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
Prof. G. V. Anantha Iyer, former faculty of this department, passed away on 22nd September 2014
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.
NewsOctober 2014: Prof. E. Arunan has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy.
September 2014: Prof. S. Vasudevan has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
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.
June 2014: Profs. G. Mugesh and P. S. Mukherjee have joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, a journal of the Nature Publishing Group.
June 2014: Prof. A. R. Chakravarty has received the IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Research (2013).
May 2014: Prof. B. R. Jagirdar was awarded the A. V. Rama Rao Foundation Prize at JNCASR, Bangalore.
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