Curriculum Vitae


Name: Tushar Kanti Chakraborty, Ph.D.
J C Bose Fellow

Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
Tel: +91-80-2293 2215 (Office); 2293 2405 (Lab)
Fax: +91-2360-0529/2360-0683

Education: Ph.D. in 1984 from IIT, Kanpur (Prof. S. Chandrasekaran);
Postdoctoral Fellow during 1984-87 at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (Prof. K. C. Nicolaou).
Professional Career Scientist – Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT Hyderabad 1987-2008
Director, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow 2008-2013
Professor , IISc, Bangalore 2014-

Research Areas : Organic synthesis; peptides and peptidomimetics; designing new amide-linked molecular entities based on sugar amino acids and related compounds and studying their structures and properties.


Awards and Honors:

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize for Chemical Sciences in 2002.
  • Elected Fellows of the (i) Indian National Science Academy in 2007, (ii) Indian Academy of Sciences in 2003 and (iii) The National Academy of Sciences, India in 2000.
  • JC Bose Fellowship in 2008.
  • NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award in Physical Sciences in 2006.

Other Awards:

  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National Award in Science by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology in 2009;
  • Ramanna Fellowship in 2007;
  • Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award in 2005;
  • Innocentive Champion in 2005;
  • Chemical Research Society of India Medal in 2002;
  • Dr. Basudev Banerjee Memorial Award of the Indian Chemical Society in 1999;
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in 1991;
  • A. P. Akademi of Sciences Young Scientist Award in 1991.

Publications: Guided so far 28 PhD students and published over 170 papers in international journals with >3000 citations, h-index 31.


Selected Publications : (1) Das, D.; Kant, R.; Chakraborty, T. K. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2618-2621; (2) Pulukuri, K. K.; Chakraborty, T. K. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2284-2287; (3) Siriwardena, A.; Pulukuri, K. K.; Kandiyal, P. S.; Roy, S.; Bande, O.; Ghosh, S.; Fernàndez, J. M. G.; Martin, F. A.; Ghigo, J.-M.; Beloin, C.; Ito, K.; Woods, R. J.; Ampapathi, R. S.; Chakraborty, T. K. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 10221-10226; (4) Gajula, P. K.; Asthana, J.; Panda, D.; Chakraborty, T. K. J. Med. Chem. 2013, 56, 2235-2245; (5) Pulukuri, K. K.; Chakraborty, T. K. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2858-2861; (6) Agarwal, T.; Roy, S.; Chakraborty, T. K.; Maiti, S. Biochemistry 2010, 49, 8388-8397; (7) Chakraborty, T. K.; Chattopadhyay, A. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 3578-3581; (8) Chakraborty, T. K.; Roy, S.; Koley, D.; Dutta, S. K.; Kunwar, A. C. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 6240-6243; (9) Chakraborty, T. K.; Ghosh, S.; Jayaprakash, S.; Sharma, J. A. R. P.; Ravikanth, V.; Diwan, P. V.; Nagaraj, R.; Kunwar, A. C. J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 6441-6457; (10) Chakraborty, T. K.; Jayaprakash, S.; Diwan, P. V.; Nagaraj, R.; Jampani, S. R. B.; Kunwar, A. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 12962-12963.