The Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) has selected Prof. K C Kumaraswamy and Prof. D B Ramachary of the School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) for the CRSI Silver and Bronze Medals respectively for the year 2016. The award has been given to them in recognition of their contributions to research in Chemistry.
Prof. Kumaraswamy has more than 168 publications to his credit and has won other awards and recognition’s like the FASc; FNA and J C Bose National Fellowship (from DST). He has successfully guided 20 PhD scholars and his present research areas include Allene Chemistry, Organophosphorus Chemistry and Catalytic Organic Transformations.
Prof. Dr. D. B. Ramachary has more than 72 publications to his credit and has won other awards and recognitions like the University of Hyderabad Chancellor’s Award-2014; B. M. Birla Science Prize in Chemical Sciences-2011; Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Award of the INSA-2010; Certificate of Appreciation as Best Thesis Adviser from Eli Lilly and Company, USA for 2011-2014; Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry; INSA Medal for Young Scientist-2006; Editorial Board Member of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Journal; Editorial Board Member of The Scientific World Journal; Associate Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences; and Member of The National Academy of Sciences, India. He has successfully guided 12 PhD scholars and his present research areas include Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Supramolecular-Organocatalysis and Designing New Chemical Reactions.
CRSI was established in 1999 as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Country’s Independence. Currently, the CRSI represents around 1800 lifetime members, who participate in the study, practice, teaching and promotion of Chemistry. The main objectives of the CRSI are to recognize, promote and foster talent in chemistry and chemical sciences and to improve the quality of chemical education at all levels.