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M.Sc., Ph.D
Assistant Professor
5 Years
Contact No.: 9888766361
Projects: DST SERB StartUp Project entitled "Development of Organocatalyzed Vinylogous Reactions of Isatin Derivatives for Synthesis of Highly Functionalized 3,3-disubstituted-2-Oxindoles: A Potential Bioactive Molecule."
Membership: Life Member of National Magnetic Resonance Society of India. Member of Him Science Congress Association
Awards: DST awarded Financial Assistance to attend the International Scientific Event, International Conference of Catalysis in Organic Synthesis (ICCOS 2012), conference held in Russia. Best Poster Award in INDO-US Workshop on Green Chemistry for Environments & sustainable Development held at Dehradun. Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility of Lectureship (NET) in June 2007. Qualified Gate Test in February 2007.
Research Guidance: 11 M.Sc. Students guided
Specialization: Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis
Brief Proifle:

Dr. Akshay Kumar did his Ph.D. in chemistry on “Development of Primary Amine-Based Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation" under the supervision of Prof. Swapandeep Singh Chimni from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Afterwards, he  worked as a Research Associate for 10 months in the same lab.

After a brief stint of teaching in SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib, he joined DAV University as an assistant professor in 2014. He has been awarded research project by DST-SERB for three years from 2015-2018. He has co-authored 18 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

Degree University Year Specialization
Ph.D. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2013 Organic Chemistry
M.Sc. Chemistry Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2007 Chemistry
B.Sc. Non-Medical Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 2004

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