Gautam R. Desiraju

Curriculum vitae

Gautam R. Desiraju
Honorary Professor
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru 560 012
Phone: +91 (0)80 2293 3311


BSc St. Xavier’s College, Bombay 1972
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1976



Researcher, Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY 1976-1978
Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1978-1979
Lecturer, University of Hyderabad 1979-1984
Reader, University of Hyderabad 1984-1990
Professor, University of Hyderabad 1990-2009
Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2009-2018
Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2018-Present

Google Scholar entries: 640 (475+ papers)

Google Scholar citations: 65189

Google Scholar H-Index: 100         


Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis, 2000
International Editorial Advisory Board Angewandte Chemie
Editorial Advisory Board Journal of the American Chemical Society
Editorial Advisory Board Chemical Communications
Former President International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 2011-2014

Honorary doctorate degree, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 2014

Honorary doctorate degree, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, 2017

Honorary doctorate degree, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, 2022

Acharya P. C. Ray Medal for Science & Technology, University of Calcutta, 2015

ISA Medal for Science, University of Bologna, 2018

Van der Waals Prize, ICNI, Strasbourg, 2023

Special issue of “Crystal Growth and Design” from the ACS was published in 2012 to honor Professor Desiraju’s contributions to the area of crystal engineering. Click here