Institute Colloquia

  1. Fri, Nov 2, 2018, The future of wireless and what it will enable, by  Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University)
  2. Mon, Oct 22, 2018, Shoking! – Yet True …, by Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  3. Thu, Sep 20, 2018, The Physics of Computation: Directions from the Quantum World by Prof. Apoorva D. Patel, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  4. Fri, Mar 23, 2018, Modelling and analysis of Communication  systems with Energy Harvesting by Prof. Vinod Sharma, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  5. Thu, Feb 22, 2018, Hepatitis A, B, Cs of Life in the liver by Prof. Saumitra Das, Department of Microbiology and Cell biology (Biological Sciences)
  6. Thu, Jan 25, 2018, Product information models in PLM by Prof. B. Gurumoorthy, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing & Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  7. Wed, Nov 29, 2017,  New ways to probe Electrons in semiconductors by Prof. V. Venkataraman, Deapartment of Physics and Centre for Cryogenic Technology (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  8. Mon, Oct 30, 2017, ‘Bistability’ by Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh Department of Mechanical Engineering (Interdisciplinary Research)
  9. Thu, Oct 12, 2017, ‘Synthesis of Natural Products Today and The Challenges of Tomorrow‘ by Prof. Tushar Kanti Chakraborty (Chemical Sciences)
  10. Thu, May 18 2017, ‘Sustainable approaches for utilization of mineral resources‘ by Prof. S Subramanian, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  11. Mon, Apr 17, 2017, ‘Modelling for Industrial Biotechnology‘ by Prof. Jayant M Modak, Department of Chemical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  12. Thu, Mar 30, 2017, ‘Seeking Copper, Striking Gold!‘ by Prof. A. G. Samuelson, Department of Inorganic and Physical chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  13. Wed, Feb 22, 2017, ‘The pricing of corporate liabilities via options‘ by Prof. Mrinal K. Ghosh, Department of Mathematics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  14. Fri, Jan 20, 2017: ‘PathShodh : A Journey from Science to Product’ by Prof Navakanta Bhat, Centre for Nano Science & Engineering (Interdisciplinary Research)
  15. Mon, Nov 21, 2016: ‘Optimization via Simulation by Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar, Department of Computer Science and Automation(Electrical Sciences)
  16. Oct 24, 2016: ‘From genes to Natural Products and Back to Genes: A Journey across two kingdoms ‘ by Prof.  C Jayabaskaran, Department of Biochemistry (Biological Sciences)
  17. Wed, Apr 6, 2016, ‘Propagation of Elastic Waves in Nano Materials   and Structures‘ Prof. S. Gopalakrishnan,    Chairman, Department of Aerospace Engineering ( Mechanical Sciences)                                                           
  18. Wed, Mar 16, 2016, ‘Turning Science into Technology: Narratives of Some Exhilarating ExperiencesProf. Rudra Pratap, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) (Interdisciplinary Research)
  19. Tue, Feb 16, 2016, ‘Realizing the Power of MIMO Signal Processing‘ Prof. K.V.S. Hari, Chairperson,  Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  20. Wed, Jan 20, 2016, ‘Viruses and Humans:Living in symbiosis and pathogenesis -research from dirt to discoveriesProf. C Durga Rao, Department of  Microbiology & Cell Biology (Biological Sciences)
  21. Thu, Nov 12, 2015, ‘A Structural Chemistry for Boron:Prof. Eluvathingal D. Jemmis, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  22. Wed, Oct 28, 2015, ‘Fiber bragg gratings: Sensors which can sense most anythingProf. S. Asokan, Dept. of Instrumentation and Applied Physics and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  23. Wed, Mar 4, 2015, ‘Finding patterns in sequential data: The frequent episodes approach in temporal data miningProf. P. S. Sastry, Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  24. Mon, Feb 16, 2015, ‘The tiger-lily talks: Codes for the making of a rice flowering stemProf. Usha Vijayaraghavan, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology (Biological Sciences)
  25. Tue, Jan 20, 2015, ‘The Mysterious Magnetic Personality of  Our Sun‘ Prof. Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Department of  Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  26. Thu, Jan 29, 2015, ‘Improving Programmability, Portability and Performance in Heterogeneous Accelerator-Based ArchitecturesProf. R. Govindarajan, Chairperson, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (Interdisciplinary Research)
  27. Mon, Dec 8, 2014, ‘Next Generation Solar Thermal Technologies:   Sustainability in the Indian ContextProf. Pradip Dutta, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  28. Fri, Nov 14, 2014, ‘Crystal Engineering: From Molecule to Crystal‘ Prof. G R Desiraju, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (Chemical Sciences)
  29. Tue, Nov 19, 2013: ‘The Language of a living Cell:Cyclic Nucleotides and Beyond‘, Prof. Sandya Visveshwaraiah, Department of Molecular Reproduction Development & Genetics (Biological Sciences)
  30. Tue, Oct 29, 2013: ‘Transition to Turbulence‘, Prof. V Kumaran, Department of Chemical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  31. Tue, Sep 24, 2013: ‘Vistas in Elementary Particle Physics‘, Prof. B. Ananthanarayan, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  32. Wed, April 3, 2013: ‘Towards Fiber Speeds in Wireless Communications‘, Prof. A. Chockalingam, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  33. Wed, Feb 27, 2013: ‘Light and Life : from Physics to Medicine‘, Prof. S. Umapathy, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  34. Fri, Jan 18, 2013: ‘On Engineering Safe structures ‘, Prof. C S Manohar, Department of Civil Engineering(Earth & Environmental Sciences)
  35. Fri, Nov 9, 2012: ‘Protein folding, stability and vaccine design’, Prof. Raghavan Varadarajan, Molecular Biophysics Unit, (Biological Sciences)
  36. Tue, 30th Oct 2012: ‘Fracture in Brittle Systems‘, Prof. Vikram Jayram, Department of Materials Engineering, (Mechanical Sciences)
  37. Fri, 21st Sep 2012: ‘Are You Connected? Detecting Connectivity Patterns in Networks ‘, Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Department of Mathematics, (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  38. Tue, 10th April 2012: ‘Wireless Communication with Multiple Antennas’, Prof. B. Sundar Rajan, Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  39. Tue, 28th Feb 2012: ‘Matter out of equilibrium: Swimming, Shaken, Stuck‘, Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Centre for Condensed Matter Theory, Department of Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  40. Tue, 14th Feb 2012: ‘Random walks in Polymer Science‘, Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  41. Fri, 27th Jan 2012: ‘Convective Cloud – Beauty and Beast in the Sky‘, Prof. G. S. Bhat, Chairperson, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  42. Wed, 9th Nov 2011: ‘Ecology through an Elephant’s eyes’, Prof. R Sukumar, Chairperson, Centre for Ecological Sciences (Biological Sciences)
  43. Tue, 11th Oct 2011: ‘Fracture Behaviour of Bulk Metallic Glasses’, Prof. Narasimhan Ramarathnam, Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  44. Mon, 22nd Aug 2011: ‘Design of Synthetic Transporters of DNA’, Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, Department of Organic Chemistry (Chemical Sciences )
  45. Thu, 16th June 2011: ‘Bits of the central dogma of molecular biology that bit us’, Prof. Umesh Varshney, Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology (Biological Sciences )
  46. Fri, 15th Apr 2011: ‘Differentiation’, Prof. Gadadhar Misra, Department of Mathematics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences )
  47. Mon, 24th Jan 2011: ‘The Role of Interfaces in the Strength and Ductility of Nanocrystalline Materials’, Prof. Atul H. Chokshi, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  48. Fri, 19th Nov 2010: ‘High power AC motor drives: Status review and work at IISc’, Prof. V.T. Ranganathan, Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  49. Thu, 14th Oct 2010: ‘Hydrologic imapacts of climate change’, Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, Department of Civil Engineering (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  50. Mon, 3rd May 2010: ‘Tracing the dark matter haloes of Galaxies’, Prof. Chanda J. Jog, Department of Physics (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  51. Tue, 27th April 2010: ‘Large is smaller than small’, Prof. B.K. Raghu Prasad, Department of Civil Engineering (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  52. Mon, 29th March 2010: ‘Clustering Large Datasets’, Prof. M. Narasimha Murty, Department of Computer Science & Automation (Electrical Sciences)
  53. Mon, 8th Feb 2010: ‘Selfish Restriction Enzymes versus caring DNA repair enzymes’ , Prof. D. Narasimha Rao, Department of Biochemistry(& Chairman, Division of Biological Sciences) (Biological Sciences)
  54. Fri, 16th Oct 2009: ‘Building better Batteries’, Prof. A. K. Shukla, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (Chemical Sciences)
  55. Wed, 30th Sep 2009: ‘Overview of Hypersonic and Shock Wave Research in High Enthalpy Aerodynamics Laboratory’ , Prof. K.P.J. Reddy, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  56. Tue, 24th Mar 2009: ‘Physics in low dimensions: quantum wires, spin chains and fractional quantum numbers’ , Prof. Diptiman Sen, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  57. Thu, 12th Feb 2009: ‘Fracture: A hard nut to crack’ , Prof. K.R.Y. Simha, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  58. Tue, 27th Jan 2009: ‘Mechanistic and functional insights into various Cellular DNS transactions’ , Prof. V. Nagaraja, Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology (Biological Sciences)
  59. Wed, 5th Nov 2008: ‘Host-Guest Chemistry in layered solids’, Prof. S. Vasudevan, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  60. Tue, 7th Oct 2008: ‘Low-correlation sequences for CDMA’, Prof. P. Vijay Kumar, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  61. Wed, 30th April 2008: ‘Game Theoretic Problems in Electronic Commerce and Mechanism Design Solutions’, Prof. Y. Narahari, Department of Computer Science (Electrical Sciences)
  62. Fri, 29th Feb 2008: ‘Metal matrix micro and nano composites’, Prof. M.K. Surappa, Department of Materials Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  63. Fri, 11th Jan 2008: Cardiac Arrhythmias: What can we learn from numerical simulations? Prof. Rahul Pandit, Department of Physics (Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
  64. Mon, 26th Nov 2007, Developing Catalysts for Specific Reactions, A Fascinating journey through solids and surfaces, Prof. M S Hegde, Solid State and Structural Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  65. Wed, 31st Oct 2007, Viruses-small but not simple, Two decades of work on plant viruses, Prof. H S Savithri, Department of Biochemistry (Biological Sciences)
  66. Mon, 23rd April 2007, Atomization problems in aerospace propulsion, Prof. B N Raghunandan, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  67. Tue, 20th March 2007, Meeting deadlines when faults occur, Real-time, fault tolerant systems, Prof. Lawrence Jenkins, Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  68. Wed 21st Feb 2007, Understanding the exotic properties of doped magnetics, Prof. H R Krishnamurthy, Department of Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  69. Tue 14th Nov 2006, Through pores and over barriers – dynamics of some biophysical rate processes, Prof. K L Sebastian, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  70. Thu 28th Sep 2006, Meanderings with proteins and DNA, Prof. K Muniyappa, Department of Biochemistry (Biological Sciences)
  71. Wed 31st May 2006, Travails of a particle theorist, Prof. Rohini Godbole, Centre for High Energy Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  72. Wed 5th April 2006, Power processing, Prof. V Ramanaryanan, Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  73. Mon 27th Feb 2006, Mutating database engines to be bio-friendly, Prof. Jayant R Haritsa, Super Computer and Education Research Centre (Information Sciences)
  74. Tue 14th Feb 2006, Tackling Starvation in Bacteria: An ultimate metabolic sensor, Prof. Dipankar Chatterji, Molecular Biophysics, (Biological Sciences)
  75.  Wed 23rd Nov 2005, Forms, Patterns ans Structures amidst ordering and Repulsion, Prof. K Chattophadhyay, Department of Metallurgy, (Mechanical Sciences)
  76. Mon 10th Oct 2005, Intermolecular Interations, Polymorphism and charge density in molecular crystalsProf. T N Guru Rao, Solid State and Structural Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  77. Tue 16th Nov 2004, Quantum chemistry in the age of the second coming of plastics, Prof. S Ramasesha, Solid State and Structural Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  78. Tue 14th Sep 2004, Mechanical response of mono-molecular layers self assembled on solid surfaces, Prof. S K Biswas, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  79. Tue 11th March 2003, War and Peace, Conflict & cooperation in a tropical insect society, Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar, Centre for Ecological Sciences (Biological Sciences)
  80. Tue 11th Feb 2003, EPR, A camera for the choreography of electrons, Prof. S V Bhat, Department of Physics (Physicsl & Mathematical Sciences)
  81. Tue 23rd April 2002, Ion beam processing of oxide thin films for multi-layer device applications, Prof. S Mohan, Department of Instrumentation (Physicsl & Mathematical Sciences)
  82. Tue 2nd April 2002, Computational Challenges in Electromagnetics, Prof. N Balakrishnan, Super Computer Education & Research Centre (Information Sciences)
  83. Thu 14th March 2002, Playing games with bile acids, Prof. Uday Maitra, Department of Organic Chemistry, (Chemical Sciences)
  84. Thu 14th Feb 2002, How does the ground shake during a strong earthquake, Prof. R Narayana Iyengar, Department of Civil Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  85. Tue 29th Jan 2002, Insights into cellular differentiation, Lessons from cells that establish lifeline and sex, Prof. A Jagannadha Rao, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics (Biological Sciences)
  86. Mon 23rd April 2001, Kinetic numerical method from research laboratory to applications in high speed aerodynamics, Prof. S M Deshpande, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  87. Thu 12th April 2001, Mixed boundary value problems in physics and engineering, Prof. A Chakrabarti, Department of Mathematics (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  88. Thu 8th March 2001, A tool basket for complier design , Prof. Y N Srikant, Department of Computer Science and Automation (Electrical Sciences)
  89. Tue 30th Jan 2001, Copper-dioxygen chemistry and catalysis, Prof. Akhil R Chakravarty, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  90. Thu 21st Dec 2000 , Life and death in a social amoeba, Prof. Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics (Biological Sciences)
  91. Tue 18th April 2000, Probing the fascinating world of electronics in solids, Prof. D D Sarma, Solid State & Structural Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  92. Tue 28th March 2000, Understanding monsoons and their variability, Prof. J Srinivasan, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  93. Tue 29th Feb 2000 , Universal concepts in the theory of glassy systems, Prof. Chandan Dasgupta, Department of Physical (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  94. Wed 2nd Feb 2000, Study of the protein structures , data analysis as a tool, Prof. C Ramakrishnan, Molecular Biophysics Unit (Biological Sciences)
  95. Fri 31st Dec 1999, Science and Art of Internet, Prof. Anurag Kumar, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  96. Tue 20th April 1999, The Art of Multiplication, Prof. Veni Madhavan, Department of Computer Science and Automation (Electrical Sciences)
  97. Tue 13th April 1999, Fascinating world of colloid physics, Prof. Ajay K Sood, Department of Physics (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
  98. Fri 12th Feb 1999, Chromosome dynamics during male germ cell differentiation in mammals, Prof. M R S Rao, Department of Biochemistry (Biological Sciences)
  99. Tue 12th Jan 1999, Biology-Materials Interface – Biotechnology in materials processing, metal extraction and environmental control, Prof. K A Natarajan, Department of Metallurgy
  100. Fri 13th Nov 1998, Chemical insights from computational studies, Prof. J Chandrasekhar, Department of Organic Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  101. Wed 22nd April 1998, Ionophores, polyene antifungals and lipid tubules, Prof. K R K Easwaran, Molecular Biophysics Unit (Biological Sciences)
  102. Tue 17th March 1998, Acoustic remote sensing of the oceans, Prof. G V Anand, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (Electrical Sciences)
  103. Fri 13th Feb 1998,  Composites –A challenge to analysts and designers, Prof. K P Rao, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Sciences)
  104. Wed 12th Nov 1997, Quest for an organic metal – some experiences, Prof. S V Subramanyam, Department of Physics (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  105. Tue 23rd Sep 1997, Ultrafast chemical phenomena , A frontier of physical chemistry, Prof. Biman Bagchi, Solid State & Structural Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)
  106. Fri Apr 4th, 1997, Power Blackouts – Is there light at the end of the tunnel, Prof. K. R. Padiyar, Electrical Engineeriing (Electrical Sciences)
  107. Tue 25th March 1997, Beans, Genes and Lectins, Prof. Avadhesha Surolia, Molecular Biophysics Unit (Biological Sciences)