Name:      Narayanasami Sathyamurthy


Born:      July 10, 1951


Position:  Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali


Address:   MGSIPA Complex, Sector 26, Chandigarh 160019


Telephone: +91-172-2790188(office); -2232708 (residence)


Telefax:   +91-172-2790188





Academic Qualifications:


           B.Sc. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 1970

           M.Sc. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 1972

           Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK USA 1975


Positions Held:



Awards and Honours:



Ph.D. Theses Guided:



 Edited:  Reaction Dynamics: Recent Advances, Narosa (New Delhi) and Springer-Verlag (Berlin) 1991


Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Chemical Sciences) 1993 - 2000

Member, Editorial Board, IITK Series of Advanced Texts 1995-2000


Member, General Committee, International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions, 1993-96


Editor, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy (Part A) 2000-2005


Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Chemistry A 2001-2007


Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Chemistry B 2005-2007


Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, World Scientific, 2002-


Member, Editorial Board, International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 2005-.


Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2007-


Sponsored Research Projects:


Study of reactive and nonreactive collisions, DST 1980-84


Certain aspects of molecular reaction dynamics, DST 1984-87


Chemical Dynamics and Laser Spectroscopy, INDO-US project (collaborator: J.W. Gadzuk)  1986-91


Fractals, kinematics and complex formation, CSIR 1990-1993


Dynamics of molecular processes on surfaces, INDO-US Project (collaborator: J.W. Gadzuk) 1992-97


Ion-molecule reactions, CEC (Brussels) (collaborators:  F.A. Gianturco and L.A. Zuelicke) 1993-97


Time-dependent quantum mechanical approach to reactive scattering and related processes, DST 1998-2002


Structure and stability of water clusters, protonated water clusters, water clusters in a  constrained environment

and gas hydrates and molecular solvation, CSIR 2003-2006


Optical and Electrical properties of doped fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, DMSRDE, Kanpur   2006-




Winter School on Molecular Reaction Dynamics January 1-14, 1984


The Second Winter School on Molecular Reaction Dynamics Dec. 27 1987 - January 9, 1988



Co-organized with Professor P. Raghunathan:


Symposium on Magnetic Resonance, Instrumentation and Theoretical Chemistry, July 29-31, 1988


Co-organized with Professors B. M. Deb and S. Ramasesha


Discussion Meeting on Time-dependent quantum mechanics of many electron systems,

     JNCASR & IISc Bangalore, Jan. 9-12, 1996


Co-organized with Professor R. Ramaswamy


TC2K: Discussion Meeting on Theoretical Chemistry, IIT Kanpur Dec. 22-24, 2000


Co-organized with Professor T. K. Chandrashekar


 Sixth National Symposium in Chemistry, IIT Kanpur Feb. 6-8, 2004


Invited Lectures


Conferences, Symposia and Winter/Summer Schools: India


Annual Convention of Chemists, Kurukshetra September 24, 1978


Winter School on Theoretical Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Calcutta October 1981


Annual Convention of Chemists, Cuttack December 28, 1983


Symposium on Symmetry and Topology in Chemistry, Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Indian Chemical Society Jadavpur October 17, 1984


Annual Meeting of the Indian Council of Chemists, Gorakhpur January 1, 1985


DST/PAC workshop on Update in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore January 13-14, 1985 


National Conference on Theoretical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Jadavpur, Calcutta December 4-6, 1985


Winter School on Lasers in Chemical and Biological Sciences, I.I.T. Delhi December 18, 1987


Symposium on New Trends in Kinetics and Mechanism and Role of Trace Metal Ions, Univ. Rajasthan, Jaipur Feb. 20-23, 1988


Perspectives in Scientific Research, Bihar Council of Science and Technology, Patna March 26, 1988


Winter School on Statistical Mechanical Applications in Chemistry, I.I.T. Bombay December 22-24, 1988


National Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University February 27-28, 1989


Symposium on Essential Role of Fundamental Scientific Research - jointly  organized by the Indian National  Science Academy and the  Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore Dec. 15, 1989 


Symposium on Trends in Chemical Dynamics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay Dec. 17, 1989


Mid-Year Meeting, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore July 27, 1990


DST Group Monitoring Workshop for Young Scientists, Shillong, August 27, 1990


Academy Discussions of Trends in Theoretical Chemistry, IIT Madras Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 1990


8th National Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Univ. Hyderabad, December 6-11, 1990


Annual Convention of Chemists, Bodhgaya Univ., Gaya Dec. 27, 1990


All India Symposium on Structure, Activity and Dynamics: Advancing Frontiers, New Delhi June 3-4, 1991


DAE Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, BARC, Bombay Jan. 27-30, 1992


Discussion meeting on ultrafast processes in chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific   Research, Bangalore, Sep. 22-23, 1992


Academy meeting of theoretical chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, February 1993


S. N. Bose Centenary meeting, Calcutta, December 30, 1993 - January 2, 1994


Discussion meeting of "Computer simulations in materials research", Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, November 15-17, 1994


International Symposium on Spectra, Structure and Dynamics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Calcutta, November 28-30, 1994


Winter School on Chemical Applications of Statistical Mechanics, IIT Bombay, December 1994


Symposium on Density Functional Theory, Panjab University, Chandigarh, February 1995


Discussion meeting on quantum chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, July 26-27, 1995


Interdisciplinary Seminar, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, October 4, 1995


International Discussion Meeting on Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics of Many Electron Systems, IISc Bangalore, Jan. 9-12, 1996


Discussion Meeting on Ion-Atom and Ion-Molecule Collision Phenomena, TIFR, Bombay January 29-31, 1996


National Seminar on Molecular Dynamics and Structure, IIT Madras April 5-6, 1996


Academy Discussion Meeting on Theoretical Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, December 5-8, 1996


Workshop on "Recent Developments in Chaotic Dynamics", Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, December 9-13, 1996


National Seminar on Concepts in Chemistry, CMS College, Kottayam, February 10-13, 1997


Golden Jubilee Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics & Computational Physics, PRL, Ahmedabad, Nov. 18-22, 1997


XII International Conference on Computers in Chemical Research & Education, Univ. Poona, Pune, Jan. 5-9, 1998


Frontiers in Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Jan. 30-31, 1998


International Discussion Meeting on Intense Laser Fields and their Interaction with Matter, Goa, Feb. 17-19, 1998


International Discussion Meeting on Ultrafast Chemical Phenomena, JNCASR & IISc Bangalore, March 2-6, 1998


Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry, IISc Bangalore, July, 1998


SERC School on "Atoms and Molecules in Intense Fields", PRL, Ahmedabad, February, 1999


Seminar on Ultrafast Processes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, University of Madras, Chennai, March 11-13, 1999


National Seminar on Advances in Electron Transfer Processes, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, July 15-16, 1999


International Conference on Chemistry and 36th Annual Convention of Chemists, Indian Chemical Society, Calcutta, Dec. 11-16, 1999


Indo-French Workshop on “Advances in the understanding of adsorption phenomena at solid/aqueous solution interfaces, TRDDC, Pune Feb. 12-15, 2001


Annual Meeting of the Chemical Research Society of India, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Feb. 1-3, 2002


Indo-Japan Joint Workshop on Frontiers of Molecular Science Developed by Advanced Spectroscopy, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, Dec. 3-4, 2004


Fourth annual Convention of Chemistry Teachers, Science City, Ahmedabad, Nov. 2004


Theoretical Chemistry Symposium, BARC, Mumbai Dec. 9-12, 2004


XVth National Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Physical Research laboratory, Ahmedabad, Dec. 20-23, 2004


Symposium on Structure and Dynamics, IIT Madras, Chennai April 22, 2005


Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Technology, Periyar University, Salem Sep. 29, 2005


Humboldt Kolleg, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi November 28-30, 2005


Recent Trends in Fluorescence Spectroscopy and its Applications, Kumaun University, Nainital Dec. 1-3, 2005


National Symposium on Spectroscopy and its applications, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, January 18-20, 2006


Frontiers in Chemistry workshop, Department of Chemistry, Government Model Science College, Jabalpur, Sep. 15-16, 2006


IUPAC Discussion Meeting on Hydrogen Bond, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Sep. 18, 2006


National Symposium on, “Advances in Chemistry and Environmental Impact”, Department of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, November 2-3, 2006


7th Asian International Seminar on  Atomic and Molecular Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, December 4-7, 2006


Theoretical Chemistry Symposium 2006, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Dec.  11-13, 2006


Indian National Science Congress, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Jan. 5-7, 2007


Discussion meeting on Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecules and Clusters, Corbett National Park, Uttaranchal, Feb. 23-25, 2007.


Reach2007, Timber Trails, Himachal Pradesh, March 7-10, 2007


Indo-German Symposium, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, September 2007


JNC Frontier Lectures, Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar, October 24-26, 2007


Indo-German Symposium on Frontiers in Chemistry, IIT Kanpur Kanpur October 26-28, 2007




Workshop on "Quantum mechanical treatment of atom exchange processes in molecular collisions", Institute of Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, Harvard University,  Cambridge, Mass. USA, Jun. 30 - July 2, 1994


Adriatico Research Conference on "Lasers in Surface  Science", ICTP, Trieste, Italy, August 9-12, 1994


2001 Pasadena Workshop on Quantum Reaction Dynamics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca, USA Jan. 10-13, 2001


CCP6 Workshop on Time-dependent quantum dynamics, Bristol, UK April 9-12, 2001


INDO-Japan workshop on spectroscopy and dynamics, Kobe, Japan September 25-27, 2006


Seminars: India


School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad March 10, 1982


National Chemical Laboratory, Pune December 7-8, 1983


Department  oæ  Inorganic  and  Physical  Chemistry,  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore December 1-3, 1984


N.V.Subbarao Memorial Lecture, Department of Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad March 22, 1988


School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University Sep. 30, 1989


National Chemical Laboratory, Pune Jan. 23, 1991


Department of Chemistry, Gorakhpur University, Jan. 18, 1992


Department of Chemistry, Univ. Roorkee, March 13, 1992


Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum, March 16-17, 1992


Department of Chemistry, Univ. Jammu March 30, 1992


Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, April 4, 1992


Central Leather Research Institute, Madras May 1995


Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum Dec. 4, 1996


Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, August 2, 1999


R. P. Mitra Memorial Lecture, Department of Chemistry, Delhi University, Delhi Feb. 14, 2002


Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 2003


Department of Chemistry, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Nov. 23-24, 2002


Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2004


Department of Chemistry Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, August 2004


Department of Physics, Kumaun University, Nainital December 5, 2005


School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad March 14, 2006


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai October 11, 2006


Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, May 2007


Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad December 12, 2007


INSA local chapter, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh January 24, 2008


Seminars: Abroad


Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin August 30, 1982


Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stroemungsforschung,  Goettingen FRG September 6, 1982


Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada February 1983


Chemistry Division, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada April 22, 1983


Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK USA June 22, 1984


Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie der Universitaet Wuerzburg, FRG June 30, 1986


Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielfeld, FRG October 17, 1986


Fakultaet  fuer  Physik,  Universitaet  Kaiserslautern,  FRG October 30, 1986


Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stroemungsforschung,  Goettingen FRG November 5, 1986


Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin April 27, 1987


H.C. Oersted Institut, Univ. Copenhagen, Denmark May 18, 1987


Department of Chemistry, Penn. State University, USA October 10, 1988


Surface Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA October 12, 1988


Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Kernforschunganlage, Juelich, FRG May 19, 1989


Facultaet fuer Physik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg, FRG May 31, 1989


Department of Chemistry, State Univ. of New York, StonyBrook, New York, USA, July 3, 1989


Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca, USA, July 14, 1989


Surface Science Division, National  Inst.  Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md, USA June 6, 1990


Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita di Roma, Italy June 19, 1990


Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita di Perugia, Italy June 22, 1990


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md, USA July 7, 1994


Institut fuer Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany, April 23, 1996


Fachbereich Chemie, Universitaet Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, April 23, 1996


Graduate School of Human Informatics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan October 24, 1996


Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan, Oct. 30, 1996


Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Nov. 1, 1996


Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University, Hongo, Japan, Nov. 6, 1996


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg Md, USA June 11, 1997


Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il, USA June 18, 1997


Departimento di Chimica, Universita di Roma, Italy, May, 2000


Dipartimento dic Chimica, Universita di Perugia, Italy, May 2000


Department of Chemistry, University College, London, UK Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2000


Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Dec. 4, 2000


Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Dec. 6, 2000


Department of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Dec. 8, 2000


Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Dec. 12, 2000


Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Dec. 14, 2000


Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca, USA, Jan. 10, 2001


Inst. f. Theoretische u. Physikalische Chemie, Univ. Frankfurt, Germany, May 2, 2005


Inst. f. Theoretische Chemie, Univ. Heidelberg, Germany, May 4, 2005


Lehrstuhl f. Theoretische Chemie, Technische Uni. Muenchen, Germany, May 6, 2005


Fachberei Physik, Univ.Chemnitz, Germany, May 10, 2005


Inst. f. Physikalische Chemie, Univ. Siegen, Germany, May 13, 2005