Professor Pradeep Mathur received a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the Polytechnic of North London and a PhD in organometallic chemistry from Keele University. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University for two years and joined IIT Bombay as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry in 1984. He worked his way to become a Professor in 1995 and assumed the post of Director of IIT Indore in 2010. Professor Mathur’s research interests are in the area of synthesis and molecular structures of organometallic clusters, in particular, the design and facile synthesis of mixed metal clusters, their reactivity and activation of organic molecules on them and use of metal carbonyls in catalytic processes. He has supervised 27 PhD students and numerous postdoctoral associates and has over 200 research publications. Professor Mathur has been Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, University of Freiburg and a DAAD Distinguished Guest Professor at the University of Karlsruhe. He has served or currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Organometallics, Journal of Organometallic Chemsitry and Journal of Cluster Science and has been Chair of Inorganic Ring Systems 2009. Professor Mathur is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences.
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