Charusita Chakravarty

Charusita Chakravarty (1964 – 2016) was an Indian academic and scientist. She was a professor of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi since 1999. In 2009 she was conferred Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in the field of Chemical Science. In 1999, she received B.M. Birla Science Award. She was an Associate Member of the Centre for Computational Material Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

Research fields

Chakravarty has been working in the following fields—

  • Theoretical Chemistry and Chemical Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Monte Carlo
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Structure and Dynamics of Liquids
  • Water and Hydration
  • Nucleation
  • Self-assembly

Personal life and Education

Chakravarty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She did her B.Sc. Chemistry program from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She then went to Cambridge University to do her last two years of Natural Science Tripos. She did her Ph.D. from Cambridge in quantum scattering and spectroscopy with David Clary.