Prof Guru Row & Prof M K Surappa

Prof M K Surappa Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Prof. M K Surappa
Prof. M. K. Surappa obtained B.E, M.S and Ph. D degrees in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru in the years 1973, 1976 and 1980, respectively. He has been on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Science, since 1987. He was also founder Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar in the state of Punjab during the period 2009-2015. Previously he was the secretary of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) during 2004-2009.

He has made seminal contributions to the Science and Technology of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). He has published more than one hundred research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has four patents in the area of Metal Matrix Composites
He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received an Honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) from the Karnataka State Open University in the year 2015. He was the recipient of the Karnataka State Innovation Council award for the year 2013. He received the Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in the area of Science and Technology for the year 2006 by the Government of Karnataka. He was conferred the Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering for the year 2007 by the Indian Institute of Science. He was the recipient of the MRSI-ICSI Superconductivity and Materials Science Prize for the year 2007 by the Materials Research Society of India. He received the METALLURGIST OF THE YEAR Award for the year 1998 from the Ministry of Mines and Steels (Govt. of India) and the MRSI Medal in the year 1997. He was Sir M. VISVESWARAYA Chair Professor at the University of Mysore during the years 2003 and 2004.

 Dean, Faculty of Science
Prof. T. N. Guru Row

T. N. Guru Row (Professor, Solid State Structural Chemistry Unit) obtained his Ph.D from IISc, Bengaluru. He did his postdoctoral work at SUNY Buffalo and at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, both in New York. His major area of research is in chemical crystallography and materials design. He has published over 450 papers in leading journals in the area. He is a Fellow of two major science academies in India: the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Row, who has received several prestigious awards for his research, has also been awarded the J. C. Bose National Fellowship. Currently, he serves as Editor of the “Journal of the Indian Institute of Science*.


AnjaliAkarande Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof Anjali A Karande
Anjali A Karande received her PhD in 1977 from the Cancer Research Institute, then affiliated to Bombay University. She went on to do a two year post doctoral stint at the Department of Tumor Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. She returned to India and joined the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, as a faculty member in 1987. Anjali’s research interests over the years have bordered on the area of Immuno-Endocrinology. She has had several collaborations with Biotech companies for the establishment of animal cell culture laboratories.
Anjali has served as the ladies’ hostel warden, chairperson of the Animal House, student counselor and committee member of the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof. Balaji R. Jagirdar
Balaji Jagirdar obtained his M.Sc. from IIT-Bombay in 1989 and his Ph.D. degree from Kansas State University in 1994, both in Chemistry. He had a year-and-a-half stint as a postdoc at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1994-’95 before returning to India in October 1995. He joined the faculty of the Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry at IISc, Bengaluru.
His research interests include the activation of small molecules using organometallic compounds, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and materials for hydrogen storage and generation. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions (RSC).
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Prof. P.S. Anil Kumar
P. S. Anil Kumar obtained a doctorate in Physics in 1998 from the University of Pune. He was a Dutch Technology Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Twente, in The Netherlands until 2000. Then he moved to the Max-Planck Institute of Microstructural Physics, Germany with a Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship, and, subsequently, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. He joined the Department of Physics of the Indian Institute of Science in 2004. His research interests are in Spintronics, Magnetic Nano-structures, Magnetotransport in Metallic Multilayers and Oxides, Topological insulators, Magnetic properties of ultra-thin ferromagnets etc