Chemistry Colloquium |E. Siva Subramaniam Iyer
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker Details: Dr. E. Siva Subramaniam Iyer
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Materials Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Goa
Title: Light is fast! But can it catch the fastest?
Abstract: Spectroscopy, the study of the interaction between light and matter, has profound uses. From the earliest times, humans used spectroscopy to cast and mould metals, to medieval times where it was used to study the rivers it has come a long way in recent times where various spectroscopic methods are being used by jewellers, curators, forensic experts etc. The scientists in the laboratory are not left far behind. This seminar will give a glimpse of different light-matter interactions and their uses beyond the laboratory. Many of the chemical reactions in nature are initiated by light, and these are often velocious. We shall discuss how to monitor such phenomena using ultrafast spectroscopy.
About the Speaker: Siva obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Chemistry from University of Delhi in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Working on the frontiers of Proton Transfer Dynamics in Nanochannels of Nafion, Siva earned his PhD degree from IIT Bombay in 2012. Siva was awarded with the prestigious PBC postdoctoral fellowship in 2012. As a PBC fellow, Siva did his postdoctoral work (2012-2016) at the Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 2016 Siva joined the Chemistry department at University Delhi and started working as a DST Inspire faculty fellow. Later in 2017 Siva joined the School of Chemical and Material Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Goa as an Assistant Professor and his current research interests lie in Time-Resolved Spectroscopy.