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DDas Research Group

                         ... the systems chemistry lab​

                                About Dibyendu                         


Dibyendu Das is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences of IISER Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He obtained his PhD at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India and postdoctoral training from Emory University, USA. His research group is interested in emerging field of systems chemistry, chemical evolution and peptide nanotechnology.

“I grew up in Kolkata, the city of joy located in eastern part of India. I was always fascinated how living systems work from the perspective of a chemist. The intelligence and autonomy of living matter keep inspiring me to attempt synthetizing materials with adaptive properties. Also, the questions of chemical origin of life and chemical evolution excite my lab. Regarding hobbies, I love cooking Bengali cuisines & swimming. Cross country drives for travelling also excite me a lot. And to top it all, I have a 4-year-old daughter who keeps me busy when I am back home! 



Current position 

2017-2021 Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata

2021-present Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata.

Awards and Distinctions       

  • Early Career Advisory Board of RSC Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2024 onwards.

  • Editorial Advisory Board of ChemSystemsChem, 2023 onwards.

  • Awarded CRSI Bronze Medal for the year 2023.

  • Featured in "75 under 50 scientists shaping today's India" compendium. On National Science Day, Honorable Minister of State for the Ministry of Science &Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh released this coffee table book published by Vigyan Prasar.

  • Article featured in the virtual issue of the JACS Early Career Investigators as an outstanding work published in 2020. 

  • Awarded CRSI Young Investigator Award 2021 at 27th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry organized by IISER Kolkata

  • Awarded Indian Peptide Society-Young Scientist Award (IPS-YSA) for excellence in Peptide Research  for the year 2021. 

  • Awarded Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Chemical Science 2020, DST, Govt of India.(

  • Early Career Advisory Board of ACS Chemical Reviews 2020-2021.

  • Selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) 2019.

  • Advisory Board of Materials Horizons from  2021.

  • International Advisory Board (IAB) of AsianJOC from 2021 onwards.

  • Awarded INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship from DST, Govt. of India.


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Selected Publication

Invited Lectures (selected)    

  • Mentor Talk at Student Indian Peptide Society- Feb 2024, Gujarat Biotechnology University

  • Inter IISER NISER Chemistry Meet- Feb 2024, IISER Kolkata

  • Refresher's Course in Jadavpur University- Feb 2024, Jadavpur University

  • Modern Trends in Chemical Sciences (MTCS)- Feb 2024, IIT Tirupati

  • Department Seminar at IISER Tirupati- Feb 2024, IISER Tirupati

  • FCSB- Jan 2024, University of Hyderabad

  • Synthesis, Catalysis, and Chemical Biology- Jan 2024, ICT Mumbai

  • SABIC-2024- Jan 2024, IACS Kolkata

  • GCRC 2023- Dec 2023, GITAM Visakhapatnam

  • National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC50)-  Nov 2023, CSIR - Institute of Microbial Technology Chandigarh

  • Departmental Seminar for Chemical and Biological Sciences- Aug 2023, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

  • Substrate-induced catalyst formation under non-equilibrium conditions-  July 2023, in ​              

    • Radboud University, Netherlands

    • TU Delft, Netherlands

    • University of Freiburg, Germany 

    • Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering (ISIS), France

    • University of Mainz, Germany

  • CV-19 Seminar series:2020-  Dec 2020, University of Miami, USA

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