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Name Professor RP Gandhi
(Professor Ram Prakash Gandhi)
FNA ID N94-1143
Address 2609/Sector D-II, Vasant Kunj,
City New Delhi
Pin Code 110 070
Country India
Gender Male
Specialization Organic Chemistry
Service in the Council
Qualification PhD,DSc
  Award Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Visiting Fellowship, 2002
INSA Senior Scientist, 1996
Honorary Scientist,2006-26/02/2021
  Year of Election 1994  
E-mail gandhirp@yahoo.com
Personal Website

Ramprakash Gandhi obtained his MSc (Hons) (1955) and PhD (1959) from Panjab University and a second PhD (1965) from Southampton University. He was post-doctoral Fellow at Southampton University and at the Cambridge University (1965-66). He was Head, Chemistry Department (1979-82) and acted as Coordinator, School of Bioscience and Bio-engineering at IIT, Delhi. He has been Head of NMR Central Facility at IIT Delhi since 1982. He was a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University at Brooklyn, New York (1989-90), and subsequent to retirement from IIT, was CSIR Emeritus Scientist.

Academic and Research Achievements: Gandhi's notable contributions include comprehensive work on stereo-more and periselectivity in lanthanide NMR shift reagent - catalysed cycloaddition reactions involving allenic esters and a rationale based on preferred rotameric ester conformations determined through 1H & 13C relaxation time (T1), nOe and 1H & 13C ASIS and UV spectroscopy, development of photochemical routes to bicyclo [] undecane system, bis-A-homo-4-aza-steroids and 13,17-seeo-steroids (based on reactions of enamides, imides), D-homosteroids, fused steroidal aziridines and some unique dioxetanes, determination of electronic effects transmission in 2-oxa-bicyclo [4.4.0] decane system using NMR 13C SCS analysis, studies on unusual reorganization reactions based on diarylazabutadiences and novel and unequivocal syntheses of a large number of multinuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, aza bi-and tricyclics, and terpenoids. He has published over 70 papers in different peer reviewed journals.

Other Contributions: Gandhi has made several academic visits to different labs under INSA-French Academy of Sciences International Exchange Programme. Prior to joining IIT, Delhi he had built up a large active research group in organic chemistry at Kurukshetra University.

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