Prof. Apurba K. Das

Professor in Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

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Welcome to our research group website. We are located in the Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore. Our group’s research interests are based on development of new approaches to functional organic molecule synthesis and the influence of non-covalent interactions on structure and function from biology to chemistry to nanosciences. Our group is focused on multidisciplinary research involving techniques in chemistry, biology and nanosciences. The group has a long-standing interest on medicinal chemistry and electrocatalytic applications of synthesized self-assembled molecular materials.

The thrust areas of our research include

` Chemical reactions directed molecular self-assembly

` Selenium-based heterocycles in energy and medicinal chemistry

` Electrocatalysis

` Bio-chemical sensors

` Covalent organic polymers

JRF Recruitment

Position is open for individuals with UGC/CSIR JRF fellowship or GATE or DST-Inspire fellowship with a background in Chemistry to conduct research with us. Prospective candidates are welcome to apply via e-mail to

Publication Spotlight

Our work on a New Class of Nucleopeptide Bioonjugated G-quadruplex Hydrogel is published in ACS Applied Bio Materials

Our work on Benzoselenadiazole-capped Tripeptides with Inherent In Vitro Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammatory Activity is published in Chemical Communications

Group News

Apurba is recognized as ChemComm Pioneering Investigator 2022 in the themed issue of Chemical Communications​​​​

Congratulations Arati for being awarded with Prime Minister Research Fellowship