CNR Rao Lecture

C.N.R Rao Lecture Series was made possible by a generous donation by Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Linus Pauling Professor at JNCASR, Bangalore. The objective of this lecture series is to give one faculty member of the IIT Kanpur, each year, the honor of delivering a lecture to the institute's community, sharing the excitement of his/her research with them. Prof. Rao was a Professor of Chemistry at IIT Kanpur from 1963-76. During this period, he also served as the Dean of Research and Development. Prof. Rao also served as the chairman of BoG at IIT Kanpur from 2003 to 2006. Prof. Rao was born on June 30, 1934, in Bangalore. In 1958, he completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University and became a research chemist at the University of California at Berkeley. During 1984-89, he served as the Director of IISc Bangalore. He was the founder president of Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. He received Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India in the year 2014. He is the recipient of most of the major scientific awards and is a member of all major scientific organizations. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also a Fellow of the Royal Society (London).

 

2019

Professor Animangsu Ghatak, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

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2018

Professor Sandeep Verma, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur

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2017

Professor Dipak Mazumdar, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur

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2016

Professor Debashish Chowdhury, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2015

Professor Anindya Chatterjee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2014

Professor Raj Chhabra, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2013

Professor Debasis Kundu, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2012

Professor Sanjay Mittal, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2011

Professor Amalendu Chandra, Department of Chemistry, Head, Computer Center Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2010

Professor Gautam Biswas, Director, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (Durgapur)

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2009

Professor V. Chandrashekhar, Head, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2008

Professor Manindra Agrawal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur The P<>NP Problem

2007

Professor R. C. Budhani, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2006

Professor Kalyanmoy Deb, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Evolution Optimization for problem Solving and Knowledge Discovery

2005

Professor N. Satyamurthy, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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2004

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Department of Chemical Enginering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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