Name:  T. N. Guru Row
Position: Professor and Dean (Science Faculty)
Contact: Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
Phone: +91-80-22932796; Fax: +91-80-23601310
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B.Sc(Hons) : Physics,    Bangalore University, Bangalore , India 1969
M.Sc : Solid state physics, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India 1971
Ph.D : Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1976

Research Experience: 

Post doc @ SUNY Buffalo, New York, USA 1977-79
Post doc @ Roswell Park memorial Institute, Buffalo 1979-81
Scientist @ NCL, Pune, India 1982-88
Assistant Professor @  SSCU, IISc, India 1989-92
Associate Professor @  SSCU, IISc, India 1992-98
Professor @  SSCU, IISc, India 1998- till date

Major area of research: Chemical Crystallography and Materials Design

Charge Density Analysis in Molecular crystals, Phase transitions in complex inorganic systems with emphasis on mineral evolution and generation of futuristic materials, Structural aspects of Polymorphism, co-crystals and Salts in pharmaceuticals, High resolution Powder Diffraction, Rietveld refinements, ab initio structures, In situ Cryo-crystallography and Protien Expression, Purification & Crystallisation.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Associate Member, Indian Academy of Sciences, 1983-1986

Member, NICRYS, India 1985-1987

Member, National Crystallographic Committee 1987-1990

Member, International Center for Diffraction Data 2002

Editor, Journal of Indian Institute of Science since 2002

Associate Editor, Bulletin of Materials, IASc since2005

Fellow of The Indian Academy of Sciences, 2005

Vice President, Indian Crystallographic Association 2006

Co-editor, Acta Crystallographica E, 2007

Co-editor, Acta Crystallographica B, 2008

Consultant, Commission on Crystallographic Teaching, 2009

Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, 2009

Advisor, CrystEngComm, RSC, 2009

Member of International Program Committee, IUCr XXII, 2011

Associate Editor, RSC Advances, RSC, 2011

Regional Co-Chair, ICDD, USA 2015

Editor of Publication, Indian Academy of Sciences, India 2016


Young Scientist, CSIR, India 1987

Medal, Chemical Research Society India (CRSI) 2003

Prof Y.T. Thathachari Prestigious Research Award for Science, 2009

IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Science, 2009

J.C. Bose Fellowship 2010-2018

Other details

1. Number of publications till date:  450

2. Number of degrees received under my guidance (till date): 24 PhD’s and 10 MS

3. Current strength of the group:  5 PhD students, 1 MS student, 5 post docs and 2 project assistants.

4. Funding status:  Two major projects funded by DST, India and several funded projects from pharmaceutical   industries.