Dr. Rajendra Kumar Mallick former PhD scholar at the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded the prestigious Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research in chemistry under the supervision of renowned scientist Prof. Jonathan Clayden at University of Bristol, UK for a period of two years (2021-2023).
Rajendra Kumar’s project proposal for the Marie-Curie fellowship 2020 is on the topic “Novel Scaffolds by Mild Photochemical Rearrangement of Reactive Enolate and Organolithium Anions” which has ranked outstanding by Scoring 95.8% out of 100. He will be starting his postdoctoral research at University of Bristol from June 2021.
Rajendra Kumar completed his Master’s degree (MSc) in chemistry from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha in 2013. After qualifying CSIR-UGC JRF (June 2013), he joined as a PhD scholar under the supervision of Prof. Akhila K. Sahoo at School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad in March 2014. He submitted his PhD thesis on September 2019 (Thesis title: Cyclization and Rearrangement Strategy of Ynamide/Yne-Dienone) awarded the degree in December 2019 by the University of Hyderabad. Currently, He is working as a research associate (RA) at ACRHEM, UoH under the supervision of Prof. Akhila K. Sahoo.