Dr. J. S. Yadav,
F N A , F A S c , F T W A S
Dr. J. S. Yadav was born on 4th August, 1950 in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh, INDIA. Dr. Yadav has obtained his masters in 1972 and doctorate in 1976 from India. He was a Post Doc at Rice University, Houston and UW, Madison in USA for 3˝ years.
He returned to India and joined in CSIR service in 1981 at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune. Subsequently he moved to Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad in 1986. In 1989, he has been elevated as Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry Division (Natural products and synthetic organic chemistry), the largest research group at IICT.
Later in 2003, Dr. Yadav was appointed as director of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, consisting of 1100 dedicated staff which includes 250 research scientists in R&D Divisions. He occupies number 1 position among the top 21 scientists from India, short listed for their highest productivity in terms of publication during the last 10 years.
In a span of two and half decades of research career, Dr. Yadav has been able to successfully carry out extensive basic and applied research investigations in the synthesis of complex Natural products of biological relevance. He is specialist in asymmetric synthesis to create new chiral centers in complex organic molecules and utilize them effectively in synthesis of many bioactive molecules for example., Hydroxy fatty acid, Discodermalice, Rifamycin, Scytophycin, Calcimycin, Artemisin, Taxol etc. Dr Yadav's research group has successfully developed cost effective Technologies for special chemicals like Diltiazem, Ondaseyron, Pyrazinamide, Ketotifen, Mefloqauin, Tamoxifen etc., They have been very well received by the Indian and Overseas drug industries.The global majors like Smithkline Beecham (SB),Dupont, FMC and Ranbaxy, Lupin and Dabur have entered into medium term contract research agreement with his research teams. His research findings have been published in more than 1100 research papers, patents and invited talks.
Dr Yadav’s expertise and skills in organic chemistry are outstanding and is a member of prestigious scientific bodies like Department of Science and Technology, Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and a National representative of International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He has received many academic and Industrial Awards viz., Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1991), Vasvik Award in Chemical Sciences & Technology (1999), Ranbaxy Research Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2000), Prof. Swaminathan 60th Birthday Commemoration Lecture Award (2002), Vigyan Ratna , Vigyan Gaurav Awards of Council for Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh (2003)(2004), Goyal Award 2003, DOST Prof S K Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker award 2006, CDRI oration award 2006, CHEMTECH award for Outstanding Achievement in R&D/Innovation Institutions in Pharma + Biotech 2007, Laureate of the 22nd Khwarizmi International Award 2009, BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is also a Fellow of JC Bose (DST, GOI) 2005, The World Academy of Sciences for the developing World (FTWAS) 2006, Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc) 2010, National Academy of Sciences (1993), Indian National Science Academy (1998), Member of A P Akademy of Sciences (2001) etc., He has to his credit about 1100 research publications in various reputed national and International journals. He also has 150 Indian and International Patents to his credit. Dr Yadav is sought after as a research guide for doctoral and postdoctoral programs and more than 195 research scholars obtained their degrees under his guidance. He is a recognized guide in most of the academic institutions in the country.
Dr Yadav is an eminent scientist with a high level
of commitment to the cause of his profession viz., Natural Products-Organic
Chemistry. He is married and blessed with two IITian sons.
Dr Yadav's latest CV can be accessed here
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Dr. J. S. Yadav
Ex-Director & CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow,
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,
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