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Climate change due to excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) is the “Most Serious Problem Mankind Has Ever Faced”. Climate change hits a giant weak spot in human history.

Disproportionate use (or misuse) of natural resources, including fossil fuels, created an extreme imbalance on planet earth and the first priority of all of us to take on this challenge.  An excessive amount of CO2 is the main cause of climate change, and hence, its reduction from the Earth’s atmosphere is key to stop further degradation of the environment. The best approach is not the capture of CO2 but rather its conversion to fuel, where CO2 can act as a carbon feedstock with zero cost. On the other hand, a sustainable way to solve the energy problem is to generate alternative energy sources such as renewal electricity by using solar cells or hydrogen by conducting photo- or electrocatalytic water splitting. However, issues pertaining to the storage of electricity and hydrogen gas have made it difficult for these technologies to be developed.

These challenges are becoming the main concerns of the global vision of the societal challenges and the world economy. Nanomaterials and Catalysts are essential for modern society as they can resolve these critical challenges.

1st  conference, CACEE-2018, took place at TIFR, Mumbai, on January 10-12, 2018, with total participants of 250 and 45 Invited Speakers around the globe ( 2nd conference, CACEE-2020 was virtual due to the Covid pandemic and was organized at TIFR, Hyderabad ( 

We recently formed INDIA’S CARBON CAPTURE & UTILIZATION NETWORK (CO2INDIA). The key aim of this network is to connect everyone in India (faculty, scientists, postdocs, students, industry researchers, etc.) working in CO2  and energy research. We now have ~ 1000 members from almost all institutes (IITs, IISERs, CSIR labs, etc.) and several industries. (


In the proposed 3rd conference of this series, CACEE-2022, together with “CO2India Network 1st Annual Meet”, we hope to bring together active researchers in the areas of catalysis and carbon capture-utilization to provide the impetus needed to this vibrant field of research by interfacing different branches of catalysis and material sciences in one platform. 

We had around 300 total participants. 54 speakers delivered amazing talks in 19-session during these five days. This video is a short summary of the conference.


  • Catalysis to Combat Climate Change (CO2 Capture and Conversion)

  • Plasmonic Catalysis

  • Solar Energy Harvesting

  • Green Hydrogen

  • Nanocatalysis for Energy Efficient and Green Processes

  • Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage

  • Photocatalysis for Renewable Energy

  • Bio-Nanocatalysis

  • Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

  • Mechanistic Understanding of Catalysis (by Theory and Spectroscopy)

  • Role of Industry in Catalysis Research


(Some of the international speakers will deliver the talk online)


Prof. Geoffrey Ozin
University of Toronto, Canada

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Prof. Manish Chhowalla
University of Cambridge, UK


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Prof. Bert Weckhuysen
Utrecht University, Netherlands


Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers
(List arranged alphabetically)


Prof. Chinmoy Ranjan
IISc, Bangalore

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Dr.  Chiranjeevi Thota
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.


Dr. Dietmar Hueglin
BASF Chemicals India, Mumbai


Dr. Dinesh Nanaji Sawant
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune


Prof. Gulzar A. Bhat
University of Kashmir, Srinagar


Prof. Indrajit Shown
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai


Prof. Jacinto Sá 
Uppsala University, Sweden


Prof. Murthy Dharmapura
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal


Dr. Nazmul Shaikh
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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Prof. Nirpendra Singh
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi


Prof. Pedro H C Camargo
University of Helsinki, Finland



Prof. Soumya Ghosh
TIFR, Hyderabad


Prof. Sudhanshu Sharma
IIT, Gandhinagar


Prof. Suljo Linic
University of Michigan, USA


Organizing the Calendar

Schedule & Abstract Book

31st October 2022

(First Day)

1st November 2022

(Second Day)

2nd November 2022

(Third Day)

3rd November 2022

(Fourth Day)

4th November 2022

(Final Day)

School Notebook

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed. 

There will be several awards for poster presentation. The best poster presenters will be given opportunity to deliver oral talks. Oral talks will also have awards.

How to prepare the POSTER?

The poster should be in printed format. The dimensions of the poster are: 

Orientation- Portrait , Width- 37 inches, Height- 45 inches

Note: This poster is just a model for reference. Only external dimensions are fixed,  the internal layout, fonts (style, size, color), line spacing, colors are flexible and as per the author's preferences.    



Registration is now closed.

Registration Fees :

From India
From Foreign
₹ 6,000
US $ 300
Post Docs
₹ 10,000
US $ 500
₹ 15,000
US $ 600
₹ 20,000
US $ 800

Note : Registration Fee Includes Lunches, Gala Dinner, Snacks, Tea, and a Registration kit.

Seaside bungalows


Accommodation should be arranged by participants themselves. They should book hotels in advance in South Mumbai region:

  • Colaba

  • Cuffe Parade

  • Gateway of India

  • Marine Drive

  • Churchgate

  • CSMT

  • Fort

Organizing Team

                   CO2India Core Committee :

Prof. Tapas Maji (JNCASR, Bangalore)       Prof. Swadhin Mandal (IISER,Kolkata)
Prof. Jitendra Bera (IIT, Kanpur)                   Prof. Ayan Datta (IACS, Kolkata)
Dr. Sukhendu Nath (BARC, Mumbai)          Prof. Rajanish Kumar (IIT, Madras)
Dr. Sreekumar Kurungot (NCL, Pune)        Dr. Sharad Lande (Reliance Industries)
Prof. Sunil Patil (IISER, Mohali)                     Prof. Vikram Vishal (IIT, Bombay)
Prof. Aditi Halder (IIT, Mandi)                        Prof. Venkata Krishnan (IIT, Mandi)
Prof. Tharamani C. N. (IIT, Ropar)                 Dr. Mrinal Pai (BARC, Mumbai)
Prof. Sudhanshu Sharma (IITGN)
                     Prof. Sumit Kumar (IIT, Guwahati)

Convenor :

Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar (TIFR, Mumbai)

Local Organizers 



The conference will be held on the premises of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. TIFR is one of the oldest and most prestigious research institution in India. The city of Mumbai is the best-connected port and hence the easiest travel destination/hub in India, which channelizes multitudes of tourists and scientific personnel that visit India. Moreover, November is the best season to visit Mumbai.



Reaching TIFR

If you are coming from airport: TIFR is at the southern end of Mumbai. It is about 25 km from the domestic airport and 30 km from the international airport. Prepaid taxis are available from the airports. One can also use cabs like Meru, Tab, etc. Their booths are inside the terminal. Ola & Uber also available via app booking. On the way from the airport to TIFR, one can take the sea-link between Bandra and Worli to avoid some traffic. For directions to TIFR, ask for Navy Nagar, Colaba, and TIFR is at the of the end road after the bus stop terminus in Navy Nagar.If you are coming from train station: Two railway stations, CSMT (Victoria Terminus, VT) or Church Gate is about 5 km away. Take a taxi from there (no autos are allowed in this area) and ask driver for Navy Nagar, Colaba, and TIFR is at the end of the road after the bus stop terminus in Navy Nagar.

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