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Virinder S. Parmar
Virinder S. Parmar
University of Delhi, India

Professor Virinder Parmar, born on 2nd November 1948 at Allahabad (India), did B.Sc. Honours, M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He has Postdoctoral / Visiting Scientist research experience of nearly ten years at Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Polytechnic University of New York (NYU-Poly) and MIT (USA); University of Basel (Switzerland); Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London) and University of Warwick (UK). He has been a faculty at the University of Delhi for 45 years, he recently retired as Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and has served as Head of the Department of Chemistry and Chairman of Board of Research Studies, and Provost of Gwyer Hall at this University. He has been a Visiting Full Professor at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanomedicine (INSET), University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML, USA) since March 2001, an Honorary Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark since March 2008, a Visiting Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA) since May 2015, a Visiting Professor at Universit¨¦ de Technologie de Compi¨¨gne (UTC, Compi¨¨gnecedex, France) from December 2015, a Visiting Professor atCatholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) since May 2015 and an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn (New York, USA) since January 2013. He was appointed Full Tenured Professor of Chemistry & First Head of the Department of Nanoscienceof the newly formed Joint School of Nanoscience&Nanoengineering (JSNN) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG, USA). He has been an awardee of Medals for Excellence in Research from the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI, Bangalore) for the year 2001 and of the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB, Lucknow) for the year 2009. He has been a recipient of the Academic Staff Award from the EXPERTS II Consortium of the European Union (EU) in December 2012 and April 2013. Professor Parmar¡¯s research interests include: Nanotechnology, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biocatalysis, Polymer Chemistry, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Advanced Materials and Chemistry of Natural Products. He has mentored 85 Ph. D. and Postdoctoral Scientists in several Belgian, British, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indian and US Universities, and has published 467 research papers in international journals of repute in addition to being co-inventor on 21 US and Indian patents. He has organized 26 conferences/symposia/seminars/workshops in the areas of his research interests. He has handled thirty two research projects involving grants of nearly US Dollars 11.60 million obtained from various agencies and corporations in USA, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy and India in international collaboration with twenty six research groups in USA, UK, Russia, Italy, India, Germany, France, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Belgium. He has delivered Invited / Plenary Lectures at 132 international meetings and has given 371 Research Seminars at 278 Institutions in thirty one Countries across the Globe. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal 'Biocatalysis and Biotransformation', and has been on the Editorial Boards of the Journals: ChemSusChem, Mendeleev Communications, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Natural Product Communications, Arkivoc, Molecules and ISRN Medicinal Chemistry. He is a regular reviewer for several journals published by the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry (London), Elsevier & Wiley-VCH Publications, etc., and is a member of the IUPAC Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division¡¯s Subcommittees on Biomolecular Chemistry and Green Chemistry.

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