Dr Ravi Kumar received his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) in the year 2005 from Kurukshetra University, India. He started his professional career as a Lecturer in Chemistry in 2004 at the same University and, then moved to Dyal Singh College, Karnal in 2008 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. From 2014 to 2016, Dr Kumar worked at School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Wales (UK) in the area of asymmetric synthesis using chiral hypervalent iodine reagents. He has various awards and fellowships to his credit including, Young Scientist Research Grant Award (under Fast Track scheme) in 2012 & 2007 (by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India), Commonwealth Academic Fellowship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (2012), Indian National Science Academy (INSA)-Visiting Scientist fellowship in 2012 and Dr Lata Memorial Young Scientist Award in 2009. He was also awarded University Medal and Goyal prize by Kurukshetra University for academic distinction in Master’s degree (2000). Dr Kumar has co-supervised 03 students for their doctoral degrees and 01 student for M.Phil degree. He has reviewed many research articles for journals of international repute viz. Wiley, Springer, Bentham Publishers etc. He has co-authored 28 research publications in the area of organic synthesis and presented his research work in various national level conferences/seminars
Dr Kumar major research interests revolve around the development of novel transformations including asymmetric synthesis using hypervalent iodine reagents. His research work also includes synthesis of small molecules of potential medicinal interest.