Dr. Uday Maitra

(MSc 2/ CHM/1981)

Dr.Uday Maitra is an Indian organic chemist and a professor in the department of organic chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is known for his studies on molecular tools and supramolecular assemblies.


After completing his MSc in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1981, Dr. Maitra earned his doctorate from Columbia University in 1986 and postdoctoral from the University of California, Berkeley. His studies are characterized by the new methodologies he employed in developing supramolecular assemblies and molecular tools like receptors, tweezers and gelators. He was a member of the Indian delegation at the Indo-German Symposium on Frontiers of Chemistry organized by the IIT Kanpur. He is a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Chemical Sciences in 2001.

Achievements and Honors

  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, IISc Bangalore, 2017
  • National Best Chemistry Teacher Award, JNCASR, 2015
  • Silver Medal, Chemical Research Society of India, 2012
  • Materials Research Society of India Medal, 2009
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, 2009
  • Fellow, J.C. Bose National, 2008
  • A.V. Rama Rao Foundation Prize Lecture, JNCASR, 2007
  • CDRI Drug Research Award, 2006
  • S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences, 2001
  • Bronze medal, Chemical Research Society of India, 2000
  • Millennium medal (Indian Science Congress Association), 2000
  • Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 1998
  • Young Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, 1989-1992