Beneesh P. B.


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Professional Experience: 

3 years 10 months (2 years 5 months in NITK)

Contact Details




+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3219


Academic Background

Ph.D. - University of Kerala (Mentor: Dr G Vijay Nair, NIIST-CSIR, Trivandrum) - 2009
M.Sc. - University of Calicut – 2003
B.Sc. - University of Calicut - 2001

Areas of Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Transition Metal Catalysis

Significant Projects

 DST-INSPIRE Faculty Project – July 2013 for 5 years

Supervision of Ph.D

1 (Ongoing)

Significant Publications

1. Babu, B. P., Meng, X. and Bäckvall, J.-E. - Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Arenes and Olefins through a Biomimetic Approach - Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 4140-4145.
2. Babu, B. P., Endo, Y. and Bäckvall, J.-E. - Biomimetic Aerobic Oxidation of Amino Alcohols to Lactams - Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 11524 – 11527.
3. Nair, V., Babu, B. P., Vellalath, S., Varghese, V., Raveendran, A. E. and Suresh, E. - Nucleophilic Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Annulation of Enals to Chalcones in Methanol: A Stereoselective Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Cyclopentanes. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2507-2510.
4. Nair, V., Babu, B. P., Vellalath, S. and Suresh, E. – Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirocyclopentanones via N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Reaction of Enals and Dienones. Chem. Commun. 2008, 747-749.
5. Nair, V., Vellalath, S., Babu, B. P., Varghese, V., Paul, R. R and Suresh, E. - NHC-Catalyzed Annulation of Enals to Tethered Dienones: Efficient Synthesis of Bicyclic Dienes. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 4861-4866.


1. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award, July 2013
2. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009 (Mentor: Prof Eiichi Nakamura)
3. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Stockholm University, Sweden – 2011(Mentor: Prof. Jan-E. Bäckwall

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Karnataka, India.

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