Group Leader                                                         

Dibyendu Das is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Sciences of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata. He received his MSc degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Calcutta (India) (2005), PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Thesis 2010) and postdoctoral training at the Emory University (2010-2013). From 2013-2017, he worked in INST Mohali and IISER Tirupati, and moved to IISER Kolkata where he worked as Assistant Professor from 2017-2021.

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  •  2017-2021 Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata

  •  2021-present Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata.

       Awards and Distinctions

  • 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.(https://dst.gov.in/swarna-jayanti-fellow-develop-intelligent-materials-taking-inspiration-living-matter).

  • 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.

Invited Lectures (India and Abroad)                     

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “Chemical Society” organized by IISER Trivandrum held on 26th March, 2021.

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “Indian Peptide Society Award Lecture” organized by IISc Bangalore held on 25th March, 2021.

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “Talk at Refreshers Course” organized by Calcutta University held on 24th March, 2021.

  • “Driven Generation of Non-Equilibrium Chemical Systems” “ChemSystemsMeet” organized by University of Bonn held on 23rd March, 2021.

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “Department Seminar” organized by University of Houston held on 9th February, 2021.

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “Online Seminar” organized by University of Akron held on 28th January, 2021.

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity emerges from chemistry?” “RTCS OBC 2020” organized by IISER Kolkata held on 29th December, 2020.

 

  • “Systems Chemistry: How complexity can emerge from chemistry?” “CV-19 Seminar series:2020” organized by University of Miami, USA held on 19th December, 2020.

 

  • “Designed Negative Feedback from Catalytic Non-Equilibrium Assemblies” “NWNTD 2020” organized by IIT Guwahati held on 2nd December, 2020.

 

  • “How Complexity Emerges from Chemistry” “Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)- Kolkata Chapter:2020” held on 6th November, 2020.

 

  • “How Complexity Emerges from Chemistry” “RACMS:2020” held on the 15th of August, 2020.

 

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Minimal Dynamic Systems” “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, Seminar 2020” held on 8th June, 2020.

 

  • “Designed Negative Feedback from Catalytic Non-Equilibrium Assemblies” “Systems Chemistry Symposium:2020” held via virtual conference from May 18-20, 2020.

 

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Dynamic Minimal Systems” “Recent Trends in Chemistry:2020” held at Department of Chemistry National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur from 6th to 10th February, 2020

 

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Dynamic Minimal Systems” “Recent Trends in Chemistry:2019” held at Department of Chemistry North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong on 31st October and 1st November, 2019

 

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Dynamic Minimal Systems” at 43rd Meeting of Indian Biophysical Society (IBS2019) held at IISER Kolkata on 15th to 17th March, 2019.

  • “Self-Propagating Functional Peptide Nanomaterials.” Newton Bhabha Researcher Links Workshop (NMSB - 2017) IISER Kolkata, India, December 14 - 16 2017

 

  • “Self-Constructing Peptide Nanophases for Substrate Channelling & Enzyme like Traits” 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICANN2017), during 18-21 December 2017, in IIT Guwahati-Assam

 

  • “Supramolecular Catalysts for Chemical Evolution” Inter-IISER Chemistry Meet (IICM 2017) held at IISER Bhopal during January 20 - 22, 2017.

 

  • “Functional Amyloid Nanostructures for Chemical Evolution” at Indian Peptide Symposium held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai (Bombay), during February 23-24, 2017.

 

  • “Supramolecular Catalysts for Chemical Evolution” at Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS) – 2016 December 8- 10, 2016 held at Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

 

  • “Functional Soft-nanoconjugates: From cellular delivery to C-C bond manipulation” at the “International Conference on Interdisciplinary areas with Chemical Sciences” (ICIACS 2013) during 30th October-1st November, 2013 organized by Panjab Unversity in association with Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST).

 

  • “Foreshadowing RNA-Peptide Collaboration” at the “Annual Meeting for the Center for Chemical Evolution” held at GeorgiaTech, Atlanta, USA during August 2-5, 2012.

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Dynamic Minimal Systems” at DCS Day held at IISER Kolkata on 8th March, 2019.

 

  • “Catalytic Chemical Networks with Dynamic Minimal Systems” at national conference on “Smart Materials and Sustainable Technologies (NCSMST)” at DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, UP-273009 on 23rd and 24th February 2019.

 

  • "Catalytic Chemical Networks and Energy Dissipation in Dynamic Minimal Systems". DST supported special Workshop at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali from 03th -08th December, 2018

 

  • "Energy Dissipation in Dynamic Minimal Systems"."One day discussion on Supramolecular Chemistry" at IISER Kolkata on 17 December 2018

  • "Peptides with Enzyme like traits” Kaleidoscope-A discussion meeting in Chemistry, 05-08 July, 2018, The International Centre Goa, Goa