Emerging Porous Materials (ePorMat) is an International Conference organized by School of Chemical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, in association with Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore and Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu) is attracting eminent researchers across the world working in the field of inorganic/organic and hybrid Porous Materials and their potential applications. ePorMat-2021 is expected to be an important platform for the cutting-edge and innovative research ideas to motivate the young, dynamic researchers in carrying out the state-of-art research work leading to a crucial interface between science, technology and industry for the betterment of society. This is the first version of the international conference and we strongly believe, this event will get a place in the calendar in the subsequent versions for scientists, academicians, researchers, industrialists and students to showcase their significant scientific contributions in the field of emerging porous materials for sustainable applications.
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is an autonomous institute affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai, under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, NISER is a center for excellence in education and research in basic sciences and related areas. NISER with its establishment proposed by Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2006 and its academic program inaugurated by Sri Naveen Patnaik in 2007, NISER was formally inaugurated in its permanent campus on 7th February 2016 by Sri Narendra Modi. Established with the aim of embedding scientific rigor within larger pedagogical practices in our country, NISER presently has a five-year Integrated Master’s program in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. NISER has also initiated the schools of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Computer Sciences and all these schools have a very vibrant Doctoral program along with Humanities and Social Sciences. An Integrated MSc-PhD program in Physical Sciences has also been initiated and will be extended to other schools in near future. The extremely talented faculty members drawn from the most reputed institutes and universities across the globe are committed to nurturing world-class scientists and preparing the students to take up cutting-edge research in academics, R&D labs and industries with a substantial part of the curriculum being taken up by laboratory courses. Institute talks, workshops, seminars and colloquia are indispensable parts of the academic structure at NISER and students actively participate in such events. NISER organizes a nationwide entrance exam, National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) along with CEBS, Mumbai to select Master’s students. The objective is to glean motivated students with an exceptional aptitude for science from the available talent pool. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for knowledge acquisition and to think in terms of making a difference in their learning outcomes rather than merely attending classes. The institute wishes to cultivate in students a strong commitment to the spirit of scientific inquiry, ideation, creativity, and innovation.