Prof. Dr. A. K. Nangia

Prof. Nangia obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1983, and was awarded the Ph.D. degree of Yale University in 1988. He worked in NOCIL Agrochemicals R&D Centre, Navi Mumbai, for a year and then joined the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad as a Lecturer in 1989 where he rose to the position of Professor of Chemistry in 2001.
Prof. Nangia established his research group working on the synthesis of natural products and enzyme inhibitors; and continued research in this field till about 1995. He then shifted focus to supramolecular chemistry, importantly on crystal engineering in the second half of the 1990s. He established an active research program in the emerging topics of host-guest inclusion compounds, hydrogen bonding, inter-halogen interactions, polymorphism, and cocrystals; and made seminal contributions over the next decade. From 2005 to the current time, his research group continues to direct efforts on solid-state pharmaceutical cocrystals, polymorphs and eutectics with the idea of drug translation to make improved medicines.
Prof. Nangia was Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1992-1995) and awarded the Raja Ramanna Fellowship by DST. He is also a JC Bose National Fellow of DST. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad, and AP/TS Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London.