From the last one decade, our laboratory at the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (UoH) developed many bio-inspired new catalytic reactions from the simple substrates to furnish the functionalized molecules in very good yields, de’s and ee’s through chiral amine- or amino acid-catalysis, said Prof. Dhevalapally B. Ramachary while delivering the Inaugural Lecture on 21 April 2014.
Talking to a packed audience of students, teachers and officials of the University, Prof. Ramachary further stated, “We have also developed the new technology called “sequential one-pot combination of multi-component and multi-catalysis cascade reactions” to synthesize the highly functionalized molecules with minimum wastage as similar to the cellular reactions.” These he said have successful applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Prof. E Haribabu, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Prof. M Durga Prasad, Dean, School of Chemistry were present for the lecture.
Prof. Ramachary who joined in the School of Chemistry of UoH in January 2005 has received several awards including the Editorial Board Member, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, RSC Journal, 2013-Present; Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-Present; Member of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore; B. M. Birla Science Prize in Chemical Sciences-2011; Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Award of the INSA 2010; Associate Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences-2010; Member of The National Academy of Sciences, India 2009; and INSA Medal for Young Scientist-2006 for his outstanding contributions to the emerging area of asymmetric organocatalysis. For the last three consecutive years (2011-2013), his laboratory Ph. D. students got selected for the prestigious “Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award”.
Inaugural lectures are delivered by newly appointed Professors of the University and are colloquia on their research interests for the benefit of colleagues and students from all disciplines.