Dr. Gagan Dhawan was awarded the prestigious UGC-Raman Fellowship (2015-16) for Post-Doctoral Research at Centre for Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. His research work involved the computational design of novel bromodomain inhibitors and catalyst-free as well as organo-catalysts based green synthesis of novel organic molecules.
He was involved as Adjunct Faculty (2016-17) for teaching organic chemistry course for a full semester at Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
He was member of Organizing Committee and Resource Person in: Summer School on Green Chemistry (July 1-20, 2017) organized for students of Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA; and Summer School on Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Drug Discovery (July 14-21, 2017) organized for students of Changzhou University, China at University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
He delivered lectures titled “Design, synthesis, screening and docking studies of selective and potent bromodomain inhibitors” at Institute of Biomedical Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, on August 4, 2017 and titled “Computational design of novel PAD4 inhibitors” at Department of Radiation Oncology and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, USA to discuss his research on August 21, 2017.
He was also appointed as a member of the Boston Public Schools-School Site Council/ Governing Body of Paul A. Dever School, Boston (2016-17) and was actively involved in the meetings held every month. This body is responsible for decision making in teachers’ appointment, finances of the school, individual outreach, and ongoing support for parents and staff members.
Dr. Vikrant Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry has been selected by the UGC for the Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in the United States (2014-15). During his stay, he worked on 'Catalysts for Water Oxidation: Hope for Sustainable Energy Source' at the San Diego State University, California, USA.