Govindasamy Mugesh

G. Mugesh
Professor

IPC Department
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, INDIA
Email : mugesh@iisc.ac.in

Author Profile

published in Angewandte Chemie

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Education:
  •   B.Sc. University of Madras, Chennai, 1990

  •   M.Sc. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, 1993

  •   Ph.D. IIT, Bombay (supervisor Prof. H. B. Singh), Aug. 1994 - July 1998


Work Experience:
  • Dec. 2012 - to-date: Professor, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 

  • Dec. 2006 - Dec. 2012: Associate Professor, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 

  • Nov. 2002 - Dec. 2006: Assistant Professor, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 

  • Sep. 2001 - Oct. 2002: Skaggs Postdoctoral Fellow (with Prof. K. C. Nicolaou), Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps  Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Apr. 2001 - Jun. 2001: Visiting AvH Fellow (with Prof. Helmut Sies), Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany

  • Feb. 2000-Jun.2001: Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow (with Prof. W.-W. du Mont), Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany

  • Aug. 1998 - Jan. 2000: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay

Awards, Fellowships and Honors:
  • 2020 - Dr. Ghanshyam Srivastava Memorial Award, Indian Chemical Society
  • 2020 - J. C. Bose National Fellowship - Second Term 2021-25, SERB/DST, Government of India
  • 2020 - Re-elected as Vice-President of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) 2020-23
  • 2019 - Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences for 2019, Infosys Science Foundation
  • 2018 - Featured in an Author Profile in the journal Angewandte Chemie
  • 2018 - Prof. R. C. Mehrotra Commemoration Lecture Gold Medal, Indian Science Congress 
  • 2018 - CRSI Silver Medal, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
  • 2018 - Prof. K. N. Ganesh Endowment Lecture Award, IISER Pune
  • 2017 - Elected as President of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES)
  • 2017 - National Prize for Research on Interfaces of Chemistry and Biology
  • 2017 - Rajib Goyal Prize in Chemical Science by Kurukshetra University for 2014-15
  • 2017 - Bhagyatara Award by Panjab University for the year 2016
  • 2017 - Elected as Vice-President of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) 2017-20
  • 2016 - Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA)
  • 2016 - JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan
  • 2016 - Elected as Vice-President of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES)
  • 2016 - ISCB Award for Excellence - 2016, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists 
  • 2015 - J. C. Bose National Fellowship 2016-20, SERB/DST, Government of India
  • 2014 - Dr. R.A. Mashelkar Endowment Lecture, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • 2014 - Prof. S.K. Pradhan Endowment Lecture Award, ICT, Mumbai
  • 2013 - "Asian Rising Star" Commemorative plaque, 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore
  • 2013 - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, London (FRSC)
  • 2012 - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012, CSIR, Government of India
  • 2012 - Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)
  • 2012 - IIT Bombay Best Review Paper Award 2011
  • 2012 - AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award 2011 - A Global Award by AstraZeneca
  • 2012 - Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc)
  • 2011 - IIT Bombay Best Research Paper Award 2010
  • 2011 - CRSI Bronze Medal, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
  • 2010 - RSC-West India Young Scientist Award by RSC, London
  • 2010 - CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow
  • 2009 - UKIERI Standard Research Award, DST, MHRD and British Council
  • 2008 - TWAS Young Affiliate, The World Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 - Swarnajayanti Fellowship for 2006-7, DST, Government of India
  • 2006 - Ramanna Fellowship, DST, Government of India
  • 2005 - AvH Foundation Equipment Award, AvH-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
  • 2005 - IUPAC Young Chemists Award, 40th IUPAC Congress, Beijing, China
  • 2001 - Skaggs Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
  • 2000 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, AvH-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
  • 1994 - Joint CSIR-UGC NET and GATE Fellowships

Membership of Journal Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board Member, Chemistry – A European Journal, ChemPubSoc Europe (2020-)
  • Guest Editor, Special Web Collection, 20th Anniversary of the CRSI: Celebrating Indian Chemistry in ChemComm, RSC London, 2019
  • Guest Editor, CRSI 20th Anniversary Special Issue, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2019 
  • Editorial Board Member, Biological Chemistry, De Gruyter, Germany (2017-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, RSC London (2016-)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Omega, American Chemical Society (2016-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences (2016)
  • Editorial Board Member, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Sect. A (2015-17)
  • Editorial Board Member, Bioorganic Chemistry, Elsevier (2014-19)
  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (2014-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Archives of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Elsevier (2012-15)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, ChemPlusChem, ChemPubSoc Europe (2012-15)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Chemical Sciences, IAS (2012-16)
  • Guest Editor on the topic Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery, IISc Journal, 2011
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Catalysis Journal (2009-12)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Enzyme Inhibition Journal (2008-12)
  • Associate Editor, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications (2006-13)

Other Professional Activities

  • Member, FIST Expert Committee - Chemical Sciences, DST, Government of India (2020-24)
  • Member, Research Council, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai (2020-23)
  • Elected Vice-President, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for 2020-2023
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Organic Chemistry, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India (2020-)
  • Member, Empowered Committee, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-DST, Government of India (2020-)
  • Member, Review Committee for MHRD-FAST Centers of Excellence Scheme (2019-)
  • Advisory Committee for Chemistry Discipline, IIT Gandhinagar (2019-) 
  • Vice President, Executive Council, Society for Materials Chemistry (2019-22)
  • Member, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Research Committee, CSIR, New Delhi (2019-)
  • Member, Swanajayanti Fellowship Committee, DST, New Delhi (2018-)
  • Member, Asian Chemical Biology Initiative (ACBI), supported by the JSPS Core-to-Core Program, Japan (2017-)
  • Member, National Steering Committee (Health Sector), TIFAC, Govt. of India (2017-) 
  • Convener, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2016-19)
  • Member, Executive Council, Society for Materials Chemistry (2016-19)
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India (2015-18)
  • Member, Core Committee, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2015-16)
  • Member, Executive Council, Indian Peptide Society (2015-17)
  • Secretary General, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) (2011-20)
  • Elected Vice-President, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) (2017-20)
  • Indian representative for the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) (2011-)
  • Member, National Organizing Committee, Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (2011-)
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Inorganic Chemistry, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India (2012-2015)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Biochemistry, Mysore University (2013-)

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), London
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Affiliate Member, International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
  • Lifetime Member, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), MF
  • Lifetime Member, Indian Peptide Society (IPS)
  • Lifetime Member, Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Association, Bangalore
  • Lifetime Member, Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC)
  • Lifetime Member, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB)

 

Conferences/Science Camps/Workshops Organized

  • Convener, Annual National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp for young students, 2016-2018

  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Tenth Asian Science Camp (ASC-2016), IISc Bangalore, August 21-27, 2016

  • Convener, 6th International Conference on Metals and Genetics (ICMG-2016) , IISc Bangalore, February 17-20, 2016

  • Coordinator, National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp for students, December 18-20, 2015

  • Convener, Workshop on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences, organized jointly by IAS, INSA, NASI, and Karunya University, Coimbatore, February 18-19, 2015

  • Convener, Lecture Workshop on Modern Trends in Chemistry, organized jointly by IAS, INSA, NASI, and Christ University, Bangalore, February 13-14, 2015

  • Convener, Refresher Course on "Chemical Science and Sustainable Development", organized jointly by IAS, INSA, NASI and Central University of Rajasthan, January 12-25, 2015

  • Convener, Indo-German Conference on Bioinspired Chemistry (IGCBIC-2014),  IISc Bangalore, September 10-12, 2014

  • Convener, Indo-US Symposium on Molecular Materials, sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), IISc Bangalore, July 15-17, 2013

  • Convener, 6th International Conference on Halogen Chemistry (HALCHEM-VI), IISc Bangalore, December 8-11, 2012

  • Convener, Lecture Workshop on Modern Trends in Chemical Sciences, organized jointly by IAS, INSA, NASI and St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda, March 6-7, 2012

  • Organizing Secretary, 13th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XIII), December 7-10, 2009

  • Organizing Secretary, First Asian Spectroscopy Conference, IISc Bangalore, January 29 - February 3, 2007

  • Organizing Secretary, DST-Workshop on Bioinorganic Chemistry, sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, at IISc Bangalore, October 20-21, 2005

Institute-level Responsibilities

  • Member, Departmental COVID-19 Committee (2020-)

  • Convener, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (2016-19)

  • Member, Selection Committee for Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship (2018-)

  • Member, Selection Committee for Prime Minister's Research Fellowship, 2018.

  • Member, Senate Committee on Research Conferment (SCRC), for 2016-20

  • Member, Central Evaluation Committee (CEC) for the period 2016-19

  • Member, Committee on External Registration Program (ERP) for 2015-18

  • Member, Senate Curriculum Committee (SCC) for the period 2013-18

  • Member, Senate Library Committee (SLC) for the period 2013-16

  • Convener, Department Curriculum Committee (DCC) for the period 2012-15