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We, at Department of Chemistry IITB, are blessed with a pool of highly experienced, specialized and supportive faculty members. Their assistance and support has helped many students in shaping their lives in a way they always wanted. Here we put a small effort to list down the research interests and contact details of our department professors.

We thank our ex-Department research coordinator Saurav Shivpuje for compiling this list.

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Prof. Arindam Chowdhary

Room 208, Chemistry Bldg.
arindam@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7154

Research Description:
The group uses specialized techniques in spectroscopy to find new information about individual molecules and rare events. The motive is to use multiple approach towards the detection and imaging of Single-Molecules (SM). Using a specialized techniques to visualize and study real-time dynamic processes to answer fundamental questions related to chemistry, biology, polymer science and nano-materials.
Field of Research: Physical chemistry, Spectrochemistry, Imaging
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Spectroscopy, Microscopy, Experiments involving single molecule
Industrial and startup scope:
Instrumentation, Software development, Semiconductor materials

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~arindam/


Prof. Achintya Kumar Dutta

Room 380, Chemistry Bldg.
achintya@chem.iitb.ac.in

Research Description:
The group does theoretical research in Chemistry. The
laws of quantum chemistry are used to study the chemical properties of molecules. This involves developing new theories, computational analysis, and writing computer programs for their mathematical modeling.
Research Interests: Theoretical, Quantum Chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Programming, Simulations, Quantum Chemistry
Industrial and startup scope:
Software, Programming, Data analysis

Group Web Page: https://achintyachemist.wixsite.com/achintya


Prof. Ruchi Anand

Room 4XX, Chemistry Bldg.
ruchi@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7165

Research Description:
Study the structure of bio-molecules like protein, protein-DNA and enzymes. Understand how these molecules are involved in mechanism of bio-chemical processes. This study helps to design new drug targets and engineer enzymes for medicinal applications.

Field of Research:
Biomolecules, Biochemistry, Proteins, Enzymes, etc

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Crystallography, Spectroscopy, Biochemistry

Industrial and startup scope:
Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Clinical biochemistry

Field of Research:
Biomolecules, Biochemistry, Proteins, Enzymes, etc

Group Web Page: https://structuralbioiitb.wixsite.com/ruchianand


Prof. M. S. Balakrishna

Room 333, Chemistry Bldg.
krishna@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7181

Research Description:
The group works on phosphorus based metal complexes/ transition metal chemistry. We work on transition metal chemistry to develop rings, cages and clusters like various molecular structures. We design and synthesis such new compounds for applications in catalysis and biological studies.

Field of Research: Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Synthesis methods for inorganic compounds
Industrial and startup scope:
Group is working on wide range of applications

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~krishna/msb/Home.html


Prof. Chandramouli Subramaniam

Room 17, Ground floor, Physics Bldg.
csubbu@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7194

Research Description:
We develop or improve the existing materials, which will be used in biological sensors, energy storage devices, and various other day-to-day applications. We study these materials using various techniques like scanning electron microscopy, conductivity, X-ray diffraction, etc. We work with recently discovered nano-materials like Carbon Nanotubes, graphene, inorganic materials, etc.

Field of Research: Electrochemistry, Nanomaterials
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Designing experimental devices, techniques used for
studying nanomaterials, electrochemical experiments, etc.
Industrial and startup scope:
Healthwares, Biomedical devices, Semiconductor devices

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~csubbu/


Prof. Rodney A. Fernandes

Room 404, Chemistry Bldg.
rfernand@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7174

Research Description:
This research group is involved in organic synthesis of
natural products. This involves the development of
synthetic methodologies and catalytic synthesis.
Field of Research:
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Organic synthesis
Industrial and startup scope:
FMCG, Pharmaceutical

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~rfernand/default.htm


Prof. Anindya Dutta

Room 206, Chemistry Bldg.
anindya@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7149


Research Description: We are a group of Physical Chemists interested in studying process after exciting molecules above ground state. The focus of our research is on the photo-physics of molecular assemblies and materials. We study the ultra-fast activities in materials using cutting edge spectroscopic techniques. This study help us application in the study of microenvironments and photovoltaics.

Field of Research: Nanoparticles, Photophysics, Spectroscopy
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Spectroscopy, Ultrafast dynamics experiments

Group Web Page: https://adutta6.wixsite.com/anindya


Prof. Santosh J. Gharpure

Room 440, Chemistry Bldg.
sjgharpure@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7171

Research Description:
The main focus of Prof. Gharpure’s research has been the development of new synthentic methods, which would be applicable for the synthesis of natural and unnatural products of biological relevance.

Field of Research:
Organic synthesis, Natural product synthesis, Organometallic chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Novel organic synthesis methods
Industrial and startup scope:
FMCG, Pharmaceutical

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~sjgharpure/


Prof. Prasenjit Ghosh

Room 363B, Chemistry Bldg.
pghosh@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 25767178

Research Description:
With the main theme being designing “molecules with purpose”, our research aims at discovering new catalytic or biomedical applications of organometallic complexes. My research interest encompasses with special emphasis on chemical catalysis and biomimetic studies. The underlying theme is chemical synthesis. Designing smart metal complexes that display interesting properties form the core objective this research group.

Field of Research: Inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Inorganic Chemical synthesis Catalysis experiments and analysis

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~pghosh/


Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan

Room 419, Chemistry Bldg.
kpk@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7177

Research Description:
The group is engaged in research projects which are directed towards the synthesis of pharmacologically active natural products. Design and develop new strategies for the synthesis of complex natural products which are of medicinal and biological interest. Develop new efficient methodologies/ strategies for the syntheses of natural product like molecules (analogues/hybrid molecules of natural products) that will allow us to learn more about the biological processes with which they interfere.

Field of Research: Organic Synthesis
Learning Experience/Skills developed: Designing organic synthesis experiments
Industrial and startup scope: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~kpk/


Prof. Sandip Kar

Ground floor, DESE-CESE Building
sandipkar@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7193

Research Description:
The group is interested in the molecular level fundamental processes that are regulated by different complex mechanisms in the cells of a human being. We think theoretical understanding of such complex biological events by keeping close relationship with the experimental findings, is the key to develop proper diagnostic measure for different types of life threatening diseases.

Field of Research: Computational, Theoretical, Mathematical Modelling
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Mathematical modeling, programming, simulations,
modeling of biological systems

Group Web Page: https://sandipkar8.wixsite.com/sandip-kar


Prof. Nand Kishore

Room 344, Chemistry Bldg.
nandk@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7157

Research Description:
Our group focuses on understanding protein folding intermediates, protein-solvent interactions, and protein stabilization. We are interested in understanding physical chemistry underlying drug-protein interactions in the absence and presence of drug delivery systems. The work is focused on understanding the guidelines for the target-oriented drug-delivery.

Field of Research: Biothermodynamics & Biophysical Chemistry

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Calorimetric, spectroscopic, and computer simulation
methods

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~nandk/


Prof. Sambasivarao Kotha

Room 425, Chemistry Bldg.
srk@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7160

Research Description:
The group is involved in developing new methods to synthesize organic compound of varied applications. The molecules which have special applications in natural and non-natural product synthesis, design of medicinal and pharmaceutical agents, polymers, etc.

Field of Research: Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Developing synthesis methods, organic reactions
Industrial and startup scope:
Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods Sector

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~srk/


Prof. Suvarn S. Kulkarni

Room 211, Chemistry Bldg.
suvarn@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7166

Research Description:
Our research is focused on synthesis of biologically important carbohydrates. As a first step towards understanding the molecular level details of interactions and study the carbohydrate recognition in various diseases, we are devising newer ways to chemically synthesize the analogs of carbohydrate antigens involved in these diseases.

Field of Research: Glycochemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Organic synthesis
Industrial and startup scope:
Pharmaceutical

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~suvarn/


Prof. Anil Kumar

Room 443, Chemistry Bldg.
anilkumar@iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7153

Research Description:
Continuous flow processes have been referred to as the
most promising “Green Technology”. Continuous flow
processes also provide an “On-Demand” synthesis with
complete control over reproducibility, size, shape and
these parameters can be achieved at various scales (lab
synthesis to pilot to bulk production) with excellent
reproducibility. In fact, continuous flow processes are
projected to be the “CHEMICAL FACTORIES” of tomorrow.

Field of Research: Green Chemistry, Continuous Flow Chemistry

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Design of Experiments, Green Chemistry
Industrial and startup scope:
Chemical Sensor/detector devices, Polymer-based
industries

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~akumar/


Prof. Goutam Kumar Lahiri

Room 319, Chemistry Bldg.
lahiri@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7159

Research Description:
The primary focus of our research work is to design novel transition metal complexes. The primary motive involves the development of controlled catalysts for important reactions.

Field of Research:
Metal ligand framework, Catalysis
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~lahiri/


Prof. Nandita Madhavan

Room 426, Chemistry Bldg.
nanditam@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7164

Research Description:
Our goal is to engineer bio-mimetic molecules using organic synthesis as a tool and amino acids as building blocks. We exploit the functional group diversity of amino acids and the hydrogen bonding capability of peptides to develop interesting 3-dimensional supramolecular structures. In particular, we mimic natural pore forming proteins or ion channels found in the cell membranes.

Field of Research: Biomimetics, Organic chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Synthesizing biomolecules, polymers

Group Web Page: https://sites.google.com/view/nanditaresearch


Prof. Debabrata Maiti

Room 215, Chemistry Bldg.
dmaiti@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7155

Research Description:
We specialize in the regioselective transformation of C-X bonds via a plethora of functionalization or defunctionalization pathways through metal catalyzed chemical processes. Our group currently focuses on site selective functionalization, bioinspired catalysis,
heterocyclic chemistry, quantum dots photoredox catalysis. These catalytic systems are developed for various applications, especially for pharmaceuticals.

Field of Research: Catalysis, Organometallics
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Catalysis reaction studies

Group Web Page: https://www.dmaiti.com/


Prof. Rahul Maitra

Room 325, Chemistry UG Lab. Transit Bldg.
rmaitra@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7185

Research Description:
In the framework of Quantum Chemistry, our major
research focus is on the development, implementation and application of novel and efficient Electronic Structure-based methodologies for ground and excited state molecular energetics and properties. Our motive is to explore areas like Relativistic Quantum Chemistry.

Field of Research: Theoretical molecular science
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Theoretical problem solving in chemistry, quantum
chemistry

Group Web Page: https://rahulmaitra.wixsite.com/theomolscilab


Prof. Ramaswamy Murugavel

Room 355, Chemistry Bldg.
rmv@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7163

Research Description:
Our group works on several aspects of inorganic and materials chemistry. We do synthesis for silicate and phosphate materials. Our study includes understanding the coordination chemistry of sparsely studied s-block ions, and structure and bonding in main group. We are actively engaged in unraveling structure and bonding related problems among unusual main group compounds through carefully chosen experiments.

Field of Research: Inorganic and materials chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Soft Chemistry, Inorganic synthesis

Group Web Page: https://rmuruks.wixsite.com/rmurugavel


Prof. Irishi N. N. Namboothiri

Room 409, Chemistry Bldg.
irishi@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7196

Research Description:
The group works on development of new synthetic methods involving multistep reactions, multicomponent reactions and atom economical reactions. TSnthesis of ‘unnatural’ products and novel materials with interesting properties like multi-functional bioactive molecules and high energy density materials. The group is also
interested in the study of various reaction pathways like chemo-, regio- and stereo differentiations in organic reactions.

Field of Research: Organic Synthesis, Physical Organic Chemistry

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Organic synthesis experiments, reaction mechanisms
Industrial and startup scope:
Chemical manufacturer, Pharmaceutical

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~irishi/


Prof. G. Naresh Patwari

Room 206, Chemistry Bldg.
naresh@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7182

Research Description:
Intermolecular interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, have great influence on structure and reactivity. The major research theme of out group is to understand these interactions at a fundamental level. We primarily use laser spectroscopic techniques along with the theoretical calculations to analyze molecular complexes. Our research group is also interested in several phenomena that are controlled by intermolecular interactions.

Field of Research: Spectroscopy
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, understanding of
molecular electronic transitions

Group Web Page: https://chemphysgrpiitb.wixsite.com/chemphysgrp


Prof. Gopalan Rajaraman

Room 4XY, Chemistry Bldg.
rajaraman@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7183

Research Description:
We are a group of people working in different areas of computational Inorganic chemistry. When one think about unpaired electrons, its magnetic properties pops up, thus we have a long standing interest in utilizing computational tools to understand magnetic properties of molecular nano-magnets. Besides magnetic properties, these unpaired electron also diversify the reactivity in catalytic transformation. This topic of understanding the reaction mechanism of such systems is also of interest to our group.

Field of Research: Computational Chemistry, Magnetic Materials
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Simulation based analysis, programming, molecular
modeling

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~rajaraman/


Prof. M. Ravikanth

Room 338, Chemistry Bldg.
ravikanth@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7176

Research Description:
The group is involved in synthesis of porphyrins attached to organometallic systems. Design, synthesis and study of nonlinear optical properties of inorganic systems. The aim is to develop catalysts used in organic conversions.

Field of Research:
Inorganic chemistry, organometallics
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Inorganic synthesis experiments, Porphyrin based
applications
Industrial and startup scope:
Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Clinical biochemistry

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~ravikanth/homepage/


Prof. Maheswaran S.

Room 4XZ, Chemistry Bldg.
eswar@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7187

Research Description:
Our research interest is focused on transition and inner- transition metal based co-ordination chemistry which includes synthesis of metal-ligand complexes, analysis using X-ray crystallography and various spectroscopic methods. We are interested in understanding the electronic and magnetic properties to develop molecular nanomagnets for potential technological applications such as information storage, molecular Qubits (for Quantum computing) and Molecular Coolants (for magnetic refrigeration).

Field of Research: Molecular Magnetism, Catalysis, Nanomaterials

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Spectroscopy, experiment and characterization of
nanomaterials

Group Web Page: https://kamal1607.wixsite.com/mysite


Prof. Kamendra P. Sharma

Room 322, Chemistry Bldg.
k.sharma@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7170

Research Description:
Our research group focuses on design and development of multi-functional nanomaterials in a concoction of soft matter entities like proteins, polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals. One of the underlying aim of our lab is to fabricate nanomaterials which find applications in variety of areas ranging from health to environment.

Field of Research: Nanomaterials
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Nano-material preparation and characterization
Industrial and startup scope:
Health-wares, Semiconductor devices

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~k.sharma/


Prof. Raghavan B. Sunoj

Room 418A, Chemistry Bldg.
sunoj@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7173

Research Description:
Understanding chemical reactions in greater detail requires numerous different information such as structural parameters, orbital interactions, energetic details, etc. One of my basic research goals is to answer questions on stereoselectivity, catalysis, stability and reactivity of reactive intermediates, kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of chemical transformation etc. Solving questions will range from reactivities of interesting small molecules to conformational issues in large bio-molecular systems.

Field of Research: Computational Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Programming, DFT based (quantum chemistry based)
simulation, Machine Learning

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~sunoj/


Prof. Chandra M. R. Volla

Room 418B, Chemistry Bldg.
chandra.volla@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7188

Research Description:
The research in this in group is mainly focused on catalysis and synthesis. Catalysis based research involves organocatalysis, dual-catalysis and study of new activation modes. In synthesis, the group is interested in development of new synthetic methodologies and natural product synthesis.

Field of Research: Organic Synthesis and Catalysis
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Conducting organic experiments

Group Web Page: https://chandravolla.wixsite.com/volla


Prof. Y. U. Sasidhar

308, Chemistry Bldg.
sasidhar@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7179

Research Description:
The major area of research in our group is Protein Folding and Dynamics. The mechanism by which an unfolded protein folds to its native and functional structure is called protein folding and deciphering the fundamental principles that underlie the process is the objective of our investigations. We study early folding events by considering peptide as well as protein models. To achieve our objectives we use molecular dynamics technique. The atomic level detailed structural information that we seek can not be obtained from experimental studies alone.

Field of Research: Computational chemistry of Proteins
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Molecular dynamics, Chemistry of amino acids and protein
structure

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~sasidhar/


Prof. Pradeepkumar P. I.

Room 330, Chemistry Bldg.
pradeep@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7184

Research Description:
Our lab utilizes Chemical Biology tools to probe the structure and properties of functional nucleic acids. We also develop new chemical strategies to access various nucleobase damaged DNAs to study the structure and function of polymerases, which bypass those damages. In all the projects, we utilize various tools from synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology and molecular modeling.

Field of Research: Chemical Biology, DNA/RNA based research
Learning Experience/Skills developed: Molecular modeling and dynamics studies, Study and experiments involving DNA/RNA

Group Web Page: http://ether.chem.iitb.ac.in/~pradeep/


Prof. Amber Jain

Room 326, Chemistry Bldg.
amberj@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7180

Research Description:
I am interested in developing and applying theoretical
methods to simulate chemical dynamics. The dynamical interplay of entangled protons and electrons lies particularly close to my heart. Specifically, I am interested in: 1) Proton tunneling and 2) Catalysis.

Field of Research: Computational Chemistry
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Programming, Simulations, Quantum chemistry

Group Web Page: https://amberj74.wixsite.com/quantumdynamics


Prof. Leela Srinivas Panchakarla

Room 435, Chemistry Bldg.
panchakarla@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7175

Research Description:
The research in this lab involves the synthesis of nanostructures. The prepared materials are studied using latest technologies and instruments available in the campus. The motivation is to develop materials which can find many applications in real world, especially the once involving energy conversions.

Field of Research: Nanomaterials/Advanced Materials
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Techniques to study nanomaterials, Techniques to develop nanostructures

Group Web Page: https://nivasuoh.wixsite.com/panchakarla


Prof. Rajarshi Chakrabarti

Room 408B, Chemistry Bldg.
rajarshi@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7192

Research Description:
We cherish in developing statistical mechanical models and applying them to investigate a wide range of interesting problems in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biology-inspired physics. We are also interested in fundamental topics in statistical mechanics. We have been using analytical techniques and computer simulations for our research.

Field of Research: Statistical Mechanics, Theoretical Physical chemistry, Soft matter, Biophysics
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Running simulations, Programming to analyse data, Applied Mathematics

Industrial and startup scope: Data analysis, Simulation studies, R&D departments in various companies

Group Web Page: https://rajarshichakrabarti.wixsite.com/rajarshichakrabarti


Prof. Ishita Sengupta

Chemistry Bldg.
ishita@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22 2576 7167

Research Description:
The group will use experimental biophysical tools (NMR, fluorescence, CD, absorbance etc.) to study protein folding problems. We are interested in proteins, which can fold into more than one structurally distinct native state, and proteins, which fold into complex topologies like a link or a knot. The goal is to use this understanding to tune existing protein folds (or even design new folds) to perform desired functions.

Field of Research: Biophysical chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, Reaction kinetics

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
NMR Spectroscopy, Protein Structure and dynamics, Protein biochemistry, chemical kinetics

Industrial and startup scope: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical,Analytical


Prof. Arnab Dutta

Room no. 339, Chemistry Bldg.
arnabdutta@chem.iitb.ac.in

Research Description:
An orchestrated energy transduction through biology is believed to be the key to sustaining life. The involvement of the transition metal elements is essential for that purpose (mostly in the form of metalloenzymes) as biology has optimized its strategic use over millions of years of evolution. In our group, we decipher the blueprint of such metalloenzymes and adapt them for the development of our synthetic catalysts. We do include novel structural and functional features in these catalysts to expand its active chemical space (i.e., where the metal compounds will be active for catalytic reactions). So far, we have developed a new genre of catalysts for H2 production, water oxidation, and O2 reduction from water, which have direct applications in renewable energy usage. On the other hand, we are extending our knowledge to venture into other industry-relevant small molecule transformation reactions to set the cornerstone for green sustainable chemical practices. Do visit our website to learn more about our adventures.

Field of Research: Inorganic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis
Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Inorganic and organic synthesis, catalytic studies, spectroscopy, transforming your imagination into designing active catalysts

Industrial and startup scope: Industrial catalysis, Devices for Renewable Energy

Group Web Page: https://www.arnabdutta-bioinorganic-lab.com/


Prof. Chidambar Kulkarni

Research Description:
Our research group is focused on design, synthesis and characterization of non-covalent systems with potential applications in material science. We use organic synthesis as a powerful tool to make small molecules or polymers of interest and further probe their self-assembly and self-organization through various spectroscopic and computational techniques. We are primarily interested in understanding the subtle structure-property relationship of non-covalent systems, and creating systems with emergent properties. Some of these are also explored for potential application in electronic and energy related devices.

Field of Research: Supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, and organic materials

Learning Experience/Skills developed:
Organic and polymer synthesis, Various spectroscopic methods, DFT based computations

Industrial and startup scope: Materials science and polymer based companies (GE, DSM, Momentive, Applied Materials, RIL etc…)


Prof. Shobhna Kapoor

Room 21, Physics Bldg.
shobhnakapoor@chem.iitb.ac.in
+91 22-2576 7161

Research Description:
We are interested mainly in the field of Molecular Biophysics and Chemical Biology with focus on lipids and lipid-induced signaling pathways. One aspect of the work is to investigate the biophysical properties of unsual lipids from bacterial origin with emphasis on disease management and biotechnological applications. Use of high-pressure perturbation approaches to understand the structure and function of such lipid membrane systems. We are also interested in exploring lipid molecules as chemical biology tools to study cellular signaling pathways involved in infectious diseases.


Prof. Harkesh B. Singh

Room 430, Chemistry Bldg.
chhbsia@chem.iitb.ac.in

Research Interests:

  • Organochalcogen (S, Se and Te) Chemistry; Stabilization of Unusual Species
  • Selenoenzyme Mimics; Chalcogen based HYBRID Multidentate Ligands (chiral and macrocyclic) and Role in Catalysis
  • Metallophilic Interactions


Prof. Pradeep Mathur

Ground floor, CESE
mathur@chem.iitb.ac.in

Research Interests:

  • Research interests fall in the general area of Organometallic Chemistry.
  •  Metal mediated transformations of acetylenes
  •  Metal-acetylide and metal-oxo chemistry
  •  Alkynyl Fischer carbene complexes in metal cluster chemistry
  •  Synthesis of mixed-metal clusters
  •  Ferrocenyl-incorporated metal carbonyl complexes