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Dr. R Brakaspathy
Science and Engineering Research Board

Email: Telefax: +91 11 4000 0333


Dr. R. Brakaspathy did his Masters in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University and Doctorate  from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai.  He worked on study of molecular interactions of various molecules using computational techniques for his  doctoral work. Later he joined  the Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai for post doctoral study where he worked on developing NMR methodologies for spin-1 system.


He moved to Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi as Senior Scientific Officer, Grade I in  the year 1989. He was initially involved in national R &D promotional activities  related to Lasers and Optics.  After that, for  a decade or so,   he  was mainly involved with R&D promotional activities in Chemical Sciences.   He was  instrumental  in  expanding R&D base and supporting frontier areas of research in Chemical Sciences.   Several special programs such as “Metal based drugs”, “Organic Chemistry-Biology-Pharma Initiative” and “Green Chemistry” are emanated as his brainchild and implemented.  He was also involved in setting up of several national facilities, and centres such as “National Centre for Catalysis Research”, “Femtosecond Laser   Facilities”, “Facility for Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance” worth mentioning.


Since 2011, he has been actively involved in shaping the programs and processes for the newly created statutory funding body, “Science and Engineering Research Board “.


He is a member of Research Councils of many National Laboratories ( NCL, Pune and NIST, Trivandrum, and CECRI, Karaikudi, and IICT, Hyderabad) and represents India in the prestigious Global Research Council, a global organization comprising of Heads of Research Councils of over 60 countries in the world.

Last Updated on 11 Apr, 2016