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Dr. Homi J. Bhabha

Founding Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

“The key to national prosperity, apart from the spirit of the people, lies in the modern age, in the effective combination of three factors, technology, raw materials and capital, of which the first is perhaps the most important, since the creation and adoption of new scientific techniques can, in fact, make up for a deficiency in natural resources, and reduce the demands on capital. But technology can only grow out of the study of science and its applications.”

-Opening statement of the GOI’s Scientific Policy Resolution, 1958, of which he was one of the principal architects.

Addressing the urgent challenges of climate change, energy, and the environment requires the innovative use of chemistry. The proposed Conference on Advances in Chemistry for Energy and Environment (CACEE-2024) aims to bring together diverse branches of chemistry, materials science, spectroscopy, and computational studies to further advance this dynamic field of research. Our conference aims to foster discussions and innovative solutions by exploring the current fundamental understanding of chemistry to address energy and environmental challenges. Additionally, we will focus on enhancing light-matter interactions, designing and synthesizing novel materials, and employing in-situ techniques to study chemical processes.

The inaugural CACEE-2018 conference was held at TIFR, Mumbai, from January 10-12, 2018, attracting 250 participants and 45 distinguished speakers from around the world. CACEE-2020 was hosted virtually by TIFR, Hyderabad, due to the Covid pandemic. The third conference, CACEE-2022, took place from October 31 to November 4, 2022 at TIFR, Mumbai, in collaboration with the "CO2India Network 1st Annual Meet," gathering 300 researchers and featuring 54 speakers across 19 sessions.

The video summary of CACEE-2022 ->> 

Looking forward to CACEE-2024 during 16-20 December 2024 at TIFR, Mumbai, our goal is to bring together researchers from various domains of catalysis. We aim to gather experts in novel catalyst design, synthesis and advancing mechanistic understanding through theory and spectroscopy. This conference will facilitate fundamental and technological advancements, and serve as a platform for exchanging ideas and fostering collaborations. The conference program will feature plenary, keynote, and invited talks by renowned researchers from around the world, along with oral and poster presentations by students and postdoctoral researchers.

CACEE-2024 will follow a format similar to the ACS annual meetings, which includes covering your own registration fees and arranging your own travel and accommodation in Mumbai.



Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Invited Lecture

Organizing the Calendar

Schedule & Abstract Book

16th December 2024

(First Day)

17th December 2024

(Second Day)

18th December 2024

(Third Day)

19th December 2024

(Fourth Day)

20th December 2024

(Final Day)

School Notebook

Abstract Submission

EXPLORE, ENGAGE, AND INNOVATE: Submit your abstract now to showcase your research in a poster presentation at CACEE-2024! Share your innovative findings, engage with leading experts, and gain valuable insights. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of catalysis – submit your abstract today! 

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.

Submission Deadline: 15th September 2024

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, and the internal layout, fonts (style, size, color), line spacing, colors are flexible and as per the author's preferences.

CO2 INDIA Best Thesis Award 2024

The CO2India network proudly recognizes Indian Ph.D. students through an esteemed award program that celebrates exceptional doctoral research contributing to India's goal of achieving self-reliance and a Net-Zero CO2 future. This initiative actively promotes innovative ideas and supports doctoral scholars whose work focuses on "CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization," thereby contributing to India's efforts to combat climate change.

The program honors three outstanding winners, each receiving a cash prize, a prestigious medal, and a certificate in recognition of their remarkable contributions. This accolade not only encourages the recipients but also underscores the network's commitment to fostering cutting-edge research and sustainable solutions that advance India's sustainability objectives.

The awards are open to Indian students who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis synopsis, completed their Ph.D. thesis, or obtained their Ph.D. degree between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024. Additionally, applicants must not have previously applied for these awards.

Submit Here 

Submission Deadline - 15th September 2024

To participate, provide a concise summary of your research findings, not exceeding 20 pages, including figures and references. Use A4 page layout, 1.2 line spacing, font size 11 or larger, with moderate margins. On the first page, include the title, your name, institute name, and an abstract highlighting the significance of your Ph.D. research in CO2 capture, storage, and utilization. The second page should list novel results, papers, manuscripts, patents, and other relevant contributions from your thesis. Last page should include a letter from your Ph.D. advisor confirming your eligibility. [upload one pdf file]

                                       Evaluation Criteria 
The CO2India Core Committee will appoint an Evaluation Committee comprising subject matter experts. Submissions will be assessed based on the following criteria: Originality and Novelty (50%), which emphasizes unique and innovative approaches; Quality of Results and Data Analysis (25%), focusing on research rigor and data analysis precision; and Significance and Impact (25%), evaluating the contribution to India's self-reliance and Net-Zero CO2 goals. The best submissions will be invited for poster presentations at CACEE-2024. The top-ranked poster presenters will be invited to deliver oral talks. The Best Thesis Award will be judged based on these oral presentations.


Registrations will be open soon.

Registration Fees :

₹ 5,000
US $ 300
Post Docs
₹ 10,000
US $ 500
₹ 15,000
US $ 600
₹ 30,000
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

National Organizing Committee




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, December 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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