Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Stuttgart University
Research Areas: Chemical Synthesis, Catalysis, Chemistry Education
Sreekumar Pankajakshan completed his PhD from University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2009, where he explored the catalytic potential of gold complexes for effecting new synthetic transformations in Organic Chemistry. He then moved to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where after a couple of years of post-doctoral work, he joined the Chemistry faculty as a lecturer in 2012 and continued in the same role till 2019. As a teaching faculty at NTU, Sreekumar was engaged in teaching freshman core courses and electives for Organic/Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry modules. He was active in mentoring student projects and had also developed new educational and technological methods to enhance the efficiency of the learning process.
As a teacher and researcher, Sreekumar is interested in novel synthetic methodologies, green chemistry and exploring new educational methods.