All the faculty members are actively involved in research activities as is evident from the publications that appear in major national and international journals. The major thrust areas of the faculty includes:
ØAsymmetric Synthesis & Catalysis
ØNano Materials Usages
ØSolid State & Materials Chemistry
ØOrganic –Inorganic Hybrid Materials
ØPolymeric reagents and catalysts
ØReagents in organic synthesis
ØTheoretical Organic Chemistry
ØNano Materials and Interface Chemistry
ØFast reaction kinetics
ØConducting elastomers and polymers
Ø>Solid phase synthesis of biologically active polymers
ØSelf Avoiding Random Walk Model
There are about 70 research students pursuing their PhD work in the School. More than 100 students have completed their PhD from this School so far. This School has created a reputation in the field of postgraduate teaching and research in frontier areas of Chemical Sciences and Technology. More than 560 research papers have been published in internationally reffered journals. Six US patents have been granted for the work carried out in the department, Sixteen patents (US +Indian) have been filed pending patent granting. The faculty members of this department have presented and chaired sessions in several national and international conferences. A large number of research schemes sponsored by national and international agencies like UGC,DST,BRNS,STEC,AICTE, NSC and international schemes sponsored by Third World Academy of Sciences have been successfully completed and are ongoing in the School. The School collaborates with a number of national laboratories, Universities, IIT’s and IISc. It has several
active international cooperative programs in research with Universities in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Japan, USA and France.
Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes, seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at School of Chemical Sciences under various chairs and heads. These include Jawaharlal Nehru Chair, Linus Pauling Memorial lecture and Decennium Commemoration Lectures. Several national conferences, workshops and discussions meeting are also being frequently held at School of Chemical Sciences.
The research work carried out by the School has received national and international recognition. It is gratifying to note that more than 30 research scholars have won state and national awards on their research performance and presentations.