Name: Biman Bagchi
Designation: Professor (Senior Grade)
Department: Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Institute: Indian Institute of Science
Sir C.V. Raman Avenue
Bangalore-560 012, INDIA.
State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Telephone: +91 80 23600236 (R)
+91 80 22932926, 23605695 (O)
Fax: +91 80 23601310
+91 80 23341683
B.Sc, 1974, Presidency College, Calcutta University, Chemistry (Hons, First Class).
M.Sc, 1976, Calcutta University, Physical Chemistry (First Class).
Ph.D, 1981, Brown University, Providence, R.I.,
U.S.A. (Adviser: Prof.
Julian H. Gibbs).
Post-doctoral research experience:
Research Associate (1981-1983) at the James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, U.S.A. (With Prof. David W. Oxtoby).
Research Associate (1983-1984) at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, U.S.A (with Prof. R.W. Zwanzig).
Lecturer at Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU), Indian Institute of Science (August, 1984 - March, 1987).
Assistant Professor (March 1987 - June 1991).
Associate Professor (June 1991 - December 1995).
Professor (1995 - ). And Chairman (2000 - 2004).
Amrut Mody Chair (2004 - 2007)
Scientific Visits (after returning to India):
Visiting Scientist at the University of Maryland (summer, 1986). (Dr. R. Zwanzig)
Visiting Scientist at the University of Chicago (Summer, 1987 and 1989).
Visitor at University of Umea, UMEA, Sweden (summer, 1988).
Visiting Scientist at N.I.H., Bethesda, U.S.A. (1991 -1992). (With R. Zwanzig).
Visiting Professor at the Univ. Piere et Marie Curie, Paris 5, France (June, 1992).
Visiting Scientist, IMS, Okazaki, Japan (June - July, 1994). (Host: Prof. K. Yoshihara and Prof. Iwao Ohmine).
Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. (1998-1999). (Prof. J.L. Skinner).
Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (summer, 1999). (P.F. Barbara and Peter Rossky).
Invited Professor, Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 5, France (September, 2001). (Professor Pierre Turq).
Distinguished Visitor at LMS, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) (April-May, 2002).
Invited Professor at Ecole Normal Superior, Paris, France (June, 2002).
Invited Professor at Nagoya University, Japan (Apr-May, 2004).
Awards & Distinctions:
National Merit Certificate (1971)
First Degree State Scholarship (1971 - 1974).
Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Science (1985 -1989).
Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy (1986).
Homi Bhabha Fellow (1989 - 1991).
A.K. Bose Memorial Award (1990) from Indian National Science Academy for best research paper in physical sciences (published on work done in India).
S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences (1991).
Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1991).
Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, (1994).
Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, (1995).
Jagdish Shankar Memorial Lecture award from Indian National Science Academy (1997).
Seventh G.D. Birla Award for Science and Technology, 1997.
Platinum Jubilee Lecture of Indian Science Congress, January 1997.
Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) prize in Chemistry, 1997.
BC Laha Memorial Lecture of the Indian Assoc. Cultivation of Science (Calcutta, December, 2001).
Alumni Excellence Award in Research, IISc. (2002).
Silver Medal of Chem. Res. Soc. of India (2002).
Amrut Mody Chair Professorship (2004-2007).
Fellowship of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy (2004).
J. C. Bose National Fellowship (2006).
Editorial Board, Chemical Physics (Elsevier) (2010- ).
Editorial Board, J. Chem. Phys. (AIP) (2009- ).
Editorial Advisory Board, J. Phys. Chem. (ACS) (2001- ).
Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Physics Letters. (2002 - 2004).
Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Liquids (1993 - ) (An Elsevier publication)
Editorial Advisory Board, PhysChemComm (RSC) (2000- )
International Advisory Board, Adv. Chem. Phys. (Wiley) (2000- )
Editorial Advisory Board, Theoretical Chemistry Accts. (2002 - ).
Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Chemistry (1995 -2001).
Editorial Board, Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (1989-1993).
Honorary Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
Honorary Professor of S.N. Bose National Center of Basic Sciences, Calcutta.
Honorary Professor of National Institute of Advanced studies, Bangalore.
Member of the Research Council, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune (2001-2004).
A.K. Bose Memorial Lecture (1990) at Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
Jagdish Shankar Memorial Lecture at Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (1997).
Platinum Jubilee Lecture of Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad, January 1997.
B.C. Laha Memorial Lecture of the Indian Assoc. Cultivation of Science (Calcutta, December, 2001).
Raman-Mizushima Award Lecture of JSPS & DST (Tokyo, 2006).
Major Scientific fields of interest:
Time dependent statistical mechanics, stochastic processes.
Dynamics of chemical and biological Reactions.
Phase transitions, dynamics in glassy liquids.
Protein Folding, biopolymers, DNA intercalation.
Polar solvation dynamics, electron transfer reactions.
Vibrational and rotational relaxation in liquids.
Electrochemistry, transport properties, classical laws, polyelectrolyte.
Conjugated polymers, polymer reactions, Forster energy transfer.
In reputed journals: More than 400
Presentations in Conferences/Meetings/Seminars: Over 150
Major reviews: 19 (Adv. Chem. Phys.: 6, JPC (Feature): 6, Chem. Reviews: 2, Int. Rev. Phys. Chem.: 2, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. C. (RSC): 1, Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem.: 1, J. Stat. Mech.:1).
Edited: Special Issue of JPC: 1, Special Issues of J. Mol. Liq.: 2, A book entited “Ultrafast Processes in Chemistry” (World Scientific, 1991).
Appeared in the list of top 1% most cited chemists of the world.