Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences


Awards for Jyotishman Dasgupta's Research Group

Dr. Palas Roy  won the 2018 IUPAC-Solvay Award for Young Chemists for his PhD thesis titled: "Probing the Fate of Excitions in Organic Semiconductors". The IUPAC-Solvay International Award recognizes the best PhD theses in the chemical sciences. Dr. Palas Roy was selected from a pool of 45 applications from individuals receiving their PhD degrees from institutions in 15 countries and is one of the five worldwide winners of the award .


Ms Ankita Das won the best poster prize in the recently concluded Symposium on Advanced Bio-inorganic Chemistry (SABIC 2017) meeting in Kolkata during January 7-11th 2017. Her poster was titled: "Visible light induced C-H bond activation inside a water soluble nanocage"


Mr. Palas Roy won the best poster award in DCS Annual meeting 2016 which took place in TIFR Colaba during December 19th to 21st 2016. The poster was titled: "Tracking Singlet Fission in Semiconducting Organic Nanoparticles"


Ms. Ankita Das got Best Poster Award for her poster titled "Probing Dynamic Water Interaction with Molecular Nanocages Using Host-Guest Charge Transfer States" in the 2016 Ultrafast Science (UFS) theme meeting held in BARC Mumbai from 24th to 26th of November 2016


 Ms. Melby Johny got poster award for his poster titled "Tracking the photo-induced vesicle-to-fibril transition of H-Azo-Phe-Phe-OH in solution" in the 14th Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS) meeting held in Mumbai during March 16th-19th 2016.






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.

Awards for Deepa Khushalani`s Research Group

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

Mr. Chandanshive Balasaheb B. (Research group of Prof. Deepa Khushalani)

Mr. Chandansive Balasaheb B. won the 3rd spot in the best oral presentation award at  the International Conference On Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (Nano 2015) held during Dec 7-10th at Trichengode,Tamil Nadu. The title of his talk was: "Hydroxyapaptite Nanotubes: Biocompatible and Internalization Study". Click here for pics! Read  more about research in the Khushalani lab here.


Awards for Ankona Datta`s research group

Dr. Ankona Datta`s group has recently featured in the ACS Emerging Investigators in Bioinorganic Chemistry. Congratulations to Ankona and her group members! Read the full article here.

Samsuzzoha Mondal, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta`s research group, won the RSC Best poster award at the 6th International Conference on Metals in Genetics, Chemical Biology, and Therapeutics held at I.I.Sc. Bangalore, February 17-20, 2016. Samsuzzoha`s poster was titled: "Sensing Signaling Phospholipids with ‘Turn on’ and Ratiometric Fluorescent Probes". Congrats Samsuzzoha!

Anindita Sarkar, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta`s research group, won the best poster award in the international conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS-2016) held at TIFR during March 16-19. Anindita`s poster was titled: 'Turn-on' Fluorescence Sensors for Imaging Mn(II) in Live Cells'. Congrats Anindita!

Ankona`s research group works in the areas of Chemical Biology and Synthetic Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Imaging, and Bioinorganic and Biomimetic Chemistry within the department. Click here to learn more about Ankona`s research program.

Breakthrough Alzheimer`s Disease Research from from Maiti group

Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has reported exciting progress towards identifying the structure of the oligomeric form of amyloid beta, the toxic molecular species that causes Alzheimer`s disease.  The full research article has been published in ACS Nano. The ASAP article link is hereThe breakthrough has received media coverage. A clipping can be found here.

RSC article on Vivek Polshettiwar

Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar has been nominated as one of the "175 faces in Chemistry program" . Congratulations to Vivek. You can read the full article here

Vivek`s research group is part of the nanoscience and catalysis program in the department. Click here to learn more about Vivek`s research program.

Honors for Vivek Polshettiwar

Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar is now a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Congratulations to Vivek!

Vivek`s research group is part of the nanoscience and catalysis program in the department. Click here to learn more about Vivek`s research program.

Technological innovation from Maiti group

Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has made significant contributions to the development of biophotonic instrumentation and methodology. Recently instrumentation developed right here at TIFR for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in the Maiti lab has been commercialized. Read more about this technological innovation here