Dr. Anil Kumar, Professor of Chemistry, has been selected for the prestigious CRSI Bronze Medal in recognition of his contribution to research in Chemistry by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore. The medal will be presented to him either at the 26th CRSI-National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-26) to be held at VIT University, Vellore, during February 6-9, 2020, or at the 27th CRSI-National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-27) to be held at IISER, Kolkata, during July 16-19, 2020. The CRSI was established in 1999 as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the country’s independence by Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao and is the largest chemical society in our country. More details about CRSI can be found at https://www.crsi-india.org.
Prof. Kumar is also the recipient of Prof. S. Vankateswaran Faculty Excellence Award from BITSAA for 2017, Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award (2014) from Indian Council of Chemists, ISCB Young Scientist award in Chemical Sciences (2013) from Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, and Harrison McCain Foundation award (2012) from Acadia University, Canada. Prof. Kumar works in the areas of synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry while focusing on development of new synthetic methods for heterocyclic compounds through C-H activation/ functionalization. He has guided ten PhD students and currently supervising five PhD students. Prof. Kumar has published 155 research articles in journals of international repute with over 3400 citations and h-index of 28. Additionally, to his credit he also has one US patent. He has handled several major projects funded by DST, UGC, CSIR and Ranbaxy Labs. He has also delivered several invited talks in various national and international conferences.