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PhD Students :
nikhil   Mr. Yenugu Nikhil

Interest:
Quantum Dynamics of Elementary Chemical Reactions in Strong Magnetic Fields
Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2015-2020)
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. IISER-Kolkata (May 2021 onwards) (Joint with Dr. Sangita Sen)
  • Honors:
  • Best Poster Award at the Theoretical Chemistry Symposium held at IIT Madras from 7th-10th December (2023)
  • DST-INSPIRE Fellow (2021)
  • GATE (2020)
  • NET-LS (2019)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar (2015-2020)
  • E-mail:
  • yn21rs078@iiserkol.ac.in
  •      
    rubi   Ms. Rubi Agrawal

    Interest:
    Quantum and Classical Dynamics of Diatomic Molecule Chemisorption on Transition Metal Surfaces
    Academic Qualification:
  • M.Sc. National Institute of Technology Warangal, Telangana
  • B.Sc. Radha Swami PG College, Nagar (Bharatpur) Rajasthan
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. IISER-Kolkata (July 2022 onwards)
  • Honors:
  • GATE (2022)
  • JAM (Joint Admission to MSc) (2019)
  • E-mail:
  • ra22rs017@iiserkol.ac.in
  •  
    IPhD Students :
         
    nidhi   Ms. Nidhi Tiwari

    Interest:
    Dynamics of Reactions Under Confined Environments
    Academic Qualification:
  • B.Sc.: The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata (2014 - 2017)
  • Current Position:
  • Integrated Ph.D. IISER-Kolkata (July 2017 onwards)
  • Honors:
  • Best Poster Award at the Theoretical Chemistry Symposium held at IIT Madras from 7th-10th December (2023)
  • SERB-ITS for attending Chemical Reactions at Surfaces: Gordon Research Conference (2023)
  • International Travel Grants IISER Kolkata
  • GATE (2020)
  • NET-LS (2018)
  • JAM (Joint Admission to MSc) (2017)
  • E-mail:
  • nt17ip015@iiserkol.ac.in
  •      
    arka   Mr. Arka Chattopadhyay

    Interest:
    Quantum Dynamics of Molecules under Ultrashort Laser Pulses and Simulation of 2D IR and Raman spectroscopy of polypeptides
    Academic Qualification:
  • B.Sc.: Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah (2018 - 2021)
  • Current Position:
  • Integrated Ph.D. IISER-Kolkata (July 2021 onwards)
  • Honors:
  • NSTC International Internship Pilot Program (Taiwan) (Dec 2023 - Feb 2024)
  • JAM (Joint Admission to MSc) (2021)
  • DST-INSPIRE SHE Scholar (2018)
  • E-mail:
  • ac21ip003@iiserkol.ac.in
  •  
    MS Student :
     
    Research Associate :
         
    sandip   Dr. Sandip Ghosh
    Interest:
    Ultrafast Dynamics of Molecules in Strong Laser Field
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (2012 – 2019)
  • M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2010 – 2012)
  • B.Sc. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (2007 – 2010)
  • Current Position:
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at IISER-Kolkata (July 2021 onwards)
  • Honors:
  • NPDF (2022)
  • CSIR NET with AIR-35 (2012)
  • JAM (Joint Admission to MSc) AIR-11 (2010)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) 1st Class 13th rank (Jt.) in University of Calcutta
  • E-mail:
  • sandip.ghosh211@iiserkol.ac.in
  •      
    karunamoy   Dr.Karunamoy Rajak
    Interest:
    Electronic Structure Calculation, Vibronic Coupling and Quantum Dynamics in moleculer spectroscopy, Nonadiabatic Chemical Dynamics, QM/MM and MD simulation in important biomoleculer process.
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University (2008 – 2014)
  • M.Sc. Banaras Hindu University (2007)
  • B.Sc. The University of Burdwan (2002 - 2005)
  • Current Position:
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at IISER-Kolkata (February 2023 onwards)
  • Honors:
  • NPDF/IIT-KGP Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019)
  • Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral fellowship (2015)
  • CSIR-UGC NET (Jun 2007 & Dec 2008)
  • GATE (2006 & 2007)
  • E-mail:
  • karunamoy.rajak@gmail.com
  •  
    Former Students :
         
    seeni   Dr. H. Seenivasan
    Thesis Title:
    Water and Methane Dissociation on Nickel Surfaces and Nanoclusters
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER-Kolkata (August 2011 - May 2016)
  • MSc. SRKV CAS, Coimbatore - 20 (2008)
  • BSc. SRKV CAS, Coimbatore - 20 (2006)
  • Honors:
  • International Travel Grants IISER Kolkata, ITS-SERB, CICS
  • CSIR-SRF(2013)
  • Gate(2011)
  • Current Position:
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam
  • E-mail:
  • hseeni@gmail.com
  •      
    diptesh   Dr. Diptesh Dey

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum and Classical Dynamics for Certain Elementary Gas-Phase Reactions
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER Kolkata, (Dec 2011 - June 2017)
  • M.Sc. Jadavpur University, (2009 - 2011)
  • B.Sc. St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (2006 - 2009)
  • Honors:
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship
  • H.C. Oersted post doctoral fellowship co-funded by Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions
  • International Travel Grants IISER Kolkata, ITS-SERB, CSIR
  • CSIR-UGC NET
  • GATE
  • Current Position:
  • Post Doctoral Researcher at Northwestern University (with Prof. George C. Schatz)
  • E-mail:
  • diptesh.de@gmail.com
  •      
    smita   Dr. Smita Ghosh

    Thesis Title:
    Energetics and Dynamics of Water Dissociation on Bimetallic Alloy Surfaces
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER Kolkata, (Dec 2014 - Aug 2020)
  • MSc. West Bengal State University, Barasat (2013)
  • BSc. West Bengal State University, Barasat (2011)
  • Honors:
  • Carl Storm Fellowship for attending Gordon Research Conference (2018)
  • International Travel Grants IISER Kolkata
  • Best Poster Award in the IISERK-JPC Workshop held in IISER Kolkata on 18th July 2018
  • Best Poster Award in the International APCTCC-8 Conference held in IIT-Bombay from 15th to 17th December 2017
  • Current Position:
  • Chemical Simulation Engineer at Cummins India
  • E-mail:
  • ghoshsmita91@gmail.com
  •      
    sudipta   Dr. Sudipta Roy


    Thesis Title:
    Dissociative Chemisorption and Dynamical Studies of Methane and Water on Efficient Bimetallic Alloy Surfaces
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER Kolkata, (Jan. 2016 - Oct. 2022)
  • M.Sc. Calcutta University (2012-2014)
  • B.Sc. Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (2009-2012)
  • Honors:
  • Chemical Science Best Poster Award at Chemical Sciences In India: Leaders In The Field Symposium held in IISER - Kolkata from 18th-20th October 2019
  • GATE (2014, 2015)
  • CSIR NET (2014)
  • Current Position:
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at IISER Pune
  • E-mail:
  • sudipta218@gmail.com
  •      
    gaurav   Dr. Gaurav Pandey

    Thesis Title:
    Coupled Electron-Nuclear Dynamics of H2+ and H2 Under the Influence of Strong Laser Pulses
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER Kolkata, (Aug 2017 - Nov 2022)
  • M.Sc. Central university of Haryana (2014-2016)
  • B.Sc. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi (2010-2013)
  • Honors:
  • International Travel Grants by IISER Kolkata for attending CECAM workshop in Spain
  • Best Poster Award in 17th Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (2021)
  • Best Poster Award in the Recent Advances in Chemistry held in NIT - Meghalaya from 14th-15th October 2019
  • GATE (2017)
  • NET-LS (2017)
  • Current Position:
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Liège, Belgium (with Prof. Françoise Remacle)
  • E-mail:
  • gauraviiserk@gmail.com
  •      
    ratan   Dr. Ratan Logdi

    Thesis Title:
    Designing Green Chemical Avenues to Sequester and Metamorphosis of a Few Challenging Small Molecules by N-heterocyclic Carbene: Theoretical Investigations
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. IISER Kolkata, (May 2018 - May 2023)
  • M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2014-2016)
  • B.Sc. Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (2011-2014)
  • Honors:
  • CSIR NET (2015)
  • JAM (Joint Admission to MSc) (2014)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at CNR-IOM, Trieste (with Dr. Simone Piccinin)
  • E-mail:
  • ratanlogdi@gmail.com
  •      
         
    manish   Dr. Manish Garg

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum Dynamics in Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Department of Attosecond Physics) (2012-2017)
  • Integrated BS-MS: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2007-2012)
  • Honors:
  • Doctoral Fellowship from International Max Planck Research School for Advanced Photon Science (2012)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Scientist at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • E-mail:
  • manishgargiiserk@gmail.com
  •      
    arobendo   Dr. Arobendo Mondal

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum Dynamics of H2 and H2O Dissociation on Cu(111) Surface
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. Technical University of Berlin (2013-2018)
  • Integrated BS-MS: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2008-2013)
  • Honors:
  • Marie Curie PhD fellowship within the pNMR ITN network (2013)
  • Selected for Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting (2013)
  • Part of Indian representative team at Asian Science Camp, Japan (2009)
  • Recipient of the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS) (2009)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Battery System Engineer Valmet Automotive
  • E-mail:
  • arobendo@gmail.com
  •      
    kaustuv   Mr. Kaustuv Patra

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum Dynamical Study of Proton Migration in Methanol Dication
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2013)
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. University of Siegen
  • E-mail:
  • kaustuvpatra@hotmail.com
  •      
    chandan   Dr. Chandan Kumar

    Interest:
    Molecular Reaction Dynamics
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. University of Oslo (2014-2019)
  • Integrated BS-MS: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2009-2014)
  • Honors:
  • CSIR NET (2014)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Zurich
  • E-mail:
  • ckiiserk@gmail.com
  •      
    sameer   Mr. Sameer Saurav

    Thesis Title:
    Energetics of Methane Dissociation on Platinum and Nickel Nanoclusters
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2009-2014)
  • Honors:
  • GATE (2014)
  • CSIR-UGC NET (2014)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Assistant Professor, ANS College, Magadh University
  •      
    kathir   Dr. Kathir R K

    Thesis Title:
    Using R-Matrix theory of electron-molecule collisins to study Dissociative Electron Attachment to H2 and Cl2O
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. University of Groningen (2017-2021)
  • Integrated BS-MS(Physics): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  • Honors:
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Post Doctoral Researcher at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
  • E-mail:
  • 411kathir@gmail.com
  •      
    debasmita   Ms. Debasmita Pariari

    Thesis Title:
    Dynamics of a Particle in Time Dependent Periodic Potential Wells
    Academic Qualification:
  • Masters in Integrated Ph.D. programme (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2014 - 2017)
  • Honors:
  • CSIR NET (2015)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. IISc. Bangalore
  • E-mail:
  • pariaridebasmita@gmail.com
  •      
    dhiman   Dr. Dhiman Ray

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum Dynamics of Water Dissociation on Copper-Nickel Bimetallic Alloy Surface
    Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine (2018 - 2022)
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2013 - 2018)
  • Honors:
  • Best MS Thesis Award in Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Highest CGPA award/medal in whole batch of BS-MS 2013-2018
  • Director's Gold Medal in Department of Chemical Sciences
  • S. N. Bose Fellowship (2017)
  • DAAD-WISE Fellowship (2016)
  • CSIR NET with AIR-4 (2016)
  • KVPY(SA) Fellowship
  • Current Position:
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy (with Prof. Michele Parrinello)
  • E-mail:
  • dhimanray1995@gmail.com
  •      
    simran   Ms. Simran Kumari

    Thesis Title:
    Computational Methods applied in different areas of Material Science
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2013 - 2018)
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  •      
    nayanthara   Ms. Nayanthara K. J.

    Thesis Title:
    Energetics and Kinetics of NO+CO Reaction on Pd(111) Surface: A Theoretical Study
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2015 - 2020)
  • Honors:
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • E-mail:
  • nayantharakj@gmail.com
  •      
    prateek   Mr. Prateek Vaish

    Thesis Title:
    A semi-global potential energy surface of C2 - + H2 reaction
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2015 - 2020)
  • Honors:
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (2019)
  • DST-INSPIRE Scholar
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. Brown University
  • E-mail:
  • prateek.vaish1@gmail.com
  •      
    ankur   Mr. Ankurjyoti Koch

    Thesis Title:
    Coulomb explosion and generation of multiply charged ions in nanosecond laser fields
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2016 - 2021)
  • E-mail:
  • ankurjyotikoch123@gmail.com
  •      
    bimlesh   Mr. Bimlesh Kumar Yadav

    Thesis Title:
    Quantum chemical study of O2 adsorption on Pt(533) and Pt(553) step surfaces
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2017 - 2022)
  • E-mail:
  • bimleshraj217@gmail.com
  •      
    pawan   Mr. Pawan Rathor

    Thesis Title:
    Theoretical study of the effect of external magnetic field on catalytic properties in core-shell type particles
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2017 - 2022)
  • E-mail:
  • iampawanrathor123@gmail.com
  •      
    khamlek   Mr. Khamlek Chaton

    Thesis Title:
    Structural and energy basis of the ligand 2-hydroxymuconate (2HM) under the enzymatic complex of 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase (Co-PI: Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta)
    Academic Qualification:
  • Integrated BS-MS (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2018 - 2023)
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. University of Basel
  • E-mail:
  • khamlekchaton493@gmail.com
  • Interns:
         
    Archy Tripathi

  • Winter 2018
  • National Institute of Technology Surat
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. Ruhr University Bochum
  •      
    Piyashi Sengupta

  • Summer 2019
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University
  •      
    Bijesh Malla

  • Summer 2019
  • National Institute of Technology Nagpur
  • Current Position:
  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  •      
    Anish Dey

  • Summer 2022
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  •      
    Swarnali Sarkar

  • Summer 2022
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  •      
    Soumitri Chatterjee

  • Summer 2023
  • St. Xavier's College, Kolkata