Senior scientist Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as Director of CSIR-IICT
Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar was appointed Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) a premier research institute of Union Government based in Hyderabad, Telangana.
He was named appointed to the top post by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is ex-officio Chairman of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) functioning under Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
Dr. Chandrasekhar had joined IICT as a Junior Research Fellow in 1986. He was promoted to the level of Chief Scientist in 2010. Since 2010 he is leading Natural Products Chemistry, one of the largest groups at the IICT.
He has made significant contributions in diverse areas of organic chemistry with a special emphasis total synthesis of biologically active natural products, on chiral chemistry and pharmaceutical products.
Dr. Chandrasekhar He also has developed technologies for synthesis of latest anti-tumor and abortive drug mesoprostol, anti-tuberculosis drug bedaquiline and drug for treatment of schizophrenia asenapine etc. Apart from above contributions, he also has more than 250 publications with 5,000 citations to his credit.