Honorary Professors

Sl. No. Name Affiliation and Email Photo
1. Prof. T.V. Ramakrishnan, FRS

Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Email: tvrama2002@yahoo.co.in

Prof Ramakrishnan, is one of the best-known Physicists of India, who has   made remarkable contributions ranging from the leadership of the Indian Academy of Sciences, building of world-class group in condensed matter physics at IISc to mentoring a number of researchers across the world. He has been closely associated with JNCASR since inception.

2.  Prof. D D Sarma

Honorary Professor,
Solid State & Structural
Chemistry Dept IISc, Bengaluru

Email: sarma@iisc.ac.in

Renowned Solid State Structural Chemist, known for his research in the fields of Solid State Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Prof Sarma is Honorary Professor at SSCU, IISc.   Served as Adjunct Professor at IISER, Kolkata, IACS, Kolkata and TIFR, Mumbai.  Presently, he is Eminent Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Materials of IACS, Kolkata

3.   Prof. A.K. Sood, FRS

Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India.

Email: asood1951@gmail.com

Prof. Sood is a distinguished Physicist, researcher known for his pioneering research findings on graphene and nanotechnology. He is credited with many path breaking findings and invention.  Prof Sood is a Distinguished Honorary Professor of Physics at IISc, Bengaluru. He is presently the Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India. 

4. Prof. Milan Kumar Sanyal

Prof. Milan Kumar Sanyal, FASc, FNA, FNASc, FTWAS 
Emeritus Professor,  Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

Well known for his contributions in surface physics, expert in synchrotron measurements; former Director, SINP and Emeritus Professor at SNBNCBS


5. Prof. A.K.Tyagi

Prof. A.K.Tyagi, FNASc, FASc, FNAE, FNA, FTWAS
Director, Chemistry Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai

Dr. A. K. Tyagi, Director, Chemistry Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai is an acclaimed materials scientist with profound interest in solid state chemistry. His research encompasses functional materials, nanomaterials and nuclear materials. He has designed several unusual materials with superior functionalities through structure-property correlation concepts. He has made immense contributions to science popularization. He is also a Senior Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai.

6. Prof. V. Kumaran

Prof. V. Kumaran, FASc, FNA, FNAE 
Department of Chemical Engineering, 
IISc, Bengaluru

Chemical Engineer, Rheologist and a Professor at Dept of Chemical Engg, IISc. Well known for his studies on stability off low past flexible surfaces INSA Young Scientist; Recipient of SSB (Engg. Sciences), TWAS Prize and Infosys Prize in Engg and Computer Science category

7. Prof. P. Balaram

Prof. P. Balaram, FNA, FNASc, FASc, DST, Year of Science Chair Professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Bengaluru

A leading biochemist; well-known for his research on structure, conformation, and biological activity of designed and natural peptides; Former Director of IISc; Fellow of Science Academies. Prof. Balaram is teaching the Biophysical Chemistry (JNC 314) course at JNCASR

8. Prof. Sampath S

Prof. Sampath S., FNA, FNASc        
Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry IISc, Bengaluru

Sampath is a prominent electrochemist, who has made pioneering contributions to understand interfacial properties involving novel materials and modified surfaces using a combination of spectroscopy, electrochemistry and microscopy techniques

9. Prof. Russel Foster, FRS 

Prof. Russell Foster, FRS 
Professor of Circadian Neuroscience & Head of Department of Ophthalmology University of Oxford

He is credited with the discovery of intrinsically photo sensitive retinal ganglion cells. Recently his research has also unveiled the connections between sleep and neurological conditions including depression. He delivered the Darwin lecture at JNCASR several years ago.

10. Prof. Shubha Tole

Prof. Shubha Tole, FASc, FNA, FNASc
Department of Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Well know neuroscientist and Professor at TIFR Mumbai. Expert in development and evolution of the mammalian brain; recipient of Bhatnagar and Infosys Prize

11. Prof. Umesh Varshney

Prof. Umesh Varshney, FNA, FNASc, FTWAS 
J N Tata Chair Professor Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology, IISc, Bengaluru

Specialization: Molecular Biology; protein biosynthesis; DNA repair. He has been contributing in many capacities to the activities in Life Sciences at JNCASR

12. Prof. Jayawant H. Arakeri

Prof. Jayawant H. Arakeri, FASc, FNAE

Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru

Prof. Arakeri, one of the leading Mechanical Engineer IISc, Bengaluru. Completed his Ph.D., from Caltech (Aeronautics) in 1987. He has contributed to Indian science both in an editorial capacity (Sadhana), and as chair of multiple scientific/steering committees. His research on transition and turbulence, and propulsion mechanisms in the context of bio-locomotion, is well known. He recently spent a part of his sabbatical at EMU, having taught ‘Fluid Mechanics through pictures’ during this period.

13. Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar

Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar, FASc, FNA,FNASc, FTWAS, 
DST Year of Science Chair Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences,   IISc, Bengaluru

A distinguished Evolutionary and Organismal Biology researcher; renowned expert on the evolution of social behaviour; Former President, INSA; Founder President, ISEB, Foreign Assoc. USNAS


Prof. Gagandeep Kang, FRS

Prof. Gagandeep Kang, FRS

Email: gkang@cmcvellore.ac.in

Professor at Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, and the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore.  Professor Kang conducts inter-disciplinary research on enteric infections and child health. She is a member of many WHO advisory committees and presently the vice-Chair of the Board of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and chairs the Immunization Technical Advisory Group for the WHO’s Southeast Asian Region.


15 Prof. Ashok Misra, FNAE, FNASc

Prof. Ashok Misra, FNAE, FNASc

Email: ashokmisra47@gmail.com

A distinguished engineer and scientist, Prof Misra has for more than three decades served in the field of education as a teacher and a researcher. Prof Misra obtained his BTech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Kanpur in 1968, an MS (Chemical Engineering) from Tufts University in 1969 and PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1974. He also completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1999.

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