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Research Highlights

A new mechanism of self-repairing in piezoelectric materials is discovered.

S. Bhunia, S. Chandel, S. K. Karan, S. Dey, A. Tiwari, S. Das, N. Kumar, R. Chowdhury, S. Mondal, I. Ghosh, A. Mondal, B. B. Khatua, N. Ghosh, C. M. Reddy, Science, 2021, 373, 321–327.

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.


Knockdown Experiment Reveals an Essential GTPase CgtA's Involvement in Growth, Viability, Motility, Morphology, and Persister Phenotypes in Vibrio cholerae.

Das S, Chatterjee A, Datta PP. Microbiology Spectrum. 2023 Mar 14:e0318122. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.03181-22.

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. Prasanta K. Panigrahi  Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) were established as autonomous institutes for higher education by the then Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education), Government of India, to promote high quality education and research in basic sciences. The first two institutes, under this initiative, were IISER Kolkata (IISER-K) and IISER Pune in 2006, followed by IISER Mohali in 2007, and IISER Bhopal and IISER Thiruvananthapuram in 2008, IISER Tirupati in 2015 and IISER Berhampur in 2016. One of the major objectives has been to integrate quality teaching with curiosity needed for state-of-the-art research. Teaching and research have both been very important components in the growth of IISERs.

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