Dendritic Fibrous Nanosilica for Catalysis, Energy Harvesting, Carbon Dioxide Mitigation, Drug Delivery, and Sensing
NanoCat Group has developed next-generation nanocatalysts via the morphological control of nanomaterials, particularly dendritic fibrous nanosilica (DFNS).....
Chemistry driven by delocalized molecular motions
Chemical reactions are often conceptualized by making and breaking one bond at a time. The idea of localized bond alterations inhibits intuitive thinking about the structure as a whole. The Dasgupta group is focusing on creating a theme using collective motions existing in the molecular structure to drive selective and efficient chemistry...
Black (nano)Gold Combats Climate Change
We have developed the solution phase synthesis of dendritic plasmonic colloidosomes with varying interparticle distances....
Tracking the molecular players in neurodegenerative disorders
In the department of chemical sciences, we investigate biophysically tractable yet biologically interesting systems, using (mostly) spectroscopic and imaging tools, most of which we build ourselves. Our recent focus has been on two problems: protein misfolding/aggregation, and vesicular neurotransmission....
Supersonic Jet Spectroscopy of Weak H-bonds
Supersonic Jet Spectroscopy of molecular clusters is being used to investigate weak non-covalent interactions. Such forces play important roles in imparting structures to various biopolymers and also enable them to carry out many functions in living organisms under ordinary conditions that keep the biological systems ticking....
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
12TH "FUTURE OF CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM" on March 31, 2023 (2.00 - 7.00 pm on zoom platform)
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Mr. Rohit won the 1st prize in Poster competition at 'Interdisciplinary conference in Materials Chemistry' held at BARC.
Mr. Rohit from Prof. Deepa Khushalani's group won 1st Prize for poster presentation at the "9th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry" held at BARC Mumbai during December 7-10, 2022
Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020 to Prof. Polshettiwar
Prof. Polshettiwar has been awarded Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020 by Nano Mission, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He received the award during International Conference on Nano S&T (ICONSAT-2020) during 5-7 March, 2019 at Kolkata.
Congratulations to Khushalani and her group members for recognition of their research efforts!
- Best Poster Prize to Dr. Ashish Nadar (PDF in Khushalani Group) at Nano 2020 held in Bangalore in March 2020
- Invited Review article exclusively detailing work from Khushalani lab was showcased in ACS Langmuir along with the Front Cover for the print issue: Langmuir 2019, 35, 9101-9114
Best Poster Prize to Ashish Nadar at Nano 2020 held in Bangalore
Seminar by Dr. Abhijit Patra, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, on June 6, 2023 at 2.30 pm in AG-80
Title : Controlling Molecular Self-assembly toward Task-specific Porous Materials
Annual Works Seminar by Mr. Kishan K. Yadav, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, TIFR Mumbai, on June 5, 2023 at 4.00 pm in AG-69
Title : Photoredox C-C Coupling Reactions inside Supramolecular Cavities
Seminar by Prof. Anindya Datta, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, on June 1, 2023 at 2.30 pm in AG-80
Title : Exciton Dynamics in freely diffusing quantum dots in aqueous medium
Annual Works Seminar by Mr. Dipin Tomar, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, TIFR Mumbai, on June 1, 2023 at 4.00 pm in AG-80
Title : Charge Transfer mediated Metal-free Photoredox Catalysis
Seminar by Dr. Tushar Jadhav, National Yang Ming Chaio Tung University, Taiwan, on May 30, 2023 at 4.00 pm via Zoom platform
Title : Discrete Metal-Oxide Clusters with Organofunctionalization as High-Performance Anode Materials.