IISER Mohali - MPIC Germany - DST India Partner Group Inauguration and

Workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry



IISER-MPIC meet :  In 2011, the Department of Science and Technology, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISERM) set up a joint Partner Group on ”Tropospheric OH reactivity and volatile organic compound (VOC) measurements for validation of atmospheric chemistry-climate models and satellite retrievals”. The Partner group collaborators are Prof. Jos Lelieveld (Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), Mainz, Germany) and Dr. Vinayak Sinha (Assistant Professor, IISER Mohali). On March 5-6, 2012, IISER Mohali and MPIC Mainz organized a 2-day workshop on ”Atmospheric Chemistry in South Asia: Progress and Emerging Issues” to mark the formal inauguration of the Partner group and to initiate new bilateral projects. About 20 eminent German and Indian scientists participated in the workshop along with the faculty and students from IISER Mohali.