Organophosphorus Chemistry: Volume 51
Published:05 Sep 2022
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2022. "Author biographies", Organophosphorus Chemistry: Volume 51, Lee J Higham, David W Allen, John C Tebby
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Naushad Ahmed obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the Shibli National College, Purvanchal University Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He has completed his Ph D in inorganic chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Bombay, India, under the supervision of Prof. Maheswaran Shanmugam in 2019. Currently he is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad under the supervision of Professor V. Chandrasekhar. His research interests include synthesis of transition and lanthanide metal-based coordination complexes using a variety of ligands such as carbophosphazene, Schiff base etc., and experimentally probing their magnetic properties as molecular magnets.
Dr Anna S. Balueva graduated from Kazan State University in 1984. Since that time, she occupied research positions at the A. E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry KSC RAS (IOPC), Kazan. Since 2000 she has been a senior researcher of the laboratory of organophosphorus ligands of IOPC. She received a PhD degree in 1988 under the supervision of Dr Sci. O. A. Erastov. Her research interests includes the synthetic and coordination chemistry of functionalized tertiary phosphines (in particular P,N-containing hetero- and macrocycles).
Piotr Bałczewski studied chemistry at the Technical University of Łodź. MSc/PhD theses (P/S/Si and cyclopentanoid chemistry) were with Prof. M. Mikołajczyk at the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Łódź. Doctoral studies at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, PAS, Warsaw then a postdoctoral period at Manchester University (UK) in alkaloid chemistry (Prof. J. A. Joule) led to habilitation and appointment as full professor at CM&MS PAS, Łódź and the Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. He currently leads materials research groups at both institutions. He was vice- and 1st vice-president of the Polish Chemical Society (4 cadencies), honored as Chemistry Europe Fellow and Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2020, 2021).
Goutam Brahmachari, PhD, is a full professor of organic chemistry at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. With more than 23 years of experience in teaching and research, he has produced over 200 scientific publications, including original research papers, review articles, books, and invited book chapters in organic synthesis, green chemistry, and natural products. He has authored/edited 25 books from the leading scientific publishers. He is the Founder Series Editor of the Elsevier Book Series ‘Natural Product Drug Discovery’. Professor Brahmachari is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a recipient of CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) Bronze Medal-2021 (contributions to research in chemistry), INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Teachers Award 2019, Dr Kalam Best Teaching Faculty Award 2017, and Academic Brilliance Award 2015 (Excellence in Research). Professor Brahmachari has been featured in the World Ranking of the Top 2% Scientists (Organic Chemistry Category) in 2020 and 2021.
Mário J. F. Calvete received his Industrial Chemistry diploma from University of Coimbra in 2000 and his PhD in Natural Sciences–Organic Chemistry in 2004, from Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, with Prof. Dr h. c. Michael Hanack. After a two-year stay at Tuebingen as a postdoctoral fellow in Industry/University, he returned to Portugal for a postdoctoral stay at University of Aveiro. In 2010 he was appointed as Auxiliary Researcher at University of Coimbra and since 2019, he is Assistant Professor at this university. His current research interests are tetrapyrrolic macrocycle design and other heterocyclic ligands and their uses in theranostics and homogeneous/heterogeneous (photo)catalysis, particularly in environmental remediation technologies. He has published ca. 95 peer-reviewed papers, 2 books and 14 book chapters.
Rui M. B. Carrilho obtained his PhD diploma in Organic Chemistry in 2014 from University of Coimbra, Portugal, under guidance of Prof. M. M. Pereira and Prof. L. Kollár, focused on the development of tervalent phosphorus ligands and metal complexes for application in catalysis. From 2014 to 2018, he worked as a post-doc researcher in the pharmaceutical spin-off Luzitin SA and at University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain). Since 2019, he is an Auxiliary Researcher at University of Coimbra. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis of organometallic and related compounds for development of catalytic carbonylation and CO2 activation reactions. He is author of ca. 30 peer-reviewed papers and 9 book chapters.
Amit Chakraborty obtained his BSc degree from the Suri Vidyasagar College, Burdwan University, West Bengal, India, in 2007 and MSc degree in 2009 in inorganic chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India. He has completed his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, under the supervision of Professor V. Chandrasekhar in 2015. He briefly worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, India. Currently he is a National Post-doctoral Fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad. His research interests include molecular magnetism, transition metal/lanthanide complexes, and design of unusual ligands and in new molecular materials.
Vadapalli Chandrasekhar obtained his PhD degree in 1982 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and postdoctoral work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. After briefly working at the Research and Development section of the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation at Vadodara, as a Senior Research Officer, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1987 where he has been a full professor since 1995. He served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (2008–10), and as the Dean of Faculty Affairs, IIT Kanpur (2011–12). He also worked at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, as a Senior Professor/Dean (2012–14) and Director (2014–17), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, India. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor and the Centre Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad. His research interests are in the area of molecular materials, inorganic rings and polymers, main-group organometallics, and polynuclear metal assemblies. He has been a recipient of the S. S. Bhatnagar Award of the Council and Scientific Industrial Research, India, and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, the Indian National Science Academy, and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, Trieste, Italy. His research work is documented in 400 + publications.
Giulia Fiorani studied Chemistry at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, earning an MSc (Hons.) in 2006 followed by a PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2010. After several different post-doctoral assignments in Italy (2010–2012, University of Padua, 2012–2013 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and abroad (2014–2016 Marie Curie IEF at ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain and 2016–2017 Imperial College London and University of Oxford, UK), currently Giulia is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Giulia's research interests rely mainly on the preparation of new molecules and materials based on CO2 and renewable based feedstocks.
Professor Andrey A. Karasik graduated from Kazan State University in 1986. For more than 30 years he has held various positions at the A. E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry KSC RAS (IOPC), Kazan. From 2008 he was a vice-director of IOPC; since November 2017 he has been an acting head of IOPC as a separate structural subdivision of Federal Research Center “KSC RAS”. He received PhD and Dr Sci degrees in 1988 and 2003, respectively. His research interests includes the synthetic and physical chemistry of functionalized tertiary phosphines (in particular P,N-containing hetero- and macrocycles) and their metal complexes.
György Keglevich graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1981 as a chemical engineer. He was awarded the “Doctor of Chemical Science” degree in 1994, in the subject of organophosphorus chemistry. He is a P-heterocyclic chemist. He also deals with environmentally friendly chemistry: MW chemistry, phase transfer catalysis and the development of new catalysts. He is the author or co-author of ca. 650 papers (the majority of which appeared in international journals). He wrote ca 40 book chapters and ca 60 review articles. His two books are: OPC – Novel developments, and Milestones in MW chemistry. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Molecules (Green chemical Section), Green Processing and Syntheses, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, and the Related Elements and Current Microwave Chemistry. He is Associate Editor for Heteroatom Chemistry, Letters in Drug Design and Discovery, Current Organic Synthesis and Letters in Organic Chemistry, and Editor-in-Chief for Current Organic Chemistry, Current Green Chemistry, as well as Symmetry (Chemical Section). He is the member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry, and arranged ICPC 22 in Budapest/Hungary in 2018.
Prof. Elvira I. Musina graduated from Kazan State University in 1994. From 1994 to 2003 she occupied research positions in A. E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry KSC RAS (IOPC), Kazan. From 2003 to 2008 she was a leading engineer of the Central Laboratory of OJSC “Kazanorgsintez”, Kazan. From 2009–2020 she was a senior researcher and since December 2020 she has been a leading researcher of the laboratory of organophosphorus ligands at IOPC. She received PhD and Dr Sci degrees in 1997 and 2020, respectively. Her research interests include the synthetic and coordination chemistry of functionalized tertiary phosphines (in particular P,N-containing hetero- and macrocycles).
Krzysztof Owsianik graduated in chemistry at the University of Łódź. The international co-tutelle PhD thesis (organometallic/phosphorus chemistry) was under the guidance of Prof. A. Skowrońska at the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies (CMMS), Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland and Prof. J.-P. Majoral at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC) CNRS in France. During his postdoctoral stay at the LCC in Toulouse (Prof. R. Chauvin) he conducted research on phosphorus-boron containing compounds. He currently works in the Functional Materials Synthesis Group, CMMS, and continues his interest in organophosphorus chemistry which include polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons, flow chemistry and reactivity of sterically hindered compounds.
Romana Pajkert received her PhD in organic chemistry in 2008 from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland under the supervision of Professor Henryk Koroniak. She then carried out postdoctoral studies at the University in Bremen, Germany in Professor Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler's group. Starting from 2009, she continued postdoctoral researches at the Jacobs University in Bremen. Her major current research interests are focused on the fluorine chemistry, organometallic chemistry, synthesis of biologically active compounds, preparation of OLED emitters as well as hypervalent phosphorus derivatives.
Mariette M. Pereira is currently a Full Professor in Organic Chemistry at University of Coimbra, Portugal. She obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1992 at University of Coimbra and worked as Fellow Assistant at Universities of Liverpool in 1993 and Autónoma de Barcelona in 1998. She was Director of the Chemistry Research Laboratory of pharmaceutical spin-off Luzitin SA, until 2015. Her research interests are focused on the synthesis of chiral ligands and catalysts development for asymmetric carbonylation tandem reactions and on the development of tetrapyrrolic macrocycle-based photosensitizers for biomedical applications. She published ca. 180 peer-reviewed papers, 20 books/book chapters and she is inventor of 6 patents.
Alvise Perosa earned his PhD in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1996 and is currently Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari University Venice. He was Fulbright Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, Endeavour Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Alvise sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Green Chemistry (RSC) and ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (ACS). Alvise's interests include research, teaching and outreach in green chemistry with specific focus on chemicals from renewable resources, green chemicals from carbon dioxide, ionic liquids, catalysis, supercritical fluids and multiphase reaction systems.
Professor Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler received his Dr rer. nat. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany in 1971. In 1972 he moved to the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany to work with Professor Reinhard Schmutzler where he got his his “Habilitation” (Dr rer. nat. habil.) in 1982. During this time he spent several months as a visiting scientist with Professor Alan MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. In 1978 he became Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany and in 2009 Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University Bremen. He served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa, Israel. His main research interests are focused on organofluorine and organophosphorus chemistry. In 2012 he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Technion, where he is serving as a member of the Board of Governors. Since 2016 he is Concurrent Professor at the University of Nanjing, Nanjing, China. He chaired the 18th Int. Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry 2006 in Bremen and the Bremen Fluorine Days 2016.
Maurizio Selva is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Italy). Since the beginning of his career in the early 1990's, Professor Selva's major research interests have been in the implementation of eco-friendly organic syntheses based on clean reagents, catalysts and solvents. Specifically, the development of green catalytic techniques for the upgrading of bio-based platform chemicals using dense CO2 and dialkyl carbonates, and multiphase systems assisted by ionic liquids, are among the topics of Professor Selva's current investigations.
Marika Turek received a Master's degree with distinction in Biotechnology and Chemistry at the Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa in 2017. She is currently a PhD student in Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Bałczewski. Her research is focused on developing new dual-acting pharmaceutical formulations with increased bioavailability towards hypertension, COVID-19 disease and neurodegenerative diseases. These studies contributed to the award of a scholarship in the 20th edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme. She also conducts ecotoxicological studies of ionic agrochemicals and waste pharmaceuticals to better protect aqueous and soil ecosysytems on earth.