Animesh Chakravorty

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Animesh Chakraborty
Born (1935-06-30) 30 June 1935 (age 83)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British Raj
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Scientific career
Fields Coordination complex,
Institutions Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
University of Calcutta

Animesh Chakraborty FNA, FASc (born 30 June 1935) is a Bengali Indian academic and a professor of chemistry. In 1975, he was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in chemistry by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.[1]

Early life and education

After his graduation from the Scottish Church College, he did his post-graduation from the University of Calcutta.[2] He had subsequently earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Calcutta.


He had started as a research associate at the MIT and Harvard. He had also served as professor and head of the department of chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and as professor and head of the department of inorganic chemistry at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science at the University of Calcutta, and as a visiting professor at the Texas A&M University. He was also the Hindustan Lever Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. He had guided fifty eight PhD's and numerous postdoctoral associates, many of the former students have become well known personalities and are doing outstanding work in academic and industrial organizations in India and abroad.

Prizes and honours

Lecture awards

  • Ajit Memorial Lecture, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
  • Baba Kartar Singh Lecture, Punjab University
  • CV Raman Lectures, Department of Atomic Energy
  • National Lectures, University Grants Commission
  • Platinum Jubilee Lecture, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Sahasrabudhey Lectures, Nagpur University
  • RK Barua and Golden Jubilee Lectures, Gauhati University
  • AVRR Foundation Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Foundation Day Lectures, IICT and CLRI
  • Distinguished Lecture Series, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.


International editorial works

He has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of Inorganica Chemica Acta, Dalton Transactions (RSC), Inorganic Chemistry (ACS), Indian Journal of Chemistry, Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry, 2nd Edition (10 Volumes, Elsevier), etc.

Some other functions

He has also served as a past president of the Chemical Research Society of India, and as an elected bureau member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


  1. ^ Rao, C N R (2010-06-01). Climbing the Limitless Ladder: A Life in Chemistry. World Scientific. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-981-4307-86-4. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 584

External links

  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
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