报告题目： Fuel-Driven Temporal Control on Supramolecular Assemblies
报 告 人 ：Subi J. George副教授
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Self-assembly has always been a promising route to achieve novel materials. This has been possible by decades of research and laying down of principles governing the phenomenon. Almost all of this assembly is under thermodynamic parameters and provide minimal help in exploring a temporally driven dimension of self-assembly. On the other hand in biological systems, which have always served as an omnipresent inspiration for self-assembly, control their aggregates and function temporally with unparalleled deft. Considering the conventional self-assembly one wonders if the complexity and dexterity of biological systems is ever to be matched and perhaps one might tread on diverse scientific routes for kinetically controlled self-assembly.
We, in our laboratory, are driven by this philosophy and are currently trying to understand both thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of self-assembly. This talk describes our efforts in understanding a very key concept of biological self-assembly which is temporal control over aggregates via a chemical fuel as we think this approach can singlehandedly cater to various existing challenges of supramolecular chemistry such as a living supramolecular polymerization, control over nucleation rate, transient materials and formation of supramolecular hetero-structures.
I will be discussing our results by taking supramolecular systems, which we have been working on during the last few years.
1997 B.Sc. Mahatma Gandhi University, India
2000 M.Sc. Mahatma Gandhi University, India
2005 Ph. D, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, NIIST, India (Supervisor- Prof. A. Ajayaghosh)
2005 Post-Doctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
(In the group Prof. E. W. Meijer)
2008 Assistant Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore
2014 Associate Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore
Honors and Awards
2017 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Material Horizons (RSC)
2017 Early Career Board Member, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (ACS)
2016 DST-JSPS Short-Term Research Fellowship
2016 Editorial Board Member, ChemNanoMat (Wiley)
2016 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Chemistry of Materials (ACS)
2016 Asian Photochemistry Association (APA) Young Scientist for the year 2015
2015 NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in Chemistry for the year 2015
2015 Chemical Research Society of India Bronze Medal
2013 Materials Research Society of India Medal
2011 Young Associate, Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore
Functional Organic and Supramolecular Materials, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Fundamental Understanding of Supramolecular polymerization, Supramolecular Chirality, Non-Equilibrium Self-Assembly, Fuel-Driven Supramolecular Polymerization.