DATE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Biography: Partha worked with Prof. N. Ray Chaudhuri at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Kolkata) for his Ph.D on Cu(II) coordination polymers and their magnetic properties. Subsequently he moved to the University of Utah in 2002 to work with Prof. Peter J. Stang as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2004 he moved to Germany and worked with Prof. Herbert W. Roesky as a Humboldt fellow, in 2005 he joined IISc as a faculty member. He is currently a Professor at the department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). His current research interests are in the areas of self-assembly of discrete organic and coordination molecular architectures and chemical transformations in confined nanospace of such architectures. He is the recipient of a young scientist medal of the Indian National Science Academy, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize in chemical sciences from the Prime Minister of India, Young Affiliateship of The World Academy of Sciences (Trieste), Swarnajayanti Fellowship of the Govt. of India, and SCOPUS young scientist award. Mukherjee was/is in the editorial advisory board of Inorganic Chemistry (ACS), Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (RSC), Inorganica Chimica Acta (Elsevier), and Scientific Reports (Nature-Springer). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry. Prof. Mukherjee has published over 175 papers in journals of international repute with current h-index=56.