Sathish Kumar Gadde, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Construction of the C-C and C-heteroatom bond via C-H bond activation is always very interesting and challenging problem in catalysis. My research mainly focuses on the selective remote C-H bond activation to generate the new molecules, such as heterocycles and biologically active molecules or their intermediates thereof.​

Selected Publications

  • Recent advances in Copper-catalyzed oxidative cross-coupling chemistry 
    C. U. Maheswari, G. S. Kumar, K. R. Reddy
    Current Organic Chemistry, 20, 512-579, (2016)
  • Copper-Mediated Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of 2-Methylpyridine and 8-Methyl-quinoline with Methyl Ketones and B... 
    G. S. Kumar, J. W. Boyle, C. Tejo, P. W. H. Chan
    Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 11, 385 389 , (2016)
  • Copper-catalyzed oxidative coupling of carboxylic acids with N, N dialkylformamides: An approach to the synthesis o... 
    P. S. Kumar, G. S. Kumar, R. A. Kumar, N. V. Reddy, K. R. Reddy
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1218-1222, (2013)
  • Copper catalyzed oxidative coupling of amines with formamides: A new approach for the synthesis of unsymmetrical ur... 
    G. S. Kumar, R. A. Kumar, P. S. Kumar, N. V. Reddy, K. V. Kumar, M. L. Kantam, S. Prabhaka...
    Chemical Communications, 49, 6686-6688, (2013)
  • Transition-metal-free α-Csp3-H bond functionalization of amines by oxidative cross dehydrogenative coupling reactio... 
    R. A. Kumar, G. Saidulu, K. R. Prasad, G. S. Kumar, B. Sridhar, K. R. Reddy
    Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 354, 2985-2991, (2012)
  • Copper-catalyzed formation of C-O bonds by direct α-C-H bond activation of ethers using stoichiometric amounts of p... 
    G. S. Kumar, B. Pieber, K. R. Reddy, C. O. Kappe
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 18, 6124-6128, (2012)
  • Copper-catalyzed oxidative C-O coupling by direct C-H bond activation of formamides: synthesis of enol carbamates a... 
    G. S. Kumar, C. U. Maheswari, R. A. Kumar, M. L. Kantam, K. R. Reddy 
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 1174811751, (2011)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, IICT - Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India, 2014.
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India, 2008.
  • B.Sc., Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 2006

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2015, Postdoctoral fellow, NTU, Singapore
  • 2015-2016, Postdoctoral fellow, NUS, Singapore.
  • 2016-till date, Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabi


  • ​Gold medalist in M.Sc

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​C-H bond activation Homogeneous Catalysis ​Photocatalysis Iodonium salts