Dr. K. C. Mondal has earned his M.S degree (chemistry) in 2007 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has received his Ph.D in 2011 from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He worked on mixed 3d-4f ion based single molecule magnets employing two-pockets ligands. After a short stay as a postdoctoral researcher in KIT he moved to University of Göttingen in October, 2011. He worked with Professor Herbert W. Roesky as a postdoctoral fellow till November, 2015. He deveploed the synthetic routes of several low coordinate and zero valent metals, metalloids, stable monoradicals, diradicals and diradicaloids employing cyclic alkyl(amino) carbenes (cAACs). Now, he has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras, Chennai from December, 2015. His research interest mainly focuses on the stabilization of low valent low coordinate group 14 elements and transition metal complexes. His another research area is to develope the synthetic routes of metal-radical based single molecule magnets (SMMs) taking the advantage of strong magnetic interactions between metal ions and radicals. Dr. Mondal has coauthored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in leading scientific journals.