Prof. Pradyut Ghosh obtained his Ph. D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for his research on Heteroditopic Cryptands under the supervision of Professor Parimal K. Bharadwaj in 1998. He spent two years as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University, USA with Professor Richard M. Crooks where he worked on Surface Chemistry and Soft Lithography, and one year as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at University of Bonn, Germany in Professor Fritz Vögtle’s group in the area of Rotaxane Chemistry and Molecular Machines. Upon his return to India in 2000 he joined in Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar. In April 2007, he moved to Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, as an Associate Professor and then he was promoted to the post of Professor in April, 2011. Since April 2016 he is serving as a Senior Professor in the department and presently in the School of Chemical Sciences at IACS. In 2014 Professor Ghosh also spent three months in Professor Christoph A. Schalley’s group for a collaborative research work on Mass spectrometry in Free University of Berlin, Germany. His current research interest includes chemical sensing of ions, recognition and extraction of anions of environmental and biological relevance and catalysis. His contributions on interlocked molecules, water clusters and self-assembly are noteworthy. For his research accomplishments he has been awarded Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award (1998), Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship (2000), CSIR Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences (2004), Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Chemical Sciences (2009), B. M. Birla Prize in Chemical Science (2009) and CRSI Bronze medal (2012). He has been awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize in Chemical Sciences (2015), has been elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Science (FASc), Bangalore (2016). More recently, he has been awarded Professor Priyadaranjan Ray Memorial Award 2020 (Indian Chemical Society), and he is a recipient of the JC Bose National Fellowship (2022).