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Name Designation Research
Regular Faculty
Manish Mishra Assistant Professor Mathematics Representation theory of p-adic groups, Langlands Program
Nixon M. Abraham Assistant Professor Biology Neural circuits and behaviour; Olfaction
G. Ambika Professor Physics Chaos and nonlinear dynamics, synchronisation, Multifractal analysis
V. G. Anand Associate Professor Chemistry Porphyrinoids, Molecular recognition, Luminescent materials
Sudarshan Ananth Associate Professor Physics Theoretical Particle Physics
Collins Assisi Assistant Professor Biology Information processing by neuronal networks
Chaitanya Athale Associate Professor Biology Self-organization and cell morphogenesis
Ramana Athreya Associate Professor Biology
Physics
Active galaxies, galaxy cluster radio sources, high redshift Universe, imaging techniques; Biodiversity research & conservation
Nagaraj Balasubramanian Assistant Professor Biology Cell Biology: cell adhesion, trafficking, cell migration and growth
Baskar Balasubramanyam Assistant Professor Mathematics Number Theory
Nirmalya Ballav Assistant Professor Chemistry Nanoscience, Self-Assembled Monolayers, Electron-Beam-Lithography, Molecular Spintronics
Anjan Banerjee Associate Professor Biology Plant developmental biology, Micro RNA (miRNA) and gene regulation, Long distance signalling and plant-pathogen interaction
Argha Banerjee Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Himalayan glaciers
Debargha Banerjee Assistant Professor Mathematics Automorphic forms, Galois representations, Langlands program, Arithmetic geometry
Nabamita Banerjee Assistant Professor Physics Quantum gravity, string theory, black holes, study of strongly correlated systems from gravity.
Bhas Bapat Associate Professor Physics Atomic collisions, molecular fragmentation, photochemistry of of heterogeneous phases, Auger electron spectroscopy.
Deepak Barua Assistant Professor Biology Plant physiology, physiological ecology and evolutionary ecology
Rabeya Basu Assistant Professor Mathematics Algebra
Chandrasheel Bhagwat Assistant Professor Mathematics Representation theory, Analysis & Geometry of locally symmetric spaces, Number Theory
Mousomi Bhakta Assistant Professor Mathematics Elliptic PDE, nonlinear analysis, variational methods
Ramakrishna G. Bhat Associate Professor Chemistry Chemical biology, molecular mimicry, drug design, peptide and organic synthesis
Arijit Bhattacharyay Associate Professor Biology
Physics
Complex and dynamical systems, biophysics, pattern formation
Anup Biswas Assistant Professor Mathematics Controlled diffusion, queuing theory, large deviation theory
R. Boomi Shankar Associate Professor Chemistry Main Group and Organometallic Chemistry
Diganta Borah Assistant Professor Mathematics Several Complex Variables
S Sandanaraj Britto Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
Chemical Biology/Physiology & Optical Molecular Imaging of Whole Organisms
Harinath Chakrapani Associate Professor Chemistry Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Nitric Oxide Prodrugs
Apratim Chatterji Associate Professor Physics Statistical physics, soft condensed matter, phase transitions, microfluidics
Akanksha Chaturvedi Assistant Professor Biology Immunology: B cell receptor signaling, Integration of innate and adaptive immune receptor signaling
Srabanti Chaudhury Assistant Professor Chemistry Chemical physics, theoretical biophysics
Anisa Chorwadwala Assistant Professor Mathematics Shape Optimization Problems
Jeetender Chugh Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules
Aloke Das Associate Professor Chemistry Gas phase laser spectroscopy, Non-covalent interactions in biomolecules
Neeraja Dashaputre Assistant Professor (Contractual) Chemistry Chemical Education, Pedagogy Development
Shouvik Datta Associate Professor Physics Semiconductor physics, optical spectroscopy, electronic defects, nanostuctures, optoelectronics
Aparna Deshpande Assistant Professor Physics Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM), spectroscopy, and single atom and molecule manipulation with STM
Sutirth Dey Associate Professor Biology Population dynamics, life-history evolution, simulations, Drosophilia melanogaster
Sourabh Dube Assistant Professor Physics Experimental High Energy Physics
Pavan Kumar G V Assistant Professor Physics Optical Physics: Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Raman Scattering
Sanjeev Galande Professor Biology Epigenetics, Chromatin biology, Regulation of gene expression, Nuclear organization and function
Krishna N. Ganesh Director, IISER Pune
Professor
Chemistry Biomolecular chemistry of nucleic acids, peptides, lipids; drug development, DNA diagnostics and nanotechnology
Aurnab Ghose Associate Professor Biology Neurobiology
Prasenjit Ghosh Assistant Professor Chemistry
Physics
Atomistic modeling of Materials
Sujit K. Ghosh Associate Professor Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry.
Boopathy Gnanaprakasam Assistant Professor Chemistry Natural products synthesis, Asymmetric synthesis, Homogeneous catalysis, Flow chemistry, Fluorination methods
Pranay Goel Associate Professor Biology
Mathematics
Mathematical biology. Nonlinear dynamical systems, multiscale methods. Theoretical neuroscience, cardiac physiology, diabetes
Hosahudya N. Gopi Associate Professor Chemistry Peptides and hybrid miniproteins, inhibitors for HIV-1 and host cell interactions
Anindya Goswami Assistant Professor Mathematics Stochastic Control, Mathematical Finance
Amrita Hazra Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
Enzyme mechanisms, Chemical biology of microbes
Anirban Hazra Assistant Professor Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry
Partha Hazra Associate Professor Chemistry Photophysics and biophysics
Amit Hogadi Associate Professor Mathematics Algebraic geometry
Srinivas Hotha Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Chemistry Chemistry Glycochemical Biology
M. Jayakannan Professor and Chair, Chemistry Chemistry Polymer chemistry and nano-materials
Neena Joseph Mani Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Climate dynamics, Tropical variability, Monsoons, numerical weather prediction, predictability.
Mukul Kabir Assistant Professor Physics Materials Modeling
Krishna Kaipa Assistant Professor Mathematics Algebraic Geometric Coding theory
Tejas Kalelkar Assistant Professor Mathematics Low dimensional Topology
Jeet Kalia Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
Chemical Biology: Ion channels, lipids, and bioconjugation
Siddhesh S Kamat Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
Chemical Biology, Metabolomics, Chemoproteomics, Lipid Metabolism, Protein Biochemistry
Saikrishnan Kayarat Associate Professor Biology Structural biology
Shabana Khan Assistant Professor Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Raghavendra Kikkeri Assistant Professor Chemistry Carbohydrates, Nanoparticles, Porous Silicon, Sialic acid and Glycomics
Mayurika Lahiri Associate Professor Biology DNA damage and cell cycle, 3D studies of breast cancer progression
Jeganmohan M. Associate Professor (Presently on lien to IIT Madras) Chemistry Organometallic chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis
M. S. Madhusudhan Associate Professor Biology Bioinformatics and Structure
Ayan Mahalanobis Assistant Professor Mathematics Public key cryptography, finite group theory
T. S. Mahesh Associate Professor Physics NMR spectroscopy, quantum information, optimal control and artificial intelligence
Soumen Maity Associate Professor Mathematics Combinatorics,cryptography, algorithms, statistical designs, software testing
Moumita Majumdar Assistant Professor Chemistry Main Group Chemistry-Catalysis and Materials Applications
Vivek Mohan Mallick Assistant Professor Mathematics Algebraic Geometry
Pankaj Mandal Assistant Professor Chemistry Terahertz spectroscop - applications to nanoscience and biomolecule dynamics
John Mathew Associate Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Natural History, Colonial History of Science, History of Zoology, Environmental History
Rama Mishra Associate Professor Mathematics Knot theory, low dimensional topology, real algebraic geometry
Arnab Mukherjee Associate Professor Chemistry Theoretical and computational chemistry, biophysics
Sunil Mukhi Professor and Chair, Physics Physics String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics
Muhammed Musthafa Assistant Professor Chemistry Interfacial Electrochemistry, Functionalized Surfaces, Energy Conversion and Storage Devices, Water Splitting, Sensors
Suhita Nadkarni Assistant Professor Biology Biophysical models of synaptic plasticity in health and disease
Angshuman Nag Assistant Professor Chemistry Colloidal nanocrystals, Photophysics, Opto-electronics
Sunil Nair Assistant Professor Physics Strongly correlated electron systems
Rejish Nath Assistant Professor Physics Quantum Optics, Atom Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
Satishchandra Ogale Professor Physics Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Graphene and Functional Carbon, Oxide Electronics and Spintronics, Pattern Formation
Venketeswara R Pai Assistant Professor Humanities and Social Sciences History and Development of Astronomy and Mathematics in India, History and Development of Vakya system of Astronomy, Kerala School of Astronomy, Manuscriptology, Scientific Literature in Sanskrit and Malayalam, Paninian Grammar
Gayathri Pananghat Assistant Professor Biology Structural Biology of Cytoskeletal Systems
Sagar Pandit Assistant Professor Biology Chemical and molecular ecology of multitrophic interactions involving plant, herbivore and its natural enemies
Shivprasad Patil Associate Professor Physics Nanotechnology, atomic force microscopy and single molecular interactions
Pramod Pillai Assistant Professor Chemistry Functional nanomaterials: Hybrid nanostructures for self-assembly, light harvesting and bio-targeting studies.
Supriya Pisolkar Assistant Professor Mathematics Number Theory
Thomas Pucadyil Assistant Professor Biology Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vesicular Transport
Jahnavi Punekar Assistant Professor (Contractual) Earth and Climate Science Micropalaeontology, Biostratigraphy, Palaeobiology
A. Raghuram Professor and Chair, Mathematics Mathematics Langlands Program, Representations of p-adic and adelic groups and their associated L-functions
Atikur Rahman Assistant Professor Physics Quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices, applications of quasi-1D and 2D materials and their heterostructures for energy harvesting and sensing, self-assembly based nanopatterning, nanofabrication.
Shyam S. Rai Professor and Chair, Earth and Climate Science Earth and Climate Science Geophysical data modelling, Inverse theory & its application, Deep earth exploration & understanding the earth process
Sudha Rajamani Assistant Professor Biology
Chemistry
Origins of life
Umakant D. Rapol Assistant Professor Physics Atomic physics and precision spectroscopy, quantum optics and quantum information processing, biosensors
Girish Ratnaparkhi Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Biology Biology Gene regulation, innate immunity, embryonic development, drosophilia
Richa Rikhy Assistant Professor Biology Cell Biology of development and differentiation: Membrane trafficking and polarity
M. S. Santhanam Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Physics Physics Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and quantum chaos, statistical physics, complexity
Kundan Sengupta Assistant Professor Biology Chromosome biology in development and disease
Seema Sharma Assistant Professor Physics Experimental High Energy Physics
L. S. Shashidhara Professor and Chair, Biology Biology Evolution of appendage forms, functional genomics, drug discovery
Anupam Kumar Singh Associate Professor Mathematics Linear algebraic groups, Lie algebra, central simple algebras and quadratic forms
Surjeet Singh Assistant Professor Physics Magnetism and superconductivity, single-crystal growth
Kaneenika Sinha Assistant Professor Mathematics Analytic number theory, Arithmetic of modular forms
Pushkar Sohoni Assistant Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Historic Preservation; Islamic Architecture; Indo-Persian Cultural History; Early Modern Trade Networks; Numismatics; Archaeology
Steven Spallone Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Mathematics Mathematics Representation Theory
S. G. Srivatsan Associate Professor Chemistry Chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry, assay development, functionalised nucleic acids
Prasad Subramanian Associate Professor Physics Plasma astrophysics, solar physics and black hole accretion
Pinaki Talukdar Associate Professor Chemistry Supramolecular chemistry in lipid membranes, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry.
Arun M. Thalapillil Assistant Professor Physics Theoretical High Energy Physics
Gyana Ranjan Tripathy Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Weathering and Erosion; Re-Os Geochronology; Reconstruction of Past Marine redox conditions; Isotope geochemistry
Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan Assistant Professor Chemistry Metal organic frameworks for selective carbon dioxide sequestration
Suneeta Vardarajan Associate Professor Mathematics
Physics
Mathematical physics,Relativity, Ricci flow, String theory
Arun Venkatnathan Associate Professor Chemistry Molecular modelling, fuel cells and computational quantum chemistry
Milind Watve Professor Biology Microbiology, Eco-biology
Visiting Faculty
Rajeev Bhalerao Raja Ramanna Fellow Physics High-Energy Nuclear Physics, Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Quark-Gluon Plasma
Aditi Deo Visiting Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences Ethnomusicology; Anthropology; Ethnography; Hindustani Khyal; Folk/tribal music in India; Heritage studies; Music and technologies
Girish Deshpande Visiting Faculty (Contractual) Biology
Deepak Dhar Distinguished Visiting Faculty Physics Critical phenomena on fractals, branched polymers, disordered magnets, self-organized criticality, proportionate growth in biology, protein-folding, models of super-cooled liquids and glasses.
C. V. Dharmadhikari Visiting Faculty Physics
Anil D. Gangal Visiting Faculty Physics Nonlinear dynamics,Calculus on Fractrals
Sulabha Kulkarni Visiting Faculty Physics Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
B. S. Madhava Rao Visiting Faculty Chemistry Pulse radiolysis, Time resolved spectroscopy, Fast kinetics
K. P. Mohanan Visiting Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences Theoretical linguistics, Epistemology of academic inquiries, Critical thinking and inquiry in education, Integrative education and research
Uttara Naik-Nimbalkar Visiting Faculty Mathematics Statistical modeling and inference, survival analysis, reliability
A. A. Natu Visiting Faculty Chemistry Organic chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, biology in drug discovery
V. S. Rao Visiting Faculty Biology Plant biology, plant genetics, breeding
Pooja Sancheti Visiting Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences Postmodernist fiction, Magical Realism, Myth, English Language Teaching, Narrative Theories, Art & Aesthetics
N. K. Subhedar Visiting Faculty Biology Neurobiology, Neuropeptides and behaviour
Adjunct Faculty
Sunanda Banerjee SINP, Kolkata Physics
S A Katre University of Pune Mathematics
Sourav Pal NCL, Pune Chemistry
Sujatha Ramadorai TIFR, Mumbai Mathematics
S. Ramakrishnan TIFR, Mumbai Physics
Chittaranjan S. Yajnik Diabetes Unit, K E M Hospital & Research Centre Biology

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