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Research Highlights


Harmful CO2 is converted into useful chemicals using an earth-abundant metal containing catalyst.
An increase in the CO2 level in the atmosphere causes global warming resulting in unpredicted climate change. DFT calculations reveal the spontaneity of the diaspore-catalyzed cycloaddition reaction compared to that of the diaspore-free reaction.

Hydropool mapping of the highest river in the world (Dudh Kosi, Mt. Everest).

Dasgupta, B., Ajay, A., Kumar, A., Thamban, M., & Sanyal, P. (2021). Isoscape of surface runoff in high mountain catchments: An alternate model for meteoric water characterization and its implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033950.


Molecular basis of VEGFR1 autoinhibition at the plasma membrane.

Chakraborty MP, Das D, Mondal P, Kaul P, Bhattacharyya S, Kumar Das P & Das R; Molecular basis of VEGFR1 autoinhibition at the plasma membrane. Nat Commun 15, 1346 (2024).

Spin-direction-spin coupling of quasiguided modes in plasmonic metamaterials.

Simultaneous demonstration of the forward (left) and inverse (right) spin Hall effect of light in a waveguiding plasmonic crystal. Authors: Jeeban Kumar Nayak, Harley Suchiang, Subir Kumar Ray, Shyamal Guchhait, Ayan Banerjee, Subhasish Dutta Gupta, and Nirmalya Ghosh


Director's Message

Prof. Sunil Kumar Khare  Institutes of higher learning and research have a stellar role to play in modern society. They train the next generation of leaders poised to advance the country in science, technology and mathematics. To cultivate a sense of excellence among the students, these institutions must themselves excel in every area where they have a footprint.

The IISER system was created by the then Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education) to achieve excellence in the basic sciences.