Cintamani Nagesa Ramacandra Rao
Bangalore, 30 June 1934

Foreign member

Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences


Membership of SASA
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, foreign member since 12 December 1985
Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences since 28 May 1998

Field of study

BSc (1951) Mysore University, India; PhD (1958), Purdue University, USA, doctor of science

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, professor (1963‒1976); Indian Institute of Science, founder and chairman of the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit and Materials Research Laboratory (1977‒1984); director (1984‒1994); University of Wales, honorary doctor (1993‒1997); University of Southampton, visiting professor (2007‒2010); Purdue University, adjunct professor (2004‒); University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Visiting Professor (2008‒2011); University of Cambridge, Distinguished Research Fellow (2007‒)

Membership of other academies
Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Academy of Sciences; Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, corresponding member; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, honorary foreign member; Polish Academy of Science foreign member; USSR Academy of Science, foreign member; Academia Europaea, foreign member; Brazilian Academy of Sciences, foreign member; Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences foreign member; French Academy, foreign member; African Academy of Sciences, honorary member; National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, foreign member; Chinese Academy of Science, foreign member; Australian Academy of Sciences, corresponding member; Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), honorary member

Membership of specialist associations
Asian Society; International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; International Organization of Chemistry for Development; Current Science Association

Membership of editorial boards
Chemical Physics Letters; Modern Physics Letters; Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal of Molecular Structure; Materials Research Bulletin; Philosophical Magazine; Journal of Materials Chemistry; Chemistry – An European Journal; Solid State Sciences; ChemPhysChem; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Chemical Society Reviews; Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan; Journal of Cluster Science; Journal of Experimental Nanoscience; Chemistry – An Asian Journal; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London; Materials Horizons – Royal Society of Chemistry; Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan; ACS Nano – ACS Publications – American Chemical Society; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Awards and recognitions