Dr. Biswarup Pathak
Department of Chemistry
PoD Building, Room Number: 1A 724
Phone (Office): 0731-660-3348; Lab:5157
Email: biswarup[at]iiti.ac.in and biswarup.pathak[at]gmail.com

Biswarup Pathak

Dr. Biswarup Pathak is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at IIT Indore, India. He leads the Computational Materials Designing Research Group in the Institute. He directs and mentors research scholars’ in projects in the area of computational modelling of nanomaterials (particularly nanoclusters) for catalysis, energy, and biological (DNA sequencing) applications. He has published over 200 papers in journals of international repute. Some of his works are published in prominent journals such as Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Nature Communications, Nano Letter, ACS Nano among others. He has over 6000 (google scholar citation, H-index:42, i-index:145) citations. Dr Pathak was recognised as one of the top 5% of authors with the highest citations in the Royal Society of Chemistry journals for 2019 and 2020. He is the recipient of Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral fellowship for his innovative research on DNA sequencing. In 2017, Dr. Pathak received Early and Mid-Career Research Award from Indian National Science Academy (INSA) to work with Prof. Peter Gill at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia as a visiting scientist. Dr. Pathak has also been awarded the IIT Indore Best Researcher Award in 2016. He has received various national/international grants (DST, SERB, MHRD, VR-Sweden, DUO, INSA) of 4.8 crores or more to do work on the modelling of nanomaterials for catalysis and energy related applications. He is also recipient of the SPARC MHRD grant award for international collaboration. Dr. Pathak also received the 2020 DUO-India Professor Fellowship Award and has given more than 45 invited talks in various national/international occasions. In 2019, Dr Pathak has been featured in the cover page of Journal of Physical Chemistry Young Scientist Issue. In 2021, he has also been recognized as most impactful researchers from India by the American chemical society. Recently Dr. Pathak has been admitted as a FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry) by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Recently, Dr. Pathak has been recognized with the CRSI Bronze Medal for his contribution in chemical science.

Awards | Recognization

  • CRSI Bronze Medal (2023)
  • Institute Best Research Paper Award (2023)
  • Emerging Researchers in Physical Chemistry, ACS (2023)
  • Fellow of Royal Society and Chemistry (FRSC),RSC (2022)
  • ACS Most impactful Indian Researcher (2022)
  • Featured in Journal of Physical Chemistry Young Scientist Special Issue, ACS (2019)
  • Highly Cited Author, RCS (2019-2020)
  • Early and Mid Career Research Fellowship, INSA (2017)
  • Institute Best Research Paper Award (2016)

Work Experiences | Education

  • Professor, IIT Indore (Since February 2022)
  • Associate Professor, IIT Indore (2016-2022)
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Indore (2012-2016)
  • Postdoctoral fellow (2009-2012), Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Postdoctoral fellow (2008-2009), Jackson State Univ, USA
  • Ph.D.(Theoretical Chemistry): HCU/IISc Bangalore (2007)
  • MSc, Banaras Hindu University (2002)
  • BSc, Burdwan University (2000)
Education Details

  • Ph.D. (Theoretical Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. E.D. Jemmis) : HCU/IISc Bangalore (Degree from HCU, December 2007)
  • M.Sc., Banaras Hindu University (2002)
  • B. Sc., Bankura Christian College (2000)

Work Experiences

  • February 2022- Present: Professor (Chemistry), IIT Indore
  • June 2016- February 2022: Associate Professor (Chemistry), IIT Indore
  • May 2012- June, 2016: Assistant Professor (Chemistry), IIT Indore
  • September 2009 - May 2012: Postdoctoral fellow (Supervisor:Prof. Rajeev Ahuja), Uppsala University, Sweden
  • January 2008 - July 2009: Postdoctoral fellow (Supervisor: Prof. Jerzy Leszczynski), Jackson State University, USA
  • August 2007 - December 2007: Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore