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Dr. Nilanjana Majumdar

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Dr. Nilanjana Majumdar started her chemistry journey from Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, India. She completed her undergraduate education there with first class first in B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.). In 2003, she went to IIT Kharagpur to pursue Masters. For Ph.D., she moved to United States in 2006 and worked under the supervision of Professor William D. Wulff in Michigan State University. After graduation in 2012, she moved to Tokyo, Japan for first postdoctoral experience in Professor Masakatsu Shibasaki's group with JSPS fellowship. After three years in Japan, she worked in Professor Benjamin List's group for one year in Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany. In April, 2018, she joined CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow as Senior Scientist in Medicinal & Process Chemistry Division.


2022    Dr. Mridula Kamboj Award for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Related Basic Research-2021

2021    CDRI Incentive Award for Technology 2021, Title: Process for the Preparation of Umifenovir 


2019    DST-SERB Early Career Research Award

2016    Max-Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der

            Ruhr, Germany)

2013    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship

2012    IMC Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research (Japan)

2006    Doctoral fellowship (Michigan State University, USA)

2005    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET, NET-JRF)

2003    First Class First in Bachelor of Science (B. Sc. Chemistry Hons.) (Visva-Bharati University)

Invited Talks/Conferences:

2020    CRSI National Chemistry week (5th Nov, 2020) organized by CRSI North Bengal Chapter

            (University of North Bengal) (virtual platform).

2022    International Conference on "Chemical Sciences: Academia, Industry & Society Interface (ICCS

            2022)" (23-25 June) as a collaborative and sponsored outcome of KSTA (Karnataka Science and

            Technology Academy) and SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) (virtual platform).

2022    FORCE-IICS meeting, Agra (28-31 July, 2022).

2023    NOST, Aurangabad (17-20 February, 2023).

2023    ICOC, Goa (International Conference on Organometallics and Catalysis, 30th October to 2nd

            November, 2023).

2023    IFSC (Indo-French Seminar on Catalysis for Sustainability, 10-13 December, 2023) at IISER-


2024    FCSB (Indo-French Seminar on Fostering Catalysis for Societal Benefit, 15-17 January, 2024) at

            School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.

Ph.D. position available : Applications from NET-JRF qualified candidates are welcome. Interested candidates may contact me directly ( Email:,

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