Dr. BASKARAN, S.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Professor

  • Email: sbhaskar@iitm.ac.in
  • Phone: +91-44-2257-4218
  • Address: CYB 208, Department of Chemistry

BIOGRAPHY

Baskaran obtained Ph. D in synthetic organic chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1990 and subsequently he held postdoctoral positions at the Duesseldorf University, Germany and Harvard University, USA. Prior to joining IIT Madras in 1998, he briefly held scientist position at the Dr. Reddy’s Research Foundation, Hyderabad. His research interests are mainly focused on the development of new strategies in organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis and stereoselective synthesis of biologically active and pharmaceutically important molecules. He is a recipient of AvH fellowship, Germany and CRSI bronze medal. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Sciences (India).

  • 1990 – Ph. D Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  • 1984 – M. Sc from Vivekananda College, University of Madras
  • 1982 – B. Sc from Vivekananda College, University of Madras
  • 1990 – 91 Research Associate Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  • 1991 – 93 Alexander von Humboldt Universitaet Duesseldorf, Research Fellow Germany (Professor M. Braun)
  • 1993 – 95 Post Doctoral Fellow Harvard University, USA (Professor E. J. Corey) (Nobel Laureate)
  • 1995 – 1998 Senior Scientist Dr. Reddy’s Research Foundation Hyderabad
  • 1998 – 2003 Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • 2004 – 2006 Associate Professor Indian Institute of Technology Madras           
  • 2006 – 2018 Professor Indian Institute of Technology Madras           
  • 2018 – Present Institute Chair Professor Indian Institute of Technology Madras           
  1. 2018-Institute Chair Professorship    
  2. 2015-Present Associate Editor, J. Chemical Sciences
  3. 2015-18 Council Member, National Organic Symposium Trust
  4. 2015-18 Co-opted Member, PAC (Organic), SERB
  5. 2013-Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc)
  6. 2012-15 Committee Member, DST-Fast Track-Young Scientist Scheme
  7. 2010-15 National Representative, IUPAC
  8. 2008-Bronze Medal, Chemical Research Society of India.
  9. 2004-Member, American Chemical Society.
  10. 2003-Member, Chemical Research Society of India.
  11. 1991-Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany.