Assistant Professor




Address: F-12, IT Building


Courses Taught
CH 117 : Chemistry Lab
CH 107 : Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of Research
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Enantioselective Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry
Educational Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Natural Sciences (PhD) Synthetic Organic & Computational Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany
    (10/2008 - 11/2011)
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc) Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India
    (7/2006 - 6/2008)
  3. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India
    (7/2003 - 6/2006)

Professional Appointments

Research Experience

  1. Research Investigator, Early Phase Drug Discovery Biocon- Bristol Myers Squibb Research Center (BBRC), Bangalore, India Emphases on: Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Lead Identification & Optimization, Structure Activity Relationship Analysis, Drug Design (9/2015 - Present)
  2. Max-Planck Post-Doctoral Research Associate Department of Chemical Biology, Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany. (7/2012 - 8/2015)

Representative Publications
  • "Metal-Free Radical Azidoarylation of Alkenes: Rapid Access to Oxindoles by Cascade C-N and C-C bond Forming Reactions" - K. Matcha, R. Narayan, and A. P. Antonchick*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7985-7989.
  • "Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Functionalized Tropanes Reveals Novel Inhibitors of Hedgehog Signaling" - R. Narayan, J. O. Bauer, C. Strohmann, A. P. Antonchick*, and H. Waldmann*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12892-12896.
  • "Catalytic Enantioselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Azomethine Ylides for Biology- Oriented Synthesis"- R. Narayan, M.Potowski, Z.-J. Jia, A. P. Antonchick *, and Herbert Waldmann *, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 1296-1310.
  • "Hypervalent Iodine-Mediated Selective Oxidative Functionalization of (Thio)Chromones with Alkanes"- R. Narayan, and A. P. Antonchick *, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4568-4572.
  • "3-(Hetero)aryl-4-indolylamino-α-Tetralones by Diastereoselective Internal Redox Cyclization : An 'Azaenamine' Conjugate Addition"- N. Ghavtadze *, R. Narayan, B. Wibbeling, and E.-U. Würthwein *, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 5185-5197.
Recognition and Awards

  • DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellow Award, Aug 2015.