The modern world relies on development through technological advances all the time. Every day we are enriched by new discoveries and modern technologies that improve the comfort of our lives. We anticipate that chemistry will continue to define the directions of technological change during the 21st century, as the availability of various chemical raw materials is the basis of many inventions. In response to consumer demand and the problems faced by the world, chemistry is constantly developing and adjusting its technological capacity and will always appear at the basis of new discoveries or inventions. Chemistry will help us solve many future problems, including sustainable energy and food production, managing our environment, providing safe drinking water, promoting human and environmental health. Chemistry will continue to surprise us with new discoveries and will remain on the centre stage of recent advances for a long time to come.
The present work is a compilation of thirteen chapters showing the recent trends of research on varied topics from different parts of the globe predicting the role of chemistry in recent technological advances.
Dr. Aarti Trehan, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Arya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Shahabad (M), Kurukshetra with over 30 years of research and teaching experience, got her doctorate from Panjab University as CSIR fellow and master’s from Kurukshetra University. She has organized and actively participated in many seminars, workshops, conferences, webinars etc. and has more than 12 research publications to her credit in journals of repute. She is engaged in numerous academic and administrative activities in her college and university. She acted as Member, Board of Studies, Kurukshetra University. Her present interests include Educational Reforms and Sustainable Growth.
Dr. Rajesh Trehan, got his doctorate from Panjab University, Chandigarh; master’s (M.Sc., M.Phil.) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of Chemistry Department at DYSP Govt. P. G. College, Nahan (H.P.). He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience at various premier government institutions; has more than 40 publications in national and international journals of repute and authored five books on varied topics. Dr. Trehan has organized and participated in many seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars of national and international level in various capacities and successfully completed three research projects of DST, CSIR & USAID. He was awarded fellowships of DST & CSIR (JRF, SRF open) in Chemical Sciences and is actively associated with many academic societies, clubs, associations etc. He got professional trainings on various analytical techniques from reputed institutions and performed numerous administrative and academic duties at college and university levels. He was also associated with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and SCERT. His current interests are material sciences, analytical chemistry, skill enhancements in chemistry and environmental sciences.