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Professor Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy took over as the Director of IISER Thiruvananthapuram on 1st April 2019. Prof Moorthy is on deputation from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, where he is a senior Professor (HAG). He is an organic chemist with interests in a range of areas that include organic photochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, organic materials and mechanistic organic chemistry. In recognition of his contributions in chemistry, he has been awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and the J. C. Bose National Fellowship. He is an elected fellow of Indian Academy of Science (FASc.), Bangalore and Indian National Science Academy (FNA), New Delhi. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He is a recipient of bronze and silver medals from Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI). He has won several other accolades, and has been a Visiting Professor in institutions across Japan, France and Germany. Academic website.

ACADEMIC PROFILE

1985 B. Sc. (Bangalore University, Bangalore)
1988 M. Sc. (Bangalore University, Bangalore)
1994 Ph. D. (IISc, Bangalore)
1994-1995 Postdoctoral Fellow (Prof. Jay. K. Kochi, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Houston, Texas, USA)
1995-1996 AvH Postdoctoral Fellow (Prof. Waldemar Adam, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Univ. of Wuerzburg, Germany)
1996-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow (Prof. Cornelia Bohne, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)
1998 Assistant Professor (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
1998-2003 Assistant Professor (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
2003-2007 Associate Professor (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
2008-present Professor (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
2019-present Director and Professor, IISER Thiruvananthapuram

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1989-1993 Joint UGC-CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellowships
1995-1996 AvH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany
2003 Young Chemist Award, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), India
2004-2005 Visiting Professor (AvH), International University Bremen, Germany
2007 Visiting Professor (RSC Journals Grants), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2007-2010 Ramanna Research Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, India
2008 ICTS (International Centre of Trans-Disciplinary Studies) Fellow, Jacobs University, Germany
2008 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences, CSIR, India
2009 Recipient of Bronze Medal, Chemical Research Society of India
2010 Elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Science (FASc.), Bangalore
2010 Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg, Strasburg, France
2010 Visiting Professor, Osaka University, Japan
2011-2013 Member of the Editorial Board, New Journal of Chemistry, published jointly by RSC and CNRS
2011-2014 Lalit M. Kapoor Chair Professor, IIT Kanpur
2012-2015 Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Photoenergy, published by Hindhavi Publisher
2014 FRSC (Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry)
2015-2018 Dr. Jag Mohan Garg Chair Professor, IIT Kanpur
2015 J. C. Bose Fellowship, SERB
2016 Millenium Plaque of Honor in 103rd Indian Science Congress Association (Awarded by Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi)