A.V. Rama Rao Lecture Series


Foundation Lectures


Prize Lectures




Transforming Research into Technologies: Self-reliance in Nuclear Sector

Prof. A K Tyagi

Homi Bhabha National Institute
BARC, Mumbai

Nanozymes for Biomedical Applications

Prof. G Mugesh

Dept. of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore



Probing Mechanisms of Targeting and Allostery to attain specificity in Enzymatic reactions

Prof Ruchi Anand

IIT Bombay

Swarm Intelligence Guided Global Minima Search on Complex Potential Energy Surfaces

Dr R S Swathi

School of Chemistry, IISER, Trivandrum

Role of Modified Surface & Multifunctional Catalysts in Electrochemistry

Prof S Sampath

Dept of IPC, IISc, Bangalore

Design of nanostructures for energy and environmental applications

Prof A K Ganguli,

Dept of Chemistry, IIT, New Delhi



Ideal Synthesis and Realistic Approaches

Prof. Krishna P.Kaliappan

FASc, FRSC Institute of Chair                                            Department of Chemistry

IIT Bombay.


A Leap to Boost-up Energy Storage with Metal-Sulfur Batteries

Prof.Aninda Jiban Bhattacharyya                                       Chair, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit                                                   Indian Institute of Science.




Bifunctionality in Organometallic Catalysis

Prof Jitendra K Bera

Dept. of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology,  Kanpur

Non-Covalent Interactions in Asymmetric Catalysis: From Rationalizations to Predictions

Prof. Raghavan B  Sunoj

Dept. of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Intramolecular Electronic Coupling at the Mixed Valent States. Fact or Fiction

Prof. G.K. Lahiri
Chemistry Department
 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Natural Products      Synthesis                                          Efficient Methods & Innovative Strategies

Prof.   C.V.Ramana,      

Division of Organic Chemistry,   

 CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune


What can be Learnt From the

Fluoresence  Behaviour of Molecular Systems in Room Temperature

Prof. Anunay Samanta

School of Chemistry

University of Hyderabad


Functional Organic Molecules for Biological Application

Dr. D Ramaiah


CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam


The Baylis-Hillman reaction: our vision and thirty years of experience

Prof. D. Basavaiah

School of Chemistry

University of Hyderabad


Activation of unreactive chemical bonds in small molecules

Prof. Balaji Jagirdar

Dept. of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore


Computational Chemistry: From

Molecules to Functional Materials

Prof. Sourav Pal

Director, CSIR

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Supersonic Experimental Techniques :Defining Hydrogen Bond and Reducing Ignition Delay

Prof E Arunan

Dept. of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore


Fluorescent Molecular Architectures with                                               Exceptional Properties

Dr. Ajayaghosh

CSIR-Outstanding Scientist Chemical Science & Technology Division,

NIIST,CSIR, Trivandrum.

Luminescent Nano Materials for Photonic Applications                       

Dr. Amitava Patra

Department of Material Science, IACS, Kolkata


Phosphoros-Supported Ligands: Versatile Coordination Platforms for the Assembly of Molecular Materials

Prof. V. Chandrashekhar

Department of Chemistry

IIT, Kanpur

Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensing and Light Energy Conversion

Prof. George Thomas

School of Chemistry,

IISER, Trivandrum


Advances in the Strategies of Gene  Transfection


Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya Department of Organic Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore

A Building Block Approach to Porous Solids

Prof. R. Murugavel

Department of Chemistry, IIT- Bombay, Mumbai




Enantioselective Organocatalytic

 Aldol Reaction

Prof. Vinod K Singh                        Director, IISER, Bhopal




Structure, Entropy and Mobility

in Liquids


Dr. Charusita Chakravarty

Dept. of Chemistry, IIT, Delhi




Atomic and molecular clusters: Designer materials for the nanoworld


Prof. Satyamurthy

Director, IISER




Photoresponsive soft materials


Prof. Suresh Das, 

National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology,Trivandrum




Editing PNA structures for DNA/ RNA Binding selectivity



Prof. K. N. Ganesh

Director, IISER

NCL Innovation Park



A decade of tinkering with bile acids






Prof. Uday Maitra,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore






Studies on the synthesis of Thiasugars



Prof. S. Chandrasekaran

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Understanding the growth process of semiconducting nanoparticles



Prof. D.D. Sarma

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore




Novel C-C bond-forming reactions and their applications in organic synthesis


Dr. G. Vijay Nair

Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum


Iron and copper complexes of varying nuclearity, inorganic and  bioinorganic perspectives


Prof. R.N. Mukherjee

IIT, Kanpur




Laser photons as specific reagents in organic chemistry


Prof. J.P. Mittal,

BARC, Mumbai


Electronic structure calculations of confined atoms and molecules  


Prof. Kalidas Sen

University of Hyderabad




Being and becoming: Quantum systems in intense external fields


Prof. B.M. Deb

Punjab University,




Turning solids into materials: Chemistry plays a key role



Prof. J. Gopalakrishnan

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore






Some reflections and a few results


Prof. A. Chakravorthy

Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata


Density functional theory in chemistry


Dr. Swapan K Ghosh

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai





Natural product synthesis: Is it relevant any more?


Prof. G. Mehta


Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


From synthons to bioactive molecules: Efficient strategies for heterocycle synthesis



Prof. H. Ila

Indian Institute of Technology





On putting life into Gels



Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

 Director-General, CSIR


Journey into the organometallics continent with the torch of  phosphorus


Prof. S.S. Krishnamurthy

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore




Innovative momentum of chemical industry


Prof. M.M. Sharma

Formerly UDCT, Mumbai



Designer peptides for supramolecular tubular structures 


Dr. Darshan Ranganathan

 IICT, Hyderabad