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41st IUPAC Council Meeting

Nominee for the Bureau

Prof. S. Chandrasekaran (India)

Prof. Chandrasekaran

Education and Career: Prof. Chandrasekaran earned his B.Sc. (1965), M.Sc. (I rank, 1967), and Ph.D. (1972) degrees at Madras University in Madras, India. His doctoral supervisor was Prof. S. Swaminathan in the Department of Chemistry. He held postdoctoral fellowships/associateships in the laboratories of Prof. E. J. Corey at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1973-75 and 1976-77) and Dr. J. A. Edwards at Syntex Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1975-76). From 1978 to 1989, he worked in the department of chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, where he served as Lecturer (1978-80), Assistant Professsor (1981-85), and Professor (1985-89). He has been a visiting professor at Australian National University, Canberra (1985); University of Karlsruhe, Germany (1987); RWTH, Aachen, Germany (1992); and University Paris Sud, France (1998). Prof. Chandrasekaran is currently Amrut Mody Chair Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the department of organic chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He has published over 150 research papers in internatinally reputed journals.Over the years he has supervised 19 Ph.D , 40 M.Sc students and 30 postdoctoral fellows. He is a consultant for a number of fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Research Interests: Prof. Chandrasekaran's research has been concerned with development of new synthetic methodology, synthesis of natural products, organometallic chemistry, study of reaction mechanisms, and organic materials.

Offices and Assignments: Prof. Chandrasekaran has served as: Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Chemical Sciences, 1991-present); Member, Sectional Committee, Chemistry, Indian Academy of Sciences (1991-98); Editor, 10th International Conference on Organic Synthesis, Bangalore (1994); Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Chemistry (1995-present); Member, Program Advisory Committee in Organic Chemistry, Department of Science and Technology (1995-present); Member, Research Committee on Chemistry and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, 1995-present); Member, Council of Indian National Science Academy (1998-2000); and Convenor, National Symposium in Chemistry, Bangalore (1999). He also sits as a member on the research councils of a number of CSIR laboratories and as a member on the boards of studies of a number of universities in India. Prof. Chandrasekaran has delivered more than 150 invited lectures and seminars at various national and international meetings, universities, and research institutions in India and overseas.

IUPAC Activities: Prof. Chandrasekaran served on the IUPAC Committee on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry (1993-95) and is currently on India's IUPAC National Committee (1997-2000).

Awards: Prof. Chandrasekaran received the Basudev Banerji Medal and Prize from the Indian Chemical Society in 1988 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize from CSIR in 1989. He was Prof. A. B. Kulkarni Endowment Lecturer at the University of Bombay in 1992, Prof. N. Venkatsubramanian Endowment Lecturer at the University of Madras in 1993, Prof. T. R. Seshadri Memorial Lecturer at Delhi University in 1998, and Prof. Siddappa 60th Birthday Commemoration Lecturer at Dharward University in 1999. Prof. Chandrasekaran was appointed Research Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (1985-87), Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1989), and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (1992). Professor O.P.Vig Endowment Lecturer, Panjab University in 2000; Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecturer of the Indian National Science Academy in 2001; Honaray Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (2000-present); Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy, 2000.


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