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Dr. H. Surya Prakash Rao

Dean, Research & Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

hsp.rao@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. H. Surya Prakash Rao, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Shards University. He is also the Dean, Research Sharda University. He had his early education in Hyderabad. He was a student of B.Sc. (special, 1973) and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry, 1975) in Osmania University, Hyderabad. He joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for Ph.D. in 1975 and obtained his degree in 1980 by working in the area of stereochemistry of organic compounds and working with Professor S. N. Balasubrahmanyam. He had postdoctoral training in the USA and India (Rice University, Houston, Texas with Professor R. J. Parry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Professor E. Leete and Hyderabad University with Professor Goverdhan Mehta) during 1980-1985. He was a visiting scientist in the University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands during 1999-2000 and 2000-2002 with Professor Hans Schereen. He visited Taiwan in 2007 and USA in 2011, 2014 to give invited talks. He was a Lecturer (North Eastern Hill University, 1985-88), Reader (Pondicherry University, 1988-97), Professor (Pondicherry University, 1997-2018) before translocation to Sharda University. He can be contacted by e.mail hsp.rao@sharda.ac.in and by telephone (91 9870414222 or 91 9443264222).

Academic and Research Achievements His research interests include synthesis stereochemistry and medicinal chemistry of heterocyclic compounds; the Blaise reaction, the Voight Reaction, development of reagents, reaction conditions and green chemical methods etc. He has published over 140 papers in leading organic chemistry journals. He teaches organic chemistry to the post-graduate and undergraduate- students. He has been an associate editor of prestigious Journal of Chemical Science and is in the editorial board of Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, ISRN Journal of Organic Chemistry, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy and ARCHIVOC. Under his guidance 20 research scholars obtained their Ph.D. and 26 scholars their M.Phil. degrees.

Other Contributions His extension activities include development of higher education in India as a member of peer teams of National Assessment and Accreditation. He was the President of Pondicherry Science Forum, council member of National Organic Symposium Trust and Chemical Research Society of India. He is a member of Indian Chemical Society, Indian Science Congress, National Magnetic Resonance Society and Indian Council of Chemists. He has been an Expert in Organic Chemistry for IGNOU.

Awards and Honors He has been a recipient of Chemical Society of India Bronze medal (2008), National Merit Citation and elected fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences (2016). National Merit Citation, 1969; National Associate Award, UGC, India, 1985-88. He received S.I. Perumal Endowment Award, 1997, NSR Center Award, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1999, 2000 & 2002), "Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Visiting Fellowship in Chemistry” for the year 2015-16 and Madras University Alumni Award for 2016. Kindly provide in the brief introduction in about 500 words.

Experience
  • 33 Years
Qualification
  • Ph.D.
Award & Recognition

He has been a recipient of Chemical Society of India Bronze medal (2008), National Merit Citation and elected fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences (2016). National Merit Citation, 1969; National Associate Award, UGC, India, 1985-88. He received S.I. Perumal Endowment Award, 1997, NSR Center Award, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1999, 2000 & 2002), "Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Visiting Fellowship in Chemistry” for the year 2015-16 and Madras University Alumni Award for 2016.

Research

Published over 140 papers in leading Organic Chemistry journals.

  • Design, synthesis, anti-cancer properties and in silico evaluation of C(4)N-heteroaryl 4H-chromenes Rao, H.S.P.; Adigopula, L.N.; Ramadas, K. (communicated)
  • Iodine-catalyzed dehydrative-cycloisomerization of pent-4-yne-1,2-diols to di- and tri-substituted furans, Rao, H. S. P.; Vijjapu, S. submitted for publication
  • One-Pot Synthesis of Densely Substituted Pyrazolo -4, 7-dihydropyridines, Rao, H.S.P.; Adigopula, L.N.; Ramadas, K.. ACS. Comb. Sci. 201719, 279–285.
  • In-silico and in-vitro anti-cancer potential of a curcumin analogue (1E,6E)-1,7-di (1H-indol-3-yl) hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione. Sufi, S. A.; Adigopula, L. N.; Syed, S. B.; Mukherjee, V.; Coumar, M. S.; Rao, H. S. P.; Rajagopalan, R. Biomed Pharmacother201785, 389-398.
  • Synthesis and characterization of H-cardanol-triazole and fructose/galactose/mannose conjugates Rao, H. S. P.; Kamalraj, M. Ind. J. Chem. Section B201756B, 551-559.
  • Synthesis, characterization and antituberculotic evaluation of conjugates of ciprofloxacin / moxifloxacin and fluorescent coumarin, Rao, H. S. P.; Desai, A.; Rao, A. V. B. Ind. J. Chem. Section B. 201756B, 87-95.
  • The quorum sensing molecule N-acyl homoserine lactone produced by Acinetobacter baumannii displays antibacterial and anticancer properties. John, J.; Saranathan, R.; Adigopula, L. N.; Thamodharan, V.; Singh, S. P.; Lakshmi, T. P.; CharanTej, M. A.; Rao, R. S.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H.S.P.; Prashanth, K. Biofouling201632, 1029-1047.
  • Variations in the Blaise reaction Synthesis of 3,5-diketopentanoates and 3-amino-5-oxopent-3-enoates,  Rao, H. S. P.; Muthanna, N. SYNLETT201627, 2014-2018 (nominated for best paper award).
  • Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione and 4H-chromene conjugates, Rao, H. S. P.; Tangeti, V. S.; Adigopula, L. N. Research on Chemical Intermediates 2016, 42, 7285–7303.
  • Synthesis, in vitro and in silico anti-proliferative activity of 4-aryl-4H-chromene derivatives, Parthiban, A.; Kumaravel, M. Muthukumaran, J.; Rukkumani, R.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H. S. P. Med. Chem. Res. 2016, DOI 10.1007/s00044-016-1569-z.
  • Copper mediated arylation with arylboronic acids Facile and modular synthesis of triarylmethanes Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B. B. J. Org. Chem201680, 1506-1516.
  • Copper(II) bromide catalyzed C-C/C-N bond forming reactions Synthesis of pyrrole incorporated triarylmethanes, Rao, H. S. P.; Rao, A. V. B.; Sivakumar, S. Syn. Commun2015, (DOI 10.1080/00397911.2015.1100746).
  • Synthesis and stereochemistry of cis-2,6-diphenyl-1-alkylpiperidines, Rao, H. S. P.; Poonguzhali, Tetrahedron Lett201556, 6190-6193.
  • Synthesis and fluorescence studies on menthol-coumarin conjugates, Rao, H.S.P.; Desai, A. Ind. J. Chem. – Sec. B. 201554B, 514-524.
  • Synthesis, in vitro and in silico antimalarial activity of 7-chloroquinoline and 4H-chromene conjugates Parthiban, A.; Muthukumaran, J.; Krishna, R.; Rao, H. S. P. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 201525, 4657-4663.

Certifications

  • Post doctoral Fellow in USA
  • Visiting Fellow in Netherlands

Area of Interest

  • Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)