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Personal Details

Designation : Assistant Professor Department : Chemistry E-Mail : vrai@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1339, 669 1339 Fax : +91 755 669 2392



Awards and Fellowships


  • DAE Young Scientist Award, DAE-BRNS, India 2012.
  • Young Scientist Award by RSC-WIS, India 2012.
  • Awarded Ramanujan fellowship, DST, India 2011.
  • Awarded MITACS Elevate postdoctoral fellowship, MITACS, Canada 2011.
  • Awarded Senior Research fellowship, CSIR, India 2005-2008.
  • Awarded Junior Research fellowship, CSIR, India 2003-2005.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, 2003.

Academic Details


  • Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2003-2008 (Supervisor: Prof. I. N. N. Namboothiri)
  • M.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University, India, 2001-2003
  • B.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University, India, 1998-2001