TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • Materials for Nanocatalysis

    We have developed new kind of fibrous silica nanospheres. The material exhibits excellent physical properties, including a high surface area, a fibrous surface morphology, good thermal and mechanical stability. Material was found to be very useful as a support for development of nano-catalysts and sorbents, wherein accessibility of active sites was increased significantly.

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  • Single-Molecule Protein Mechanics

    Single-molecule techniques are novel approaches to understand the structure-stability-function relationship of proteins, especially force spectroscopy methods in studying mechanically relevant proteins. These techniques are also useful to drive chemical reactions and bond-breakage at single-molecule/bond level to understand the reaction mechanism and get the elusive ‘transition state’ properties....

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  • Metabolomics for investigating disease process

    Malaria is considered to be one of the major killers in large part of the world. We believe, systems biological approaches may provide us specific insights to the mechanism of disease progression, since this involves the joint biological network of host and the parasite...

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  • Structure/Dynamics of Proteins and Fibrils from Solid State NMR

    Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of solid materials reveals structural and dynamics information. The methods make use of a combination of sample preparation, radiofrequency pulse sequence design, acquisition of multi-dimensional spectra techniques to get geometry information and structural elucidation…..

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  • Biocompatible Hydroxyapatite Nanotubes

    Hydroxyapatite (HAp) Hollow Nanotubes – Electron Mapping and Electron Diffraction unequivocally confirm that each tube is in fact having the specific stoichiometry of HAp.…..

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About the Department

Scientists at the DCS explore the link between living systems and the physical laws that govern nature. They study molecules ranging in size as small as water and as large as a virus. The laws that govern interaction in molecules are best studied in well-defined and isolated small molecules. This information becomes applicable to design novel materials with exotic properties, of value to chemical and solar energy industries and to medical applications. To understand working of biological systems, studies are made on structure, dynamics and function of biological molecules. TIFR is a leader in state-of-the-art experimental techniques such as high field NMR, ultrafast lasers and single molecule methodologies.

News & events

  • Prof. R.V. Hosur awarded "Padmashree"

    One of our colleagues, Prof. R.V. Hosur has been awarded "Padmashree" by the Government of India. Prof. Hosur is currently the Senior Professor in the Department. He is also been holding the position of the Director at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences at Kalina, Mumbai

  • Awards for DCS Graduate Students

    TIFR research scholars have consistently garnered accolades at both international and national meetings. Congratulations on their latest achievements!

    Mr. Ajay Jha (Research group of Dr. Jyotishman Dasgupta)

    • Mr. Ajay Jha  received the RSC Best Poster Award in the 177th Faraday Discussions meeting on "Temporally and Spatially-resolved Spectroscopy Molecular Science" held in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in January 2015.

    Ms. Subha B. (Research group of Dr. Ankona Datta)

    • Ms. Subha B. received the Best Poster Award in the 13th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences held in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in December 2014.

    Ms. K. Vijayalakshmi (Research group of Dr. Jyotishman Dasgupta)

    • Ms. K. Vijayalakshmi received the Best Poster Award in 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference held in Kovalam beach, Kerala

    Ms Aditi Bhatacherjee (Research group of Prof. Sanjay Wategaonkar)

    • Ms Aditi Bhattacherjee received one of the Best Poster awards at the "Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry" held at BARC in January 2014.
    • She had also received the Poster award earlier at the "International Conference on Horizons in Hydrogen Bond Research" held in Antwerp, Belgium in September 2013.

    Mr. K. Hemachandra (Research group of Dr. A.S.R. Koti)

    • Mr. K. Hemachandra, recieved the "Student Research Achievement Award" for the best poster in Mechanobiology section in the 58th Biophysical Society Meeting held at San Francisco, California, USA, held during February 15-19, 2014.

    Mr. Biswajit Mishra & Ms. Shama Parween (Research group of Prof. Deepa Khushalani)

    • Mr. Biswajit Mishra and Ms. Shama Parween received the Best Poster Award at International Union of Materials Research Societies International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA) held at Bangalore for their poster entitled "ZnTiO3: Synthesis, Characterization and Exclusive Visible Light Photocatalysis".

    Mr. Amitava Acharjya (Research group of Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar)

    • Mr. Amitava Acharjya, recieved the Best Poster Award at 6th International Conference On Nano Science And Technology (ICONSAT) 2014 held at Chandigarh during March 3-5, 2014 for his poster entitled "Shape Controlled Synthesis of Nano Cobalt Oxide for Catalytic Applications"

    Mr. Bappaditya Chandra (Research group of Prof. Sudipta Maiti)

    • Mr. Bappaditya Chandra won the best oral presentation award at the National Magnetic Resonance Society Symposium[NMRS-2014] held at Tezpur University, Tezpur, between Feb 2- 5, 2014. His research presentation on the project conducted in collaboration with Prof. P. K. Madhu was titled: "Combining fluorescence and slow NMR technique to determine the atomic level structure of transient toxic amyloid beta oligomers".

     

  • Technological innovation from Maiti group
    Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has made significant contributions to the development of biophotonic instrumentation and methodology.
  • Vivek Polshettiwar invited for "Asian Rising Stars" talk at the 15th ACC meeting in Singapore
    Vivek comes from Saudi Arabia where he was an Ass. Professor/Sr. Scientist at the Catalysis Center, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA.

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