* Professor Ashok Kumar Mishra completed his Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the University of Delhi in 1980 and received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1985. After a stint in Sambalpur University as a faculty member, and in Gunma University (Japan) as a Monbusho Fellow, he joined Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1992. He was a JSPS Visiting Scientist in Gunma University, Japan during 2002-2003. Currently, he works as Professor in the Department of Chemistry along with the additional responsibility of Dean, Academic Research at IIT Madras.
* Prof. Mishra is the recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal from the ‘Chemical Research Society of India’ and a Fellow of the ‘National Academy of Sciences, India’. He has also received ‘Acharya P C Ray Memorial Award’ from Indian Chemical Society and ‘Prof W U Malik Memorial Award’ from The Council of Chemists.
* Prof. Mishra works in the general area of Physical Photochemistry and Fluorescence Spectroscopy. He has an active research group. So far he has guided 26 Ph.D. students, 34 M.Sc. students, 6 M.Phil students and published about 200 research papers, reviews, and monographs.