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K George Thomas

Professor and J C Bose National Fellow at the School of Chemistry, IISER

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About K George Thomas

K. George Thomas is a Professor and J C Bose National Fellow at the School of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India.


Research activities of KGT group focus on understanding the photochemistry and photophysics of molecular assemblies, plasmonic systems and semiconductor quantum dots, and chiral nanostructures using various steady-state and time-resolved techniques.


George Thomas is a recipient of several awards and distinctions: the most significant ones are the J C Bose National Fellowship, one of the highest national research fellowships of India and the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences in 2006, the highest annual science prize awarded by the Government of India for a researcher below the age of 45 years.


He is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, two of the national science academies of India.


He was the President of the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (2019-2021) and was a member of the editorial advisory committee of the Journal of Physical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (2012- 2015).




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