I’m Grateful to the International center for theoretical sciences (ICTS), For organizing the Lecture by Prof Rao. I’m so happy to Meet him at least see him. i was fortunate enough to see him,  the Government of India announced his selection for Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, making him the third scientist after C.V. Raman and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to receive the award.


His Lecture at ICTS was on :  Artificial photosynthesis is a promising method for producing renewable energy by use of sun light. Artificial photosynthesis employing the modified Z-scheme of natural photosynthesis can be exploited both for the oxidation and reduction of water. Oxidation of water is successively achieved by the use of cobalt and manganese oxides with the cations in the 3+ state with one eg electron. Hydrogen can be produced by the dye-sensitized photochemical process or by the use of semiconductor heterostructures. In this presentation, ways of splitting water will be presented, followed by recent results obtained on the photochemical generation of hydrogen by different strategies specially those involving semiconductor heterostructures of the type ZnO/Pt/CdS or nanosheets of chalcogenides such as MoS2 and MoSe2 . Other novel strategies for hydrogen generation such as the solar-thermal route based on oxides will also be examined. Once We were fortunate to Be part of Two days Workshop at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. We all friends, From SCIENCE stream from SWAMI VIVEKANANDA RURAL PRE-UNIVERSITY went to the workshop. But Its sad that we missed the opportunity to meet the Rao sir, I attached the photo below. with my friend Ravi Kiran. at CNR Rao HALL OF SCIENCE


Thank you ICTS ( International center for Theoretical Sciences ) for organizing such a great lecture by our legendary scientist CNR RAO

This video has been recorded by me, Felt so happy when CNR Rao sir remembered about the theoretical physicist abdus salam, and later he continued his lecture on PHOTOCHEMICAL AND THERMOCHEMICAL GENERATION OF HYDROGEN BY WATER SPLITTING.

Please also refer and watch the complete video by ICTS.
Below is the link.
30 December 2016, 15:00 to 16:00

C.N.R. Rao (Honorary President and Linus Pauling Research Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru)

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao  is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He currently serves as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. Rao has honorary doctorates from 60 universities from around the world. He has authored around 1,500 research papers and 45 scientific books. Rao is one of the world’s foremost solid state and materials chemists. He has contributed to the development of the field over five decades. His work on transition metal oxides has led to basic understanding of novel phenomena and the relationship between materials properties and the structural chemistry of these materials. Rao was one of the earliest to synthesise two-dimensional oxide materials such as La2CuO4. His work has led to a systematic study of compositionally controlled metal-insulator transitions. Such studies have had a profound impact in application fields such as colossal magneto resistance and high temperature superconductivity. Oxide semiconductors have unusual promise. He has made immense contributions to nanomaterials over the last two decades, besides his work on hybrid materials.

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