Valmik Shankar Shinde, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Gold(I)/Chiral Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroamination-Hydroarylation of Alkynes 
    V. S. Shinde, M. V. Mane, K. Vanka, A. Mallick, N. T. Patil
    Chem. Eur. J. 21, 975 979, (2015)
  • Robustness Screen in Enantioselective Catalysis Enabled Generation of Enantioenriched Heterocyclic Scaffolds in One... 
    P. N. Bagle, V. S. Shinde, N. T. Patil 
    Chem. Eur. J. 21, 3580 3584, (2015)
  • Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis 
    S. M. Inamdar, V. S. Shinde, N. T. Patil
    Org. Biomol. Chem. 13, 8116 8162, (2015)
  • Relay Catalytic Branching Cascade: A Technique to Access Diverse Molecular Scaffolds 
    N. T. Patil, V. S. Shinde, B. Sridhar 
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 2251 2255, (2015)
  • Exploiting Higher Alkynophilicity of Au-Species: Development of Highly Selective Fluorescent Probe for Gold Ions 
    N. T. Patil, V. S. Shinde, M. S. Thakare, P. H. Kumar, P. R. Bangal, A. K. Barui, C. R. Pa...
    Chem. Commun. 48, 11229 11231, (2012)
  • Au(I)-Catalyzed Unprecedented Rearrangement Reaction Between 2-Amino benzaldehyde with Propargyl Amines: An Expedie... 
    N. T. Patil, V. S. Raut, V. S. Shinde, G. Gayatri, G. N. Sastry 
    Chem. Eur. J. 18, 5530 5535, (2012)


  • ​Bachelor of Science  (Chemistry, University of Pune, India, 2004
  • Master of Science  (Organic Chemistry, Department of chemistry, University of Pune, India, 2006)
  • Ph. D. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 2015)

Professional Profile

  • ​Nov 2016- till date: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudia Arabia
  • April 2016 – Nov 2016: Research Scientist, Process Research and Development, Unichem, Laboratories Ltd. Goa, India
  •  March 2015 – Feb 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, iSm2, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Jan 2009 – July 2009: Research Scientist-II, Process Research and Development, Hikal Ltd. Pune, India
  • July 2006 – Dec 2008: Junior Research Associate, Process Research and Development, Lupin, Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Pune, India


  • ​Ville de Marseille Award for Best Overseas Postdoctoral Researcher 2015, Marseille, France
  • Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award 2014
  • Senior and Junior Research Fellowship award by University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India

KAUST Affiliations

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


Research Interests Keywords

Transition metal catalysis C-H Functionalization Enantioselective co-operative catalysis