23rd National Symposium on Catalysis

Applied Catalysis in Emerging Technologies for Chemicals

January 17-19, 2018

Royal Orchid Yelhanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065

Welcome To CATSYMP23

Applied catalysis and technologies play a very important role in the well-being of humanity, be it for producing sustainable energy, driving towards a cleaner environment, manufacturing of low cost materials etc. Technologies developed through discoveries in catalysis make a huge impact on the world economy and on mankind. The basic inventions in the field of catalysis need to be bridged with process design and development, with a synergy between scientists, engineers, academia & industry.

In this backdrop, the symposium plans to bring together the researchers in academia and industry to cover the following broad spectrum of topics encompassing heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, organocatalysis and biocatalysis.

The symposium will include plenary / invited talks by eminent international speakers and highly acclaimed national speakers from industry, academia and research institutions. The symposium would like to give a great deal of importance to research students who will be given sufficient opportunity to present their research outcome through Oral/Poster presentations. It is proposed to have three parallel sessions on various topics mentioned.

This symposium aims for disseminating knowledge on the recent discoveries in the field of catalysis encompassing energy, environment and chemicals. There will be an exclusive timing earmarked for Poster session, in order to have thoughtful scientific interactions. The detailed schedule will be made available soon on the new symposium website.

It is also planned to have a Panel Discussion to discuss new challenges and opportunities where catalysis can play a role, as well as to initiate collaborations among institutes/industries.

Catalysis Society of India

The Catalysis Society of India (CSI) was formally founded in March 1973 at Varanasi with Prof. S.K. Bhattacharyya as the president and Prof. J.C. Kuriacose as the secretary. The main mandates of the CSI are to encourage catalysis research in India, to organize professional meetings between researchers, to enhance mutual interactions and to encourage cooperation between industry and academia. The growth of the membership of the CSI is a measure of the growth of catalysis research activity in the country. The present membership of the society is more than 750 compared to 75 in 1974. At the time of the founding of the CSI, the major centers of research in catalysis were just a handful, the IITs (Madras and Kharagpur), PDIL (Sindhri), IIP (Dehradun) and IPCL/RIL (Vadodara). Catalysis research activity has spread to many more organizations during the past 42 years. During the last three decades, the catalysis community in India has made significant strides both in applied and fundamental research. Many catalysts and processes has been developed and commercialized, notably by IIP, PDIL, IPCL/RIL, NCL, IICT and ACC in petroleum refining, petrochemicals manufacture, fertilizers production and fine chemicals syntheses. In basic research also, members of the CSI have made significant discoveries in catalysis, resulting in publications in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, Angew Chem and JACS.

CSI-Bengaluru chapter was established in 2016 by eminent catalysis scientists from various research organizations in Bengaluru like Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, SABIC, SHELL, HPCL, JNCASR, St. Joseph College, IISc and Jain University. The Society is actively working on promoting research in the area of catalysis and bringing together researchers from academia and industry on one platform in Bengaluru by conducting conferences, meetings, workshops, invited talks etc.


Following areas will be covered in CATSYMP23:

  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Catalysis for energy and fuels
  • Catalysis for sustainability/Green chemistry
  • Emerging trends in catalysis
  • Industrial catalysis (Chemicals & Polymers)
  • Catalysis for fine and specialty chemicals
  • High throughput tools for catalysis
  • Engineering aspect – process/reactor/reaction
  • Role of catalysis in process development
  • Novel catalytic materials/methods
  • Challenges in feedstocks
  • Electro/photocatalysis
  • Modelling in catalysis

Speaker Details

Prof. G. D. Yadav

President, CSI Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical technology, Mumbai, India

Prof. Sang-Eon Park

Director, Laboratory of Nano-Green Catalysis and Nano Center for Fine Chemicals Fusion Technology, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

Prof. Thomas Weber

Principal Scientist / Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology(TU/e) Shell Projects & Technology / Criterion Catalysts Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. C. Richard A. Catlow

Professor of Catalytic and Computational Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, UK

Prof. Dr. Oliver Reiser

Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Regensburg, Germany

Dr. Michel Wong Chi Man

Senior CNRS Researcher, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (ICGM), France

Prof. Gopinathan Sankar

Professor of Solid State Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

Prof. Hua Chun Zeng

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Prof. Dr. Roger Glaser,

Director, Institute of chemical technology University of Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Bipin V. Vora

Fuels and Petrochemicals Division/Group 16, UOP, USA (retired)

Dr. Akshat Tanksale

Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia

Dr. M. Sankar

Chancellor's Research Fellow, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University,


The Conference Schedule will be published in due course.

Wednesday 17th January 2018

First day.

Thrusday 18th January 2018

Second Day

Friday 19th January 2018

Final Day


Member Fee
CSI Member RS. 2300
Non CSI Member RS. 3500
Accompanying Person RS. 1100
Student RS. 1500
Corporate/Industry Member RS. 8800
Conference Registration + CSI Life Membership(for academia/corporate/industry) RS. 5840
Conference Registration + CSI Life Membership(for students only) RS. 5040
International Delegate $ 300

(Spot Registration (at 10% extra only for Faculty and Industry delegates): January 17-19, 2018)

(Fee: Rs. 3,540/- including GST)

Conference Committee

Conference Committee

  • Chairman : Dr. Anand B. Halgeri, PPISR
  • Vice- Chairman: Dr. Kishan Gurram, SABIC
  • Vice- Chairman: Dr. Laxmi Narasimhan, SHELL
  • Vice- Chairman: Dr. N. V. Choudary, HPCL
  • Convener: Dr. Rajeshwer Dongara, SABIC
  • Co-Convener: Dr. Ganapati Shanbhag, PPISR
  • Co-Convener: Dr. Madhusudhan Rao, SHELL

Local Committee Members:

  1. Dr. P.Manikandan, SABIC
  2. Dr. Sanjeev P. Maradur, PPISR
  3. Dr. Vinod Nair, SABIC
  4. Dr. Raman Ravishankar, HPCL
  5. Dr. Sebastian C. Peter, JNCASR
  6. Prof. S. Natarajan, IISc
  7. Dr. Eswarmoorthy, JNCASR
  8. Dr. B. M.Nagaraja, Jain University
  9. Dr. K. Ramesh, HPCL
  10. Dr. Rikesh Joshy, Shell
  11. Dr. Y.S. Bhat, PPISR
  12. Dr. N. Nagaraju, St. Joseph College

CSI committee

Catalysis Society of India- Executive Committee

  1. Prof. G.D. Yadav, President, ICT, Mumbai
  2. Dr. R.V. Jasra, Vice-President, RIL, Vadodara
  3. Dr. B.M. Reddy, Secretary, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad
  4. Dr. N. Lingaiah, Joint Secretary, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad
  5. Dr. C.V.V. Satyanarayana, Treasurer, CSIR-NCL, Pune
  6. Dr. Kannan Srinivasan, CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
  7. Prof. B. Viswanathan, IIT-Madras, Chennai
  8. Prof. E. Murugan, Madras University, Chennai
  9. Dr. K.M. Parida, SAO University, Bhubaneswar

Catalysis Society of India -Bengaluru Chapter

  • President : Dr. Anand B. Halgeri, PPISR
  • Vice-President: Dr. Kishan Gurram, SABIC
  • Vice-President: Dr. Laxmi Narasimhan, SHELL
  • Vice President: Dr. N. V. Choudary, HPCL
  • Secretary: Dr. Y.S. Bhat, PPISR
  • Jt. Secretary: Dr. Rajeshwer Dongara, SABIC
  • Treasurer: Dr. N. Nagaraju, St. Joseph College

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is Open Now

Deadlines for abstract submission: October 31, 2017

Intimation of acceptance of abstract: November 15, 2017

Please submit MS word file as per the template (Download template). You will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract in due course.

Click here to downlaod Abstract template

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We also earnestly request support from sponsors for making this event grand and memorable. We are accepting sponsorships under three categories namely:

Platinum Sponsor –Rs. 30 lakhs (would earn the privilege of displaying their company/product advertisement in full page, in colour, in the conference proceedings, can nominate 10 delegates of their own including the complimentary delegates of any category, an exhibition work space closest possible to the event venue; an invited presentation that discusses the company’s interests related to the field of catalysis)

Gold Sponsor –Rs. 20 lakhs (would earn the privilege of displaying their company/product advertisement, in colour, in the conference proceedings, can nominate 6 delegates of their own including the complimentary delegates of any category, an exhibition work space, an invited presentation that discusses the company’s interests related to the field of catalysis)

Silver Sponsor –Rs. 10 lakh (would earn the privilege of displaying their company/productadvertisement in full page in B&W in the conference proceedings, can nominate 4 delegates of their own including the complimentary delegates of any category)

Bronze –Rs. 5 lakh (Two delegates, entrance ticket, logo on the website, exhibitors table).

Exhibition stall booking- Rs. 3 Lakhs (Two delegates, entrance ticket, exhibitors table).

Special Small Industries –Rs. 1 Lakh (Logo on the website, company brochure in the delegate bags).

The sponsorship money can be given through a cheque or a demand draft drawn in favour of The Catalysis Society of India and payable at Bengaluru or through RTGS for which the bank details can be obtained from the organizers. Furthermore, an exhibition (on payment basis based on the square foot of space) showing the profile and products of various manufacturers / distributors is also planned during the symposium period. Those who are interested may send their space requirements to the Conference Secretariat.



We have a MOU at discounted tariff with the below mentioned hotels. Participants are encouraged to contact the hotels of their choice directly and make reservations. Kindly mention "CatSymp23" in the subject line while communicating to the concerned persons. All the listed hotels are close to the conference venue.

Srl No Hotel Name Contact Details Tarif No of rooms Available Remarks
1 Shreyas Residency , 9/8 BB Road NH 7 Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064 Phone: 080 40055566, 28462755
  • Suit Rooms Rs. 2240/- per night nett
  • Four Beds Room Rs. 2520/- per Nett
  • Deluxe A/C Room Rs. 2016/- per room Nett
20 Rooms  4.3 Km from Conference Venue No Traffic
2 The Verda Prakyathi No:353, 80 ft Road, 13th A main, 8th A Cross, Sector A, Yelahanka new town, Bangalore: 560064 Sales manager:
Mr. Narayanaswamy Mob:7349771407, Email id:sales@theverdaprakyathi.com,
Residence Manager :
Mr.Nandan shymal :7349771412, Email id:info@theverdaprakyathi.com
Residence Manager : Mr.Nandan shymal :7349771412, Email id:info@theverdaprakyathi.com
Executiv /Deluxe/Premium
  • Single Occupancy : Rs. 2500/- nett per day
  • Double Occupant: Rs. 3000/- nett per day
  • Triple Occupancy: Rs. 3500/- nett per day
20 Rooms 1.6 Km from Conference Venue
3 Ramanashree California Resort,
Ananthapura Gate, Doddaballapur Road, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064Multi-gym, Amenities : Swimming pool, Indoor Badminton, Lawn tennis, Basket ball, Squash court, softball cricket, Table Tennis, Chess, Carom, Dart & Volley Ball.
Phone: 080 4040 0900, Mr. Nagesh M. C, Sales Manager Mob-09880999032 , smresort@ramanashree.com, www.ramanashree.com
  • Rs.3000/- net per person on single sharing
  • Rs.3500/- net per person on Double sharing
  • Rs.4100/- net per person on Triple sharing
40 Rooms  4.2 Km from Conference Venue No Traffic
4 LIWA Hotel ,
No.32, Next to GKVK, Near L&T company, Airport Road, Jakkur Plantations, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Phone: 080 2856 2123, Mr. Srinivas Murthy BD Manager (+918884436052) srinivasmurthy@liwaahotels.com, www.liwaahotels.com EXECUTIVE:
  • Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000+18% taxes,
  • Double Occupancy: Rs. 3500+18% taxes
  • Club: Single Occupancy: Rs. 3500+18% taxes,
  • Double Occupancy: Rs. 4000+18% taxes,
  • Club Premier: Single Occupancy: Rs. 4500+18% taxes,
  • Double Occupancy: Rs. 5000+18% taxes , Extra Bed: Rs. 1200/- + 18% Taxes 
25 Rooms  1.7 Km from Conference Venue No Traffic


The student participants who are in need of accommodation are requested to send us a mail to accommodations@poornaprajna.org. In the subject line please mention "Catsymp23, Student Participation". Limited number of accommodations is available at a reasonable price and will be allotted on a first come first basis.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts October 31, 2017
Intimation of acceptance of abstract December 1st, 2017
Last Date for Regular Registration December 10, 2017
Spot Registration (at 10% extra only for Faculty and Industry personnel) January 17-19, 2018


Royal Orchid yelhanka, Bellary Road, Allalasandra, Yelahanka
Near Jakkur Flying Club, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065

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