IIT Delhi’s Ashok Kumar Ganguli is new IISER Berhampur director

IISER Berhampur: Ashok K Ganguli is from IIT Delhi’s chemistry department and was a deputy director.

IISER Berhampur new director Ashok Kumar Ganguli shaking hands with Yogendra Sharma (Image Source: Twitter / IISER Berhampur)IISER Berhampur new director Ashok Kumar Ganguli shaking hands with Yogendra Sharma (Image Source: Twitter / IISER Berhampur)

Magdhi Diksha | May 3, 2023 | 04:21 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Behrampur has appointed Ashok Kumar Ganguli from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Ganguli took over from former director Yogendra Sharma on May 2.

Before this, Ganguli was the N K Jha Chair Professor in the department of chemistry at IIT Delhi and the joint professor in the department of materials science and engineering. He has held the position of deputy director, IIT Delhi, institute chair professor, and head of chemistry department. He was also the founding director of Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) Mohali.

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As per his profile on the IIT Delhi website, Ganguli specialises in the design of nanostructured materials for applications in water purification, solar energy conversion and microfluidic devices, and high temperature superconductivity. He has over 350 papers published and five patents under his name. He finished his PhD degree from the solid state and structural chemistry unit (SSCU) of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in 1990.

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Ganguli has been awarded various honours including National Award of Nano Science and Nanotechnology conferred by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) silver medal, Materials Research Society of india (MRSI) medal, the CNR Rao CRSI national award, among others.

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