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Chandrakumar Appayee
Assistant Professor (Dec 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2008)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, USA. (June 2012 - Dec 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, USA. (July 2009 - June 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Miami, Florida, USA. (July 2008 - June 2009)
Research Interest: Asymmetric Catalysis, Supramolecular catalysis, Asymmetric synthesis of bio-active molecules,Study of small molecules for targeted diseases.
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Bhaskar Datta
Assistant Professor (Dec 2011 to present)
Ph.D: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (2004)
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, USA. (Jun 2008 - Dec. 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USA. (Jun 2004 - May 2008)
Research Interest: Investigation of groove-modified nucleobases on Y-family DNA polymerase activity, Construction of metal nanowires based on biomolecular templates, Structure-function correlations of unorthodox DNA structures.

Sriram Kanvah Gundimeda
Assistant Professor (Jan 2010 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (2011)
Work Experience:
  • Research Scientist, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Oct 2008 - Dec 2009 )
  • Intellectual Property Analyst (Research), John F Welch India Technology Center (General Electric), Bangalore, India. (May 2006 - Sep 2008)
  • Research Scientist, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Sep 2002 - Apr 2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (June 2001 - Aug 2002)
Research Interest: Synthesis of photoactive π-conjugated materials for understanding their optical properties and synthesis of ionic liquids and examining their suitability as photophysical / photochemical media for various photo-processes.
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Iti Gupta
Assistant Professor (July 2009 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (2005)
Work Experience:
  • Lecturer, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Goa Campus, India. (Jan. 2007 - June 2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (May 2005 - Dec. 2006)
Research Interest: Boron based NIR dyes and their conjugates, Derivatives of corroles and N-confused porphyrins with novel properties, Metal complexes of Dipyrrins.
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Saumyakanti Khatua
Assistant Professor (Apr 2015 to present)
Ph.D: Rice University, Houston, USA (2011)
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Apr 2015 - present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden Institute of Physics, Netherlands (Nov-2011 - March 2015)
Research Interest: Plasmonics, Nano-optics.
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Sivapriya Kirubakaran
Assistant Professor (Jan 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2007)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA. (Jan 2010 - Dec 2012)
  • Visiting Scientist, Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA. (Jan 2010 - June 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University, USA. (Oct 2007 - Dec 2009)
Research Interest: Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, Drug discovery: infectious diseases (H.pylori) and cancer (stomach and lung), Chemical biology of cancer: Screening of small molecules to identify novel oncogenes.
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Sairam Swaroop Mallajosyula
Assistant Professor (Dec 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India (2009)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer-Aided Drug Design Center, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. (May 2009 - Dec 2013)
Research Interest: Carbohydrate-Protein interactions, Novel DNA constructs, Molecular mechanics force field development.
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Sudhanshu Sharma
Assistant Professor (July 2012 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2009)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University, USA (Feb 2011 - June 2012)
  • Postdocoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. (May 2009 - Jan 2011)
Research Interest: Materials, Electrochemistry, Catalysis.
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Arnab Dutta
Assistant Professor (June 2015 to present)
Ph.D: Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. (2012)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Oct 2012 - May 2015)
Research Interest: Bio-inorganic chemistry, Alternative energy research.
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Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Kapil Juvale
Ph.D.: University of Bonn, Germany, 2013
Research Interest: Design and synthesis of small molecules for different biological targets and their biochemical evaluation to discover new therapeutics.

M Paramasivam
Ph.D: Osmania University, India, 2014
Research Interest: Design and synthesis of novel π-conjugated molecules for optoelectronic applications such as Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).

M. Vedamalai
Ph.D: National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2012
Research Interest: Enzyme activated florescent probes and inhibitor for enzymes, Biomarker for detection of intracellular molecules and drug delivery.

Students


Harsha Agnihotri
Lucknow University, (2006)
Research Description: Synthesis and study of light sensitive organic compounds

Deekshi Angira
M. Sc ( Biochemistry) , Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar ( 2011)
Research Description: Molecular biology and Structural biology of biological macromolecules ( Proteins)

Anuj Bisht
BS-MS Dual Degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune - Majors in Chemistry.
Research Description: Electrochemical studies of metal oxides and doped metal oxides.

Bhanu Pratap Singh Gangwar
M.Tech (Advance chemical analysis), IIT Roorkee (2012)
Research Description: Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials ( metal oxides and doped metal oxides) and catalytic study of these materials like in organic reactions as catalyst etc.

Anuji K
M.Sc (General Chemistry), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala (2011)
Research Description: Synthesis and applications of donor acceptor conjugated systems and examination of light induced behavior.

Shikha Khandelwal
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (2013)
Research Description: Synthesis of photoactive pi-conjugated materials for understanding their optical properties

Javeena
M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), St. Stephen's College, Delhi University (2012)
Research Description: Recombinant DNA technology

Sarkale Abhijeet Madhukar
M.Sc (Organic Chemistry), Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad. (2013)
Research Description: Supramolecular Catalysis

Vijayalakshmi Pandey
M.Sc.:Organic Chemistry, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (2013)
Research Description: Porphyrin Compounds

Lata Rani
M.S. (Pharm.), National Institute of Pharmaceutical education and Research, S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali (2013)
Research Description: Computational Quantum chemistry.

Hadianawala Murtuza Shabbirali
M.S. Pharm (Medicinal Chemistry) NIPER-Hyderabad (2012)
Research Description: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel sulfonylurea derivatives as potent dual Inhibitors of COX-2 and TP receptor antagonist.

Althaf Shaik
M.sc Medicinal Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupathi (2011)
Research Description: Drug discovery and development - Developing and studying the novel chemotherapeutics in order to deliver a drug with better pharmacokinetic profile