Two former UoH scholars awarded Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Two former scholars of the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Dr. Rajendra Kumar Mallick and Dr. U. Divya Madhuri, have been awarded the prestigious Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 March 2021 4:10 PM GMT
Two former UoH scholars awarded Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Hyderabad: Two former scholars of the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Dr. Rajendra Kumar Mallick and Dr. U. Divya Madhuri, have been awarded the prestigious Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research in chemistry.

While Dr. Mallick will work under the supervision of renowned scientist Prof. Jonathan Clayden at University of Bristol, UK, for two years (2021-2023), Dr. Madhuri will work under the supervision of Prof. Zoe Schnepp at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Dr. Kumar's project proposal for the Marie-Curie fellowship 2020 is on the topic "Novel Scaffolds by Mild Photochemical Rearrangement of Reactive Enolate and Organolithium Anions" which has ranked outstanding by scoring 95.8 per cent out of 100. He will start his postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol from June 2021. Dr. Madhuri's project proposal entitled "Nanocasting Synthesis of Metal Carbide and Nitride Electrocatalysts" secured 95.4 per cent and has been selected for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual fellowships 2020 by the European Commission. She will be starting her postdoctoral research at the University of Birmingham from June 2021.

Dr. Kumar completed his Master's degree (MSc) in chemistry from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha in 2013. After qualifying CSIR-UGC JRF (June 2013), he joined as a PhD scholar under the supervision of Prof. Akhila K. Sahoo at the UoH School of Chemistry in March 2014. He submitted his PhD thesis in September 2019 titled "Cyclization and Rearrangement Strategy of Ynamide/Yne-Dienone". He was awarded the degree in December 2019. Currently, he is working as a research associate (RA) at ACRHEM, UoH, under the supervision of Prof. Sahoo.

Dr. Madhuri obtained her Master's degree in Organic Chemistry from Andhra University in 2013 and qualified CSIR-JRF with an all India rank of 59. She joined as a PhD scholar under the supervision of Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan at the UoH School of Chemistry. The title of her Ph.D. thesis is "In Situ Fabricated Polymer-Metal/Semiconductor Nanocomposite Thin Films: Fluorescence, Catalysis and Electrocatalysis" which was submitted in October 2019 and was awarded a doctorate of philosophy in February 2020.


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