Resume

Education

  • PhD - Organic & Materials Chemistry (Conjugated Polymers), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. (2004)
  • M.Sc. - Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. (1997)

Professional Experiences/Employments

  • Research Professor, Brain Korean 21 (BK21) Research Program, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology (Undergraduate Programs), Department of Energy Science and Technology (Graduate Programs), Myongji University, South Korea. (Sep 2009-Aug 2010)
  • Co-researcher, Energy and Environment Fusion Technology Center, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Myongji University, South Korea. (Sep 2009-Aug 2010)
  • Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2006- 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. (2001-2003)
  • Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. (1999-2004)

Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board of Referees, Arkivoc Journal, Arkat Publications, USA. (2007-)
  • Referee for Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Wiley Interscince Journals, UK. (2010-)
  • Referee for ChemComm, Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, UK. (2009-)
  • Referee for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, UK. (2009-)
  • Referee for Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, A Publication of the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (2010-)
  • Editorial Board of Members, Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (JCEMS), Academic Publishers. (2010-)
  • Editorial Board of Referees, Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (JECE), Academic Publishers. (2010-)
  • Assistant Editor, Bioinformation Journal, A Publication of Biomedical Informatics Publishing Group. (2005-)
  • Editor, NanoScience Today, I-magazine for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2003-2005)
  • Editor, Science Today, Electronic Daily Science News. (2002-2005)
  • Chief Editor, The Graduate Reminiscences, A Publication of SGC, Faculty of Science, NUS, Singapore. (2001-2002)

Professional Leadership or Scientific Committee

  • Session Chairman, National Conference on Green Chemistry organized by Department of Chemistry, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. February 6-8, 2009.
  • COD-F, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2008-2009)
  • Head, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2008-2009)
  • Member, Doctoral Board Committee, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2008-2009)
  • Coordinator, Program Academic Committee, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2007-2009)
  • Coordinator, Pedagogy Implementation Committee, Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. (2007-2009)
  • Advisory Committee, Bioethics Forum, Singapore. (2006-)
  • International Advisory Committee, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Workshop on Green Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. (2003)
  • Chief Executive, Science Graduate Committee (SGC), Faculty of Science, NUS, Singapore. (2002-2004)
  • Student Advisor, Chemistry Graduate Club (CGC), Department of Chemistry, NUS, Singapore. (2001-2002)
  • Faculty Representative of Science, Graduate Students Society (GSS), NUS. (2001-2002)
  • President, Science Graduate Committee (SGC), Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. (2001-2002)

Awards and Accolades

    • Invited to attend the Workshop on Green Chemistry in Real World Practice sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry London and DST under Green Chemistry Program on May 9, 2009 at Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi.
    • Invited to deliver a lecture on 12th Punjab Science Congress, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab. February 7-9, 2009.
    • Invited to deliver a lecture on National Conference on Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat. February 6-8, 2009.
    • Invited to deliver a lecture on Research Methodology and Development for Faculty Interactive Session, Department of Pharmacy, Lovely Institute of Technology, Phagwara, Punjab, India. December 26, 2008.
    • Invited to be the Judge for the Science and Mathematics Exhibition, Delhi Public School, Jalandhar Cantt., Punjab. November 15, 2008.
    • Invited to attend the Professional Development Workshop for Faculty organized by Canadian Education Centre Network and Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab. September 27, 2008.
    • One of my pre-proposals is accepted and invited to deliver a pre-proposal presentation on Molecular Electronics, Conducting Polymer Electronics and Non-invasive and other Biosensors, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India to be scheduled on BARC, Bombay on May 22-23, 2008.
    • Invited to conduct the External Engineering Chemistry Practical as External Examiner for UG Programs at Department of Applied Sciences, CT Institute of Engineering, Management and Technology, Shahpur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. (May 13, 2008)
    • Invited to be the Judge for the Biotechnology Exhibition, Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab. April 20, 2008.
    • Invited to attend the Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Knowledge Era, National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab, March 28-29, 2008, Organized by National Research Development Corporation (A Govt. of India Enterprise), New Delhi.
    • One of my research scholars won the best poster award in 2nd Chandigarh Science Congress, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab. March 14-15, 2008.
    • Invited to deliver a lecture on Green Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals for Faculty Interactive Session, Department of Pharmacy, Lovely Institute of Technology, Phagwara, Punjab, India. February 23, 2008.
    • Invited Speaker for Workshop on Green Chemistry: The Sustainable Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, NIPER, Punjab, India, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India. September 3-4, 2007.
    • Invited to be in the advisory committee for Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Workshop on Green Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India November 17-20, 2003
    • Invited Speaker for Science, Technology and Biomedicine Month 2001, Topics presented for Pursuit of Higher Degrees in the Faculty of Science, NUS, Singapore. (September 12, 2001)
    • Invited to attend the International Green Chemistry Workshop and IUPAC CHEMRAWN XIV Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA (travel grants and accommodation for me provided by workshop organizing committee) - one among the chemists from 18 countries (June 6-14, 2001)
    • Receipt of research studentship, research scholarship, and teaching assistantship from NUS (1999-2002)