Dr. Ganesh Venkataraman

Assistant Professor




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ganesh.v@chem.iitkgp.ac.in
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal

Education


Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Integrated Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, June 2013. (Supervisor: Prof. S. Chandrasekaran)

Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
B.Sc. Chemistry, July 2004.


Experience


UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, UK
Postdoctoral Research Associate (01/2018 – 07/2018)
Enantiospecific sp2-sp3 coupling of chiral boronic esters with aromatics.
(Supervisor: Prof. V. K. Aggarwal)
Newton International Fellow (01/2016 – 01/2018)
Enantiospecific sp2-sp3 coupling of chiral boronic esters with aromatics.
(Supervisor: Prof. V. K. Aggarwal)

INSTITUTE OF MICROBIAL CHEMISTRY (BIKAKEN), TOKYO, JAPAN
JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher (09/2013 – 08/2015)

Direct Catalytic Addition of Alkyl nitriles to Aldehydes by Transition Metal/NHC Complexes
(Supervisor: Prof. M. Shibasaki)
Postdoctoral Research Associate (01/2013 – 08/2013)
Direct Catalytic Addition of Alkyl nitriles to Aldehydes by Transition Metal/NHC Complexes
(Supervisor: Prof. M. Shibasaki)

UNIVERSITY OF PARIS–11
ARCUS Short-term Exchange Researcher (10/2009 – 12/2009)
Functionalized mesoporous silica as drug delivery system
(Supervisor: Prof. D. B. Delpon)


Research Statement


  1. Metal Catalyzed Reactions

    Approach to complex molecular skeletons has transformed with a growing arsenal of efficient synthetic methodologies. Metals play an important role in this due to their diverse reactivity at their various oxidation states. Our group will focus on developing new, interesting multifunctionalization reactions utilizing this diversity.

  2. Asymmetric Synthesis

    Our interest is to use the versatility of carbonyl compounds in combination with the diversity in the reactivity of the metal catalysts bearing chiral ligands and achieve highly selective transformations.

  3. Radical - Photoredox Catalysis

    It is the festival of radicals! We are interested in intercepting our metal-catalyzed reactions with radicals. We are also interested in developing solely radical-mediated transformation without the assistance of a metal.


Projects



ISIRD-IIT KGP Startup Grant
Client :   IIT KGP
Consultant :   Ganesh Venkataraman
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Early Career Research Award
Client :   SERB, DST
Consultant :   Ganesh Venkataraman
Co-Consultant(s) :   

Ramanujan Fellowship
Client :   SERB, DST
Consultant :   Ganesh Venkataraman
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Awards and Recognition


  1) Academic Excellence Award (B. Sc.)

  2) Bharathidasan University – Rank Holder

  3) Junior Research Fellowship – CSIR (2007)

  4) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship – CSIR-SPM (2008-12)

  5) JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Japanese Science and Technology (2013-15)

  6) Newton International Fellowship - The Royal Society, London UK (2016-18)

  7) Ramanujan Fellowship (2018-2023)


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Research Area



1) Transition Metal Mediated Coupling Reactions - A Multifunctionalization Approach
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2) Organoboron Chemistry
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3) Radical Chemistry
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Group Members


  Krishna Biswas
Topic: Organic Synthesis
Email: krishnabiswasbidya@gmail.com

  Sourav Mondal
Topic: Transition Metal Catalysis
Email: smwelcomes@chem.iitkgp.ac.in

  Sudipta Ghosh
Topic: Organic Synthesis
Email: gsudipta135@gmail.com

  Suman Ghosh
Topic: Organic Synthesis
Email: ghoshsuman461@gmail.com

  Tofayel Sk. Md.
Topic: Organic Synthesis
Email: tofayel1997@gmail.com


Group Alumni