Interview with Debabrata Maiti

This Editorial Board Focus presents Debabrata Maiti (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India).

SYNFORM presents an interview with the new SYNLETT Editor-in-Chief Debabrata Maiti from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India) where he is a synthetic scientist specializing in organometallic chemistry and catalysis and serving as professor of chemistry. He received his B.Sc. from RKMVM, Belur, University of Calcutta (India) in 2001 and M.Sc. from IIT Bombay in 2003. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University (USA) in 2008 and then spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) before joining the Department of Chemistry at IIT Bombay as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He was promoted to Associate Professor (2015) and to Professor (2021) and was named the Institute Chair Professor in 2022. In 2022, he was elected as a fellow of Academy of Sciences (FASc). He is the coauthor of 266 papers and 17 issued patents. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the prestigious Indian national award for excellence in scientific research, for Chemical Sciences for the year 2022 for his significant contributions to developing transition- metal catalysis for transforming organic molecules to prepare value-added materials by site-selective functionalization, leading impact on agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals industry. In 2024, he joins SYNLETT as Editor-in-Chief.

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