Eluvathingal D. Jemmis was born in Chevoor, Kerala and educated at the village school. After obtaining B.Sc. (University of Calicut; University College, Trivandrum and St. Thomas College, Thrissur) and M.Sc. ( Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) Jemmis moved to Princeton University in 1973 to work with Prof. Paul von Rague Schleyer. During the formal Princeton years moving along with his supervisor, Jemmis spent a semester at the University of Munich (Fall, 1974) and four semesters at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (1976-77). After several collaborative projects with his supervisor and Professors Lee Allen and John Pople, a Ph.D. degree was received from Princeton in 1978. A two year postdoc at Cornell University (Prof. Roald Hoffmann) followed. In 1980 Jemmis joined the then fledgling School of Chemistry,University of Hyderabad where he became a Professor in 1990. After 25 years in Hyderabad, Dr. Jemmis accepted an invitation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and joined the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry of IISc. Jemmis was a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra (1991) and a Visiting Professor at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry of the University of Georgia, Athens (2000). Jemmis is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Computational Chemistry and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of WATOC World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists and Honorary Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research , Bangalore. Jemmis was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1992), the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (1998), the National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad (2003) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste, Italy (2004) and received many awards and honours (SEE BIODATA FOR DETAILS) including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi (1994). Dr. Jemmis was awarded the J. C. Bose National Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, in 2006. Jemmis went on a five-year deputation to start IISER Thiruvananthapuram in June 2008, joined back IISc in June 2013 and continues research and teaching. The Government of India awarded the civilian honor Padma Shri to Jemmis in 2014 in the category of Science and Engineering. Jemmis superannuated on 31st July 2017 and continues research and teaching as Hon. Professor.