Research Interests

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis, Organic Synthesis – Bioactive heterocyclic compounds, Process Research and Development


Selected Publications

  • Evidence for Metal−Surface Interactions and Their Role in Stabilizing Well-Defined Immobilized Ru−NHC Alkene Metath...
    M. K. Samantaray, J. Alauzun, D. Gajan, S. Kavitake, A. Mehdi, L. Veyre, M. Lelli, A. Lesa...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 135, 31933199, (2013)
  • Development of an Efficient, Scalable Route for the Preparation of a Novel Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Receptor Mo...
    V. Kumar CH, S. Kavitake, S. Sythana, P. Cornwall, M. Ashok, P. Rangappa, S. Bhagat, S. Ma...
    Org. Process Res. Dev. 2012, 16 (8), 1416. (Highlighted in Synfacts , 8 (11), 11..., (2012)
  • Unsymmetrical Ru-NHC Catalysts: A Key for the Selective Tandem Ring Opening - Ring Closing Alkene Metathesis (RO-RC...
    S. Kavitake, M. Samantaray, R. Dehn, M. Limbach, J. A. Schachner, E. Jeanneau, C. Copéret,...
    Dalton Transactions , 40, 12443., (2011)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, CPE, University of Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 2011
  • M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2000

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral fellow, KCC, KAUST
  • 2012-2014: Research Scientist, Process Research and Development, Chemical Sciences, AstraZeneca India Pvt.
  •                       Ltd., Bangalore, India
  • 2009-2011: Ph.D., CPE, University of Claude Bernard, Lyon, France.
  • 2006-2008: Research Scientist, Process Research and Development, Chemical Sciences, AstraZeneca India    Pvt.                       Ltd., Bangalore, India
  • 2003-2006: Associate Research Scientist, Process Research and Development, Chemical Sciences, AstraZeneca

                     India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India


KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Research Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)