Faculty members of IISER Kolkata


Prasanta K. Panigrahi
Director,Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Bose-Einstein Condensates, Cold Fermions, Nonlinear Dynamics, Field Theory and Wavelet Transform
E-mail: pprasanta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Amirul Islam Mallick
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Understanding the mechanism of molecular components involved in host-pathogen interaction
E-mail: amallick [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Amit Ghosal
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Physics
E-mail: ghosal [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Amlan K Roy
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Theoretical Chemistry
E-mail: akroy [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ananda Dasgupta
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Quantum Phenomena
E-mail: adg [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Anandamohan Ghosh
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Non-linear dynamics; mathematical and theoretical biology
E-mail: anandamohan [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Anindita Bhadra
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Animal Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology
E-mail: abhadra [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Anirban Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Spectral graph theory; Structure and evolution of biological networks; Human brain functional networks
E-mail: anirban.banerjee [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Annagiri Sumana
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Behaviour and Ecology
E-mail: sumana [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Anuradha Bhat
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Community Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation, zebrafish behavioural ecology
E-mail: anuradhabhat [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Arindam Kundagrami
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics
E-mail: arindam [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Arindam Mukherjee
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Metal complexes, magnetism, DNA cleavage, Anti-cancer agents, metalloproteins, microcalorimetry
E-mail: a.mukherjee [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Arnab Gupta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Cell biology, membrane trafficking, eukaryotic copper metabolism
E-mail: arnab.gupta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ashwani Kumar Tiwari
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Theoretical Reaction Dynamics
E-mail: ashwani [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Asok Kumar Nanda
Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Reliabillity, Statistics
E-mail: asok [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ayan Banerjee
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Precision Optical Spectroscopy; Optical micromanipulation
E-mail: ayan [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Balaram Mukhopadhyay
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Carbohydrate), Glyco-nanotechnology
E-mail: mbalaram [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Bhavtosh Bansal
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)
E-mail: bhavtosh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Bidisha Sinha
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Biophysics
E-mail: bidisha.sinha [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Biplab Maji
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Molecular catalysis: Metal catalysis, organocatalysis, photoredox catalysis. Development of new methodology: Carbon-carbon and carbon-hetero atom bonds formation, cascade reactions Physical organic chemistry: Kinetics and mechanisms Organic synthesis: Synthesis of natural products and bioactive compounds
E-mail: bm [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Bipul Pal
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy and Semiconductor Nanostructure
E-mail: bipul [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Chilla Malla Reddy
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Supramolecular Chemistry, Crystal Engineering
E-mail: cmreddy [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Chiranjib Mitra
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Magnetism, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems and Magnetooptics
E-mail: chiranjib [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Debansu Chaudhuri
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Organic Semiconductors
E-mail: dchaudhuri [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Debasis Koley
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Computational Chemistry
E-mail: koley [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Debasish Haldar
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: SupraMolecular Bio Organic Chemistry
E-mail: deba_h76 [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Devapriya Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Invertebrate Paleontology
E-mail: devapriya [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Devarajulu Sureshkumar
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: C-H bond activation, Asymmetric metal and organocatalysis, Asymmetric Halofunctionalization of Olefins, Visible Light Photocatalysis
E-mail: suresh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Dhananjay Nandi
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Laser-Electron-Molecule collisions, Photoelectron/Photoion Imaging Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Solid Surfaces and Interfaces
E-mail: dhananjay [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Dibyendu Das
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Chemical Evolution of Life, Amyloid based functional soft materials, Materials for Photothermal Therapy
E-mail: dasd [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Dibyendu Nandi
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics, Sun-Earth-System Science, Space Science
E-mail: dnandi [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Golam Mortuza Hossain
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Gravitation & Cosmology (Classical and Quantum)
E-mail: ghossain [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Gopala Krishna Darbha
Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Environmental Hydrogeochemistry
E-mail: gkdarbha [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Goutam Dev Mukherjee
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
E-mail: goutamdev [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Jayasri Das Sarma
Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Neural Cell Biology, Neuro Science
E-mail: dassarmaj [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Kajaljyoti Borah
Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Shallow crustal structure and High resolution tomographic image using Ambient Noise, Crust and Mantle anisotropy, Mantle Transition Zone (MTZ), Lithosphere- Asthenosphere Boundary (LAB).
E-mail: kajal.borah [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Kamaraju Natarajan
Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Ultrafast dynamics and nonlinear optics of condensed matter in UV, VIS, IR and THz regime
E-mail: nkamaraju [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Kathakali Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Structural Geology
E-mail: kathakali [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Koel Das
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Biological and Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Visual Perception, Feature Extraction and Pattern Classification,Brain-Computer Interface
E-mail: koel.das [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Malancha Ta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Molecular characterization and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from human umbilical cord/bone marrow/adipose tissue
E-mail: malancha.ta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Manoj Kumar Jaiswal
Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Geomorphology, Quaternary Geochronology, Palaeoseismics and palaeoclimatic studies
E-mail: manoj [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Mohit Prasad
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Cell and Developmental Biology
E-mail: mohitprasad [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Mousumi Das
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
E-mail: mousumi [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Narayan Banerjee
Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Gravitation & Cosmology
E-mail: narayan [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Neelanjana Sengupta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Theoretical and Computational Biophysics: Protein folding, stability, self-assembly and amyloidogenesis, thermal and solvent influences, crowding effects, interfacial behaviour
E-mail: n.sengupta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Nirmalya Ghosh
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Optics & Spectroscopy, Biophotonics
E-mail: nghosh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Partha Mitra
Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Magnetism in mesoscopic systems and spintronics application
E-mail: pmitra [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Partha Pratim Datta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Structural & Molecular Biology
E-mail: partha_datta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Partho Sarothi Ray
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Molecular Biology, Translational Control, RNA-Protein Interaction
E-mail: psray [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Pradip Kumar Ghorai
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
E-mail: pradip [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Pradip Kumar Tarafdar
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Synthesis of Lipids, Organic Methodology and Drug-delivery, Viral and Bacterial Infection, Membrane Trafficking
E-mail: tarafdar [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Pradipta Purkayastha
Associatet Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
E-mail: ppurkayastha [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Prasanta Sanyal
Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Paleoclimatology,Paleomonsoon, Paleoecology, River Response to Climate
E-mail: psanyal [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Prasun Kumar Mandal
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Ultrafast Fluorescence Dynamics of Chemical, Biological and Material systems
E-mail: prasunchem [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Priyadarshi De
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Polymer Chemistry
E-mail: p_de [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Punyasloke Bhadury
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Marine Microbiology, Climate Change and Ocean Acidification, Microbial Ecology
E-mail: pbhadury [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rahul Das
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: The main interest of our laboratory is to understand the mechanism of signal transduction across the plasma membrane. We use NMR spectroscopy to study the structure and dynamics of membrane-associated kinases involved in cellular signaling and combine Biochemical analysis to find out how they work.
E-mail: rahul.das [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Raja Shunmugam
Assiociate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Polymer Chemistry
E-mail: sraja [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rajesh Kumble Nayak
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: General Theory of Relativity, Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
E-mail: rajesh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rajib Dutta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Numerical Analysis of PDEs, Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Nonlinear Dispersive Equations, Linear and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
E-mail: rajib.dutta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rangeet Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Methodological developments in liquid and solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
E-mail: rangeet [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ratheesh K Vijayaraghavan
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Study of electro chemical, optical properties, self assembling behaviour and nano fabrication of electronic devices
E-mail: ratheesh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ratikanta Behera
Assistant Professor (on Contract)
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Wavelet Analysis, Wavelets in Signal Processing, Wavelets Methods for Solving Partial, Differential Equations, Tensor Computation
E-mail: ratikanta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ritesh K. Singh
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: High Energy Physics
E-mail: ritesh.singh [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rituparna Sinha Roy
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Engineering biomimetics for therapeutic interests, Nanobiotechnology
E-mail: rituparna [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Robert John Chandran
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Biology
E-mail: robert.john [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rumi De
Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Theoretical Biological Physics; Soft Condensed Matter; Nonlinear Dynamics
E-mail: rumi.de [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Rupak Datta
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Biology of Diseases
E-mail: rupakdatta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sanjio S. Zade
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Organic Electronics Materials
E-mail: sanjiozade [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sankar Maiti
Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Actin Cytoskeleton
E-mail: spm [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Satyabrata Raj
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)
E-mail: raj [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Satyaki Mazumder
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Outlier detection in high dimensions
E-mail: satyaki [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Saugata Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Calculus of Variations, Differential Inclusions and Partial Differential Equations
E-mail: saugata.bandyopadhyay [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sayam Sen Gupta
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Bio-inspired Catalysis and Materials, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism
E-mail: sayam.sengupta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sayan Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology
E-mail: sayanb [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sayantan Sarkar
Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Aerosol chemical characterization, transport and source apportionment; Organic aerosol fractions; Atmospheric black carbon and other optically active aerosol species; Halocarbons and other VOCs in the troposphere
E-mail: sayantan.sarkar [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Shibananda Biswas
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Operator theory, Multivariable operator theory.
E-mail: shibananda [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Shirshendu Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Linear and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics, Compressible Navier-Stokes equations, Control of PDE
E-mail: shirshendu [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Shree Prakash Pandey
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Molecular ecology, systems biology, small-RNA mediated gene regulation
E-mail: sppandey [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Siddhartha Lal
Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Low-dimensional quantum condensed matter systems
E-mail: slal [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sitindra Sundar Dirghangi
Assistant Professor (on Contract)
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Organic Geochemistry,Biogeochemistry,Petroleum Geochemistry,Stable Isotope Geochemistry
E-mail: sitindra [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Somnath Basu
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: String topology (algebraic and geometric structures on loop spaces) Rational homotopy theory and invariants of manifolds Enumeration of curves and singularities Groups acting on manifolds
E-mail: somnath.basu [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Soumitro Banerjee
Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Nonlinear Dynamics
E-mail: soumitro [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Soumyajit Roy
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Materials Science
E-mail: s.roy [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sourin Das
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus:
E-mail: sourin [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Subhajit Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Photochromic materials; biomimetic chemistry
E-mail: sb1 [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Subhasis Sinha
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Condensed Matter Physics (Theory)
E-mail: subhasis [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Subrata Shyam Roy
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Operator Theory
E-mail: ssroy [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sujata Ray
Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Environmental Science and Engineering
E-mail: sujataray [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Suman De Sarkar
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Transition metal and metal free catalysis, C-C and C-hetero atom bond activation using redox chemistry, Organic synthesis.
E-mail: sds [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sumit Khanra
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Bioinspired Water Oxidation towards Energy, Small Molecules and C-H bond Activation, Nanomagnetism, Organometallic Chemistry
E-mail: sumit.khanra [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sunandan Gangopadhyay
Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Noncommutative quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, physics of black holes, gauge gravity correspondence, generalized uncertainty principle and black hole thermodynamics
E-mail: sunandan [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Supratim Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Supramolecular polymers in aqueous media using host-guest chemistry of macrocyclic container molecules,Self-healing materials, Molecular recognition in polar and aqueous media, Luminescent sensors
E-mail: supratim.banerjee [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Supratim Datta
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: Biochemical Engineering and Bioenergy, Bioinorganic Chemistry
E-mail: supratim [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Supratim Sengupta
Associate Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
Research focus: Complex Systems, Biophysics, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
E-mail: supratim.sen [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Supriyo Mitra
Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Seismology, Continental Tectonics
E-mail: supriyomitra [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Sushil Gorai
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Several complex variables
E-mail: sushil.gorai [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Swadhin Mandal
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Organometallic Catalytic Transformations, Nanomaterials
E-mail: swadhin.mandal [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Swarnendu Datta
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Geometric representation theory of unipotent groups.
E-mail: swarnendu.datta [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Tapabrato Sarkar
Assistant Professor (on Contract)
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Metamorphic and igneous petrology,Precambrian geology and related geochemistry,Geochronology (Zircon and monazite dating),Applying petrology, geochemistry and geochronology in order to understand tectonics and crustal evolution.
E-mail: tapabrato [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Tapas Kumar Sengupta
Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences
Research focus: mRNA Stability, Gene Regulation, Bioremediation
E-mail: senguptk [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Tarun Kumar Dalai
Associate Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
Research focus: Isotope and trace element geochemistry
E-mail: dalai [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Ustav Choudhury
Assistant Professor
Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
Research focus: Motivic homotopy theory and the theory of motives and its applications
E-mail: utsav.choudhury [at] iiserkol.ac.in

Venkataramanan Mahalingam
Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
Research focus: Luminescent Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites
E-mail: mvenkat [at] iiserkol.ac.in