TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences

S. J. Wategaonkar

S. J. Wategaonkar
Senior Professor
Department of Chemical Sciences
Office
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B-131, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005
Phone
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91 22 2278 2259/2741
Fax
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91 22 2280 4610/4611
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Academic Profile
Doctoral Degree
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1988, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA.
Postdoctoral Experience
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1988-1991, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
  • Current Research
  • Selected Publications
Supersonic jet spectroscopy and its applications to,
  • Intramolecular vibrational relaxation and predissociation studies
  • Investigations of novel hydrogen bonds
  • Spectroscopy of small molecules
  • ZEKE and MATI spectroscopy using VUV photons
  • “Blue shifted hydrogen bond in 3-methylindole·CHX3 complexes (X = Cl, F)”, Pranav R. Shirhatti and S. Wategaonkar, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 6650, 2010.
  • “Structure of the Indole-Benzene Dimer Revisited”, Himansu S. Biswal, Surjendu Bhattacharyya, Pranav R. Shirhatti, Eric Gloaguen, S. Wategaonkar, and Michel Mons, J. Phys. Chem. A, David W. Pratt Festschrift issue, in press.
  • “Sulfur, Not Too Far Behind O, N, and C: SH•••pi Hydrogen Bond”, Himansu Biswal and S. Wategaonkar, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 12774, 2009.
  • “Nature of the N-H•••S Hydrogen Bond”, Himansu Biswal and S. Wategaonkar, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 12763, 2009.
  • “O‑H‑‑‑O vs. O‑H‑‑‑S hydrogen bonding I: Experimental and computational studies on the p‑Cresol‑(H2O)1 and p‑Cresol‑(H2S)1 complexes”, H.S. Biswal, S. Chakraborty, and S. Wategaonkar, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 5633, 2009: Appeared as the Cover Page Article).
  • “ZEKE Spectroscopy of Hydroquinone-Water (1:1) complex: A probe for conformer assignment”, S. Chakraborty, P. Misra, and S. Wategaonkar, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 124317 (2007).
  • “Lifetime Measurements of SO2 below the Clement’s A-band”, Himansu S. Biswal, S. V. K. Kumar, and S. Wategaonkar, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 204312, 2008.
  • “Experimental Evidence of O‑H‑‑‑S hydrogen bonding in supersonic jet”, Himansu S. Biswal, Shamik Chakraborty, and S. Wategaonkar, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 184311, 2008.