HYDERABAD: Gautam Desiraju, senior professor in the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, has been invited to join the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Grandson of Sarvepalli Radhakrisnan, Prof. Desiraju joined the University of Hyderabad in 1979 as a lecturer and was promoted as reader in 1984 and professor in 1990. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the research laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company and authored some 300 odd publications apart from two books on crystal engineering and hydrogen bonding.