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Prof. K.L. Sebastian
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Biosketch

·  B.Sc. (Special, Chemistry) from Kerala University (1970), First Rank

·  M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) from Calicut University (1972), First Rank

·  Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1976)

·  Lecturer and Reader at Calicut Univesity, 1976 to 1984

·  Professor at Cochin University, 1984 to 1996

·  Professor at the Indian Institute of Science,  1996 to 2016 

· Professor and Dean R & D, IIT Palakkad, Jan. 2017 onwards

· Chairman, Science Education Panel of the Academies, 2015-2017

· Vice President, Indian Academy of Sciences, 2016-2018

. Editor, Resonance 2012-2014

·  Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1994)

·  S. S. Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences (1995)

·  Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2001)

·  Linus Pauling Lecture of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (1996)

·  Swadeshi Sastra Puraskar (1996)

·  M. N. Saha Memorial Lecture at the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (2005)

·  Associate Editor of Resonance, published by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, (2005-2008) 

·  R. P. Mitra Memorial Lecture at Department of Chemistry, Delhi University (2007)

·  Amrut Modi Chair Professor in Chemical Sciences Division (2008-2011)

·  J. C. Bose Fellow (2008-2018)

·  Was Member, Editorial Board of Pramana (Journal of Physics), published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

·  Was Member, Editorial Board of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, published by American Scientific Publishers

 

Research

Quantum Chemistry and Statistical Mechanics

Teaching

·  Physical Principles of Chemistry (First Course for UG Students, taught for 6 years)

·  Quantum Chemistry (taught a large number of times)

·  Group Theory for Chemists

·  Time Dependent Quantum mechanics for Chemists

·  Mathematics for Chemists (taught 3 times)

·  Statistical Thermodynamics

·  Molecular Spectroscopy (at Cochin University, 12 times)

·  Surface Chemistry and Electrochemistry (at Cochin University, 12 times)

· Quantum Chemistry, Group Theory and Spectroscopy (IIT Palakkad)

· Quantum Mechanics for Engineers (IIT Palakkad)

Research Group

Dr. Rohit Jain and D. Sravan Kumar Perumalla, Koushik Goswami and Tarun Gera (all working at IISc, Bangalore)

Research Area
Theoretical Chemistry
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·  Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1994)

·  S. S. Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences (1995)

·  Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2001)

·  Linus Pauling Lecture of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (1996)

·  Swadeshi Sastra Puraskar (1996)

·  M. N. Saha Memorial Lecture at the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (2005)

·  R. P. Mitra Memorial Lecture at Department of Chemistry, Delhi University (2007)

·  Amrut Modi Chair Professor in Chemical Sciences Division (2008-2011)

·  J. C. Bose Fellow (2008-2018)

Recent Publications

Rohit Jain and K L Sebastian
Physical Review E E 95 (3) 032135 (2017)
R Jain, KL Sebastian
The Journal of Chemical Physics 146 (21) 214102 (2017)
Rohit Jain and K L Sebastian
Journal of Chemical Sciences 129 (7), 929-937 129 (7) 929 (2017)