Dr. Parthapratim Munshi is an acclaimed chemical scientist and crystallographer who has received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. T. N. Guru Row, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore. Dr. Munshi then carried out his Postdoctoral research in Prof. Mark A Spackman's Group at the University of Western Australia (2005-08)and was subsequently awarded the prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship to work with Dr. Christian Jelsch as a Postdoc at the Nancy University, France (2008-10). Prior to joining at SNU, Dr. Munshi worked as a Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA (2011-13).
Dr. Munshi has published research papers extensively in high standard international journals and attended several conferences and meetings around the globe to deliver lectures and present his research works. Dr. Munshi is leading the Chemistry Department since 2018. He has been named as one of the Emerging Investigators in Crystal Growth & Design-2019. In 2020, Dr. Munshi was invited by the world’s leading chemistry community through its ‘Leaders in the Field’ scheme to become a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK, for his significant contributions in the field, particularly in the area of Organic multifunctional materials and several other notable research. Recently, he has been inducted as a Consultant to the Commission on Quantum Crystallography (QCr) of the IUCr, 2020 – 23 and Member of National Committee for IUCr, 2020 – 23.
Dr. Munshi has supervised several Ph.D., Master and B.Sc.(Reserach) students while at the Chemistry Department at SNU. His research group is focusing on structure-property relationships of organic multifunctional materials and hydrogen bonding studies in protein systems. His group extensively use high-resolution X-ray and neutron diffraction methods for highly accurate structural studies. For further details please visit http://parthapratimmunshi.weebly.com/.
- Organic multifunctional (ferroelectric, semiconductor, thermo-responsive) materials, Polymorphism, Co-crystals, Photo dimerization, Medicinal compounds, Protein structures, Protein-ligand systems
- Single-crystal X-ray and Neutron diffractions, Crystal growth & design, Chemical and biological crystallography, High-resolution crystal structures and Charge density analysis
- Hydrogen bonding in proteins, Intermolecular interactions, Halogen bonding, Molecular modelling, Computational chemistry, Quantum Crystallography
Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, Solid State Chemistry, Chemical Crystallography and Structural Biology, Research Methodology
Quantum Crystallography Online Meeting (QCrOM2020), 26th – 29th August 2020, France.
Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA2019), 17 – 20 December 2019, Singapore.
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)’s Sagamore XIX Conference on Quantum Crystallography, 8-13 July 2018, Halifax, Canada.
24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 21 – 28 August 2017, Hyderabad, India
1st South East Asia Conference on Crystal Engineering (SEACCE), September 5-7, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
13th Asian Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association, 5 – 8 Dec 2015, Kolkata, India.
3rd Congress & General assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 5-12 August 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
National Seminar on Crystallography, 2013, New Delhi; 2014, IISER-Mohali; 2016, IISER-Pune; 2018, NIMHANS-Bengaluru.
American Crystallographic Association meeting, New Orleans, 2011, LA, USA.
Gordon Research Conference on Electron Distribution & Chemical Bonding, 2004, 2007 and 2010, MA, USA.
European Crystallographic Meeting,2009, Istanbul, Turkey.
Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 2008, Osaka, Japan.
Sagamore meeting, 2006, Warwickshire, UK.
Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 2002, Geneva, Switzerland.
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, UK
Co-Editor of Current Indian Science: Crystallography, to be launched by Bentham Science
Consultant to the Commission on Quantum Crystallography (QCr) of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Chairperson for the Sagamore XX conference of the IUCr Commission of Quantum Crystallography to be held in India in 2021
Regional coordinator of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) – 2020 interview for Delhi -2 centre at Shiv Nadar University.
Member of National Committee for International Union of Crystallography (IUCr),
Emerging Investigators in Crystal Growth & Design – An ACS journal.
Research grant from SERB-DST (CRG), India Govt.
Research grant from SERB-DST (EMR), India Govt.
Significant Event Award from ORNL for exceptional teamwork for the commissioning of IMAGINE beam line.
Postdoctoral fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Qualified in a global competition among young scientists worldwide to participate in the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme, France
Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Australia, WA, Perth, Australia
Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Junior Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Associate Editor of MOJ Bioorganic & Organic Chemistry published by MedCrave
Science Reviewer of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Neutron Sciences Directorate, USA
Reviewer of Science & Engineering Reaecrh Board (SERB) projects, Govt. of India
Member of National Program Committee of Indian Crystallography Association
Member of Marie-Curie Alumni Association
Member of Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association