Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
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
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.
News3rd 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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