Academic Positions

  • Director

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Professor

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

  • Associate Professor

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

  • Assistant Professor

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

  • Invited Professor

    Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

  • Visiting Scientist

    Materials Science and Engineering Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

  • Post Doctoral Associate

    Materials Science and Engineering Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Education

  • PhD Physics 1995

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

  • MScEd Physics 1988

    Mysore University

  • BScEd 1986

    Mysore University

Academic Honors

  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), 2018

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2017

  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), 2012

Awards

  • 2023
    Sir C. V. Raman Memorial Award Lecture of the Indian Photobiology Society
  • 2023
    Dr. Taranath Shetty Memorial Oration Award Popular Lecture Series of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India
  • 2023
    Honorary Fellowship of the Kerala Academy of Sciences.
  • 2023
    ISAS Raja Ramanna Award
  • 2022
    Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS)
  • 2020
    Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award of the Indian Science Congress
  • 2018
    Mizushima Raman Lecture Award
  • 2017
    MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Senior Award
  • 2016
    Sheikh Saqr RAK-CAM Senior Fellow
  • 2009
    Prof. C.N.R. Rao Oration Award
  • 2008
    Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award (Karnataka Government)
  • 2007
    Bronze Medal, Material Research Society of India

Patents

  • Mirror adapted in microscope to perform SERS, a microscope and methods thereof -Inventors: Chandrabhas Narayana and G.V. Pavan Kumar -patented granted by: USPTO -US Patent Number 8,179,525 B2 in 2012.

  • A high sensitivity assay for molecular typing of biological sample, probes and a kit therof - Inventors: Ranga Udaykumar, Chandrabhas Narayana and N. Jayasuryan - patent granted by patent office of Republic of South Africa - Patent Number 2009/03128 in 2009, USPTO- US Patent Number 8,227,590 B2 in 2012, Indian Patent Number 295700 in 2018.

  • Nanoparticle Composition and Process thereof - Inventor: Chandrabhas Narayana - PCT Application NO.: PCT/IN2008/000771.

Memberships

  • Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India (2022)

  • Life Member, Indian Biophysical Society, India (2016)

  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2013)

  • Life Member, Society of Biological Chemists, India (2012)

  • Member, American Chemical Society, USA (2005)

  • Life Member, Material Research Society of India (1999)

Professional Contributions/Roles

  • Research

  • 2019- till date
    Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Applied Physics (AIP Publishers)
  • 2015 - till date
    Editorial Board Member, High-Pressure Research (Taylor and Francis Publishers)
  • 2010 - till date
    Editorial Board Member Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology
  • Leadership Positions

  • 2024-2027
    Chairman, National Committee for Union of International Science Council (ISC) of International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
  • 2020-2023
    Member, National Committee for Union of International Science Council (ISC) of International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
  • 2019-2026
    Treasurer, Material Research Society of India
  • 2019-2020
    Dean, Research and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • 2018-2020
    Founding Coordinator, School of Advanced Materials (SAMat), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • 2015-2020
    Coordinator, India-Japan Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
  • 2015-2020
    Coordinator, India-German PETRA III Project (India@DESY) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (GoI).
  • 2015-2019
    Chairman, Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • 2007-2010
    Dean, Fellowship and Extension Programmes, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • Education

  • 2021 - till date
    Member, Governing Council of the Institute of Advance Virology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2021 - till date
    Member, Governing Body, Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery
  • 2020 - 2022
    Member, Corporate Advisory Board, Reva University
  • 2020 - 2022
    Member, Board of Studies, Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science
  • 2018 - 2020
    Member, Board of Studies, Department of Physics, Reva University
  • 2016 - 2019
    Member, Governing Body, Government Science College, Bengaluru (Autonomous)
  • 2016 - 2019
    Member, Board of Studies, Department of Chemistry, Christ University, Bangalore
  • 2014 - 2020
    Member, Board of Studies, Department of Physics, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • 2009 - 2012
    Member, Board of Studies, Department of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Calicut

Contact

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