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After completion of his undergraduate and graduate studies, Dr. Sandip Murarka joined the research group of Prof. Armido Studer at WWU Münster to pursue his doctoral research in synthetic organic chemistry focusing on diverse transition metal catalyzed and transition metal free synthetic transformations. Subsequent to this, he worked as a Max-Planck postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Herbert Waldmann at Max Planck Institute Dortmund, where he worked on the development of small molecule inhibitors targeting oncogenic RAS signalling and on the development of transition metal catalyzed asymmetric transformations. Following a year long stay as a Team Leader in a reputed pharmaceutical company, Syngene Internatiional Limited, he decided to move back to academia and joined Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India as an Assistant Professor in May, 2017. Since, June 2022, he is serving the institute as an Associate Professor.

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Professional Experiences

05/2017 - 06/2022: Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

2010 - 2013

University of Münster, Germany

PhD, Organic Chemistry

Supervisor: Prof. Armido Studer

05/2016 - 04/2017: Syngene International Ltd.

Bangalore, india

Senior Research Investigator (Team Leader), Discovery Chemistry

05/2013 - 04/2016: Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow,

Supervisor: Prof. Herbert Waldmann

2007 - 2009

Rutgers University, USA

M.S., Chemistry, GPA 4.0/4.0

2005 - 2007

IIT Bombay, India

M.Sc., Chemistry, CPI 9.03/10.0

2002 - 2005

Midnapore College, Vidyasagar University, India

B.Sc., Chemistry (Hons.), 74%, University Topper

Professional Services

Reviewing Activities


ACS: Chemical Reviews, Journal of American Chemical Society, ACS Catalysis, Organic Letters, The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Wiley: Angewandte Chemie, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Select, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Chemistry An Asian Journal, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

RSC: Chemical Science, Chemical Communications, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, RSC Advances, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, New Journal of Chemistry

Nature: Nature Chemistry, Nature Catalysis

Elsevier: Tetrahedron Letters, Tetrahedron

Funding Agencies: DST, SERB

Administrative Responsibilities@IITJ

07/2017-08/2020: Campus Mentor for U.G. Students

03/2018-08/2020: Chairman, Career Development Cell

03/2018-08/2020: Nodal Officer, DAAD Scholarships Program

03/2018-07/2021: Member, Medical Services Committee

08/2019-08/2021: Member, Center for Advanced Scientific Equipment (CASE) Coordination Committee

09/2019-08/2021: Internship Coordinator, Institute Innovation Council 2.0 (IIC 2.0), IIT Jodhpur

06/2022 - Present: Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

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