Ultracold Molecules and Controlled Chemistry
Duration: December 16 – 20, 2019 (5 days):
Venue: Main Campus, IIT Ropar

Faculty Member


Dr. Balakrishnan Naduvalath

Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Nevada USA

Dr. Balakrishnan Naduvalath is Professor of Chemistry at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He received BS (1985) and MS (1987) in Chemistry from University of Calicut (India) and PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1993). He carried out postdoctoral research at University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1993-1996) and at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (1996-2001). He has authored/co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed research publications and six book chapters. His research interests are directed to the description of atomic and molecular collisions and chemical reaction dynamics in overlapping areas of Chemistry, Physics and Astrophysics. He has carried out pioeering research in ultracold chemistry and he is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2009. Naduvalath serves as a Review Editor for the Open Access Journal Frontiers in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics.

Faculty Member


Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar

Associate Professor
& Head Department of Chemistry IIT Ropar,
Punjab India

Dr. Dhilip Kumar is an Associate Professor and Head of the department in IIT Ropar. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he did his Master and Doctoral studies in Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). After completing Ph.D. in 2006, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the field of fundamental studies on H2 storage materials and then, from 2008 to 2010 he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on the modeling of atmospheric nitrate reactions. His doctoral work was adjudged the best thesis in Physical Chemistry for the year 2006 by IIT Madras. Dr. Kumar’s research interests include ultracold chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and designing gas storage materials.


Lectures and Tutorials (Modules: 15)

Course Contents

  • Why ultracold molecules and Controlled Chemistry?
  • Theoretical description of ultracold collisions – I
  • Methods for creation of cold and ultracold molecules
  • Experimental studies of cold and ultracold reactions and inelastic collisions
  • Theoretical description of ultracold collisions – II
  • Geometric phase effects in ultracold reactions
  • Resonant and quasiresonant scattering at ultracold temperatures
  • Future research directions and Bose-enhanced chemistry

Mode of Registration

  • STEP – 1: One-time web-registration at GIAN portal (http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/GREGN/index) through a non-refundable payment of Rs. 500/-(one-time). [A copy of the enrolment form to be sent to the course coordinator].The last date of enrolment is November 30, 2019.
  • STEP – 2: Course Registration: The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email. They need to make full payment of the course registration fee.either by NEFT (Account holder name: IIT Ropar Revenue Account; Account no: 37360100716; IFSC Code: SBIN0013181; Bank: SBI; Branch Name: IIT Ropar).or by sending a demand draft in favour of “Registrar, IIT Ropar” payable at Rupnagar-140001, Punjab before the last date of registration. Email the copy of the demand draft and registration form to the course coordinator.

Registration fees

The participation fees for taking the course for all modules is as follows:

PhD/Post-Doctoral Fellows: Faculty/
from Academic Institutions:
Research Organizations:
Participants from abroad:
₹ 1,000/- ₹ 2,000/- ₹ 5,000/- ₹ 10,000/- US: $ 500/-

The above fee includes all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials, 24 hours free internet facility. The participants will be provided with accommodation on payment basis
Last Date to Apply: December 07, 2019, 2019

Who can attend

  • Student at all levels (BTech/MSc/MTech/PhD) or Faculty from reputed academic/technical institutions and Universities.
  • Researchers from government organizations including R&D laboratories


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