Sukalyan BHADRA, PhD in Chemistry (India)

Sukalyan holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, India. For his doctoral research, he focused on the development of inexpensive and recyclable catalysts for fundamental organic transformations to make them environmentally and economically more friendly as a way to combat pollution.

Current position: Senior Scientist at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India

Research focus: Sustainable organic Synthesis

In 2009 Sukalyan participated in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – an opportunity that allowed him to meet and exchange ideas with key scientists on the globe.

After receiving the Green Talents award in 2010, he stayed in Germany for more than two years in the group of Prof. Lukas Goossen at TU Kaiserslautern as a Postdoctoral Associate. Subsequently he received the prestigious JSPS postdoctoral fellowship from Japan, and moved to the group of Prof Hisashi Yamamoto at the Chubu University. Since his doctoral studies, Sukalyan has assembled an impressive list of scientific publications and international recognitions.

2016 Inspire Faculty Award from the government of India
2013 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship from the government of Japan
2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany



CV as submitted for the Green Talents award (2010):

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Research focus: Development of sustainable catalytic systems

Sukalyan Bhadra is a senior research fellow at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, India where he has recently been awarded his PhD. He previously earned a Bachelor of Science with honours in Chemistry, (including Physics and Mathematics as subsidiary subjects) and a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India.

Dr Bhadra also worked for BASF India Ltd. as a trainee scientist. In 2009, he participated in the “59th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting”. At the annual event, some of the top talents in science get an opportunity to meet the Nobel Laureates in their field as a way to transfer knowledge between generations of scientists through panel discussions and seminars. The conference was dedicated to chemistry in 2009.

Dr Bhadra’s doctoral research focuses was on the design and development of inexpensive, recyclable catalysts for fundamental organic reactions to make them environmentally and economically friendly. Homogeneous as well as heterogeneous catalysts were well explored in various green organic transformations. A number of transition metal based catalytic systems have been used to carry out different types of cross-coupling reactions. The catalysts that Dr Bhadra is developing could be used to combat environmental pollution.

The jury noted Dr Bhadra’s impressive list of scientific publications, which underscores his expertise in using chemical-catalytic processes to prevent environmental pollution. His articles range from innovative, pure research-related scientific topics to applied solutions.

“Germany is the land of ideas in science,” says Dr Bhadra. “Therefore, I consider Germany a key location for the fundamental research in synthetic organic chemistry and its applications.” He is looking forward to exchanging ideas with other experts in his field during the Green Talents Forum.