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Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Material Science

Chemistry has become increasingly interdisciplinary as the fundamental queries of sciences focus on the chemical nature of matter.

IISER Pune’s Chemistry division offers research opportunities for the degree of Doctor Philosophy in a wide range of interest from traditional physical, inorganic, organic, organometallic chemistry to new frontiers of chemical biology, material research and nano science.

Some of the current areas of interest:

  • Laser spectroscopy of isolated and solvated biomolecules in the gas phase
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy of complex polyatomics using synchrotron radiation
  • Design, synthesis and characterization of porphyrinoids, photo dynamic therapy
  • Synthesis of luminescent materials for organic light emitting diodes
  • Biomolecular chemistry of nucleic acids, peptides carbohydrates, and lipids, Nucleic acid
    therapeutics and diagnostic
  • Synthesis and conformational analysis of hybrid peptides containing non-natural amino acids
  • Design and synthesis of peptides of medical relevance: small molecule inhibitors for HIV-1 and host cell interactions
  • Synthetic methodology, total synthesis of natural products, small molecule inhibitors for Proteases and Glycosidases
  • Biomimetics, Bio-inspired Chemistry and Nanoscience
  • Computational chemistry of condensed phase systems


By cultivating both strong academic relations between our students and faculty, and successful connection between course and research programmes, students at IISER-Pune can succeed at the frontiers of research in chemistry and chemical biology.


Enquiries about chemistry at IISER may be addressed to:  Dr. Arun Venkatnathan ( arun  at  iiserpune.ac.in )



Faculty Positions
                      Centres of Excellence

Faculty Members
Name Designation Research
V. G. Anand Associate Professor Porphyrinoids, Molecular recognition, Luminescent materials
Nirmalya Ballav Assistant Professor Nanoscience, Self-Assembled Monolayers, Electron-Beam-Lithography, Molecular Spintronics
Ramakrishna G. Bhat Associate Professor Chemical biology, molecular mimicry, drug design, peptide and organic synthesis
R. Boomi Shankar Assistant Professor Main Group and Organometallic Chemistry
S Sandanaraj Britto Assistant Professor Chemical Biology & Molecular Imaging: Synthesis of small molecule & supramolecular optical probes, developing new technologies for accurate and specific detection of enzyme activities in vivo
Harinath Chakrapani Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Nitric Oxide Prodrugs
Srabanti Chaudhury Assistant Professor Chemical physics, theoretical biophysics
Jeetender Chugh Assistant Professor NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules
Aloke Das Associate Professor Gas phase laser spectroscopy, Non-covalent interactions in biomolecules
Krishna N. Ganesh Director, IISER Pune
Professor and Coordinator
Biomolecular chemistry of nucleic acids, peptides, lipids; drug development, DNA diagnostics and nanotechnology
Prasenjit Ghosh Assistant Professor Atomistic modeling of Materials
Sujit K. Ghosh Assistant Professor Functional Coordination Chemistry, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Supramolecular Chemistry
Boopathy Gnanaprakasam Assistant Professor Synthesis of bioactive natural products, Tandem/Domino reactions, Homogeneous catalysis, Sustainable chemistry, New synthetic methods, Catalysis under flow method, Fluorination methods, Molecular switches
Hosahudya N. Gopi Associate Professor Peptides and hybrid miniproteins, inhibitors for HIV-1 and host cell interactions
Anirban Hazra Assistant Professor Theoretical Chemistry
Partha Hazra Assistant Professor Photophysics and biophysics
Srinivas Hotha Associate Professor Glycochemical Biology
M. Jayakannan Associate Professor Polymer chemistry and nano-materials
Jeet Kalia Assistant Professor Chemical Biology: Ion channels, lipids, and bioconjugation
Shabana Khan Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry
Raghavendra Kikkeri Assistant Professor Carbohydrates, Nanoparticles, Porous Silicon, Sialic acid and Glycomics
Pavan G V Kumar Assistant Professor Optical Physics: Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Raman Scattering
Jeganmohan M. Assistant Professor Organometallic chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis
B. S. Madhava Rao Visiting Faculty Pulse radiolysis, Time resolved spectroscopy, Fast kinetics
Pankaj Mandal Assistant Professor Terahertz spectroscop - applications to nanoscience and biomolecule dynamics
Arnab Mukherjee Assistant Professor Theoretical and computational chemistry, biophysics
A. A. Natu Visiting Faculty Organic chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, biology in drug discovery
Pramod Pillai Assistant Professor Functional nanomaterials: Hybrid nanostructures for self-assembly, light harvesting and bio-targeting studies.
Mrinalini Puranik Associate Professor Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy of proteins, Nucleic acids
Sudha Rajamani Assistant Professor Origins of life
S. G. Srivatsan Assistant Professor Chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry, assay development, functionalised nucleic acids
Pinaki Talukdar Assistant Professor Supramolecular chemistry in lipid membranes, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry.
R. Vaidhyanathan Assistant Professor Metal organic frameworks for selective carbon dioxide sequestration
Arun Venkatnathan Assistant Professor Molecular modelling, fuel cells and computational quantum chemistry
Adjunct Faculty
Sourav Pal NCL, Pune
Fellows
Sudipta Basu Ramalingaswamy Fellow, DBT Chemical biology, Signalling pathways and drug development
Angshuman Nag Ramanujan Fellow, DST Colloidal nanocrystals, Photophysics, Opto-electronics
Seema Verma IISER Fellow Magnetic nanoparticles, functional nanomaterials
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