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Transcending Time



Living in a Foreign Land: The Land of the Eiffel

Arpan Sasmal is an alumnus from the Department of Chemistry who is pursuing his PhD from Université de Rennes, France. In this interaction with Chennai 36, he speaks about the challenges of pursuing a PhD in France and gives some practical ideas on how… Continue Reading →

“Charity should be a part of the curriculum”: A talk with Dr Thomas Colacot, DAA 2016

Dr. Thomas J. Colacot received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1989. After his post-doctoral stint in the US, Dr. Colacot went on to pursue an education in management, acquiring an MBA from Pennsylvania State University in 2005,… Continue Reading →

“The important thing is to do what you like”: A talk with Dr Vaidehi Narayan, DAA 2016

One of this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Dr. Vaidehi Narayan obtained an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981 and continued on to get her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the Institute in 1986. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral… Continue Reading →

Hard work will pay off : A talk with Dr Arumugam, DAA

Dr Arumugam Manthiram is one of the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the year 2015. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981, and currently directs one of the largest and most productive research groups at the University… Continue Reading →

The Startup Guru : Sensa Core founded by Ravi Meruva

It is not our skills which make us who we are, it is our choices, the experiences we get from those choices and the choices we get from those experiences. “We prepare for entering IIT for most of our school… Continue Reading →

Chemistry and Research : Krishnan Raghavachari, Distinguished Alumnus 2014

Krishnan Raghavachari, Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2014, talks about his life at and after IIT Madras. He graduated with a masters in Chemistry at 1975.He is currently a Distinguished  Professor at the Department of  Chemistry , Indiana University. I was born and raised… Continue Reading →

Senthil Kumar on his Research Experience

 I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to my Research Supervisor, Prof. S. Baskaran, FASc., Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Madras, for his immeasurable amount of support and guidance that he has provided throughout my stay at IIT Madras,… Continue Reading →

Crystal Gazing!

 “But it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland It is almost 35 years since I spent two memorable years at IIT Madras (1977-79). The best and worst times were… Continue Reading →

Role of Women in Science

  I came to the United States more than thirty-five years ago to join my husband who was already there. I stayed back in India until 1976 to have my first child and finish my doctorate in Chemistry at IIT,… Continue Reading →

How I Came To Be Who I Am!

Dinesh Nettar graudated with an MSc in Chemistry in 1972. He stayed for 2 years in Mandakini hostel. After his MSc, he stayed on to do his PhD from IIT Madras. He was the Literary Secretary of Krishna Hostel for… Continue Reading →

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