The Masterclass – a guest lecture series is the principal event in the Vortex-the ChemFest. In the Masterclass series, we bring extraordinary personalities to enlighten the crowd with their extensive knowledge, skills and experiences in their respective fields. This provides an opportunity for the participants to interact with the speakers, exchange thoughts, learn, improve, stretch and implement new innovative ideas in science, research and technology and also develops their personalities. Prof. J. B. Joshi, Prof. Varun Sahani, Ms Sharon Memis, Prof. Michael Dickey are some of the distinguished former speakers in the Masterclass.

Masterclass 2017 took this event to a whole new level. We had speakers from diverse backgrounds like the industry, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and investors. Masterclass 2017 started with an absolutely captivating talk by Mr Narendra Shenoy on small-scale manufacturing units, opportunities and challenges therein. We also had the privilege to host our very own Prof. A. B. Pandit. It was also graced with the presence of Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya, the pioneer of Chai and Why, and the renowned author of books like Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Rashmi Bansal.

Masterclass 2018 had an opportunity to host recepients of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and his wife Dr. Mandakini Amte . They talked about their life journey and struggles which inspired many in the audience.

‘Understanding hydrophobicity at the nanoscale’ by Prof. Peter Rossky, 6th March 2021


We are glad to announce the Speaker of our next MasterClass

💫 Prof. Peter Rossky 💫

With Prof Rossky gracing Vortex 8.0 we have truly achieved the our dream of going GLOBAL 🌏

Prof. Rossky is the Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University, Texas🎓 He is an expert in the field of theoretical chemistry. Peter Rossky received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry👨🏻‍🔬summa cum laude from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics in 1978 at Harvard 📚working with Martin Karplus💫

Sir will be sharing his thoughts on the topic
Understanding hydrophobicity at the nanoscale


To learn more, join us on

🗓️Date – 6th March 2021
🕓Time – 9:00 AM to 10:30AM
🖥️Venue– Zoom meet ➡️
Meeting ID: 97034853405

Entry is FREE and open to all

For any queries, contact :
🙋🏻‍♀️Rucha: 7045748910