Professor Krishna P. Kaliappan

Dr. Krishna P. Kaliappan
Professor of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India

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Place and Date of birthKallidaikurichi, TN. March 1968
Status Married
Children Two Sons
July 1988 – June 1990 M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry Specialization)School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University
June 1985 – May 1988 B.Sc. (Chemistry), Madurai Kamaraj University
Research Experience  
April 1999 - March 2001 Post doctoral Fellow, Duke University (Advisor: Prof. Michael Pirrung)
April 1997-March 1999 Post doctoral Fellow, University of Geneva (Advisor: (Prof. Peter E. Keundig)
August 1996-March 1997 Research Associate, IISc, Bangalore
August 1990-July 1996 Graduate Student, Organic Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore(Advisor: Prof. G. S. R. Subba Rao)
January 2016 - present Head, Department of Chemistry
Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2015 Associate Dean (R & D), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
February 2009 - present Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
March 2005 - January 2009 Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
April 2001 - February 2005 Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Awards and Recognition
KPK was elected as an Institute Chair Professor from June, 2014.
KPK was awarded the C. N. R. Rao National Prize in 2014
KPK was invited to join the International Advisory Board of “Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry”.
KPK was invited to join the Advisory Board of “Chemistry-An Asian Journal”.
Recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal 2013
Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT Bombay (2011)
IIT Bombay Best Research Paper Award (2009)
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSc, London, 2008)
Prof. S. Sivasubramaniam Endowment Lecture (Madurai Kamaraj University 2007-08)
Swarnajayanti Fellowship from DST (2006-07)
B. M. Birla Science Prize (2006)
Prof. S. Swaminathan Endowment Lecture (University of Madras, 2004-05)
International Foundation for Science, Sweden, Research Grant Award (2002, 2004, 2006)
DAE Young Scientist Research Grant Award (2002)
Prof. B. H. Iyer medal (best thesis of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-1997)
Merit certificate from CSIR for outstanding performance (1990)
T. P. Meenakshisundaram Prize (Gold Medal for M.Sc. Chemistry) from Madurai Kamaraj University (1990)
Affiliation of Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London (FRSc)
Member of the American Chemical Society
Life Member of the Chemical Research Society of India
Listening to Ilayaraja’s music