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PhD positions available in our group.

Candidates interested in designing novel experiments and understanding the theory behind them, are welcome to join us.

How to apply?

1. You can join us through the centralized selection procedure in the Department of Chemistry, at IIT Guwahati, advertised twice every year.

2. In case you have CSIR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE fellowship, you can also directly contact Dr. Sumana Dutta at any time during the year.




Academic Background

Ph.D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Prof. Deb Shankar Ray (2008)
M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2003)
B.Sc. Gauhati University (2001)


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati (2015- )

Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati (2011-2015)


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Florida State University, Prof. Oliver Steinbock (2009-2011)


Present Position


Associate Professor 
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati 781039

Ph: 0361-2582322

Fax: 0361-2582349


Email: sumana@iitg.ac.in




Research Interest

Nonlinearity in the realm of dynamics has far-reaching significance in various processes occurring in the real world. Starting from the fields of chemistry, physics and biology, its roots extend into astronomy, engineering, ecology, economics and medicine. We study reaction-diffusion systems as laboratory models to generate and study the dynamics and control of various phenomena occurring in the more complex natural world. The spontaneous formation of wave-forms and vortices and response to external stimuli are studied in the chemical reaction diffusion systems. Also theoretical work is carried out to learn more about the interplay of stochasticity and nonlinearity in related and other far-from equilibrium systems.








 Are you interested in the natural world?

 Do you want to understand why things happen?

 Do you want to apply your knowledge of Chemistry to the understanding of natural phenomena?


  Then you should come and work with us !




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