Professor

Department of Organic Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, INDIA

Phone: +91-80-2293 2850/2849

E-mail: sm@iisc.ac.in

1st August 2023: Prava joined the Group as MS project student. Sailesh Barui joined the Group as a graduate student. Welcome Prava and Sailesh to Mukherjee Lab!

12th June 2023: Subhrajit Karmakar left the group. Thank you Subhrajit for being a wonderful part of the Group, even if for a short time! Subhrajit will be joining Indiana University, Bloomington, USA for his doctoral studies in September 2023. Congratulations Subhrajit and best wishes for your future!!

1st May 2023: Dr. Pratibha Mahto joined the Group as an Institute of Eminence (IoE) Postdoctoral Fellow. Our Int-PhD student Prava Biswas joined the Group. Welcome Pratibha and Prava to Mukherjee Lab!

14th March 2023: Our most recent alumnus Dr. Biki Ghosh has been awarded with the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdocs by the AvH Foundation to work in the Laboratory of Prof. Thorsten Bach (Technical University Munich, Germany). Congratulations Biki!

27th February 2023: Biki left the Group. Thank you Biki for being a wonderful part of the Group! Biki will be joining the Laboratory of Prof. Thorsten Bach (Technical University Munich, Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in May 2023. Congratulations Biki and best wishes for your future!!

16th February 2023: Congratulations to Biki for successfully defending doctoral thesis!!

30th December 2022: Sailesh Barui joined the Group as a Project Assistant (funded by SERB). Welcome Sailesh to Mukherjee Lab!

20th December 2022: Deepak Kumar Behera left the group. Thank you Deepak for being a wonderful part of the Group, even if for a short time! Deepak will soon join Prof. Tobias Ritter Lab at Max-Planck Institute fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany for his doctoral studies. Congratulations Deepak and best wishes for your future!!

14th November 2022: Biki submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Enantioselective Annulation Reactions: From Fischer Indolization to de novo Arene Construction

31st October 2022: Subhrajit Karmakar joined the Group as a Project Assistant (funded by Syngene International Pvt Ltd). Welcome Subhrajit to Mukherjee Lab!

25th October 2022: Arko Seal is selected for the Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF). Congratulations Arko!

19th October 2022: Biki presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Enantioselective Annulation Reactions: From Fischer Indolization to de novo Arene Construction at the Department

1st August 2022: Debangshu joined the Group as MS project student. Welcome Debangshu to Mukherjee Lab!

1st July 2022: Deepak Kumar Behera joined the Group as a Project Assistant (funded by SERB). Welcome Deepak to Mukherjee Lab!

26th June 2022: Suman Das left the group. Thank you Suman for being a wonderful part of the Group, even if for a short time! Suman will be joining Indiana University, Bloomington, USA for his doctoral studies in September 2022. Congratulations Suman and best wishes for your future!!

18th February 2022: After a long wait, we finally moved to the Chemical Sciences Building!

January 2022: Our former Group member Dr. Rahul Sarkar awarded with the NOST-SAILIFE Best Thesis Award 2021. Congratulations Rahul!

January 2022: Souvik Majumder joined the Group as a graduate student. Welcome Souvik to Mukherjee Lab!

19th December 2021: Santanu promoted to Professor

15th December 2021: Priyotosh physically joined the lab. Welcome Priyotosh!

6th December 2021: Santanu is awarded the Science and Technology Award for Research by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB-STAR) for the year 2021

9th November 2021: Suman Das joined the Group as a Project Assistant (funded by SERB). Welcome Suman to Mukherjee Lab!

October 2021: Pankaj Roy and Priyotosh Das are selected for the Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF). Congratulations Pankaj and Priyotosh!

1st August 2021: Priyotosh Das officially joined the Group as graduate student. We hope to see you soon in the lab Priyotosh!

22nd March 2021: Pankaj physically joined the lab. Welcome Pankaj!

30th January 2021: Rahul left the Group. Thank you Rahul for being a wonderful part of the Group! Rahul will be joining the Laboratory of Prof. Christoph Schneider (University of Leipzig, Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2021. Congratulations Rahul and best wishes for your future!!

15th December 2020: Congratulations to Rahul for successfully defending doctoral thesis!!

2nd November 2020: Arko physically joined the lab. Welcome Arko!

October 2020: Aditya Chakrabarty is selected for the Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF). Congratulations Aditya!

October 2020: Pankaj Roy officially joined the Group as graduate student. We hope to see you soon in the lab Pankaj!

7th September 2020: Rahul submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Stereocontrol through Catalytic Enantioselective C(sp2)-H and C(sp3)-H Alkylation: From Bifunctional Organocatalysis to Iridium-Catalysis

14th August 2020: Rahul presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Stereocontrol through Catalytic Enantioselective C(sp2)-H and C(sp3)-H Alkylation: From Bifunctional Organocatalysis to Iridium-Catalysis at the Department

7th August 2020: Santanu was awarded the AV Rama Rao (AVRA) Young Scientist Award for the year 2019

August 2020: Arko officially joined the Group as MS project student. We hope to see you soon in the lab Arko!

2nd July 2020: Rahul, Sayan, Jayanta and Aditya returned to the lab after Covid-19 lockdown. Research resumes again!

17th March 2020: Lab was shutdown and all the group members were sent home because of Covid-19 pandemic.

5th August 2019: Santanu was awarded the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal for the year 2019

August 2019: Subhajit and Suman joined the Group as graduate student. Minhajul joined the group as BS project student. Welcome Subhajit, Suman & Minhajul to Mukherjee Lab!

July 2019: Sayan Ray is selected for the Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF). Congratulations Sayan!

19th March 2019: Congratulations to Bidisha for successfully defending doctoral thesis.

12th March 2019: Our undergraduate student Rahul joined Prof. Ilan Marek Lab at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as a doctoral student. Congratulations Rahul!!

1st January 2019: Santanu became an Associate Editor of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

1st December 2018: Amit left the Group. Thank you Amit for being a wonderful part of the Group! Amit will be joining the Laboratory of Prof. M. Kevin Brown (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2019. Congratulations Amit!!

30th November 2018: Santanu became Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London (FRSC)

24th November 2018: Bidisha left the Group. She will return to defend her doctoral thesis soon. Thank you Bidisha for being a wonderful part of the Group!

20th November 2018: Bidisha submitted her doctoral thesis, titled Catalytic Asymmetric Direct and Vinylogous Aldol, Michael and Alkylation Reactions

29th October 2018: Bidisha presented her Thesis Colloquium, titled Catalytic Asymmetric Direct and Vinylogous Aldol, Michael and Alkylation Reactions at the Department

5th October 2018: Congratulations to Amit for successfully defending doctoral thesis!

August 2018: Aditya joined the Group as MS project student. Sayan and Jayanta joined the Group as graduate student. Welcome Aditya, Sayan & Jayanta to Mukherjee Lab!

9th July 2018: Amit submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions: From Organocatalysts to Quantum Dots

9th July 2018: Soumya joined the Laboratory of Prof. Abhishek Chatterjee (Boston College, MA, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations Soumya!!

1st July 2018: Indrajit joined the group as a project assistant. Welcome Indrajit to Mukherjee Lab!

27th June 2018: Amit presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions: From Organocatalysts to Quantum Dots at the Department

20th January 2018: Soumya left the Group to join Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory, Hyderabad as Senior Scientist. Congratulations to Soumya!!

19th December 2017: Congratulations to Soumya for successfully defending doctoral thesis.

17th November 2017: Abhijnan left the Group to join the Laboratory of Prof. Timothy Newhouse (Yale University, CT, USA) as a postdoc with SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Abhijnan!!

4 October 2017: Santanu became Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Organic Chemistry

August 2017: Biki joined the group as graduate student and Sankash as MS project student. Welcome Biki & Sankash to Mukherjee Lab!

1st August 2017: Satavisha joined the Laboratory of Prof. Masahiro Terada (Tohoku University, Japan) as a postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations Satavisha!!

4th July 2017: Soumya submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Catalytic Enantioselective Allylic Alkylative Desymmetrization, Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions

30th May 2017: Soumya presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Catalytic Enantioselective Allylic Alkylative Desymmetrization, Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions at the Department

21th April 2017: Satavisha left the Group to join Eternis Fine Chemicals Ltd., Mumbai as Assistant Manager

27th March 2017: Rajaguru joined the group as postdoc, funded by SERB-NPDF. Welcome Rajaguru to Mukherjee Lab!

19th January 2017: Congratulations to Satavisha for successfully defending doctoral thesis.

16th January 2017: Congratulations to Abhijnan for successfully defending doctoral thesis.

December 2016: Santanu awarded with Dr. Basudev Banerjee Memorial Award for the year 2015. He received the award at 53rd Annual Convention of Chemists of the Indian Chemical Society held in GITAM University, Visakhapatnam

December 2016: Abhijnan received one of the poster awards of ICOS-21 held in IIT Bombay for his poster titled Enantioselective Dearomatization of Isoquinolines by Anion-Binding Catalysis en Route to Cyclic α-Aminophosphonates. Congratulations Abhijnan!!

October 2016: Madhu awarded with the Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award 2016. Congratulations Madhu!!

August 2016: Dilip joined the group as graduate student and Rahul Suresh as undergraduate student. Welcome Dilip and Rahul to Mukherjee Lab!

15th July 2016: Abhijnan submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Enantioselective Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation: from Bifunctional to Anion-Binding Catalysis

14th July 2016: Satavisha submitted her doctoral thesis, titled Organocatalytic Cascade Cyclizations for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles

11th July 2016: Ashok joined the group as postdoc, funded by SERB-NPDF. Welcome Ashok to Mukherjee Lab!

11th July 2016: Abhijnan presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Enantioselective Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation: from Bifunctional to Anion-Binding Catalysis at the Department

5th July 2016: Satavisha presented her Thesis Colloquium, titled Organocatalytic Cascade Cyclizations for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles at the Department

3rd April 2016: Madhu left the Group to join the Laboratory of Prof. Uttam K. Tambar (The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations Madhu!!

29th February 2016: Chandra left the Group to join the Laboratory of Prof. Takashi Ooi (Nagoya University) as a postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations Chandra!!

29th December 2015: Congratulations to Chandra for successfully defending doctoral thesis.

19th December 2015: Santanu promoted to Associate Professor

15th December 2015: Congratulations to Madhu for successfully defending doctoral thesis. Madhu became the first member of the Mukherjee Lab to defend doctoral thesis.

31st July 2015: Madhu submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Controlling Stereochemistry at the Quaternary Center Using Bifunctional (Thio)urea Catalysis

28th July 2015: Chandra submitted his doctoral thesis, titled Lewis Base and Hydrogen-Bonding Catalysis by Thioureas: From Chemoselective Alcohol Oxidation to Asymmetric Iodofunctionalizations of Alkenes and Dienes. Chandra became the first member of the Mukherjee Lab to submit doctoral thesis.

24th July 2015: Madhu presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Controlling Stereochemistry at the Quaternary Center Using Bifunctional (Thio)urea Catalysis at the Department

29th May 2015: Chandra presented his Thesis Colloquium, titled Lewis Base and Hydrogen-Bonding Catalysis by Thioureas: From Chemoselective Alcohol Oxidation to Asymmetric Iodofunctionalizations of Alkenes and Dienes at the Department

May 2015: Congratulations to Aritra for securing a scholarship from Northwestern University, USA for doctoral studies

April 2015: Santanu honored with the first Dr. Srinivasan Rajagopalan Award by IISc Alumni Association

March 2015: Santanu honored with Prof. Priti Shankar Teaching Award for Assistant Professors in Science for the year 2014

December 2014: Madhu’s poster on Catalytic Enantioselective Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of Deconjugated Butenolides: Remarkable Influence of Secondary Catalyst Site gets selected for one of the (seven) poster awards in Eurasia13 Conference held in IISc Bangalore. Congratulations Madhu!

October 2014: Soumya’s poster on Enantioselective Desymmetrization of Prochiral 1,3-Dinitropropanes via Organocatalytic Allylic Alkylation gets selected for one of the (six) poster awards in TFOC-2014 held in National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum. Congratulations Soumya!

September 2014: Santanu honored with the Alkyl Amines-Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Young Scientist Award for 2014

August 2014: Akshay joined the group as graduate student, Rahul as MS project student and Aritra as BS project student. Welcome Rahul, Akshay & Aritra to Mukherjee Lab!

April 2014: Santanu honored with the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientist for 2014

January 2014: Chandra awarded with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Fellowship. Congratulations Chandra!

August 2013: Amit joined the group as graduate student. Welcome Amit to Mukherjee Lab!

July 2013: Santanu honored with National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award for 2013

March 2013: Abhijnan got selected by the scientific review panel of Lindau Council to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, held in Lindau, Germany during 30 June to 5 July, 2013 [sponsored by DST, India]. Congratulations Abhijnan!

August 2012: Bidisha joined the group as MS project student. Welcome Bidisha to Mukherjee Lab!

July 2012: Santanu became an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) for 2012-2015

June 2012: Abhijnan topped in the CSIR-NET Examination and awarded with Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Fellowship. Congratulations Abhijnan!

September 2011: Vikas joined the group as IISc-sponsored post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Vikas to Mukherjee Lab!

August 2011: Soumya and Satavisha joined the group as graduate students. Welcome Soumya & Satavisha to Mukherjee Lab!

December 2010: The lab is finally ready & the research begins!

November 2010: Santanu received the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award for the year 2011

August 2010: Chandra and Madhu joined Mukherjee Group as graduate students and Abhijnan as MS project student. Welcome Abhijnan, Chandra & Madhu to Mukherjee Lab!

29th April 2010: Santanu joined the Department of Organic Chemistry, IISc as Assistant Professor

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