Devrajulu Sureshkumar

Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: suresh [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:


  • C−H bond activation
  • Asymmetric metal and organocatalysis
  • Asymmetric Halofunctionalization of Olefins
  • Visible Light Photocatalysis
  • Development of new methodologies and total synthesis of natural and non-natural products
  • Drug design and development


Academic Background:
  1. B. Sc Chemistry, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, 1997
  2. M. Sc Organic Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, India, 2000
  3. Ph. D. Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 2007


Positions:
  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Oct 2013 - Feb 2015 JSPS Fellow (Pathway to University Positions in Japan). Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki Group, Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  3. Apr - Sep 2013 IMC Senior Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki Group, Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  4. Apr 2011 - Mar 2013 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki Group, Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  5. Oct 2010 - Mar 2011 IMC Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki Group, Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  6. Apr 2010 - Sep 2010 Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Wilhelm Boland Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
  7. Apr 2008 - Mar 2010 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Dr. Martin Klussmann and Prof. Benjamin List Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Köhlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany


Awards and Honors:
  1. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS - Pathway to University Positions in Japan) at Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  2. IMC Fellowship for senior postdoctoral research at Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  3. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS) - Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers at Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan
  4. Max-Planck Fellowship for postdoctoral research at Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany


Selected Publications:
  1. Tandem aziridine ring opening-disulfide formation-reduction-Michael addition in one-pot mediated by tetrathiomolybdate. Sureshkumar, D.; Gunasundari, T.; Chandrasekaran, S. Tetrahedron 2015, xx, xxx. Invited article.
  2. Direct Catalytic Addition of Alkylnitirles to Aldehydes by Transition Metal/NHC Complexes. Sureshkumar, D.; Ganesh, V.; Kumagai, N.; Shibasaki, M. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 10, 15723-15726. Appeared in cover page. Selected as a “Hot Paper”.
  3. A Modified Preparation Procedure for Carbon Nanotube-Confined Nd/Na Heterobimetallic Catalyst for anti-Selective Catalytic Asymmetric Nitroaldol Reactions. Sureshkumar, D.; Hashimoto, K.; Kumagai, N.; Shibasaki, M. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 11494-11500.