Bidyendu Mohan Deb, FASc, FNA, FTWAS

Visiting Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
E-mail: bidyendudeb [at]
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Research Interest:

Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Academic Background:
  1. D.Phil. (Oxon.) in Mathematics (Research Supervisor: Late Professor C. A. Coulson)
  2. Dip. Adv. Math. (Oxon.) with specialization in Quantum Theory
  3. M.Sc. (Cal.) in Pure Chemistry with specialization in Physical Chemistry

  1. CSIR Pool-Officer, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (1969-70)
  2. Lecturer in Chemistry, IIT, Bombay (1970-71)
  3. Assistant Professor in Chemistry, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan (1971-72)
  4. Lecturer in Chemistry, IIT, Bombay (1972-73)
  5. Assistant Professor in Chemistry, IIT, Bombay (1973-78)
  6. Professor in Chemistry, IIT, Bombay (1978-84)
  7. Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Panjab University (1984-2004)
  8. ISRO Vikram Sarabhai Research Professor (JNCASR, Bangalore) at SNBNCBS, Kolkata (2004-07)
  9. Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (2007 -)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Commonwealth Scholar in Mathematics at Oxford University, U.K. (1965-68)
  2. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Sciences (CSIR) (1981)
  3. Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1984)
  4. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (1987)
  5. Sir C.V. Raman Award in Physical Sciences (UGC) (1988)
  6. Guest Scholar, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, (1989)
  7. Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (1992-2004)
  8. Biennial Professor S.R. Palit Memorial Award in Chemistry, IACS, Kolkata (1994-95)
  9. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Award in Physical Sciences including Mathematics (1996)
  10. Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (1996)
  11. INSA Professor Sadhan Basu Memorial Lecture (1999)
  12. Chemical Research Society of India Silver Medal (2000)
  13. Prof. R.P. Mitra Memorial Lecture, Delhi University (2000)
  14. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (2003)
  15. Fellow, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), (2003)
  16. Fellow, International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (2010).

Selected Publications:
  1. Viscosity of liquids (with S.R. Palit), J. Indian Chem. Soc., 42, 571-572 (1965).
  2. The wonder that is laser, Science Reporter, 2, 326-331 (1965).
  3. Temperature (with S.R. Palit), Science Reporter, 3, 108-111 (1966).