Rodney A. Fernandes

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Rodney A. Fernandes was born in Agonda, Goa, India. He completed his basic education at the Goa University, Goa, India, and then earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pune/National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, in January 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Pradeep Kumar. After working as a Postdoctoral Fellow for a year at the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (2003) with Professor Yoshinori Yamamoto, he moved to the Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and worked with Professor Reinhard Brueckner (2004-2006). In 2006, Fernandes was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, the University Nacional Autonoma Mexico (UNAM). In August 2007, he joined as Assistant Professor the Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, for an independent research career. He was promoted to Associate Professor in January 2011. He has been the recipient of the Best Research Scholar Award (2002) by NCL Research Foundation and the INSA Young Scientist Medal Award, in 2004, in chemical sciences. Fernandes is actively involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates stereochemistry, modern methods of synthesis, and heterocyclic chemistry. His broad research interests include asymmetric synthesis and total synthesis and development of chiral catalysis.

Biography Updated on 9 November 2011

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