PhD in Chemistry, Panjab University, India
Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147004, Punjab
Synthetic organic chemistry, Organic materials, Antimicrobial compounds, Ion and Biomolecule Sensing
Dr. Manmohan Chhibber is full professor at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, TIET, Patiala. He joined as an assistant professor in 2007 after his post-doc from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. At IISc, he spent four and a half years in the Molecular Biophysics Unit. Prof. Chhibber completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2003. He has been associated with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching besides guiding Ph.D. students. At present, he is coordinator for the Applied Chemistry (UCB008) course that is taken by all 1st year undergraduate engineering students. Prof. Chhibber adopts an alluring teaching style that includes flipped classroom, role plays, think-pair-share and discussions. Appointed as Thapar-Trinity Teaching Fellow, TTTF, after exhaustive training at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (University of Dublin), he is also associated with faculty development programs at TIET.
His research interests include the design of molecular systems that can recognize ions and biomolecules. Exploring the antibacterial activity of diphenyl ethers and fluoroquinolones-based molecules is another area of his research. His research group includes the use of synthetic organic chemistry for the synthesis of designed molecules and further investigations using UV-visible, fluorescence and NMR spectroscopies. His other interests include experimental teaching, delivering motivational talks and remaining involved with ideas of movie-making. Prof. Chhibber is also a faculty-in-charge of Thapar Movie Club (TMC), one of many prestigious societies at the TIET campus. He loves to be with his family and a small garden in his free time.
Mentor in TEQIP-II sponsored Faculty Development Programme cum Refresher Course organised by UIET, Kurushetra University, Kurushetra. Importance of Interdisciplinary Subjects In Current Engineering Education
Venue: Dept. of Computer Engg., Kurushetra University, Date: January 20, 2017
Mentor in Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) sponsored INSPIRES PROGRAMMES
Pheromones: Importance, Utility and Synthesis;
Venue: Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. Date: November 16, 2006.
Fatty Acid Synthase II: Possible New Drug Target for Antimalarials and Antibacterials
Venue: IIIT, Hyderabad. Date: February 17, 2007.
Nature: An Ultimate Source of Inspiration for Science and Society;
Venue: MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh. Date: February 15, 2012.