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DU Chemistry professor honoured by Indian Science Congress

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The Indian Science Congress has honoured Professor Diwan S Rawat of Department of Chemistry with the ‘Professor RC Shah Memorial Lecture Award’ for his contributions in the area of Medicinal Chemistry. 

The ‘Professor RC Shah Memorial Lecture Award’ was introduced in the Section of Chemistry in 1995-96, to be given annually for notable research. The award carries a cash amount and a plaque. The recipient has to deliver a lecture on the topic of his/her specialization in the Section of Chemistry during the Science Congress. 

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Professor Rawats’ work is associated mainly with the development of small organic molecules for the treatment of fatal diseases such as Malaria, Bacterial infection, Cancer and Parkinson. He has also been working on nano-catalysis with the aim of developing green methodologies for the synthesis of medicinally important organic molecules.

Recently, Professor Rawat was appointed by the Royal Society of Chemistry as an Associate Editor of RSC Advances. Professor Rawat has published over 115 research papers in the leading international journals of scientific repute and  has nine patents to his credit. He has been invited to deliver several talks and lectures and his research is supported by several national funding agencies such as Department of Science and Technology -Science and Engineering Research Board (DST- SERB), University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (DST- PURSE) and MJ Fox Foundation, USA. 

We congratulate the professor for his success in the field of Chemistry!

Reference and Picture Credits:  du.ac.in

Shefali Bharati

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