Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DCS)

PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2022 (DCS)

Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) at IISER Kolkata invites applications for regular Ph.D. programme in the Autumn semester, 2022 in the disciplines of Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Theoretical chemistry.

 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics. Besides satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates must have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships.

 


* Candidates with INSPIRE fellowship should have a provisional certificate at the time of application.

** Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short-listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates. Candidates without the CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships will NOT be shortlisted or called for interview.

*** Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

Interview Dates: May 13-16, 2022 (Online)

The departmental faculty profiles can be found at the URL: Click Here


**** Apart from the Department of Chemical Sciences, the candidates with a Chemistry background may apply to the following faculty members from the Department of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences.



Interdisciplinary research area:

Application Information

Dr. Rituparna Sinha Roy:
Interdisciplinary research area: Peptide based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, and regenerative nanomedicine.

Minimum Essential Qualification:MSc Chemistry (minimum marks 55%) having specialization in organic chemistry, or MSc Chemistry (minimum marks 55%) with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry or MSc in Life Sciences (minimum marks 55%) having specialization in Biochemistry/Zoology/Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Human Physiology and having Chemistry as one of the pass subjects in BSc. Candidates need to have strong background in chemistry. Candidates need to have NET-JRF/UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent independent fellowship.
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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr. Rahul Das
Structural Biology, NMR spectroscopy and Cell signalling

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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr.Supratim Datta
Protein and microbial engineering, Biological Chemistry

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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta
Computer simulations at the biology-nanomaterial interface

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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal
Structural Proteomics, Clinical Proteomics and Imaging mass spectrometry

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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr. Swastika Chatterjee

Details of Computational Mineral Physics Computational Mineral Physics Details of Computational Mineral Physics
The Earth's interior is inaccessible to mankind. However, the evolution of the Earth and the other planets, as well as their present structure and dynamics, depends on processes that take place in their deep interiors. There are several ways in which the Earth’s interior can be probed indirectly. First principles quantum mechanical based studies being one of them. In the last two decades it has progressively grown into an indispensable tool which is employed in conjugation with results flowing out of seismology, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, meteoritics, and high pressure and temperature laboratory experiments to extract useful information that help us to thermodynamically model the Earth's interior. The Mineral Physics group here at IISER Kolkata performs first principles density functional theory (DFT) based studies to investigate the dynamical stability and thermoelastic properties of probable phases inside the Earth at pressure and temperature conditions up to the Earth's inner core. Thermoelastic properties of minerals and melts are the crucial link that permit the seismic tomographic images of the Earth's interior to be translated into information of geophysical significance: mineralogy, composition, and temperature. State-of-the-art high pressure experimental techniques and quantum mechanical first-principles atomistic simulations complement each other and help us obtain robust estimates of various physical and chemical parameters needed for seismic and geodynamical study of Earth interiors. For a brief overview of the scope of first principles-based studies in Geo-sciences one may refer to the following review article: J. Brodholt and L Vocadlo, MRS Bulletin, Vol 31, September 2006

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Interdisciplinary research area:

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Dr. Gaurav Shukla
Computational Mineral Physics

Details of Computational Mineral Physics Computational Mineral Physics The Earth's interior is inaccessible to mankind. However, the evolution of the Earth and the other planets, as well as their present structure and dynamics, depends on processes that take place in their deep interiors. There are several ways in which the Earth's interior can be probed indirectly. First principles quantum mechanical based studies being one of them. In the last two decades it has progressively grown into an indispensable tool which is employed in conjugation with results flowing out of seismology, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, meteoritics, and high pressure and temperature laboratory experiments to extract useful information that help us to thermodynamically model the Earth's interior. The Mineral Physics group here at IISER Kolkata performs first principles density functional theory (DFT) based studies to investigate the dynamical stability and thermoelastic properties of probable phases inside the Earth at pressure and temperature conditions up to the Earth's inner core. Thermoelastic properties of minerals and melts are the crucial link that permit the seismic tomographic images of the Earth's interior to be translated into information of geophysical significance: mineralogy, composition, and temperature. State-of-the-art high pressure experimental techniques and quantum mechanical first-principles atomistic simulations complement each other and help us obtain robust estimates of various physical and chemical parameters needed for seismic and geodynamical study of Earth interiors. For a brief overview of the scope of first principles-based studies in Geo-sciences one may refer to the following review article: J. Brodholt and L Vocadlo, MRS Bulletin, Vol 31, September 2006

Select "PhD in Earth Sciences (Autumn 2022)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Under the Institute Fellowship Scheme

The Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) at IISER Kolkata invites applications for regular Ph.D. programme in the Autumn semester, 2022 in the disciplines of Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Theoretical chemistry.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics. In addition, the candidates must have valid GATE Score Card, CSIR/UGC-NET LS or other Equivalent National Eligibility Exam.

*Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short-listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.

**Reservations for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/DIVYANG candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

Interview Dates: May 13-16, 2022(Online)

The departmental faculty profiles can be found at the URL: Click Here

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please see below details of faculty members under whom the Institute Fellowship is available.

Inorganic Chemistry:

Faculty Name

Webpage

Research Area

Position

Application Information

Debabrata Mukherjee Organic, inorganic, and organometallic synthesis
Main group organometallics
Carbenes
Homogeneous Catalysis
Reaction Mechanism
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Soumyajit Roy* CO2 reduction to Formic acid, Methanol, Ethanol, etc.
Catalysis
Inorganic Synthesis
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Organic Chemistry:

Faculty Name

Webpage

Research Area

Position

Application Information

Raja Shanmugam Synthetic Macromolecules Drug Carriers; Self-assembling Nanomaterials; Sensors Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Suman De Sarkar Electro-organic Synthesis Visible Light Mediated Photoredox Catalysis Oxidative Activation of Chemical Bonds Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Sanjio S. Zade Synthesis of conjugated small molecules and polymers, Porous conjugated polymers, Organic electronic devices Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Prasun Mandal** Synthesis of organic fluorophores, fluorescent protein chromophores, meta-fluorophores, etc.
Investigation of steady state fluorescence and fluorescence decay in plastic and elastic crystals of those fluorophores.
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Physical Chemistry:

Faculty Name

Webpage

Research Area

Position

Application Information

Prasun Mandal** Development of quantum dots, perovskites, etc. and ultrasensitive single molecule spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics in those systems. Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Soumyajit Roy* Crystallization Studies using model Soft-matter systems. Synthesis and study on Nanobots in Catalysis, Design of Lab-on-a-Chip catalyst systems using optical tweezers. Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Theoretical Chemistry:

Faculty Name

Webpage

Research Area

Position

Application Information

Amlan K. Roy Density functional theory
Quantum confinement
Quantum Information theory
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Ashwani K. Tiwari Quantum Dynamics Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Debasis Koley We study structure, bonding and reactivities of varied chemical species using Computational Chemistry. Our group (CCMM Lab) employs state-of-the-art computational methods to study reaction mechanisms, kinetics and design catalytic systems. Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Mousumi Das Theoretical and computational studies in low-lying excited states from molecules to materials Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Pradip K. Ghorai Computational and theoretical studies of physiochemical properties of complex chemical systems Click Here 01 Select "PhD in Chemical Sciences under Institute Fellowship(Autumn 22)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
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Sangita Sen Electronic Structure theory
Quantum Chemistry in Strong Magnetic Fields
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*One position only, either from IC or PC.
**One position only, either from OC or PC