Educational Background

◊ 2003 – 2006: Post-doctoral Research Associate
Advisor: Prof. Nicholas. J. Turro, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
Chiral Recognition, Host guest Systems, Supramolecular chemistry in organized media, Solid State NMR for studying host guest interaction, Molecular Beacons for studying DNA/RNA recognition, Stereoselective oxidation involving ozone and singlet oxygen.

◊ 1998 – 2003: Thesis title: “Selective Photo-transformation In Confined Media”
Advisor: Prof. V. Ramamurthy -Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Asymmetric photoreactions, Regioselective photooxidation, Adiabatic photoreactions, Host guest chemistry (zeolites, Cyclodextrins and functionalized cyclodextrins), Theoretical calculations (Gaussian-98, TITAN, CAChe programs) to understand host guest relationship.  Chemistry of dyes and pigments (Summer industrial research project – CIBA).

◊ 1997 – 1998: “Synthesis of Cyclophanes With Acetylenic Bridging Units”
Advisor: Prof. S. Sankararaman – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

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