Dr. P. Gandeepan

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest : Transition Metal Catalysis and Sustainable Organic Synthesis

  • Transition Metal Catalysis for Sustainable Organic Synthesis
  • C‒X (X = C, H, N, O, S) Bond Activations
  • Metallaphotoredox Catalysis for Organic Synthesis
  • Metallaelectroorganic Synthesis
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Green Chemistry for Organic Synthesis
  • Mechanistic investigations of Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transformations
  • Flow Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Applications of Organic Light Emitting Materials
  • Synthesis and Activity Studies of Natural and Bioactive Compounds


  • Ph.D., Chemistry (Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • M. Sc., Organic Chemistry (Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India)
  • B. Sc., Chemistry (Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Cheyyar (TN), University of Madras)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (Dec 2019-), Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
  • Postdoctoral: July 2019 – Nov 2019, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Postdoctoral: January 2016 – April 2019, Alexander von Humboldt (AvH)-Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
  • Postdoctoral: August 2012 – December 2015, National Science Council Post-Doctoral Fellow (NSC), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Latest Publications

  • Gandeepan, P.; Finger, L. H.; Meyer, T. H.; Ackermann, L. "3d metallaelectrocatalysis for resource economical syntheses." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 4254-4272.
  • Gandeepan, P.; Koeller, J.; Korvorapun, K.; Mohr, J.; Ackermann, L. “Visible-Light for Ruthenium-Catalyzed meta-C-H Alkylation at Room Temperature”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9820-9825.
  • Gandeepan, P.; Müller, T.; Zell, D.; Cera, G.; Warratz, S.; Ackermann, L. “3d Metals for C-H Functionalization”. Chem Rev. 2018, 119, 2192-2452.
  • Hung, C.-H.; Gandeepan, P.; Cheng, L.-C.; Chen, L.-Y.; Cheng, M.-J.; Cheng, C.-H. “Experimental and Theoretical Studies on Iron-Promoted Oxidative Annulation of Arylglyoxal with Alkyne: Unusual Addition and Migration on the Aryl Ring”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 17015-17021.
  • Gandeepan, P.; Rajamalli, P.; Cheng, C.-H. “Diastereoselective [3+2] Annulation of Aromatic/Vinylic Amides with Bicyclic Alkenes via a Cobalt-Catalyzed C-H Activation and Intramolecular Nucleophilic Addition”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 4308-4311.

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