Anant Kapdi was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in 1980, and studied chemistry at the University of Mumbai (MSc 2002) and York (MSc 2005; Dr. Ian J. S. Fairlamb). He completed his PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Fairlamb at York University, before starting postdoctoral work in the research group of Prof. Lutz Ackermann at the Georg-August-University Gottingen as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He returned to India in 2010 and was appointed as DST-SERC Fast Track Fellow (2011) and DST Inspire Faculty (2012) at the Institute of Chemical Technology before taking up UGC-FRP Assistant Professor position (2014). The unifying theme of his research program is the development of synthetically efficient processes using novel metallacycles.
Previous positions :
a) DST INSPIRE Faculty Award (2012): Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai;
b) DST-SERC Fast Track Fellow (2011): in Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1st June 2008 to 31st March 2010) – with Prof. Lutz Ackermann on The development of P-stereogenic air stable chiral secondary phosphine oxides for catalysis and C-H activation.
PhD., in Organic Chemistry, University of York, United Kingdom – (Received on 11th July 2008)- Under the supervision of Prof. Ian Fairlamb and Co-supervision of Prof. Richard Taylor (Title: The Application of Palladium-Catalysed Cross-Coupling Processes in Synthesis: Towards the Synthesis of Likonide B)
MRes., Chemistry. University of York, United Kingdom. (Received on 14th July 2005- Distinction) – Under the Supervision of Prof. Ian Fairlamb (Title: Novel Palladium(II) Precatalysts for Cross-Coupling Processes.)
MSc., Organic Chemistry. Institute of Science, Mumbai University, India. (Received on December 2002-Distinction)
BSc., Chemistry. Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai University, India. (Received on December 2000-Distinction).
Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, 2016
Associate Editor of RSC Advances: Royal Society of Chemistry journal Young Associate of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences 2012.
Alexander von Humboldt Equipment Grant 2013 Awardee
Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research
Alexander Von Humboldt Return Fellowship
DST-Inspire Faculty Scheme Award
DST-SERC Fast Track Fellowship For Young Scientists