Apurba-Das

Apurba K. Das is working as a Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata (degree conferred by Jadavpur University). He moved to University of Manchester for his postdoctoral work. After completing postdoctoral work at the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, he joined at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore as an Assistant Professor. He has been admitted as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK.

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Jadavpur University), Kolkata, India

Work Experience

Professor (2022 onwards) in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Associate Professor (2016-2022) in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Assistant Professor (2009-2016) in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, India
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Awards and Recognition

Chemical Communications 2022 Pioneering Investigator, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022
Visiting Professor, University College London, UK, 2019
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK, 2018
UKIERI-DST Research Award 2018
Best Research Paper Award (1), Indian Institute of Technology Indore, 2015
Best Research Paper Award (2), Indian Institute of Technology Indore, 2015
Thesis Advisor for the 1st Prize of Eli Lilly and Company Outstanding Thesis Awardee (J-NOST), Eli Lilly Endowment Inc., USA, 2014
DST Young Scientist Award (SERC FAST Track Scheme) 2011
State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SLET), WB College Service Commission 2002
Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-UGC JRF-NET) 2001
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2001
National Scholarship, Directorate of School Education, 1992

Courses Taught

In Undergraduate Programme

CH 103: Chemistry (3-1-0-4)
CH 153: Chemistry Lab (0-0-3-1.5)
PCH102: Preparatory Chemistry-II (3-1-0-4)

In M. Sc. Programme

CH 623: Synthetic and Mechanistic Aspects of Organic Chemistry (2-1-0-3)
CH 624: Total Synthesis and Natural Products Chemistry (2-1-0-3)
CH 651: Chemistry Lab-I (0-0-6-3)
CH 799: M.Sc. Research Project (0-0-36-18)

In Ph. D. Programme

CH 703: Biological Chemistry (2-1-0-3)
CH 704: Chemistry at Surfaces and Interfaces (3-0-0-3)
CH 711: Bio-organic and Medicinal Chemistry (2-1-0-3)
CH797: Seminar Course (0-2-0-2)
CH798: Seminar Course (0-2-0-2)