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Suresh C Ameta, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
Paher University, India
Title : Photocatalysis: An emerging approach for conservation of environment


The main threat to the environment and living systems today is anthropogenically induced water pollution. Each year, different kinds of organic pollutants are discharged by industries in nearby water resources. The removal of these pollutants is a daunting task and hence, development of advanced water treatment technologies is the need of the hour. In such a scenario, photocatalysis has emerged as a sustainable technique that utilizes light energy to drive chemical transformations. Over the past few years, the field of photocatalysis has made great progress with inclusion of metal or non-metal doping reutilization, cocatalyst, Z-scheme, nanocomposite, quantum dots etc. Due to eco-friendly characteristics such as mild protocols, atom economy and recyclability, photocatalysis is being extensively explored to reduce carbon footprints also. The use of non-renewable energy has resulted in dramatic increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration, which in turn, led to global warming. In current circumstances, the use of photocatalysts to transform CO2 into synthetic fuels may have a greater significance. Thus, one can use photocatalysis as a promising green technology for conservation of environment.

Audience Take Away: 

  • Researchers can know the importance of this newly emerging technique for waste water treatment.
  • They can develop their own systems for removal of different pollutants.
  • Yes, faculty can utilize this in their research work for treatment of waste water and polluted air.
  • Yes, it can provide a particular solution for the removal or degradation of contaminants.


Prof. Suresh C. Ameta obtained his Masters Degree from University of Udaipur and was awarded Gold Medal-1970. He secured First position in M. Phil-1978 in Vikram University, Ujjain (M. P.). He also obtained Ph. D degree from this University in 1980. He has served as Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, North Gujarat University, Patan (1994) and M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (2002-2005) & Head, Department of Polymer Science (2005-2008). He also served as Dean, P.G. Studies for a period of four years (2004-2008).  He has served as Dean, Faculty of Science, PAHER University, Udaipur for six years (2011-2017). Presently, he is working as Professor of Eminence (Distinguished Professor of Chemistry) in Pacific University, Udaipur. Prof. Ameta has occupied the coveted position of President, Indian Chemical Society, Kotkata (2000-2001) and is now lifelong Advisor (2002-continue). He was awarded a number of prizes during his career like National prize twice for writing Chemistry books in Hindi (1976 & 1978), Scientist of the Year Award (2002), Prof. M. N. Desai Award (2004), Prof. G. V. Bakore Award (2007), Prof. W. U. Malik Award (2008), National Teacher Award (2011), and above all, Life Time Achievement Awards by Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata (2011), Indian Council of Chemists, Agra (2015), Association of Chemistry Teachers, Mumbai  (2018), North Gujarat University, Patan (2022). He has successfully guided 110 students for Ph. D.  Dr. Ameta has more than  450 research papers and 36 books to his credit. He has contributed Chapters in Books published by Trans-Tech, Switzerland: Nova Science, Taylor & Francis, and Apple Academic Press, USA. Three books on Green Chemistry, Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis and Chemical Applications of Symmetry and Group Theory have been published by Apple Academic Press, USA. Two more books on Solar Energy Conversion & Storage and Photocatalysis; An Emerging Technology has been released by Taylor & Francis, USA and a book on Waste Water Treatments by AOPs by Elsevier. He has completed 5 Major Research Projects by DST, UGC, CSIR, and Ministry of Energy, Govt. of India.  Prof. Ameta has delivered lectures and chaired sessions in National Conferences organized in almost every part of this country. He is also reviewer of number of International Journals. Prof. Ameta has an experience of more than 50 years of Teaching and Research. Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata has published a Special issue of Journal of Indian Chemical Society in December 2008 to felicitate him on his 60th birthday and has instituted an Award in his name as Prof. Suresh C. Ameta Award to be given to a senior chemist of repute from 2003 onwards. He has delivered Lectures in International Conferences at Tokyo, Japan Hangzhou & Kunming, China, Valencia, Spain, Boston, USA, and is invited to deliver lectures at Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy in 2024. Above all, he has pointed out some problems in h-index and proposed a complimentary index as Ameta or A-index for further improving h-index and for this, he was granted a copyright for this improvement.