Debasis Koley

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
E-mail: koley [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:
  1. Computational Modeling of Homogeneous Catalysis with an aim to develop new and improved catalysts.
  2. Quantum mechanical computation of Organometallic and Organic molecules.
  3. Computational biophysics: Including molecular dynamics and molecular docking simulations.


Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Computational Chemistry), Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 2005
  2. M.Sc. (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2001
  3. B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, University of Calcutta, 1999.


Positions:
  1. Postdoctoral Fellow in Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (2006 – 2008).
  2. Centenary Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry) in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2009 – 2010).
  3. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata, Mohanpur, India (2011 - 2015).
  4. Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata, Mohanpur, India (2015 - )


Selected Publications:
  1. D. Koley with (S. C. Sau, S. Santra, T. K. Sen and S. K. Mandal) "Abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene palladium complex: living catalyst for activation of aryl chlorides in Suzuki-Miyaura cross coupling" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 555-557.
  2. D. Koley with (T. K. Sen, S. C. Sau, A. Mukherjee, A. Modak and S. K. Mandal) "Introduction of abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene as an efficient organocatalyst: ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters" Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11972-11974.
  3. D. Koley with (S. Khan, R. Michel, H. W. Roesky, and D. Stalke) "Reactivity Studies of a Disilene with N2O and Elemental Sulfur" Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10878-10883.