Chandan K. Jana

Prof. Chandan K. Jana


Ph.D. (WWU Muenster, Germany)
Research Area: Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Synthetic Methodology/ C-H Functionalization/ Multicomponent Reaction/ Development of New Reaction/ Synthesis and Functionalization of Heterocycles/ Asymmetric Synthesis/Total Synthesis of Natural Products and Bioactive Molecules
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  • Education

    • 02/2010 – 05/2011 Post-doctoral research with Prof. K. Gademann, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    • 04/2009 – 01/2010 Post-doctoral research with Prof. K. Gademann, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 11/2008 – 03/2009 Research associate in Studer group at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Muenster, Germany
    • 10/2005 – 10/2008 Ph.D. thesis with Prof. A. Studer at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Muenster, Germany
    • 07/2002 – 09/2005 Master of Science thesis in chemical science with Prof. N. Jayaraman in collaboration with Prof. P. K. Maiti  at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    • 05/1999 – 04/2002 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in chemistry, University of Calcutta, India.

  • Experience

  • Teaching


    July-Dec/2011         CH221: Organic Chemistry

    July-Dec/2015         CH101: Chemistry (organic)


    Jan-April/2017         CH223: Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Jan-April/2012         CH625: Art in Organic Synthesis


    July-Dec/2012         CH520: Concepts in Organic Chemistry


    Jan-April/2013         CH626: Modern Reagents in Organic Synthesis

    Jan-April/2014         CH425: Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Jan-April/2016         CH621: New Reagents for Organic Synthesis

  • Awards

    • 07/2012                  DAE Young Scientist Research Award, Government of India
    • 04/2009 – 05/2011 Swiss National Postdoctoral fellowship
    • 10/2005 – 10/2008 Ph.D. fellowship of the International Graduate School of Chemistry (GSC-MS), University of Muenster, Germany
    • 07/2002 – 09/2005 M S scholarship of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    • 09/2004                  National scholarship of University of Calcutta, India
  • Patents

    1. Chandan K. Jana and Santanu Ghosh

                    A one step process for  synthesis of cinnamamides and piper amides

    Indian Patent, 20.09.2019, Application No. 201931038052 (complete specification)

    2.    Chandan K. Jana, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, Md Ashraful Haque, Bethsebie L Sailo, Ganesan Padmavathi

                    Novel carbotetracycles having anti-cancer properties and a method of synthesis thereof

    Indian Patent, 13.10.2018, Application No. 201831038926 (complete specification)

    3.     Chandan K. Jana and Surajit Haldar 

                    Preparation of alpha-tetrazolyl N-heterocycles

    Indian Patent, 21.11.2017, Application No. 201731041694 (complete specification)