Prof. G. Mugesh received his Ph.D. (1998) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and currently serving as Professor and Dean of Chemical Sciences Division, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a recipient of Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences (2019); CRSI Silver Medal (2019); National Prize for Research on Interfaces of Chemistry and Biology (2017); Rajib Goyal Prize in Chemical Science (2017); Bhagyatara Award (2017); ISCB Award for Excellence (2016); J. C. Bose National Fellowship (2015); Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2012); AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2012); CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research (2010); Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2006-07); Ramanna Fellowship, DST (2006).
He also serves as Vice-President and Secretary General of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), President of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES). He is also member in Editorial or Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemistry – A European Journal (ChemPubSoc, Europe), Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (RSC), ACS Omega (ACS), Bioorganic Chemistry (Elsevier) and Biological Chemistry (De Gruyter, Germany).
His research work ranges from fundamental chemical synthesis and reaction mechanism at the molecular level to practical biomedical applications. His work on artificial enzymes including nanozymes that modulate the cellular redox signaling has attracted a global attention.