tyagi
Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumba
"Evolution of Materials and its Impact on Human Lives"
Khalsa College,
Matunga, Mumbai
September 3rd 2019Dr. Varsha Sridhar, Director and Co-founder, Molecular Solutions Care Health LLP, Bengaluru"Clinical and Translational Networks for Impactful Innovation"Indian Academy Degree College Autonomous, Bengaluru
August, 31st 2019Dr. Santoshi R Prabhu, MBBS, MD, DGO, FICOG
Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital, Mumbai
"Awareness and Management of
Gynaecological Disorders"
Vivekanand Education Society’s
College of Arts, Science and Commerce
August 28th 2019Ms. Shreeja Nambiar, an Independent IT Consultant, Science Education Advisor"E-waste management"D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai
August 26th 2019Dr. K. Prabakar, Scientific Officer (F) & Asst. Prof. in Physics (HBNI,Mumbai), Surface and Nanoscience Division, Materials Science Group (MSG), IGCAR,Kalpakkam,"How to weight a virus"Rajeswari Vedachalam Government Arts College, Chengalpattu
August, 13th 2019Dr. Rohini Karandikar, HBCSE, TIFR "Developing Scientific temper- busting Superstitions"Jawaharlal Nehru College of Arts, Commerce, Science, Wadi, Nagpur
August, 13th 2019Dr. Manoj
Mahimkar, ACTREC,Tata Memorial Centre,
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
"Genomic Landscapes of Tumors"Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
August, 3 rd 2019Dr. Shobhona Sharma, INSA, Honorary Scientist, Institute of Technology, Mumbai, & Former, Chairperson, Division of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai“ Man, mosquito and malarial parasite: Who is ahead?"Jai Hind
College, Churchgate, Mumbai
July, 27 th 2019Mr. Mahesh Kshirsagar,
Tata Consultancy Services
"AI - What future holds for India?"VES Inst of Technology, Chembur
July, 20 th 2019Dr.
Radha Jayaram, Inst. Of Chemical Technology
“ Role of Catalysis in the ‘Green Chemistry’Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
July 19th 2019Mr. C. S. Pradeep Kumar, CEO, Biostarts Ventures, Kolkatta, Sustainability Advisor & Indian Partner, BIOSFERA FOUNDATION"Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Environmental Management and Bioengineering Solutions"U.C. College, Aluva, Cochin
July, 13 th 2019Dr. M. V. Kamath,
Reliance Life Sciences
“Overview of Plasma Fractionation”KBP College.
June, 21st 2019Dr. P. Vineetha, Head, Pedeatrics, DAE Hospitals, Kalpakkam"Developmental changes during adolescence"Govt. Adi Dravida Welfare High School at Nerumbur and Govt. Higher Secondary School at Pandur near Kalpakkam
June, 7th 2019Mr. Jagdish Chaudhari, Lead Special Initiatives, Tata Consultancy Services"Affordable Agriculture"IWSA HQ, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
April, 16 th 2019Dr. Nandita Madhavan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of
Technology, Bombay
“Chromatography and Its Applications”SIES College, Sion, Mumbai
March, 28 th 2019Dr. R. K. Vatsa, Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre“Mass spectrometry: Fundamentals,
Instrumentation and Structure Determination”
Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science
and Commerce, Matunga, Mumbai
February, 28 th 2019Dr. Bakhtaver Mahajan, Trustee, IWSA Board of Trustees“Research
Methodology”
SIES College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
February, 20 th 2019Dr. Bobby George, Vice President & Head, Regulatory Affairs, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt.
Ltd. (RLS)
“Regulatory requirements and inherent risks &
challenges in developing Biologicals”
SIES College, Sion, Mumbai
February, 11 th 2019Dr. Nafisa Balasinor, Sr. Dy. Director, from ICMR-National Institute for Research in
Reproductive Health
Gene ImprintingSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
February, 5 th 2019Dr.Sanjay Gupta, Senior Scientist from Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and
Education in Cancer
EpigeneticsSIES College, Sion
December, 12 th 2018Dr. Chandra Viswanathan,
Consultant, Reelabs, Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai
Stem Cell Medicine – It’s going to work Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
August 11, 20181. "Overview of Laser Based instrumentation and special properties of Lasers "

2. "Photodetectors and optics for laser based instrumentation"

3. "Laser Based instruments for surface roughness measurement, flow visualization, and interferometric measurement"
1. Shri. A. S. Rawat

2. Shri. Nitin O. Kawade

3.Shri. A. S. Rawat

Laser & Plasma Technology Division, BARC, Mumbai
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
August 11, 2018"Food Adulteration and Detection "Dr. Ajit Datar [Advisor, Shimadzu Analytical India Pvt. Ltd.]Ground Floor Hall, Sophia College for Women Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400 026
August 8, 20181. Inside NMR Spectroscopy"

2."Role of Metalloezymes in Disease"
1.Prof. Suvarn Kulkarni
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076

2. Prof. Ruchi Anand
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
Seminar Hall, Ground Floor, Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Matunga, Mumbai-400 019
July 14, 20181." CRISPR – CAS Gene Editing: Biomedical Applications"

2."Clinical Application of Stem Cell Therapy"

3."Porous Biomaterials for Biomedical and Bioengineering Applications"

4."Genetics of Hematological Disorders and its Treatment"

1. Dr. Devashish Rath (MBD, BARC, Mumbai)

2.Dr. Prathibha Shetty (Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai.)

3.Dr. Anuj Tripathi (NABTD, BARC, Mumbai)

4.Dr. Anita Nadkarni Dy. Director, National Institute of Immunohematology (ICMR), Parel, Mumbai)
Assembly Hall, First Floor, XIMR St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), 5 - Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400001.
July 13, 2018"Rainwater Conservation: Case Studies"Mr Ulhas Paranjpe Trustee, Jalvardhini Prathishthan, MumbaiGround floor Seminar Hall. Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture CBD, Sector 7, Belpada Complex, Opp. Kharghar Railway Station-400614.
June 15, 2018"SCULPTING LIGHT"Dr. Ajith Kumar Light Logics, TrivandrumPhysics Department, Ramnarain Ruia College
May 15, 2018“Life in the Universe”Dr. Sujata Deshpande Asst. Professor, Dept. of Zoology St. Xavier’s College, MumbaiIWSA’s ICICI Multipurpose Hall, Sector 10A, adjacent to Balaji Temple,Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703
May 9, 2018“Introduction to Machine Learning for Biologists”Konrad Forstner, PhD Head, Core Unit Systems Medicine Institute for Molecular & Infectious Biology Wurzburg, GermanySeminar Hall (6th Floor), Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering Bhakti Vedant Swami Marg,Near Cooper Hospital, JVPD Scheme,Vile Parle (West), Mumbai.
April 7, 2018"Coastal Zone of India and its Management”



“Environmental Modeling: A Tool for Environmental Impact Assessment”
Dr. Mahesh Zingde (An independent environmental consultant to industries and a NABET accredited EIA Coordinator)

Dr. Faby Sunny (Senior Scientific Officer, BARC, Mumbai)
SIES Indian Institute of Environment Management (Sector V, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706)
March 17, 20181. “Introduction to Glass and Glass-Ceramics – a Special Category of Technological Materials"

2.Radioanalytical Methods
1. Dr. Madhumita Goswami Glass & Advanced Materials Division Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

2. Dr. A.V.R. Reddy Formerly Head, Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Seminar Hall, Ground Floor Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Matunga, Mumbai-400 019
March 6, 2018“Particle Accelerators: Rise of the Machines”Dr. Srinivas Krishnagopal, BARC, MumbaiK. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mumbai 400 077
March 5, 2018“Adult Neurogenesis and its Relevance in Basic and Clinical Neurobiology”Dr. Bhaskar Saha, St. Xaviers’ College, MumbaiWilson College auditorium, Chowpatty Seaface Road, Mumbai – 400 007
Feb.,24, 2018"CRISPR: A revolutionary tool for biomedical and biotechnology applications "

"Advanced Magnetic Materials: Basic Properties and Practical Applications”
1) Dr. Devashish Rath Senior Scientist, BARC, Mumbai


2)Dr. S. M. Yusuf, FASc, FNASc, FMASc Head, Solid State Physics Division, BARC, Mumbai
Lecture Room G-12 (Ground Floor) Ramnarain Ruia College, Lakhamsi Napoo Rd, Matunga C. Rly., Mumbai
Feb.,19, 2018“Nanocatalytic Solutions for Climate Change ”




"Towards in vivo Cancer Therapy through Nanohybrids"
1) Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar Nanocatalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

2) Dr. Dhirendra Bahadur Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Juhu Jagruti Hall, 1st Floor, Mithibai College Building, V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400056
Feb.,16, 2018“Renewable Carbon Engineering: Role of Chemical and Biological Sciences”Prof. Arvind M. Lali Professor of Chemical Engineering, Head, DBT-ICT Centre for Energy BiosciencesSCAVI Auditorium, 2 nd Floor, St Xaviers College, 5-Mahapalika Marg, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001
Feb.,14, 2018"Gene Therapy and Genome Editing”Dr. Rita Mulherkar Former Professor & Principal Investigator, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer Kharghar, Navi MumbaiMultimedia Room, Ground Floor SIES College, Sion (W), Mumbai
Feb.,10, 2018“Radiation for food security and safety”Dr. Archana Joshi, Saha Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division BARC, MumbaiSeminar Hall, 4th floor, Kishinchand Chellaram College, 124, Din Shaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Feb., 3, 2018Dr. Sharmila Banarjee Head, Radiation Medicine Centre, BARC, Mumbai“Nuclear Medicine in Human Healthcare”Sophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
Feb., 1, 2018Dr. Kakoli Bose Principal Investigator, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer Kharghar, Navi Mumbai"NMR Spectroscopy: An Overview "Multimedia Room, Ground Floor SIES College, Sion (W), Mumbai
Jan.,24, 2018Prof. Kavi Arya, IIT-Bombay, Powai, Mumbai"Who took my Job and what can I do about it? "Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai
Jan.,10, 2018Dr. Aparna Bhanushali Research Scientist & Sr. Manager R & D, SRL Limited, Goregaon, Mumbai"Molecular Diagnostics"Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Dec.,13, 2017"Human Genome Project:Applications in medicine"Dr Rita Mulherkhar, Former Senior, Scientist, ACTRECRamnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai.
Dec.,12, 2017"Understanding the Molecular mechanisms of cancer prevention by dietary phytochemicals - Experimental models to clinical trials"Dr Girish Maru, Honarary Consultant, (ACTREC)Padmashree, DY Patil Univ Dept of Biotechnology, CBD, Belapur
Dec., 8, 2017"Is water the coal for future"Dr Shyamala Bharadwaj, IWSA, SecretarySophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
Dec., 2, 2017"Secondary metabolites and metabolic engineering of medicinal plants"Dr Sudhir Singh, NABTD, BARC, MumbaiVES college, Chembur, Mumbai
July 28, 2017"Analytical Instruments Touching your life"Dr G Ramakrishnan, President Chromatographic Society of IndiaSophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
June 10, 2017"Where From Do Innovative Ideas Come? "Ms. Nidhi Pant Co-Founder of Science for Society Pvt. Ltd. Winner of Best Sustainable Startup Award at Food+City 2017 at University of Texas Austin – International Supply Chain ChallengeKarmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

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