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Prof. S. Ramasesha

(MSC2/PhD/CHM/1970/1977)

Prof.S. Ramasesha is an Indian quantum chemist and a former Dean of the Faculty of Science at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a former chair of the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit and Amrut Modi Chair professor of Chemical Sciences at IISc. He is known for his studies on conjugated organic systems and low-dimensional solids and is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1992 for his contributions to chemical sciences.

Profile

Prof. Ramasesha did his BSc in 1968 and masters in chemistry in 1970 from Bangalore University before earning a doctorate degree from IIT Kanpur in 1977. Moving back to his home state, he did his post-doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Oxford University, Louisiana State University, and Princeton University. He started his career in 1984 as a member of faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he served as professor and chair of Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (1992-97), as the Amrut Modi Chair professor of Chemical Sciences (2000-2003) and as Dean, Faculty of Science (2014-2015). He also served as a visiting professor at Princeton University, University of Arizona, Bordeaux University, Ecole normale superieure de Cachan, and University of Mons-Hainaut.

Achievements and Honors


  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Life-time Achievement Award, Government of Karnataka, 2018.
  • Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences, 2011.
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, 2005.
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Silver Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India.
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1992
  • B. M. Birla Science Prize, 1990.
  • The Young Scientists' Medal, Indian National Science Academy, 1978.
  • JC Bose National Fellowship.