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Masumeh Noruzi 

Masumeh Noruzi



I am Masumeh Noruzi, a nanotechnology researcher of Iran. I am graduated in MS of Analytical Chemistry form Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in 2005. I have been working in nanotechnology department of Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran since 2007. I work on green synthesis and biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles and have several papers in this field. My research interests are as follows:
 1.Green synthesis and biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles, and their applications.
 2.Production of biopolymer nanofibers using electrospinning.
 3.Characterization methods of nanoparticles.
 4.Production of nanofertilizers and nanopesticides.

Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash

Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash
 Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
  •   Catalysts and catalytic reactions
  •   Supramolecular chemistry of nucleobases
  •   Recognition of nucleic acid sequences


Department of Organic Chemistry
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Phone:+91 33 2473 4971 (Ext 1405)
Fax: +91 33 2473 2805
E-mail : ocjd [ AT ] iacs.res.in

Short Bio-data:
Jyotirmayee Dash received her MSc from Ravenshaw University and PhD in organic chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Subsequently she was awarded Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (2004-2006) and worked at the Freie University Berlin. Then she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the ESPCI Paris for one year. Following which she was awarded Marie Curie International incoming fellowship and joined the University of Cambridge, UK (2007-2009). She joined as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata in 2009 and then moved to the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science-Kolkata in 2012.
Candidates having MSc degree either in chemistry or biochemistry, closely related areas with inspire/CSIR fellowships can directly apply to Dr Dash (ocjd[AT]iacs.res.in) for PhD positions.

Mrs. A.Meenakshi

Mrs. A.Meenakshi
Mrs. A.Meenakshi
Assistant Professor in
Chemical Engineering

Education Qualification :M.Tech(IITM)
Present position :Assistant Professor in Chemical engineering
Areas of Interest :Chemical Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Environmental Engineering, Unit operations, Characterization of Nano Material
Teaching Experience :4 years
No. of Publications :International Journals: 03
Conferences/ Seminars :International-01 & National-10
Membership :LMIIChE
Email :meenaalg7@gmail.com

Dr. A. Jayashree

Dr. A. Jayashree
Dr. A. Jayashree 

Professor of Chemistry

Education Qualification :M.Sc, Ph.D.
Present position :Head of the Department, CCST, IST, JNTUH and Professor of Chemistry
Areas of Interest :Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, Molecular Modeling, Drug Design, Green Chemistry, Chemical Biology
Teaching Experience :22 years
Research Experience :25 years
No.of Projects :one project sanctioned by DST completed
No. of Publications :90
Conferences/ Seminars :40
Number of Research Students Guided:9 CSIR/UGC/JNTUH JRF Holders(on going)
Refresher Courses Conducted:3
Countries Visited:USA, China, Dubai, Srilanka
Email :jayashree_avc@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Rachna Sachwani


Dr. Rachna Sachwani
B.Sc. in Chemistry
SSSIHL, Prasanthi, Nilayam Andhra, India
M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry
University of Pune, Pune, India
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

 Rachna Sachwani

Rachna Sachwani

Scientist, Custom Process Development at Millipore Sigma



Hands on experience in Asymmetric synthesis, Combinatorial Chemistry, Microwave assisted reactions, Enzyme mediated kinetic resolution, Asymmetric catalysis, Transition metal catalysed reactions.

List of publications:

Intramolecular Ir(I)-Catalyzed Benzylic C-H Bond Amination of ortho-Substituted Aryl Azides. Organic Letters (2009), 11(16), 3598-3601.

Asymmetric Baylis-Hillman reaction: an enchanting expedition. Synlett (2008), (19), 2897-2912.

Lipase mediated kinetic resolution of benzimidazolylethanols. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry (2008), 19(8), 901-905.

Double asymmetric induction as a novel tool for high stereocontrol in Baylis-Hillman reaction. Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) (2004), (22), 2580-2581.

Microwave-induced, InCl3-catalyzed Ferrier rearrangement of acetylglycals: synthesis of 2,3-unsaturated C-glycosides. Tetrahedron Letters (2003), 44(24), 4507-4509.

Goal: To understand Chemistry through practice.

Specialties:I love what I do.........always.


Scientist, Custom Process Development

Millipore Sigma (previously Sigma Aldrich)
– Present (1 year 10 months)Sheboygan, Wisconsin Area


Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals
(4 years 6 months)Grafton, WI

Visiting Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago
(10 months)

Summer intern

Dr. Reddy's Research Foundation
(less than a year)


Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

B.Sc, Chemistry

Kendriya Vidyalaya


Madhuri V. Shinde


Madhuri V. Shinde

Madhuri V. Shinde received her M. Sc  (Organic Chemistry) from University of Pune, Pune in 2005. 

She finished her doctoral research at Indian Institute of Science in 2012 under guidance of Dr. K. R. Prasad. Her thesis entitled as “Enantiospecific synthesis of Bio-active styryllactones”. She joined our Group as CSIR-RA . She worked on the synthesis of natural products using Diels-Alder- aldol strategy and macrocyclic compounds. 

She is presently a visiting scholar and researcher under the guidance of Dr. Fan Bao-Min at the YMU-HKBU Joint Laboratory of Traditional and Natural Medical Herbs Development, Yunnan Minzu University, Yehua, Chenggong, Cuaming, Yunnan, China.


Kun Cheng, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Academic Background
Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Pharmaceutical University, China, 1996/1999
Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2001
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2007

Professional Experience
Associate Professor (tenured) of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Research/Teaching Assistant, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
R&D, Brightfuture Pharmaceutical Company, HongKong SAR, China
Runner-up for the Teacher of the Year Award (awarded by the PharmD Class of 2015 for the 2011-2012 academic year, UMKC School of Pharmacy)
New Investigator Grant Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technologies, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  (Press Release Link)
Concept Award, Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program
New Faculty Teaching Scholars (NFTS), University of Missouri

Shankar Hariharan


Shankar Hariharan

Chief Scientific Officer/EVP - Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Global R&D at Amneal Pharmaceuticals
 email shankarh@aol.com


Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer

Shankar Hariharan, PhD

Dr. Hariharan oversees Research  & Development, Regulatory Affairs and Specialty Pharmaceutical Dosage Development. He has 30 years of experience in successfully leading branded and generic businesses and held leadership roles at International Development Research, Forest Labs and Par Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining 

Amneal, he founded his own pharmaceutical R&D organization, DermAct, specializing in dermatology. Dr. Hariharan completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at Banaras Hindu University in India and his doctorate in pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.


President and CEO

DermAct Pharmaceutical Inc.
 –  (3 years 5 months)
Anti-angiogenesis dependent disease (anti-FGF) - product developemnt research related to topical diseses dependent on FGF
Involved in all aspects of developemnt and fundraisng for lead molecule


Par Pharmaceutical
 –  (2 years 6 months)
CSO - Head of R&D - CMC (Formulation, Analytical R&D, Biopharm), Regulatory, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Complaince, Quality Control/Assurance, Project Management

SVP-FRI (PR&D) and VP- Forest Labs (Corporate)

Forest Laboratories
 –  (14 years 4 months)
Head of Pharmaceutical Developemnt - all aspects of CMC
Drug Metabolism and bioanalytical Research
Project Management
Management Information System and Automation related to R&D


 –  (3 years 1 month)
Head of Bioanlaytical and Metabolism Research


Institute of Technology, BHU

Pharmaceutics -

Finished 1-1/2 years of M.Pharm - then left for Ph.D at Northestern University, Boston, MA - Jan 1982

Shankar Hariharan