Former Members - Ph.D. Students

Sourav Ghosh

Period: August 2014 - July 2019

M. Sc. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur

Thesis: Redox Control of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species by Metal Oxide-Based Nanozymes and Nanoisozymes.

Current Position: R & D Executive, Gulf Oil India Ltd., Chennai

Kritika Khulbe

Period: August 2014 - July 2019 (Int. Ph.D. 2012 batch)

B. Sc. Chemistry (Hons), St.Stephen's College, Delhi

Thesis: Surface-Engineered Ceria-Based Hydrolytic Nanozymes For Combating Phosphorous-Based Nerve Agents and Bacterial Biofilms.

Current Position: Senior Associate Scientist, Colgate-Palmolive R & D Centre, Mumbai

Harinarayana Ungati

Period: August 2011 - July 2019

M. Sc. Chemistry, University of Hyderabad

Thesis: Design and Synthesis of Novel Fluorescent Probes for Cellular Imaging and Sensing Applications.

Current Position: Scientist, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, GoI, Bangalore

Surendar Reddy Jakka

Period: August 2009 - July 2019

M. Sc. Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal

Thesis: Expanding the Genetic Code: Site-specific Incorporation of Halogenated Tyrosine into Green Fluorescent Proteins.

Current Position: Research Associate, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, IISc Bangalore

M. Kishor Kumar Reddy

Period: August 2012 - January 2019

M. Sc. Chemistry, University of Mysore

Thesis: Development of New Synthetic Methodologies for Selenocysteine, Selenopeptides and beta-Seleno Amino Acids.

Current Position: Scientist, GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

Geethika, M.

Period: August 2013 - December 2018

M. Sc. Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal

Thesis Title: Modulation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Levels by Enzyme Mimetic Redox Modulators.

Current Position: Lead Executive, Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Namrata Singh

Period: August 2013 - July 2018

M. Sc. Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Thesis: Development of Nanomaterials as Antioxidant Enzyme Mimetics for Cellular Redox Homeostasis.

IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award 2020 - Best Thesis Award

Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Imperial College, London

Gaurango Chakrabarty

Period: August 2010 - July 2018

M. Sc. Chemistry, University of Hyderabad

Thesis: Design and Synthesis of Cyclic Diselenides and Selenenyl Sulfides for Biomimetic Applications.

Current Position: Guest Faculty, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam

K. Raja

Period: August 2010 - July 2016

M. Sc. Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai

Thesis: The Effect of Substituents and Solvents on the Deiodination Reactions of Thyroid Hormones by Iodothyronine Deiodinase Mimics.

Current Position: Scientist, Syngene International Ltd. Biocon Park, Bangalore

Santanu Mondal

Period: August 2011 - April 2016 (Int. Ph.D. August 2009 batch)

B. Sc. Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Thesis: Halogen bonding in the deiodination of thyroid hormones and halogenated nucleosides.

Best Thesis Award 2017 - 2018

Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Amit Ashok Vernekar

Period: January 2010 - December 2014

M. Sc. Chemistry, Goa University

Thesis: Bioinspired Materials: Antioxidant and Phosphotriesterase Nanozymes

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2015 and Best Thesis Award for 2015-16

Current Position: Scientist, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai

Debasish Bhowmick

Period: August 2009 - July 2014 (Int. Ph.D. August 2007 batch)

B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.), Calcutta University

Thesis: Structure-Activity Correlation and Mechanistic Investigations of Glutathione Peroxidase-like Catalytic Activity of Diaryl Diselenides.

Current Position: Scientist, GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad

M. Umayal

Period: August 2007 - January 2014

M.Sc. Chemistry, The American College, Madurai

Thesis: Biomimetic Studies on Tyrosine- and Phenolate-based Ligands and their Metal Complexes

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Debasish Manna

Period: August 2008 - June 2013 (Int. Ph.D. August 2006 batch)

B.Sc., Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Thesis: Deiodination of Thyroid Hormones by Iodothyronine Deiodinase Mimics

Eli Lilly & Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award 2014 and Best Thesis Award 2014-15

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal

Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan

Period: August 2005 - July 2010

M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Guwahati

Thesis: Design and Synthesis of Novel Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors Having Antioxidant Activity

Eli Lilly & Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award 2011

Current Position: Scientist, Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA

Krishna Pada Bhabak

Period: August 2005 - June 2009 (Int. Ph.D. August 2003 batch)

B. Sc. Chemistry (Hons), R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur

Thesis: Synthetic Antioxidants: Structure-Activity Correlation Studies of Glutathione Peroxidase Mimics & Peroxynitrite Scavengers

Eli Lilly & Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award 2010

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati

A. Tamilselvi

Period: August 2004 - June 2009

M. Sc. Chemistry, The American College

Thesis: Metallo-beta-lactamase, Phosphotriesterase and their Functional Mimics

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Madurai

Bani Kanta Sarma

Period: August 2003 - July 2008

M. Sc. Chemistry, IIT Guwahati

Thesis: Antioxidant Activity of the Anti-inflammatory Compound Ebselen and its Analogues - Role of Nonbonded Interactions

Best Thesis Award 2008 - 2009

Current Position: Assistant Professor, New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore

Gouriprasanna Roy

Period: August 2002 - April 2007

M. Sc. Chemistry, University of Calcutta

Thesis: Biomimetic Studies on Antithyroid Drugs and Thyroid Hormone Synthesis

Best Thesis Award 2007 - 2008

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Tirupati