Prof Ganguli is a Director of the Institute of Nano Science & Technology and obtained his Ph.D degree from the Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU) of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences (India), Associate Editor of Bulletin of Material Science, Member, Editorial Board, Ind. J. Chem.A and J. Chem. Sci. He has been awarded the MRSI Medal (2006), the CRSI Medal in 2007 and the CRSI -CNR Rao National Prize in 2013.