Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
Award Name : Infosys Prize
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Physics
Location : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar is Chief Scientist and Head, Division of Natural Products Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT). He received his B.Sc. (1982), M.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Osmania University, and pursued post-doctoral research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, with Prof. J. R. Falck. As a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Göttingen, he worked on the synthesis of hybrid natural products with Prof. L. F. Tietze.Chandrasekhar was instrumental in setting up the state-of-the-art Molbank facility at the IICT for the storage and retrieval of chemical samples for HT screening.He won Infosys Prize in the Physical Sciences category, won in 2014.