Bimal K. Banik
Professor Bimal K. Banik is the First President’s Endowed Professor at UTPA, Professor of Chemistry. Professor Banik is the author of approximately 635 US publications, patents, book chapters, books, reviews, and presentations. More than 330 of his publications/presentations have resulted in students as coauthors. His research has been funded through 7.0 million dollar grants by NIH, NCI, and Private Foundations. Currently, he is the Program Director of NIH and NCI Grants at UTPA and a Member of 5 US and International Scientific Societies. His research area include the following but not limited to: organic synthesis, synthetic method development, medicinal chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, regents in organic synthesis, beta lactam chemistry, drug discovery, heterocycles, microwave-induced reactions, enzymatic processes, cancer research, applied chemistry, catalysis, solid-phase chemistry and biological chemistry. Dr. Banik has received the following awards: Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal for overall accomplishments, Hind Ratan award for keeping Indian Flag at a very high level, UT-Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching award, The US National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inspire-Integrity award for exceptional students advising activities, US NCI web page recognition for outstanding research, Provost’s award for International Studies, UTPA research award for creative work, outstanding mentor award by the New Jersey Board of Education, citation by the Senator and the American Chemical Society Director’s certificate. ACS has selected him as the winner of the member service award in 2008. ACS has published several articles based on his research and described his discoveries as novel and innovative.
Biography Updated on 22 May 2013