Researcher

Professor Naresh Kumar

My Expertise

Natural products chemistry - Structural elucidation and synthesis of microbial and marine natural products. Development of new synthetic methodologies for the preparation of biologically important natural products and their analogues. Calixarene chemistry including synthesis of 'deep cavity' calixarenes and their host guest chemistry. Novel antimicrobial biomaterials.

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Biography

Prof Naresh Kumar completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Wollongong University in 1983, and after working as a Research Scientist at the School of Chemistry, University of NSW was appointed a Lecturer in 2003. He moved through the ranks to become Professor of chemistry in 2009. Prof Kumar has a full-time research and teaching appointment at the University of New South Wales.

During the past five years, he has carried out both vigorous...view more

Prof Naresh Kumar completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Wollongong University in 1983, and after working as a Research Scientist at the School of Chemistry, University of NSW was appointed a Lecturer in 2003. He moved through the ranks to become Professor of chemistry in 2009. Prof Kumar has a full-time research and teaching appointment at the University of New South Wales.

During the past five years, he has carried out both vigorous independent and strong collaborative research in organic synthesis, natural products chemistry and biomaterials. This activity is reflected in 4 book chapters, and 105 publications in the last ten years that have appeared in major peer-reviewed international journals of chemistry. The major emphasis of his research has been in the area of heterocyclic chemistry and, more recently, in the areas of natural products chemistry and biomaterials.  These projects have been well supported by ARC grants, NHMRC grants, and commercial research contracts.

Prof Kumar’s group has access to state-of-the-art research facilities through the School of Chemistry and the UNSW Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre. The School is co-located with the Centre, which together have all the major scientific infrastructure required to perform cutting edge chemical research including high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction. Further, the School of Chemistry enjoys state-of-the-art laboratories housed in Australia’s newest chemistry building.

Keywords: Biologically active molecules, Flavonoids, Antimicrobials, Fimbrolides, Peptidomimetics, Heterocyclic chemistry, Natural products chemistry, Biomaterials

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Location

School of Chemistry, Dalton building (F12) Room 224

Contact

9385 4698
93854698

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