Personal Details

Dr. Arnab Rit

Assistant Professor

Inorganic Chemistry Division

Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras


After graduating from IIT Kharagpur in 2007, Dr Rit has earned his doctorate degree under the guidance of Prof. F. E. Hahn in Organometallic Chemistry from WWU Muenster, Germany (2011). After that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen, Germany for about 2 years under Prof. Jun Okuda and Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellow for one and a half year at the University of Oxford under Prof. Simon Aldridge. In December 2015 he joined IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor.

          Academic Profile

Ph.D. - WWU Munster, Germany (2011)

M.Sc. - IIT Kharagpur (2007)

B.Sc. - Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira,


Office: 044-2257-4205

Lab: 044-2257-5189/5191

 Honour's and Rewards 

  • INSPIRE Faculty Award by DST (2016)

  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK (2014)

  • Postdoctoral fellowship by the “Seleca” International Research Training Programme and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (2011 - 2013)

  • Awarded prestigious “summa cum laude” (highest honor) for the Ph.D. thesis and defense

  • Ph.D. Fellowship by International NRW Graduate School of Chemistry (GSC - MS), WWU Muenster, Germany

  • CSIR JRF/ NET and GATE in chemistry, 2007

  Invited Talks

  • “Effect of the Ancillary NHC Ligand in Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Organic Transformations” 

          International Conference on Organometallics and Catalysis (ICOC 2020), 7-10th March 2020, Goa.

  • “Ru(II)-Catalyzed Organic Transformations: Impact of Ancillary NHC Ligand”  

       Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC) - XVIII, 11-14th December 2019, IIT Guwahati.

  • “Ru(II)-Catalyzed Organic Transformations: Impact of Ancillary NHC Ligand"

       Workshop on “Emerging Trends in Main Group Chemistry”, 26th August 2019, IIT Madras.

  • “Transition Metal Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Impact of Ancillary Ligand in their  Activity” 

      Interaction Meeting of Alumni and Faculties of Department of Chemistry, 30th March 2019, IIT Kharagpur.

  • “Transition Metal Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Impact of Ancillary Ligand in their  Activity

      International Conference on Structural and Inorganic Chemistry (ICSIC)-II, 18-19th March 2019, IISER Pune.

  • “Metal Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Boryl Ligands – Unprecedented Complexes, Reactivity and Catalytic Studies 

      Chemistry in-House Symposium (CiHS) 2016, 17th August, 2016, IIT Madras.

  • “A Stable Heavier Group 14 Analogue of Vinylidene”Arnab Rit, Simon Aldridge.

      ETC-2016 (28–29th March 2016), NEHU, Shilong, India.

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