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
DCS Annual Talks 2017
Every year the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) showcases its research during the "DCS Annual Talks" event. This year the talks will be held over three days during November 28th-30th.
Faculty members from the department will present snippets of their research in short talks. Colleagues and students from TIFR-Hyderabad and TIFR-NCBS Bangalore will also participate. We welcome them.
Two invited guest speakers, Prof. Thomas Pucadyil (IISER, Pune) and Prof. Debabrata Maiti (IIT-Bombay, Mumbai) will present institute-wide colloquiua on Nov 29th and 30th respectively. To learn more about the research background of these speakers, click on their names.
Students will present posters on the 28th and 29th.
The student organized Chem-Quiz competition returns with a bang on Nov 28th. The day will also feature a special Chem-Chat recharge session where the organizers (Vicky, Tathagata, and Kaustav) will unveil a new format for the weekly series!
Graduate students (Amitava, Charu, Imon, and Mona) will present two engaging talks discussing/debating the advances/trends/applications in chemical sciences on Nov 30th
Please click here for the full program schedule.
Prof. R.V. Hosur elected as Fellow of ISMAR
Prof. Ramakrishna V. Hosur has been elected as a 'FELLOW' of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in recognition of distinction in contributing to the field of magnetic resonance.
Special Course on Allostery by Prof. Amnon Horovitz
Prof. Amnon Horovitz from the Weizmann Institute of Science will be conducting a three day course on "Allosteric Models in Biology"
Dates: Monday 23, Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 January 2016
Lecture Timings: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Please click here for the course syllabus.
Awards for Vivek Polshettiwar`s research group
Mr. Rustam Singh received best poster award in 4th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2015), one of the best nano-conference in India, organized by IIT, Guwahati during Dec 8-11, 2015.
Mr. Rustam Singh received best poster award in ICONSAT 2016 organized by IISER, Pune and DST, Nanomission. He presented his recent work on, "TiO2 coated KCC-1 for photocatalysis: Nanoparticle formation and quantum confinement".
Dr. Polshettiwar is recognized as one of the 'Emerging Investigators 2016' for Novel design strategies for new functional materials by Journal of Materials Chemistry A of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
Dr. Polshettiwar has been awarded prestigious "Bronze Medal" by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for 2017.
May 11, 2018 at 2.30 pm in AG-80
Seminar by Dr. Sameer Varma, University of San Francisco, USA
April 25, 2018 at 2.30 pm in AG-80
Seminar by Prof. Nikhil S. Malvankar,Microbial Sciences Institute, Yale University, USA
April 23, 2018 at 4.00 pm in AG-69
Seminar by Ms. Imon Mandal, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, TIFR
April 20, 2018 at 2.30 pm in AG-66
Seminar by Prof. Daniel Huster, Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Leipzig University, Germany