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Biplab Maji

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: bm [at]
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Research Interest:

Molecular catalysis: Metal catalysis, Organocatalysis, Photoredox catalysis.Development of new methodology: Carbon-carbon and Carbon-hetero atom bonds formation, cascade reactionsPhysical organic chemistry: Kinetics and mechanismsOrganic synthesis: Synthesis of natural products and bioactive compounds

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Organic Chemistry), Department Chemie (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2012
  2. MSc (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2009
  3. BSc (Chemistry (Hons)), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira (University of Calcutta), 2007


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Assistant professor , IISER Kolkata (2016 - 2021)
  3. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2016 - 2016)
  4. Postdoctoral fellow, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2015 - 2015)
  5. Postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University, Japan (2013 - 2015)
  6. Postdoctoral fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2012 - 2013)

Awards and Honors:

  1. NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2020) in Chemical Sciences from NASI (2020)
  2. Thieme Journal Award from Thieme (2019)
  3. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award from DST-INSPIRE (2016)
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2015)
  5. Förderpreis from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2013)
  6. Dr. Klus Römer-Stiftung from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2012)

Selected Publications:

  1. Barman, Milan K and Maji, Biplab. 2017."Recent Developments of Manganese Complexes for Catalytic Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation Reactions." Synthesis, 47, 3377-3393

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