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Dr. Anil Kumar

Chemistry: The Central Science

Dr. Anil Kumar

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Bilra Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani


Dr. Anil Kumar obtained his PhD degree from Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, India under the guidance of Professor SMS Chauhan in 2004. After two years of postdoctoral research at Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA in Prof. Keykavous Parang group he joined Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India as Assistant Professor in 2006 and currently he is Professor of Chemistry at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. He has visited University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada, Chapman University, Irvine, USA and University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Kumar is recipient of Prof. S. Vankateswaran Faculty Excellence Award from BITSAA for 2017, Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award from Indian Council of Chemists for 2014, SCB Young Scientist award in Chemical Sciences for 2013, and Harrison McCain Foundation award from Acadia University, Canada for 2012. His research interest lies in development of reaction methodologies using transition metal catalyzed C-C coupling reactions, green chemistry, ionic liquids and medicinal chemistry. He has published 150 research papers in international journals of repute in the area of synthetic organic chemistry, green chemistry and medicinal chemistry and contributed a book chapter. He has participated in several national and international symposiums/ conferences and delivered more than 40 invited lectures. He has guided twelve PhD students as supervisor and two as co-supervisor. Currently he is supervising five PhD students as supervisor and one student as co-supervisor. He has completed five research project as PI sponsored by DST, SERB, CSIR and UGC, and one as Co-PI sponsored by DST. Currently, he has one major projects from SERB and one from CSIR. He is member of editorial advisory board for The Open Catalysis Journal and also served as a reviewer for several journals. He is life member of Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore; Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, Lucknow; and Indian Council of Chemists, Agra.

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