Research

The department is performing in multifaceted research fields. The multi-disciplinary areas of the department are well identified, finely tuned and target based. The following are the highlights of the major working areas:

Advanced Materials

  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Coordination framework hosts and 1D chains
  • Magnetic applications of multi-nuclear metal complexes
  • Molecular Gels
  • Ceramic nanostructures
  • Computer simulations of materials
  • Organic architecture for lithography
  • Nanomaterials for energy and environment
  • Structural Chemistry of Intermetallics
  • Structure of periodic and aperiodic crystals
  • Energy conversion and Storage
  • Inorganic materials and hybrids for photocatalysis

Synthetic Chemistry

  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Transition metal complexes
  • Magnetic multinuclear coordination compounds
  • Coordination driven supramolecular metal complex chemistry
  • Cluster coordination chemistry
  • Asymmetric organic synthesis
  • Organometallics and catalysis
  • Anion receptors
  • Photoremovable protective groups
  • Modified carbohydrates
  • Drug design and development
  • Photochemistry in assemblies
  • Enzyme catalyzed manufacture of fine chemicals, APIs, chirons etc.
  • C-H Bond Functionalization

Macromolecules and Surfactants

  • Biocompatible Surfactants and Polymers
  • Surfactant and Polymer Based Drug Delivery Systems
  • Polymer/Protein-Surfactant Interactions
  • Solvation Dynamics in Self-assemblies
  • Photophysical Processes in Self-assemblies
  • Chiral Separation using Surfactants and Polymers

Biomolecules and Biomimics

  • DNA-interacting Molecules
  • Structure and Function of Proteins
  • Biomimetic Chemistry of Metals
  • Characterization of enzyme, receptor and nucleic acid
  • Computer Simulations of Biomolecules
  • Nucleosides as Antivirals
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Water splitting chemistry towards artificial photosynthesis

Theoretical Chemistry

  • Density Functional Theory
  • Quantum Chaos
  • Chemical Reaction Dynamics
  • Soft Condensed Matter
  • Studies at Interfaces
  • Computational organic/inorganic chemistry

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Admissions for post-doctoral fellowship are done round the year. Candidates with PhD degree can apply for IIT-KGP Post-Doctoral Fellowships by following the instructions given in the Institute website. Candidates may visit the department faculty homepages and contact them directly for more information about the open positions. List of faculty members can be found here.

PhD

Admissions for PhD positions are done twice a year. Applications are to be submitted as per the instructions given in the Institute website. You may visit the department faculty homepages and contact them directly for more information about the open positions. List of faculty members can be found here.