Prof. Sekar obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in 1999 under the guidance of Padma Shri, Prof. Vinod K. Singh. He was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and an Humboldt (AvH) postdoctoral fellow at Goettingen University, Germany. He also carried out postdoctoral research at Caltech, USA. Prof. Sekars research activity on organic synthesis focuses on developing new synthetic methodologies employing environmentally benign homogeneous catalysts, metal nanocatalysts, and halogen bonding catalysis. Prof. Sekar is the author of more than 110 publications and graduated 20 Ph.D. students. He was the recipient of CRSI bronze medal, and IRDA-2017 (mid-career award). He is the present council member of CRSI and NOST, India.
1999 - Ph. D from IIT Kanpur
1995 - M. Sc from University of Madras
1993 - B. Sc from University of Madras
Halogen Bonding Catalysis