Dr. Rajeev Sakhuja

Professor, Department of Chemistry & Associate Dean, Alumni Relations, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Dr. Rajeev Sakhuja joined Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry in March 2012. Dr. Sakhuja was working as Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Raymond G. Booth at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, before joining BITS Pilani. Prior to that, he was a Post Doc. Assistant in the group of Alan R. Katritzky at Department of Chemistry, University of Florida.  He holds Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Delhi, Delhi, and his research interest lies in the areas of synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural product and Medicinal Chemistry.

He was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 2018 and to a Professor in 2023. Dr. Sakhuja has about 15 years of research experience post Ph.D. 


 Ph D  Organic Chemistry                 University of Delhi, Delhi, India                        February 2008 (Degree awarded)

(January 13, 2003-September 02, 2007)

Thesis Title: “Studies on catalytic activity of azaphenothiazines and synthesis of novel nitrogen heterocycles & phytochemical investigation  of Tabebuia palmeri.”

 M Phil Organic Chemistry               University of Delhi, Delhi, India                         February 2003 (Degree awarded)

(July 15, 2001-December 25, 2002)

Thesis Title: “Studies on chemical constituents of Caesalpinia crista.

 M.Sc  Organic Chemistry                  University of Delhi, Delhi, India                       February 2002 (Degree awarded)

(July 15, 1999-June 15, 2001)

 B.Sc (Honors) Chemistry                  University of Delhi, Delhi, India                         February 2000 (Degree awarded)

(July 15, 1996-June 15, 1999)