Contact Details:

         Division: Physical Chemistry
         Phone: +91-20-2590-3048 (Office)
         Office: Room 1735, CMC Building


2008: Ph.D, Physical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

2002: M.Sc, Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, India

2000: B.Sc, Presidency College, Kolkata, India 

Professional Experience:

2008 - 2012: Post Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

2012 - 2016: Assistant Professor (AcSIR) & Senior Scientist, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2016 - Current: Associate Professor (AcSIR) Principal Scientist, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India


Selected Publications:

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        1. Pick and Choose the Spectroscopic Method to Calibrate the Local Electric Field inside Proteins
             T. Haldar, S. M. Kashid, P. Deb, S. Kesh, S. Bagchi*

             J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00852)


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        2. Electrostatic Interactions Are Key to C=O n-pi* Shifts: An Experimental Proof

             T. Haldar, S. Bagchi*
             J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 2270 - 2275 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01052)


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        3. Correlating Nitrile IR Frequencies  to Local Electrostatics Quantifies Noncovalent Interactions of peptides and Proteins

             P. Deb, T. Haldar, S. M. Kashid, S. Banerjee, S. Chakrabarty*, S. Bagchi*
             J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120, 4034-4046, (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b02732)

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         4. Cosolvent Effects on Solute-Solvent Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics: Ultrafast 2D IR Investigations

             S. M. Kashid, G. Y. Jin, S. Bagchi*, Y, S. Kim

             J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 15334 - 15343 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b08643)


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        5. Experimental Determination of the Electrostatic Nature of Carbonyl Electrostatic Interactions Using IR-NMR Correlations

             S. M. Kashid, S. Bagchi*

             J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 3211-3215 (DOI: 10.1021/jz501613p)

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          6. Extreme Electric Fields Power Catalysis in the AcTive Site of Ketosteroid Isomerase

              S. D. Fried, S. Bagchi, S. G. Boxer*
              Science, 2014, 346, 1510-1514 (DOI: 10.1126/science.1259802)

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              7. Measuring Electrostatic Fields in Both Hydrogen-Bonding and Non-Hydrogen-Bonding Environments Using Carbonyl Vibrational Probes

              S. D. Fried, S. Bagchi, S. G. Boxer*
              J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 11181-11192 (DOI: 10.1021/ja403917z)



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