Symposia in Chemical Reaction Engineering initially started as ESCRE in 1957 (Amsterdam), later as ISCRE, are now held biennially, in cycles of six years i.e. once in North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions each. The ISCRE 24 was hosted in Minneapolis (USA) in June 2016. ISCRE 25 is being hosted in Florence (Italy) in May 2018. The ISCRE 26 will be hosted for the first time in India at New Delhi during 06-09 December 2020 along with the 9th Asia Pacific Chemical Reaction Engineering Conference (APCRE 9).
India has several research laboratories & institutes, more than hundred thousand chemical manufacturers, and a large reaction engineering community. The chemical industry in India contributes more than 7% of India’s GDP, more than 20% of industrial production and nearly 15% of total exports of the manufacturing sector. It is the second largest chemicals producer in Asia in terms of volumes, and is expected to grow much faster than the GDP growth. India makes significant contributions to chemistry and chemical engineering research through her several excellent research centers (CSIR: National Chemical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; IITs at Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, Kharagpur and 15 other locations, Indian Institute of Science, Institute of Chemical Technology, IISERs, NITs and other major universities in India). This ISCRE 26 and APCRE 9 conference offers excellent opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of this exciting landscape.
ISCRE 26 and APCRE 9 will be hosted in New Delhi, the national capital of India. The venue will be in a hotel located in south Delhi, not far from the international airport, IIT Delhi and the city center. The National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi is home to IIT Delhi, several CSIR laboratories, and corporate and multinational R&D centers. New Delhi has excellent flight connections to most major cities in the world. The weather in the month of December is moderately cold and its peak tourist season in Delhi, which is October to December (the period in which ISCRE is being planned). The historical city of Delhi has several historical monuments, world heritage sites, museums and parks, and attracts millions of visitors from different parts of the world every year. It offers lots of opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and experiencing Indian culture. It is a part of the Jaipur-Delhi-Agra tourism track and is a gateway to several world-famous tourist destinations in North India (including the Taj Mahal), and in Himalayan regions. It offers a wide range accommodation possibilities: from budget hotels to 5-star luxurious hotels.
The ISCRE 26 & APCRE 9 will be hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering of IIT Delhi, and it will be organized by the National Organic Committee (NOC) comprised of experts from academia and industry working on different aspects of chemical reaction engineering, from fundamentals to applications.
Selected contributions, following AIChE Journal’s standard manuscript submission and peer review process, will be published in the ISCRE 26 Special issue of AIChE Journal.
We look forward to your participation in ISCRE 26 & APCRE 9!