Head of Department (Department of Chemistry)

Prof  Devdutt Chaturvedi
Prof Devdutt Chaturvedi

Prof. (Dr.) Devdutt Chaturvedi obtained his Ph. D. degree, from the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR), Lucknow, India. Thereafter, He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Georgia, USA & Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany. He returned to India and worked shortly as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (I. I. T.), Madras and as a Scientist Fellow at CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), Jammu and CSIR-North-East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR), Jorhat, Assam. He has worked on several areas of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry such as design and synthesis of novel classes of antidiabetic, antifertility, antitubercular, anti-inflammatory, hypolipedemic, anti-HIV/HBV, anti-cancer, antimalarial, antimicrobial, anti-alzheimer agents wherein he has investigated various kinds of structurally diverse synthetic/natural molecules such as steroids, terpenoids, nucleosides, structurally diverse heterocycles, carbamates and related compounds. He has published more than 100 research publications (containing more than 1800 citations, with h-index = 25) in reputed international journals and filed 11 patents. He is the reviewer of several leading international journals of different publishers such as American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Science Direct Journals, Theime journals, Japanese journals, Wiley Interscience journals, Bentham Science journals, Taylor & Francis journals, Hindawi Publishers journals, etc. His work has further been recognized from the various kinds of awards such as Most Cited Paper Award (2006-2009) for one of his Tetrahedron Letters publication, Young Scientist Award (2008-2009) from the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Highest Impact Factor Award (2009-2010) for publishing a review article in Chemical Society Reviews ( I. F. = 40.442) from the CSIR-North-East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR), Jorhat, Assam, India and DST-Fast Track Young Scientist Award (2010) from the Govt. of India. Recently, He has also worked as a Guest Editor, for publishing a hot topic issue entitled “Organic synthesis using green reaction media” for a leading international journal “Current Organic Synthesis” published by Bentham Science Publishers, Ltd. He has also been invited to become a member of editorial board of several international journals.