Raghu Nath Behera


Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modelling & Simulation
Department of Chemistry, Room No. B311, BITS Pilani - K. K. Birla Goa Campus, NH 17B Road, Zuarinagar - 403726, Goa, India

About the Faculty

Raghu Nath Behera is a Professor in Department of Chemistry at BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus and have about 23 years of research and teaching experience in the area of Theoretical and Computational chemistry. During PhD at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, he studied macroionic solutions using statistical mechanical theories and developed a correlation function based approach for the effective potential (advisor Professor Pinaki Gupta-Bhaya). He did his first post-doctoral work in the Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, USA (Dec 1999 – June 2002) where he studied reactions in supercritical solvent using Molecular Dynamics Simulations. In his second post-doctoral work at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Germany (August 2002 – Nov. 2003), he was involved in developing methods to study enzyme function by combining Density functional theory and classical theory. His teaching interests are Physical chemistry and theoretical Inorganic chemistry and current research interests are MD simulation of soft condensed matter, Integral equation theory of classical fluid, first principle study of enzyme & enzyme mimetics, Atom-transfer radical polymerization, etc.