Rajender S. Varma

Sustainable Technology Division;National Risk Management Research Laboratory;US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Rajender Singh Varma received his B.S. degree in 1970, Panjab University, India; his M.S. degree in 1972, Kurukshetra University, India; his Ph.D. degree in 1976, Delhi University, India, Natural Products Chemistry; Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology, 1977, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway; and Postdoctoral Fellow in Robert Robinson Laboratories, University of Liverpool, England. He has 6 US patents awarded, and some others pending, and about 240 peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, and encyclopedia contributions. His areas of expertise are development of environmentally benign newer synthetic methods and chemical protocols; remediation and capture of hazardous pollutants, such as mercury from coal-fired power plants, sulfur from diesel oil, perchlorate and arsenic from water; nanomaterials; nanocomposites natural products chemistry; synthetic organic chemistry; Newer methods for immobilization of biomolecules on solid support surfaces; medical chemistry, design and synthesis of chemopreventive anticancer agents, nitric oxide (NO) donors as novel therapeutics for ocular disorders. Rajender Singh Varma has over 35 years of research experience in management of multidisciplinary technical programs ranging from natural products chemistry and therapeutics to development of genosensor technology. He worked extensively in broader aspects of organic chemistry that includes isolation, synthesis, and chemical modification of biologically active molecules, specifically the applications and interface of chemical science with biology, solid state chemistry, bioelectronics, environmental sciences, and development of environmentally benign synthetic methods using microwaves. Recently, he is involved in the development of efficient technologies for capture of mercury from coal-fired power plants and “deep desulfurization” of transportation fuels. His long-term goals are to contribute broad expertise in organic chemistry to evaluate novel and safer environmental protocols in industrial chemistry and its impact on human health and environmental sciences.

Biography Updated on 25 June 2007

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