Dr. Manabendra Sarma

Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati



Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of Dr. Manabendra Sarma





Dr. Manabendra Sarma

 Associate Professor
 Department of Chemistry,
 Room: #CHF 102,
 Indian Institute of Technology  Guwahati,
 Guwahati   -   781 039,   India
 Phone: +91 361 258 2318 (Office)
             +91 361 258 4990 (Lab)
 E-mail: msarma@iitg.ac.in


Our group works on diverse fields of Chemistry. The primary field that we work on is the development of new theoretical approaches for Laser Assisted Control of Chemical Reactions and Resonances in Electron-Molecule scattering. Along with this our group is also currently doing research in the field of Biomolecular Chemistry as well as in Catalysis.

In the Biomolecular Chemistry, we are focusing on designing some drugs related to Alzheimer’s Disease and the interaction of the drug molecules with receptors. Some ground level work on protein folding has also been started. In the field of Catalysis, we are trying to design some catalyst for spliting water molecules photo-catalytically and also investigating the mechanistic and kinetic aspects of the catalyst.


    NEWS & UPDATES

    • Ph.D. Positions are available. Students having CSIR/UGC/DST-INSPIRE qualification may directly contact with their CV.

    • Post Doctoral positions are available.

    • November 2023: Niharika's Manuscript has been published in the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations Niharika!

    • December 2023: Congratulations Monalisha for winning the Best Poster Award at the Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (TCS) 2023 held at IIT Madras!

    • December 2023: Dr. Juhi Dutta has joined as Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow (IPDF) member of the lab. Welcome Juhi!

    • January 2024: Congratulations Manash for winning one of the Best Poster Awards at the 17th Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP-2024) held at BARC Mumbai!

    • January 2024: Congratulations Juhi for receiving the SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellowship!

    • March 2024: Biman's Manuscript has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. This article has appeared as a Cover Feature of the Journal. Congratulations Biman!

    • March 2024: Our Collaborative Work with Dr. Amrit Sarmah and Professor Pavel Hobza (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic) and Takahito Nakajima (RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations to Monalisha for your contribution to this Collaborative Work!

    • April 2024: Biman and Upasana's Manuscript has been published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations Biman and Upasana!

    • April 2024: Upasana's Manuscript has been published in the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations Upasana!

    • April 2024: Himangshu's Manuscript has been published in the ChemPhysChem. Congratulations Himangshu!

    • April 2024: Kisan has successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations Dr. Haobam Kisan Singh!

    • May 2024: Upasana's Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Article (April 2024) has been selected as an Editors Choice 2024 HOT PCCP Article. Congratulations Upasana!

    • May 2024: Our Collaborative Work with Dr. Basanta K. Rajbongshi (Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India) has been published in the RSC Advances. Congratulations to Bittu and Himangshu for your contribution to this Collaborative Work!