Assistant Professor
Chemical Sciences
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Academic Details:

Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Berhampur, India. 2017 - present

Post-Doc: Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Advisor : Prof. Benjamin List, 2012

PhD.: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, Advisor : Prof. Vinod K. Singh, 2009

M.Sc.: Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2004

Research Interest:

Catalysis: Transition Metal Catalysis & Organocatalysis.

Asymmetric Synthesis.

Synthesis of Natural Products & Biologically Active Compounds.


  • Hyodo, K., Gandhi, S., Gemmeren, M., List, B. Bronsted acid catalyzed asymmetric silylation of alcohols. Synlett 2015, 26, 1093.
  • Gandhi, S., List, B. Catalytic asymmetric three-component synthesis of homoallylic amines. Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2573.
  • Kumar, M., Pandey, S. K., Gandhi, S., Singh, V. K. PPh3/halogenating agent-mediated highly efficient efficient ring opening of activated and non-activated aziridines. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 363.
  • Gandhi, S., Singh, V. K. Synthesis of chiral organocatalysts derived from aziridines: Applications in asymmetric aldol reaction. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 9411.
  • Kumar, M., Gandhi, S., Kalra, S. S., Singh, V. K. Efficient ring opening of aziridines with carboxylic acids. Synth. Commun. 2008, 38, 1527.
  • Gandhi, S., Bisai, A., Prasad, B. A. B., Singh, V. K. Studies on the reactions of aziridines with nitriles and carbonyls: Synthesis of Imidazolines and Oxazolidines. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 2133.
  • Dwivedi, S. K., Gandhi, S., Rastogi, N., Singh, V. K. Lewis acid catalyzed regioselective ring opening of azetidines with alcohols and thiols. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 5375.
Awards & Honors:

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral research, 2010
  • Max Planck Fellowship for postdoctoral research, 2009
  • CSIR Fellowship for doctoral research, 2004
  • MPA Silver Medal for holding one of the top three positions in Panjab University in B.Sc, 2002
Teaching Experiences:

  • CHM 211 Basic Organic Chemistry (Even Sem 2018)
  • CHM 213 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (Odd Sem 2017)
  • CHM 103 General Chemistry Laboratory (one-third) (Odd Sem 2017)
  • CHM 211 Basic Organic Chemistry (Even Sem 2017)