Myself Ashok Kumar Mishra completed my Master of Science from University of Delhi in 1980 and received PhD from IIT Kanpur in 1985. After a stint in Sambalpur University as a faculty member in Chemistry, and in Gunma University (Japan) as a Monbusho fellow, I joined IIT Madras in 1992. I was also a JSPS Visiting Scientist in Gunma University, Japan during 2002-2003. Currently, I am working as Professor in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras. I am the recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal from the ‘Chemical Research Society of India’ and a Fellow of the ‘National Academy of Sciences, India’. I am also a member of Editorial board, Indian Academy of Science : Section A.
I am working in the general area of physical photochemistry and fluorescence spectroscopy. I have an active research group. So far I have guided 24 Ph.D.s, 30 M.Sc. students, and published about 177 research papers, reviews and monographs (including patents).