Invited Lecture on “Computational Chemistry” by Dr. Kishor Arora
An Invited Talk on “Computational Chemistry” was organized by Chemistry Department, Manav Rachna College of Engineering. Dr. Arora has a vast experience in the area of Computational Chemistry including 3D QSAR studies and IR simulation.
Dr. Arora started his Lecture with the current trends in Chemical synthesis and explained four different methods in science: Observational, Experimental, Theoretical and Computational. He explained that Computational science allows scientists to build models that allow predictions of what might happen in the lab. He discussed about various molecular modeling techniques such as empirical, semi-empirical, abinitio/DFT etc. He discussed about applications of various softwares available for molecular modeling such as MOPAC, GAMESS and Hyperchem. He concluded his talk with the remark that by the incorporation of Computational Chemistry we can move towards Green and Clean Chemistry.
The lecture was well attended by the director, deans and faculty members from Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics Departments and also Engineering Branches from MRCE. The lecture was very interesting, informative and interactive. There were no. of queries from the audience especially from Prof. Y.P. Singh of CSE Deptt., Prof. Naveen Prakash, Drirector, MRCE, and faculty members of Physics Deptt., which were replied satisfactorily by Dr. Arora.