RAO, Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra
Elected 1965; Council Service: 1971-94; President: 1989-91;
Vice-President: 1974-76, 1983-85; Secy.: 1977-82;
Editor of Publi-cations 1983-88.
Hon. Prof., IISC and Linus Pauling Research Professor,- JNCASR,
b. 30 June 1934, Bangalore
s. H Nagesa Rao and Nagamma
m. Indumati, one s, one d
Edn.: BHU, Varanasi: MSc; Purdue tiniv., USA: PhD. 58; Univs.
of Purdue, Bordeaux Novosibirk (USSR.), Wroclaw (Poland),
Banaras, Roorkee, Osmania: Wales: DSc. b c. Career: IISC,
Bangalore: Lecturer 59-63, Prof. 16-84, Director 84-94; IIT,
Kanpur: Assoc. Prof., Prof., Dean 63-76; JNCASR., Bangalore:
Founder-President 94-. Fellow, Royal Soc. of Chem., Royal
Soc. of London, INSA; ex-President, INSA, Indian Sc. Congress;
Founder President, Materials Res. Soc. of India; Foreign Assoc.,
National Academy of Sc., USA; Hon. Foreign Member, American
Academy of Arts & Sc.; Foreign Member, Russian Academy of
Sc., Polish Academy of Sc., Czechoslovakian Academy of Sc.,
Serbian Academy of Sc. and Slovenian Academy of Sc.; Member,
Pontifical Academy of Sc.; Founder Fellow (also Vice-President),
TWAIS; Chairman, IUPAC Committee; Hon. Fellow, Institution
of Engineers, IETE; ilony Member, Materiats Res. Societies
of Japan and Korea, and Interna-tional Academy of Ceramics.
Faraday Soc. of England Marlow Medal 67; Bhatnagar Award 68;
Yedanapalli Medal and Prize 73; UGC C. V. Raman Award in Physical
Sc. 751; American Chemical. Soc. Centennial Foreign Fellowship
76; FICCI Award 77; INSA S. N. Bose Medal 80-?, Royal Soc.
of Chem. Medal 81; Indian Chemical Soc. P. C. Ray Medal 84;
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 88; G. M. Modi Award 89; Czechoslovak
Academy of Sc. Hevrovsky Gold Medal 99; INSA Meghnad Saha
Medal 90; CSIR Golden Jubilee Award 91; Kamal Kumari Foundation
Award 92; Goyal Prize 92; Padma Shri 74; Padma Vibhushan 85.
Sc. Work in Solid State Chemistry, Surface Science, Spectroscopy
and Molecular Structure. Contributed widely to several aspects
of spectroscopy and structure by employing vibrational, electronic
and high-energy spectroscopies. Besides complex molecules,
has investigated molecular interactions by these techniques.
An important area of vital interest to which monumental contributions
have been made is solid state chemistry. In this area, carried
out extensive studies related to tailor-making of complex
solids, structure-property relations, defect solids, phase
transitions, superconducting materials and novel synthetic
methods. Also contributed significantly to surface science,
fullerenes and metal clusters. Publ.: New Directions in Solid
State Chemistry CUP 86, Superconductivity Today, Wiley 92
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