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The Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IPC) department is one of the most prestigious departments at the Indian Institute of Science and is devoted to advanced research and teaching in chemistry. Since its inception in 1909, the department has distinguished itself as a Centre for innovative and pioneering research in a wide range of areas in inorganic and physical chemistry. It was elevated to the status of a UGC Centre of Advanced Study in 1980 in recognition to its achievements in these fields and recently to the status of DST-FIST Sponsored Department. The major research efforts are focussed on such areas as molecular structure and dynamics, laser spectroscopy, organometallic and coordination chemistry, bioinorganic and biomimetic chemistry, energy systems, catalysis, polymers and electrochemistry.

The Indo-German Conference on Bioinspired Chemistry - 2014 shall be held from September 10th-12th, 2014, in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

TEM Facility
Our Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM) facility is now available for sample analysis by researchers from other institutes and industries. Click on the link in the right hand panel for details.


September 2014: Prof. S. Vasudevan has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

23rd July 2014: Prof. B. R. Jagirdar has been selected for the Professor C. N. R. Rao National Prize for Chemical Research for the year 2015 by the Chemical Research Society of India.

20th June 2014: Profs. G. Mugesh and P. S. Mukherjee have joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, a journal of the Nature Publishing Group.

3rd June 2014: Prof. A. R. Chakravarty has received the IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Research (2013).

7th May 2014: Prof. B. R. Jagirdar was awarded the A. V. Rama Rao Foundation Prize at JNCASR, Bangalore.

3rd Feb. 2014: Prof. E. Arunan has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

26th Jan. 2014: Prof. E. D. Jemmis awarded the Padma Shri in Science and Engineering.

26th Jan. 2014: Prof. H. Manohar, a former Professor of the IPC Dept., was honoured as a Senior Guru by the IISc Alumni Association. He was the first crystallographer to join a chemistry dept. in India.

Jan. 2014: Prof. E. D. Jemmis is invited to be a member of the International Advisory Board of Chemistry: An Asian Journal.

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