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Name Designation Research
Regular Faculty
Nixon M. Abraham Assistant Professor Biology Neural circuits and behaviour; Olfaction
Bijay Kumar Agarwalla Assistant Professor Physics Charge and energy transport, Fluctuation relations, Quantum thermodynamics, Engineered light-matter quantum systems, Multidimensional spectroscopy
V. G. Anand Professor Chemistry Porphyrinoids, Molecular recognition, Luminescent materials
Sudarshan Ananth Professor Physics Theoretical Particle Physics
Ashish Arora Assistant Professor Physics Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, 2D materials, layered semiconductors, magneto-optics, high magnetic fields, quantum materials/devices, nanoscale magnetism, semiconductor nanostructures, low-dimensional physics, strong interest in public outreach
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
Ashna Bajpai Associate Professor Physics Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Nanomagnets & Spintronics, Carbon nanotubes, 2D-Material
Nagaraj Balasubramanian Associate Professor Biology Cell Biology: cell adhesion, trafficking, cell migration and growth
Baskar Balasubramanyam Associate Professor Mathematics Number Theory
Nirmalya Ballav Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Development) Chemistry Interfacial Materials Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications
Anjan Banerjee Professor and Dean (Research and Development) Biology Plant developmental biology, Micro RNA (miRNA) and gene regulation, Long distance signalling and plant-pathogen interaction
Argha Banerjee Associate Professor Earth and Climate Science Himalayan glaciers
Debargha Banerjee Associate Professor Mathematics Automorphic forms, Galois representations, Langlands program, Arithmetic geometry
Bhas Bapat Professor and Dean (Academics) Physics Atomic collisions, molecular fragmentation, photochemistry of of heterogeneous phases, Auger electron spectroscopy.
Deepak Barua Associate Professor Biology Plant physiology, physiological ecology and evolutionary ecology
Rabeya Basu Associate Professor Mathematics Algebra
Chandrasheel Bhagwat Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Doctoral Studies) Mathematics Representation theory, Analysis & Geometry of locally symmetric spaces, Number Theory
Mousomi Bhakta Associate Professor; and Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor Mathematics Elliptic PDE, nonlinear analysis, variational methods
Ramakrishna G. Bhat Professor Chemistry Organic Synthesis and Catalysis: Organocatalysis, Photoredox catalysis, C-H bond functionalization and Transition metal catalysis
Arijit Bhattacharyay Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Graduate Studies) Physics Complex and dynamical systems, biophysics, pattern formation
Divyang Bhimani Assistant Professor Mathematics Harmonic Analysis and Nonlinear Dispersive Equations
Anup Biswas Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Mathematics Mathematics Controlled diffusion, queuing theory, large deviation theory
R. Boomi Shankar Professor Chemistry Synthetic Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Diganta Borah Associate Professor Mathematics Several Complex Variables
S Sandanaraj Britto Assistant Professor Chemistry Chemical Biology/Physiology & Optical Molecular Imaging of Whole Organisms (Joint Faculty in Biology)
Harinath Chakrapani Professor and Dean (International Relations and Outreach) Chemistry Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Nitric Oxide Prodrugs
Apratim Chatterji Associate Professor Physics Statistical physics, soft condensed matter, phase transitions, microfluidics
Devapriya Chattopadhyay Associate Professor and Chair, Earth and Climate Science Earth and Climate Science Paleobiology
Srabanti Chaudhury Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Doctoral Studies) Chemistry Chemical physics, theoretical biophysics
Vijayakumar Chikkadi Assistant Professor Physics Soft condensed matter, Glasses, Active matter, Colloids
Anisa Chorwadwala Assistant Professor Mathematics Shape Optimization Problems
Jeetender Chugh Assistant Professor Chemistry NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules (Joint Faculty in Biology)
Aloke Das Professor Chemistry Gas phase laser spectroscopy, Non-covalent interactions in biomolecules
Arjun Datta Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Theoretical and computational seismology, seismic tomography, seismic interferometry, inverse theory
Shouvik Datta Associate Professor Physics Semiconductor physics, optical spectroscopy, electronic defects, nanostuctures, optoelectronics
Rahul Dehiya Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Forward and Inverse Modelling of Geophysical data
Aparna Deshpande Assistant Professor Physics Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM), spectroscopy, and single atom and molecule manipulation with STM
Sutirth Dey Professor Biology Population dynamics, life-history evolution, simulations, Drosophila melanogaster
Sourabh Dube Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International Relations and Outreach) Physics Experimental High Energy Physics
Suhas Ettammal Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Organised Tropical Convection
Pavan Kumar G V Associate Professor Physics Nanophotonics, Soft-matter physics and Light Scattering
Sanjeev Galande Professor (currently on lien to Shiv Nadar University) Biology Epigenetics, Chromatin biology, Regulation of gene expression, Nuclear organization and function
Aurnab Ghose Associate Professor Biology Neurobiology
Diptimoy Ghosh Assistant Professor Physics Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology
Prasenjit Ghosh Associate Professor Physics Atomistic modeling of Materials (Joint Faculty in Chemistry)
Sujit K. Ghosh Professor Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry.
Sreejith GJ Associate Professor Physics Theoretical condensed matter physics - strongly correlated systems, quantum Hall effects, frustrated systems
Boopathy Gnanaprakasam Associate Professor Chemistry Natural products synthesis, Asymmetric synthesis, Homogeneous catalysis, Flow chemistry, Fluorination methods
Pranay Goel Associate Professor Biology Mathematical biology: physiology and type 2 diabetes. Data science and predictive modeling for healthcare and precision (personalized) medicine
Hosahudya N. Gopi Professor and Chair, Chemistry Chemistry Peptides, Peptidomimetics, Foldamers, Peptide Antibiotics and Inhibitors for Protein-Protein Interactions
Anindya Goswami Associate Professor Mathematics Stochastic Control, Mathematical Finance, Machine learning model of derivative pricing
Amrita Hazra Assistant Professor Chemistry Enzyme mechanisms, Chemical biology of microbes (Joint Faculty in Biology)
Anirban Hazra Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics, Graduate Studies) Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry
Partha Hazra Professor Chemistry Photophysics and biophysics
Amit Hogadi Associate Professor Mathematics Algebraic geometry
Srinivas Hotha Professor and Dean (Planning and Communications) Chemistry Glycochemical Biology
Sachin Jain Assistant Professor Physics String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Gravity, Fluid Dynamics, Conformal Bootstarp, Gauge/Gravity Duality.
M. Jayakannan Professor 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 Associate Professor Physics Electronic structure theory, 2D Materials, Functional defects, Magnetism, Superconductivity, and Catalyst design
Krishna Kaipa Associate Professor Mathematics Algebraic Geometric Coding theory
Tejas Kalelkar Assistant Professor Mathematics Low dimensional Topology
Siddhesh S Kamat Associate Professor Biology Chemical Biology, Metabolomics, Chemoproteomics, Lipid Metabolism, Protein Biochemistry (Joint Faculty in Chemistry)
Krishanpal Karmodiya Assistant Professor Biology Epigenetics and Transcriptional Control in Plasmodium
Saikrishnan Kayarat Professor and Dean (Student and Campus Activities) Biology Structural biology
Shabana Khan Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Chemistry Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Raghavendra Kikkeri Associate 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
M. S. Madhusudhan Associate Professor Biology Bioinformatics and Structure
Ayan Mahalanobis Assistant Professor Mathematics Public key cryptography, finite group theory
T. S. Mahesh Professor and Deputy Chair, Physics Physics NMR spectroscopy, quantum information, optimal control and artificial intelligence
Soumen Maity Associate Professor Mathematics Combinatorics,cryptography, algorithms, statistical designs, software testing
Moumita Majumdar Associate Professor Chemistry Main Group Chemistry-Catalysis and Materials Applications
Vivek Mohan Mallick Assistant Professor Mathematics Algebraic Geometry
Shreyas Managave Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Stable Isotope Geology
Pankaj Mandal Associate Professor Chemistry Terahertz spectroscop - applications to nanoscience and biomolecule dynamics
Nishad Matange Assistant Professor Biology Evolution and Genetics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria
Manish Mishra Associate Professor Mathematics Representation theory of p-adic groups, Langlands Program
Rama Mishra Professor Mathematics Knot theory, low dimensional topology, real algebraic geometry
Joy Merwin Monteiro Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Geophysical Fluid dynamics, Climate Modelling, Extremes in the Climate System
Arnab Mukherjee Professor Chemistry Theoretical and computational chemistry, biophysics
Sunil Mukhi Professor Physics String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics
Muhammed Musthafa Associate Professor Chemistry Interfacial Electrochemistry, Functionalized Surfaces, Energy Conversion and Storage Devices, Water Splitting, Sensors
Suhita Nadkarni Associate Professor Biology Biophysical models of synaptic plasticity in health and disease
Angshuman Nag Associate Professor Chemistry Colloidal nanocrystals, Photophysics, Opto-electronics
Sunil Nair Associate Professor Physics Strongly correlated electron systems
Mridula Nambiar Assistant Professor Biology Meiotic recombination and chromosomal segregation in yeast and mammals
Leelavati Narlikar Associate Professor; Deputy and Acting Chair, Data Science Data Science Machine learning, Statistical algorithms, Computational biology.
Rejish Nath Associate Professor Physics Quantum Optics, Atom Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
Venketeswara R Pai Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate Professor Chemistry Functional nanomaterials: Hybrid nanostructures for self-assembly, light harvesting and bio-targeting studies.
Supriya Pisolkar Associate Professor Mathematics Number Theory
Mainak Poddar Professor and Chair, Mathematics Mathematics Complex Algebraic Geometry, Differential Geometry
Moumanti Podder Assistant Professor Mathematics
Kalika Prasad Associate Professor Biology Stem cell, regeneration and patterning in plants
Thomas Pucadyil Professor and Chair, Biology; and Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor Biology Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vesicular Transport
Sunish Kumar Radhakrishnan Associate Professor Biology Cell Cycle Control and Differentiation in Bacteria, Antimicrobial Resistance
Atikur Rahman Associate 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.
Sudha Rajamani Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Biology Biology Origins of life
Raghav Rajan Assistant Professor Biology Neural mechanisms underlying movement initiation in songbirds
Umakant D. Rapol Associate Professor Physics Atomic physics and precision spectroscopy, quantum optics and quantum information processing, biosensors
Girish Ratnaparkhi Associate Professor Biology Gene regulation, innate immunity, embryonic development, drosophilia
Chaitra Redkar Associate Professor, Dy. Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Dean (Student and Campus Activities) Humanities and Social Sciences Political Ideas in Modern India, Gandhian Studies, Gender Studies, Indian Politics
Richa Rikhy Associate Professor Biology Cell Biology of development and differentiation: Membrane trafficking and polarity
Pooja Sancheti Assistant Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Postmodernist fiction, Magical Realism, Myth, English Language Teaching, Narrative Theories, Art & Aesthetics
M. S. Santhanam Professor Physics Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and quantum chaos, statistical physics, complexity
Sudipta Sarkar Assistant Professor Earth and Climate Science Marine Geosciences, Reflection seismic data analysis, Seismic oceanography, Seismic stratigraphy, Marine gas hydrates, Volcanic basins, understanding sedimentary processes using seismic data.
Haripada Sau Assistant Professor Mathematics Functional Analysis, Operator Theory
Kundan Sengupta Associate Professor Biology Chromosome biology in development and disease
Seema Sharma Associate Professor Physics Experimental High Energy Physics
Shalini Sharma Associate Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Environmental justice, Political ecology, Environment and development studies, Media studies, Memory studies, Oral history, Climate justice
L. S. Shashidhara Professor (currently on lien to Ashoka University) 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 Associate Professor Physics Quantum materials
Kaneenika Sinha Associate Professor Mathematics Analytic number theory, Arithmetic of modular forms
Pushkar Sohoni Associate Professor and Chair, Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences Architecture, Historic Preservation, History of Architecture and Art, Numismatics, Indo-Persian Studies, Material Culture, Medieval and Modern History, Languages and Scripts
Tarun Souradeep Professor and Chair, Physics Physics Cosmology, Gravitational waves Physics and Astronomy (LIGO-India)
Steven Spallone Associate Professor Mathematics Representation Theory
S. G. Srivatsan Professor Chemistry Chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry, assay development, functionalised nucleic acids
Prasad Subramanian Professor (Physics) Physics Plasma astrophysics, solar physics and black hole accretion
Pinaki Talukdar Professor and Dean (Faculty); and Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor Chemistry Supramolecular chemistry in lipid membranes, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry.
Arun M. Thalapillil Associate Professor Physics Theoretical High Energy Physics
Bejoy K. Thomas Associate Professor Humanities and Social Sciences Water resources (agrarian and peri-urban); Adaptation; Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 6 and 13; Multidimensional poverty
Gyana Ranjan Tripathy Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Earth and Climate Science Earth and Climate Science Weathering and Erosion; Re-Os geochronology
Jayant B. Udgaonkar Professor and Director Biology Study of protein folding, unfolding and aggregation using tools of protein engineering and physical biochemistry. (Joint Faculty in Chemistry)
Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan Associate Professor Chemistry Metal organic frameworks for selective carbon dioxide sequestration
Suneeta Vardarajan Associate Professor Physics Gravitation, mathematical physics
Arun Venkatnathan Associate Professor Chemistry Molecular modelling, fuel cells and computational quantum chemistry
Visiting Faculty
Amit Apte Visiting Faculty Data Science Dynamical systems; Data assimilation
Vineeta Bal Visiting Faculty Biology Research focus: T cell biology
Rajeev Bhalerao Emeritus Professor Physics High-Energy Nuclear Physics, Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Quark-Gluon Plasma
Neelesh Dahanukar Visiting Faculty Biology Molecular phylogeny, Phylogeography, Systematics, Molecular epidemiology of wildlife diseases, Conservation biology, Evolutionary game theory
Alok Dave Emeritus Professor Earth and Climate Science Sedimentology, Sequence and Seismic Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Hydrocarbon exploration
Deepak Dhar Emeritus Professor 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.
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
Satishchandra Ogale Emeritus Professor Physics Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Graphene and Functional Carbon, Oxide Electronics and Spintronics, Pattern Formation
Shyam S. Rai Emeritus Professor Earth and Climate Science Geophysical data modelling, Inverse theory & its application, Deep earth exploration & understanding the earth process
V. S. Rao Visiting Faculty Biology Plant biology, plant genetics, breeding
Satyajit Rath Visiting Faculty Biology Immunology: generation and activation of T, B and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) of myeloid lineage
S. Sivaram INSA Senior Scientist Chemistry Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis and characterisation of various types of polymers
Adjunct Faculty
Sara Ahmed Adjunct Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences 30 years of experience on the socio-political economy of water in India as an academic, a practitioner and policy advocate. Founder of the Living Waters Museum, a virtual repository on water heritage, and on the board of WaterAid, India
Krishna N. Ganesh Director, IISER Tirupati Chemistry Biomolecular chemistry of nucleic acids, peptides, lipids; drug development, DNA diagnostics and nanotechnology
Sharachchandra Lele Adjunct Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences Sustainable and equitable development, forest and water management, environmental governance

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