Baskaran is a Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He obtained Ph. D in synthetic organic chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1990 and subsequently he held postdoctoral positions at the Duesseldorf University, Germany and Harvard University, USA. Prior to joining IIT Madras in 1998, he briefly held scientist position at the Dr. Reddys Research Foundation, Hyderabad. His research interests are mainly focused on the development of new strategies in organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis and stereoselective synthesis of biologically active and pharmaceutically important molecules. He is a recipient of AvH fellowship, Germany and CRSI bronze medal. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Sciences (India).
1990 - Ph. D Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
1984 - M. Sc from Vivekananda College, University of Madras
1982 - B. Sc from Vivekananda College, University of Madras
Development of New Strategies in Organic Synthesis
Deep Eutectic Mixture as Novel and Green Reaction Medium
Synthesis of Biologically Active Molecules/ Natural Products & Drug Design of Pharmaceutical Importance