Editorial Board

Editors

Carl E. Heltzel

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
USA

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taught organic chemistry for over 20 years, was a tenured Monroe Moosnick Professor of Chemistry at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. At Transylvania, I also held their top teaching award and stipend. I then returned to my birthplace (Washington, D.C. to work at the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) headquarters as the editor of ChemMatters magazine. I co-authored five chemistry textbooks (including the 4th and 5th editions of Chemistry in Context), served as a contributing author on several other chemistry and environmental themed textbooks. I wrote or was the editor for numerous Instructors’ Guides for magazine issues, Chemistry in Context, and Active Chemistry.
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Daniel D Holsworth

Stemnext LLC
USA

Research Interest:
Structure and fragment based drug design; Drug discovery and development technologies; Organic synthesis; Pharmacokinetic property optimization; Nanomedicine and drug delivery technologies.

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Holsworth is CEO of Stem Next, LLC, a San Diego, CA-based drug discovery company focused on cosmeceutical and dermatology therapeutics. He is a drug discovery expert and entrepreneur with over 24 years of research experience and has served in multiple senior level positions in the biotech and Pharma industry, including Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Global Research & Development. He has also co-founded three drug discovery companies: P&H Therapeutics, Inc.; ODIN Therapeutics A/S; and Stem Next, LLC. His research projects over the years have focused on a variety of therapeutic areas-Oncology: cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory and inflammatory diseases; central nervous system (CNS) gene therapy and most recently, dermatology and have culminated in over half a dozen clinical candidates. He earned his doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and was a Post Doctoral Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Kent Acheson

Kaplan University Online
USA

Research Interest:
Advances of innovation in society and the hindrances to innovation; The focus is on Patent Policy.

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Kent Acheson, D.B.A., MBA (Adjunct Professor) Kent Acheson is the VP of Finance and Operations for Acheson Consulting, LLC. He has managed Acheson Consulting since 2003 and performed all financial management functions, including P&L, budgeting, forecasting, all cash management, taxes, and analyses, as well as, reports to management, including the financial statements and revenue/expense analysis. He received his MBA in 2006 and his D.B.A. in 2012 from the University of Phoenix. Currently, he is adjunct professor teaching graduate healthcare administration finance, the lead faculty, and SME Finance for Healthcare Administration with Kaplan University Online. He is adjunct with Ohio Christian University Online teaching graduate Adult Education accounting, finance, and healthcare management. Also, he is adjunct with JFKU Online teaching undergraduate accounting. He has over 20 years experience with team collaboration, team building and leadership. He published a research paper titled A Study of the Need to Change United States Patent Policy at ProQuest (2012) at the following website address– http://gradworks.umi.com/3528760.pdf, which focused on the Pharmaceutical and Software Industries. His research interests are in the advances of innovation in society and the hindrances to innovation. The focus is on Patent Policy. He has also published research titled Patent Trolls Among Us at bepress (2013) at the following website address- http://works.bepress.com/kent_acheson/2. He has been teaching Accounting/Finance since 2008; and, is currently a member and manuscript reviewer for Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) publication hfm.
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Syed A A Rizvi

Nova Southeastern University
USA

Research Interest:
Micro and Nano-Technology for Drug Delivery; Controlled Release Formulations; Solid State Chemistry of the Drugs; Surface Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Soft Material Chemistry; Forensic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Natural Product Chemistry; Vaccinology and Immunology.

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Dr. Rizvi pursued an M.S and Ph.D combined degree program at the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA. While working at GSU, He was trained in the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Separation Sciences, Bioanalysis, Surfactant Chemistry, Chiral Separations of the Drugs, Trace Level Analysis (Forensic Chemistry) of Drugs in human body fluids (led to a US and International patent). Right after finishing M.S and Ph.D at the GSU, he pursued another Ph.D (under Prof. Martin J. D Souza) at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University (MU), Atlanta, GA in collaboration with Dr. Scott L Childs (founder and chief Scientific officer, Renovo Research, LLC). At Mercer, he was trained in the areas of Solid Dosage Formulations (direct compressed tablets), Controlled Release Formulations, Nanoparticulate System for Non-Invasive real time In Vivo Imaging, Cell-Lipid interaction Studies. At Renovo, he was trained in the area of Solid State Chemistry of the Drugs, e.g., Polymorphism and Cocrystallization . He also pursued postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Fredric M. Menger (Charles Howard Candler Professor) at the Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center, Emory University, where he polished his skills in Organic Synthesis, Soft Material Chemistry, Surface and Interfacial Sciences, Gene Transfection Studies using Gemini Surfactants, State of the art, Langmuir-Adam Balance Studies. Moreover, he conducted research as a visiting scientist in the area of pharmaceutical ionic liquids, in the laboratory of Dr. Robin D. Rogers (Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Green Manufacturing) at the Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama. At the University of Alabama, Dr. Rizvi, Synthesized new salts and ionic liquids of the pharmaceutical compounds with improved solubility and permeability and with prophylactic counter ¬ions for reduction in drug induced toxicity. Characterized the newly synthesized ionic liquid with NMR, IR, TGA, DSC, X-ray and Karl Fischer titration and In vivo studies (transdermal formulations) of various ionic liquids. Recently, he finished course of studies leading to Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with specialization in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management from Aspen University and a certificate in Executive Leadership from Johnson Graduate School of Management, eCornell Professional Development Programs, Cornell University. He has Published 103 peer reviewed articles that including, 51 journal papers, 48 oral and poster presentation abstracts, 2 book chapters, 1 text book, and 1 US patent (US8168440). His publications include two most highly rated articles, two cover articles and one figure from his paper was included in the textbook Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Daniel C. Harris (7th Edition, p 616, W. H. Freeman, 2006, ISBN-10: 0716770415). He also presents his work through posters and oral presentations in national and international conferences. He serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, executive editor and editorial board member for 35 different journals (various capacities) and review manuscripts and books for 76 well known scientific publications (journals and books). He enjoys teaching and engaging students in thought process and practice Martial Arts.
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Fernando Albericio

University of Barcelona
Spain

Research Interest:
Peptide synthesis (new reactions; building blocks; coupling reagents; solid phase supports; protecting groups and linkers; Combinatorial chemistry methodologies; Synthesis of peptides; Small molecules with therapeutic activities; Furthermore, his group is also involved in developing new systems for drug delivery and strategies for diagnostics.

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Fernando Albericiois Professor at the University of Barcelona, Group Leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine-Barcelona, and Research Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. His major research interests cover practically all aspects of peptide synthesis (new reactions, building blocks, coupling reagents, solid phase supports, protecting groups, and linkers) and combinatorial chemistry methodologies, as well as synthesis of peptides and small molecules with therapeutic activities. Furthermore, his group is also involved in developing new systems for drug delivery and strategies for diagnostics as well. He has published over 750 papers, filled more than 55 patents, and has co-authored four books. He has also edited several scientific journal and acted in the editorial board of several others. Recently, he has been honored with a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Vincent du Vigneaud by the American Peptide Society, A-rating by the National Research Foundation (South Africa), the Research Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Spain), isas a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Invited Professor at the University de la Habana (Cuba).
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Pavel Kocovsky

Charles University
Europe

Research Interest:
Organic and organometallic chemistry; Asymmetric catalysis; organocatalysis; reaction mechanisms; stereochemistry; and synthesis of functional molecules and molecular probes.

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Mohamed Nageeb Rashed

Aswan University
Egypt

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Mohamed Nageeb Rashed. Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry,Pervious Vice-Dean for Environmental Affairs , Faculty of Science, Aswan University, Egypt. His research interests have been analytical and environmental chemistry with special emphasis on water pollution monitoring, control and treatment ; trace elements for human health; bioindicators for water pollution monitoring;wastewater impact and advanced oxidation treatment; environmental health; medicinal plants; nanocatalyst , nanocomposite and adsorption techniques for water and wastewater treatment. Prof. Rashed supervise several M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis in the field of pollution, analytical and environmental chemistry. 75 scientific papers were published in international journals and conferences. He participated as invited speaker in 20 conferences around the world. Prof.Rashed acts as editor-in-chief and an editorial member in several international journals in the fields of chemistry and environment. His Society membership includes several national and international societies. .Prof.RashedAwarded the Egyptian National Award for Environmental Researches for the year 2001.
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Seema P Mengshetti

Emory University School of Medicine
USA

Research Interest:
Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel antiviral nucleosides and their prodrugs for the treatment of HIV, HCV, HBV, Influenza and other newly emerging viruses, Synthesis of nucleoside triphosphate for enzyme studies, Synthesis of peptide analogs for Norovirus protiease inhibitors."

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Seema P Mengshetti received her B.S. and M.S. degree in chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India in 2002 and 2004 respectively. She completed her Ph.D. in 2013 in the group of Dr. Vaijayanti Kumar, Organic Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra. Her thesis focused on synthesis and biophysical properties of Nucleic acid analogues bearing 5-atom achiral amide- and chiral D/L-amino acid-derived linkages, as well as Nucleic acid analogues bearing 4’-modified nucleosides for their potential therapeutic application in the field of antisense drug strategy. After completion of her PhD, she worked as a Research Associate in the same group of Dr. Vaijayanti Kumar. Currently, Dr. Seema works as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Dr. Raymond Schinazi’s multidisciplinary research group at Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicines, Atlanta USA. Her research involves synthesis of novel antivirus nucleosides for the treatment of HIV, HBV, HCV, West Nile Virus, RSV, Influenza and other class of antiviral agents. She also works on the synthesis of nucleoside triphosphates for enzyme studies. She is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), The International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic acid (IS3NA), International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR), Indian Society of Chemist and Biologist (ISCB), and Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).
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Subrata Deb

Roosevelt University
USA

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Fawzi Habeeb Jabrail

University of Mosul
Iraq

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Polymer chemistry (general topic) include;Hydrogel polymers; Biopolymers; Polymers for controlled drug release, prodrugs, and agrochemicals; Recycling of polymers; Biodegradation; Synthesis of polymers; Natural polymers; Characterization of polymers like; thermal analysis; X-ray diffraction; SEM ; FTIR; Renewable energy especially biodiesels

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Sonali Kurup

Roosevelt University
USA

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Design; Synthesis and evaluation of novel mitotic kinase inhibitors; Specifically Aurora kinase A to be used alone or in combination with existing anticancer agents. Design; Synthesis and evaluation of dual inhibitors of HIV integrase and ribonuclease H.

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Sonali Kurup, Ph.D. graduated from Mumbai University, India in 2002 with a pharmacy degree. She then went on to receive a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry (2009) from Duquesne University, USA. After postdoctoral research at University of Michigan, USA, Dr. Kurup joined the newly established College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University, USA in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. Her research interests include the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel anticancer and antiretroviral agents.
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Diego A Alonso

University of Alicante
Spain

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organometallic catalysis; A symmetric organocatalysis; Material sciences and green chemistry.

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Diego A. Alonso studied chemistry at the University of Alicante (UA) receiving his B.Sc. in 1992 and Ph.D. in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. Carmen Nájera. After a postdoctorate (1997-1999) with Prof. Pher G. Andersson at Uppsala University working on asymmetric catalysis, he joined Prof. Nájera’s group at Alicante University (1999) as a senior scientist and Ramón y Cajal researcher (2001). In 2003 he became Associate Professor at the same university. He has been visiting scientist at Groningen University with Prof. Ben L. Feringa (2005) and at The Sripps Research Institute with Prof. Carlos F. Barbas, III (2007). He is editor of the journals Asymmetric Catalysis and Open Chemistry and co-author of eleven chapter books and over eighty chemistry articles in international journals. His research interests are focused on organometallic catalysis, asymmetric organocatalysis, material sciences, and green chemistry. Diego Alonso, who is member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Swedish Chemical Society, is Head of the Organic Chemistry Department at UA.
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Vivek Kumar

Johns Hopkins University
USA

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"Medicinal chemistry; Organic chemistry and Analytical techniques

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Vivek Kumar is working as research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore from 2016. He received his M. Tech. degree in pharmacy from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Mohali, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Bundelkhand University in collaboration with the Dabur Research Foundation (DRF) in India. In 2010, he joined Dr. David M. Lemal in the Chemistry Department at Dartmouth College as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2012, he joined Dr. Amy H. Newman’s lab at the NIDA, National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Baltimore, as a Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow.
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Ao Zhang

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
China

Research Interest:
Design and synthesis of novel small molecules as structural and functional probes for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders and cancer by using the state-of-art medicinal chemistry strategy.

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Ao Zhang was born in Sichuan, China, in 1969. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1992 from Sichuan Normal College, now Xihua Normal University. He was awarded the M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry in 1995 from Nankai University. Then, he worked at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry for 2 years and joined the predoctoral program of the same Institute in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Biao Jiang. After he was awarded the Ph.D. diploma in Organic Chemistry in 2000, he joined Professor Alan P. Kozikowskis Drug Discovery Group at Georgetown University Medical Center as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2002, he joined Professor John L. Neumeyers Medicinal Chemistry Program as a Research Investigator at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was promoted to Instructor at Harvard Medical School in 2003 and Assistant Director of the Medicinal Chemistry Program at McLean Hospital in 2004. He was awarded Alfred Pope Young Investigator Award in 2004 and Adam Corneel Young Investigator Award in 2005 from Harvard Medical School. In 2006 he received the Hundred Talent Project award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and became the Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM). In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Young Investigator Award from Chinese Natural Science Foundation. His research interests include the design and synthesis of novel small molecules as structural and functional probes for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders and cancer by using the state-of-art medicinal chemistry strategy. He has authored or co-authored over 80 publications and 40 patents. Several drug candidates from his research group are now under preclinical studies.
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Gianfranco Balboni

University of Cagliari
Italy

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Synthesis and structure / activity relationship studies of opioid peptides and pseudopeptides derived from the Dmt-Tic pharmacophore (2,6-dimethyl-L-tyrosine - 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid); Non-peptide prokineticin receptor antagonists; Synthesis and structure / activity relationship studies related to flavonoids.

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Gianfranco Balboni was born in Portomaggiore (Ferrara), Italy, in 1956. He received his degrees in Medicinal Chemistry in 1980 and in Pharmacy in 1981, both from the University of Ferrara. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Ferrara in 1986. In 1986-1998, he was Assistant Professor at the same University. In 1998, he moved to the University of Cagliari as Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He is author or co-author of about 140 articles and 3 patents. He is the author or co-author of about 140 papers on national and international journals.
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Djamila Halliche

University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene
Africa

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PhD holder in Applied Organic Chemistry, Research Director, teacher and researcher among the natural Gaz laboratory research team at the University of Sciences and Technology of Algiers (USTHB), Djamila HALLICHE, also supervises a research team on the reactivity of mesoporous and microporous materials and conducts research projects onnanomaterials, the environment and green chemistry. Prof. D.HALLICHE is the author of several scientific and communications articles in various national and worldwide scientific journals. At the height of her success, she has been appointed Director-General of the National Agency for the Promotion valuation of Research Results and Technological Development (ANVREDET°of the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.It aims at promoting the results of academic research and boosting innovation within the different sectors of the Algerian economy.She had been working since on promoting innovation and new ideas from the academic research to engineering field. She is an active member of the National Council for Research Evaluation, several university guidance councils and several governing bodies and State Institutions. She is also involved in initiatives that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. She is a member of a program to support the creation of innovative companies in the Mediterranean (PACEIM) in partnership with the French Institute Research for Development (IRD).
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Kamal Mohamed Dawood

Cairo University
Egypt

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Kamal M Dawood graduated from Cairo University, Egypt in 1987 then carried out his MSc and PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Ahmad Farag, Cairo University and received his PhD in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded the UNESCO Fellowship for one year and in 1999 he was awarded the JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) Fellowship for two years and worked in both periods with Professor T. Fuchigami at Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) in the field of ‘Electrochemical Partial Fluorination of Heterocyclic Compounds’. In addition, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at Hanover University in 2004-2005 with Prof. A. Kirschning (in the field of polymer supported palladium catalysed cross coupling reactions) and in 2007 and 2008 with Prof. Peter Metz at TU-Dresden (in the field of total synthesis of natural products). In 2002 he promoted to Associate Professor and in May 2007 he was appointed as Professor of Organic chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University. In 2002 he received the Cairo University Award in Chemistry and in 2007 he received the State-Award in Chemistry. In 2012 he received the Cairo University Award for Academic Excellence. He published about 113 scientific papers and reviews in distinguished international journals. There are more than 1600 citations of his work from 1993 until 2016 (h-index 22).
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Waleed Adbelhakeem Bayoumi

Mansoura University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Drug design; Organic synthesis; Heterocyclic Chemistry; Spectral Characterization.

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Waleed A. Bayoumi, Ph.D. In 1995, He graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Egypt. He obtained his M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry “Synthesis, characterization, and pharmacological screening of novel mesoionic compounds 2001” and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry “Synthesis and structure elucidation of certain new phthalazines of potential anti-inflammatory activity 2007” from Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University. He teaches the courses of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry in several Universities. He also has interests in the fields of e-learning and quality assurance in education.
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Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Ahmed Abdel-Rahman

University of Sharjah
UAE

Research Interest:
Synthesie of new organic compounds as corrosion inhibitors- Using plant extract as green chemistry corrosion inhibitors.

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Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman was born in Beddya (Nablus), Palestine in 1958. He is a lecturer at University of Sharjah since 2000. He was a lecturer atthe Applied Science University (Jordan) (1994-2000). He was the head of chemistry Lab for quality control at the Arab Center for Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Industries (Jordan) during (1991-1994). He was a rresearchassociate at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait) during (1984-1990). He honored Kuwait Scholarship for Graduate Studies (1982-1984), Kuwait. Recipient of Best Research Paper Award in the field of basic and applied science for the paper entitled “Electrochemical Studies of the Effect of 4-Hydroxy-4-Stilbazole on Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in HCl Solution” at the 4th Annual Scientific Research Forum held during 7– 8May 2008, and organized by College of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Sharjah, Sharjah (UAE). Recipient of Best Research Paper Award in the field of basic and applied science for the paper entitled "Inhibition of Carbon Steel Corrosion by 4-vinylbenzyl triphenylphosphonium chloride in HCl Solution" at the 5th Annual Scientific Research Forum held on 29April 2009, and organized by College of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Sharjah, Sharjah (UAE). He got acknowledgement from the dean of the college of science for the efforts that were done in organizing “The International Chemistry Olympiad” which held at University of Sharjah, 22 March 2010, (UAE). He got acknowledgement from the dean of the college of science for the efforts that were done in organizing “The Second Sharjah Sciences Festival” which held at University of Sharjah, 11-12 May 2011, (UAE). He honored as an outstanding faculty member in the chemistry department during the final ceremony of the Faculty of Science which was held at University of Sharjah on Thursday, 2 June, 2011. He got acknowledgement from the dean of the college of science for the efforts that were done in organizing “The Third Sharjah Sciences Festival” which held at University of Sharjah, 5-6 February 2014, (UAE).
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David Morales-Morales

Instituto de Química
Mexico

Research Interest:
Pincer Compounds; Catalysis; Cross Coupling Reactions; Green Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Suprmol.

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He is 3 years as a Posdoctoral Fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), Prof. Morales-Morales takes its current position at the Instituto de Química, UNAM (Mexico, 2001). Prof. Morales-Morales has published over 140 papers, including 6reviews intop journals of its specialty, as well as 8book chapters (scan QR-ORCID code below). He served as editor in chief of the book “The Chemistry of the Pincer Compounds” edited by Elsevier (Netherlands) and co-authored the text book “Introducción a la Química Organometálica” edited by the Chemistry School-UNAM.These publications have been cited over3000times for an h index of 24. He belongs to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores in the highest level (Level III- till 2019) and to the PRIDE-UNAMin the highest level at UNAM (Level D-till 2020). He is member of chemistry societies in México and the USA. Has been visiting professor at universities and research centers in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as different campus of the University of California (Riverside, San Diego and Santa Bárbara).He performs the reviewing of manuscripts for more than40 chemistry journals of the more influential editorial houses in the world, such as Elsevier, ACS, RSC, ARKAT, Bentham, Wiley-VCH, Taylor & Francis, SBQ, Hindawi, etc. And has been reviewer for diferent international funding agencies such as the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología-CONACYT (México), thePetroleum Research Fund-PRF (USA), theNational Science Foundation-NSF (USA), theFondo Nacional de DesarrolloCientífico y Tecnológico-FONDECYT (Chile), the Czech Science Foundation (GA, Czech Republic),the Israel Science Foundation (ISF, Israel), the ECOS-CONACYT (France-México),the ECOS-FONDECYT (France-Chile)and the National Research Foundation (NRF, South Africa). It has presented over 70 invited conferences in the USA, Venezuela, Spain, Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, UK, Sweden, China, France, Russia, Poland, Canada, Japan and Mexico. And presented with his students over 350papers in different national and international congresses and symposia. By invitation Prof. Morales-Morales forms part of the Editorial Board of referees for the journal ARKIVOC, of the International Advisory Board for the journalChemCatChem(Wiley-VCH-Germany), of the Editorial Board for the journal Open Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (OJIC, SCIRP),of the Editorial Board for the journalAdvances in Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing Corporation), ofthe Editorial Board for the journal International Journal of Advanced Chemistry Research (IJACR) (GERMAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PRESS), of the Editorial Board for the journal African Journal of Chemistry (International Scholars Journals Publishing Corporation); of the Editorial Panel for the journalEC Chemistry (E-Cronicon Open Access), of the Editorial Board for the journalBAOJ Chemistry (BIO ACCENT GROUP LLC), of the Editorial Board for the journalMediterranean Journal of Chemistry, of the Editorial Board for the journalInternational Journal of Advanced Research in Chemical Science, of the Editorial Board for the journalAl-Bahir International Journal of Applied Sciencesand of the International Advisory Board for theHomogeneous Catalysis Symposia, been elected in 2010 for his relevant contributions in the field of catalysis and organometallic chemistry.Prof. Morales-Morales has served as Guest Editor for the journalsInorganicaChimica Acta (Elsevier) y Molecules (MDPI). More recently he has been recognizedas one of the most cited authors in chemistry at the UNAM-Mexico consecutively in the years 2012, 2013 y 2014being awarded by theDGAPA-UNAM and Elsevier-SCOPUS.In 2015 he served as Chairman of the meeting POLYMAT-2015 (International Conference about Polymers and Advanced Materials) at Huatulco, Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico.Currently he is the editor in chief of the Journal QUIMICA’AL, published by the chemistry school of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY-Yucatan-Mexico).
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Mohammad Emad Azab Ali El-Fakharany

Ain Shams University
Egypt

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Focused on the syntheses and reactions of wide variety of Heterocyclic Compounds (thienopyrimidines, pyridones, chromanones, coumarins, benzoxazinones , oxazoles , isoxazoles, pyrazoles).

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Mohammad Azab Was born in 14-12-1963, Cairo, Egypt. He Received his high school education in El-Ahram high school from 1978-1981. He Received his B.Sc. from Ain Shams University (chemistry major) in 1985 with distinction with class honors. He then he got his M. Sc in organic chemistry in 1990. He got his Ph.D. through a channel system with UCONN (Connecticut State University) USA in 1997. He became assistant professor of organic chemistry at Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University from July 1997 to October 2008. He became Associate professor of organic chemistry at Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University from October 2008 up till now. He got a post doctoral position at University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2000. He is interested in the field of heterocyclic chemistry (Synthesis such as pyridones, pyrimidines, thienopyrimidines, benzoxazinones, quinazolinones, phthazinones) and studying their biological activities such as Anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. He is responsible for the graduation research projects in Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University. He went into a septic leave to teach in the Libyan Universities from 2003-20013. He published about thirty papers in the field of heterocyclic chemistry, in an international journal. He supervised five M.Sc. thesises and five Ph.D. thesises. He has thirty years of experience in teaching practical and theoretical organic chemistry courses such as amino acids, lipids, proteins, steroids, alkaloids, vitamins, heterocyclic chemistry and Spectroscopy. He has been awarded the international publication prize from Ain Shams University, twice (2010 and 2012). Address: Chemistry department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo 11556, Egypt.
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Winston F. Tinto

University of the West Indies
Caribbean

Research Interest:
Natural Products Chemistry; isolation; structure elucidation and chemical analysis of secondary metabolites from plants; marine invertebrates and microbes; Bioactive Natural Products; high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study biomarkers of chronic disease in humans.

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Adnan S Abu-Surrah

Qatar University
Qatar

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Catalysis by Design; Polymer Chemistry; Fabrication of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP); Electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Medicinal Chemistry; Kinetic and mechanism of oxidation of amino acids via transition metal complexes.

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Adnan Salim Abu-Surrah received his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1985 from Qatar University (Excellent with First-Class Honour), M.Sc. degree in 1989 from Jordan University, Ph.D. with the honour degree (summa cum laude) in 1997 from Ulm University in inorganic chemistry and material science. He has worked as adjunct professor in inorganic chemistry and catalysis at Helsinki University, Chemistry Department (2000) and professor of inorganic and materials chemistry at Hashemite University, Chemistry Department (2014). Currently, he is a full professor of inorganic chemistry at Qatar University, Chemistry Department.He has worked as a visiting professor in University of Helsinki (2002), Ulm University (2003), Al-Al-Bayt University (2007), and Technical University of Munich (2011). Published about 78 peer reviewed papers, 10 reviews, 3 books, 32 international conference proceedings and holds a number of patents (Scopus Author ID: 7003503511; h index 20, National ID: 1525). He is a member of several professional societies, scientific committees, and advisory boards. He was appointed by the Prime minister in the board of Higher Accreditation Commission of Academic Institutions in Jordan (2011-2014) and Committee of Scientific Research Support Fund since 2014, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan. He received the DAAD Prize- Germany for Excellence in 1996, the German Industry Prize 1997, the Magnus Ehrnrooth award of Science-Finland 1999, the Hisham Hijjawi Award for Applied Sciences in the field of industry and energy in 2002, the Hashemite University Distinguished Professor Award in 2002, and the SCOPUS (ELSEVIER) award in recognition for contribution to Science", 2009.His research activities include: (i) Design and synthesis of transition metal complexes and their application in homgeneous catalaysis (polymerization and copolymerization of alkenes with polar monomers, hydrogenation, and hydroformylation). The work here also covered the chemical and physical characterization of the isolated materials. (ii) Material design. (iii) Catalytic application of novel polymer supported catalysts. (iv) Kinetic and mechanism of oxidation of amino acids via transition metal complexes. (v) Synthesis and cytotoxic evaluation of antitumor platinum and palladium compounds. (vi) Fabrication of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP): towards wastewater treatment, chiral separation, and pre-concentration-solid phase extraction. (vii) Re-orient university curricula to address sustainability.
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Ali A Ensafi

Isfahan University of Technology
Iran

Research Interest:
Chemical (Optodes) and Electrochemical Sensors; Microsensors & Nanosensors; Especially Based on DNA and Antigen Interaction; Separation Techniques & Flow Injection Analysis. Introduction of New Modified Voltammetric & Amperometric Sensors Based on Nanoparticles Using DNA and Antibody/Antigen to Construction of Biosensors and Pharmaceutical Sensors; Environmental Trace Analysis.

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Ali Gharib

Islamic Azad University
Iran

Research Interest:
Synthesis of Organic chemistry; Drugs and Heterocyclic compounds by HPAs catalysts; Nanocatalysts; Green Catalysts; Green; Novel methodology.

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Ali Gharib was born in 1974, in Mashhad, IRAN. He gained his B.Sc. in pure chemistry and M.Sc. from Islamic Azad University and graduated with a first class honour degree in Ph.D in Organic chemistry, too. His research interests include of the synthesis of Organic chemistry and Heterocyclic compounds by Heteropolyacids(HPAs) catalysts.
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Khaled Rashad Ahmed Abdellatif

Beni-Suef University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Organic Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry.

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Raja Rizwan Hussain

King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Research Interest:
Steel Reinforced Concrete Technology - Materials & Structures; Especially Corrosion.

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Lallan Mishra

BHU
India

Research Interest:
Bioinorganic chemistry; Development of metal based anti cancer Drugs; Supramolecular Chemistry ; Development of receptors for biologically relevant cation and anions

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Mishra has contributed to significant synthesis of Ru(II) and Ru(III) polypyridyl complexes and screened several of them for their anti-HIV and cytotoxic activities anddiscovered some of them possessing substantially higher anti-HIV activity compared tothe standard azidothymidine (AZT). [Bio-org. Med. Chem., 9, 1667, 2001].Hi compounds also showed cytotoxic and anti-HIV activity against ovariancarcinoma and lung-adeno carcinoma and they have been listed in WHO collections.Another class of compounds synthesized by Prof. Mishra showed cytotoxicity speciallyagainst ileothecal carcinoma and found to be many fold potent as compared to AZT(Metal-Based Drugs, 8, 65, 2001; ibid,8, 113, 2001). Other interesting contributions from Prof. Mishra include the serendipitous observationof interaction of some of the metal complexes with calf-Thymus DNA (New J. chem. (Royal Society Journal) 24, 505, 2000) and nitrite/nitrate reductase activity. (Journal of Inorgaic BioChemistry 86, 581, 2001). Further, several of the Ru(ll) complexes synthesized by he facilitated the photoinduced energy/electron transferprocess. These metal complexes thus have potential as molecular electronic materials(Chemistry Letters 447, 1997, Transition Met. Chem. 25, 579, 2000 and Bull. Chem.Soc. Japan. 73, 2051, 2000). He has developed new Co(III) complexes which bind to thymine and adenine bases and provided structurally interesting materials. (Bull. Mater. Sci,24, 339,2001). More recently, Re(II) complexes have been observed to show physiological acceptability, as tested in mice and they have been found to bind to LDH. Some of the complexes showed increase in P53 level and induced release of cytochrome c and DNA cleavage. He also developed simple nano-size sheet-like and tubular materials and metallo supramolecules, which have potential to act as a receptor for binding of phenol and hexa fluorobenzene. He has widely travelled to Japan , Germany, USA, Belgium, China ,Taiwan, and Spain and many other places and has psented his lectures in several International conferences including 100th Nobel award anniversary to Paul ehrlich” Magic Bullet” conference organized in Nuremberg, Germany during Oct 2-5, 2008. On National level, he has been awarded by indian chemical society ,Kolkata and CRSI, Bangalore. He is in Executive council of IBS and CRSI. He has supervised many Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral Fellows. Professor Mishra has co-authored six book Chapters ( C.V). He was a Fellow of Royal Society in London. .
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Maya Shankar Singh

Banaras Hindu University
India

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Cleavage & formation of C-C, C-O, C-N, and C-S bonds via pot/atom/step/cost economic way; Design and development of sustainable diversity oriented synthetic (DOS) methods for biologically important molecules and drug intermediates.

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Maya Shankar Singh is Professor in Organic Chemistry at Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, INDIA. During his sabbatical, he visited University of Arizona, Tucson, USA; Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan; Loughborough University, UK, University of Leicester, UK and RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. His research interests are centered on Synthetic Organic Chemistry with special emphasis toward the development of novel building block precursors, new eco-compatible synthetic methods, multicomponent domino/tandem reactions, and structural studies. The main focus of his researchis to develop highly selective one-pot multicomponent domino reactions (MDRs) for numerous useful scaffolds with substituent and skeletal diversity. By virtue of astonishing success of newly developed domino reactions with regard to atom/step/cost-economy, sustainability, versatility, scope, and applicability,they have received significant attention of synthetic, medicinal, and material chemists. Extraordinarily, the remarkable renovation of a simple molecule-oxo/-enolic dithioester has been achieved towards its diversification for variety of purposes exhibiting power and diversity of domino/cascade annulations. An effective control for the selective cleavage and formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom (C-N, C-O & C-S) bonds in one-pot in a single operation have been achieved.He has successfully guided 20 Ph. D. students, which resulted over 150 publications and 8 reviews in peer reviewed journals. Additionally, Prof. Singh has also authored three textbooks in organic chemistry published from Pearson-Education and Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany. His some notablerecognitionsinclude CRSI Bronze Medal-2017; UGC-BSR One-Time-Grant (2015); Member, American Chemical Society (2015-2018); Vice-Chancellor’s (BHU) award for Excellence in Research (2014); Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) (2013).
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Ajmal Bhat

Sant Baba Bhag Singh University
India

Research Interest:
Development of new organic synthetic methodologies; Synthesis of novel six member Nitrogen and Oxygen based heterocyclic compounds; Synthesis of bioactive annulated pyrimidine derivativies using sonochemistry; Microwave techniques; Catalytic activity of different nitrogen based organo catalysts (DABCO, DBU, DBA, DAMP etc) for the synthesis of fused Pyrano/Pyridopyrimidine/uracil derivativies; Domino Knoevenagel–condensation-Michael addition pathways for synthesis of heterocyclic compounds.

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Ajmal Rashid Bhat received his master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Jiwaji University Gwalior (India) in 2007 and master of philosophy (M.phil) in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry Vikram University, Ujjain (India) in 2011.He has completed his Ph.D. degree from Department of Chemistry, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India) in 2016. He is currently working as Assistant Professor (Chemistry), Department of Chemistry and also Assistant director research and development at Sant Baba Bag Sing University- Jalandhar Punjab-144030 (India). He is presently engaged both in academics and research. He has more than twenty international research papers in different reputed journals and also more than ten international conferences. He has been awarded at different international conferences. He is reviewer of different journals like Journal of Material and Environmental Science, Journal of sudia chemical society (Elisvier), Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Elisvier), Journal of Chitin and Chitosan, Journal of Catalysis for Sustainable Energy, American Journal of PharmTech Research, International Journal of pharma and Bio Science and Letters in Drug Design and Discovery
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A Venkat Narsaiah

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
India

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Anshuman Srivastava

Banaras Hindu University
India

Research Interest:
Polymer matrix composites, Metal matrix composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites; Natural fibre reinforced Epoxy based Composites; Biocomposites and Nanocomposites

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Anshuman Srivastava, obtained his Ph.D in the field of Material Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India. He has worked as a Joint Director (R and D), IIP Mumbai, Government of India. Presently, he is working as Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, SIET Allahabad, India. He has published many research papers in journals like Composites Science and Technology, Journal of Power Sources, Material Research Bulletin and many others. He is life member of various professional bodies like Electron Microscopy Society of India, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), IAENG Society of Industrial Engineering, IAENG Society of Mechanical Engineering, Material Research Society of India, Indian Society for Technical Education, Asian Polymer Association, Indian Society for Advancement in Material Processing and Engineering, Senior Member Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers SM No 20170612001, Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society . Presently he is guiding several under graduate and post graduate research work. His research work is focused on Dielectric and Mechanical Properties of PVDF/CCTO and modified CCTO composites. Effect of varying amount of modified calcium copper titanate (CCTO and La. Nb, Zr and Sn doped CCTO) in PVDF has been investigated on the mechanical and dielectric properties of the composites. Phase analysis has been done using powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). SEM images were recorded to study the surface morphology. Thermal analysis has been done using Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Microstructural, dielectric and mechanical properties have been investigated in detail. Composites exhibit higher values of Young’s modulus than that of PVDF. Dielectric permittivity increases with the increase in ceramic content. Dielectric loss increases slightly with increasing temperature and decreases with increasing frequency. Dielectric relaxations have been studied using modulus spectroscopy. Two dielectric relaxations have been observed, one in the low frequency range and the other in the intermediate frequency range. The low frequency relaxation is attributed to the Maxwell-Wagner-Sillar type while the high frequency relaxation is due to αc relaxation associated with the molecular motion of the polymer chains in the crystalline regions of PVDF.
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Sridhar Prasad

CalAsia Pharmaceuticals Inc
USA

Research Interest:
Structural biology; Drug discovery; X-ray crystallography; Molecular Biology.

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Prasad is the co-founder and Vice President of Research of CalAsia Pharmaceuticals. He has been the core member of drug discovery teams that discovered multiple drug candidates, currently at various stages of preclinical and clinical development, including MK-4965, a second generation HIV-1 AIDS drug candidate discovered at Merck. He was the lead crystallographer and core member of the team that discovered NESINA, Syrrx and Takeda San Diego\s DPP-IV inhibitor, a FDA approved drug to treat type II diabetes and first drug to be discovered using structure-based methods at Syrrx. He designed, built and implemented fragment based crystallography screening technology platforms at Syrrx (Takeda), Merck and Metabasis. He is the recipient of Merck Research Laboratory meritorious researcher award consecutively for 2004 and 2005. He has co-authored over 45 peer reviewed research articles, holds six US and international patents. He serves on the editorial board of Current Protein and Peptide Science.He obtained his Ph.D., from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and post-doctoral training at University of Minnesota Medical School and the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, where he subsequently grew to the ranks of Assistant Professor.
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Richard Bayney

University of Pennsylvania
USA

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Jose Camacho

IZZICALLC
USA

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Wenjun Tang

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
China

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Branislav Rankovic

University of Kragujevac
Serbia

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Research Interest: design, formulation, functionality of polymers for their use in chemical separations and sensing materials. During my career.

Research Interest: He has an expertise in Medicinal chemistry; radiochemistry and pre-clinical validation of radiotherapeutic agents and computation optimization of structure of the targeting ligands.

Research Interest: Heterocyclic chemistry; Asymmetric synthesis; Retrosynthetic analysis; Drug design and development.

Research Interest: in molecular and cancer genetics, where her PhD research was on genetic and epigenetic changes in brain tumors and she is intending to continue her research in this area thereafter as it’s one of the most important health priorities in Egypt and worldwide

Research Interest: Organic synthesis; Structure activity relationships and biological activities of heterocyclic compounds such as anti microbial and anti tumoral activities.

Research Interest: Synthesis, Characterization of Hetero Cyclic Compounds; Development of novel Organocatalytic methods; Synthesis; Biological and Electro Chemical Applications; Synthesis of Nanoparticles; Biological and Using Different Instrumentations Application; Drugs; Pesticides and Organic compounds Analysis by Electroanalytiacal; GC and HPLC Instrumental Techniques; Synthesis of Organo metallic Compounds and Biological, Electrochemical Applications; Studies of Reaction mechanisms and their applications; Electro Analytical chemistry and Electro Organic Synthesis; Drug delivery.

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Research Interest: Oxidative Halogenation, amides, and ketenes, asymmetric halogenation reactions, “switchable” mechanisms in synthesis, solid-phase synthesis, Climate Change and Green Chemistry.