The ISCRE 26 & APCRE 9 conference, that was organized in the fully virtual mode, was concluded on 08 December 2021. The conference program was comprised of 20 oral sessions covering different scientific topics. These sessions included 8 plenary talks and 24 keynote talks delivered by distinguished speakers working in the area of CRE, and 98 oral talks (presented in 4 parallel tracks). About 120 participants presented their work in form of posters. You may be interested to know that a panel discussion: "CRE & the ISCRE Symposia: Past, Present and Future" was a organized as a part of the inaugural function and the conference was concluded with the session "The Future of Reaction Engineering: Industrial Perspectives" that hosted invited talks by speakers from industry.
Participants from 23 countries (India: 113, USA: 36, China: 30, Germany: 20, Italy: 18, ……..) presented their oral/poster contributions during the conference and it was attended by 300+ registered participants.
Please see the enclosed slides for the "conference summary".
All the plenary and keynote lectures, and oral talks were delivered live and the virtual platform facilitated live Q&A with the speakers. The virtual platform offered about 120 meeting rooms for the poster presenters where the participants could interact with the poster presenters over video/audio call. Several participants appreciated the scientific program and the virtual platform.
As you are aware, the conference was organized in the challenging times arisen out of COVID-19 pandemic. As per the original plan, the conference was scheduled to take place in the in-person mode in New Delhi in December 2020. Due to the pandemic, after consultations with the ISC and NOC, we decided to postpone it to December 2021, hoping for better times to host the conference in the in-person mode. With the entire world was hit by multiple waves of COVID-19 infections in different times, we had to take the decision of hosting the conference in the fully virtual mode. It was challenging to switch from the in-person conference, for which all the preparations already made, to a fully virtual conference.
In spite of all the organizational challenges, we believe that the quality of a conference is determined by its scientific contents. We gratefully acknowledge the high-quality scientific talks delivered by our plenary, keynote speakers and oral presenters.
We take this opportunity to thank the distinguished plenary and keynote speakers for delivering excellent lectures. We thank all the participants who presented their contributions in form of oral and poster presentations, making the conference scientifically rich. The International Scientific Committee (ISC), the National Organizing Committee (NOC), the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), a large number of session chairs, student volunteers, several colleagues from the Department of Chemical Engineering, from IIT Delhi and from FITT-IIT Delhi have contributed to the success of the conference: we gratefully acknowledge their contributions and thank them all. Importantly, we thank the sponsors: Reliance Industries Limited, Thermax, Corning and Honeywell UOP for their generous support to the conference.
The plenary lectures are made available on the virtual platform under the "Agenda" button on top right. The keynote and oral talks will also be available soon. The log in details for the virtual platform remain the same. The log in instructions are provided below.
With the new year 2022 on the horizon, we wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.
With best regards,
Vivek Ranade, Shantanu Roy and Vivek Buwa
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Last Updated On: 01 December 2019