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MICHAEL RAJESH STEPHEN, Ph.D

Primary Affiliation
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Status
Researcher
City
MILWAUKEE
Country
United States of America

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Dr. MICHAEL RAJESH STEPHEN

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - 53211. USA.

Mobile: +1-414-712-4153, Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Career Objective

  • I aspire a position where I can learn, implement my knowledge, develop and excel. I want to be an valuable asset for the institution/organization at the same time in my field.

Field of Interest

 

·         Multicomponent reactions     

·         Ionic liquid mediated reactions

·         1,3-dipolar cycloaddition

·         GABA receptors

·         Green chemistry protocols for the organic synthesis

·         Asymmetric Synthesis

 

Education

 

2012-at present

Postdoctoral Research Associate,

Guidance: Prof. James M Cook

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

Milwaukee, WI - 53211. USA.

2013

Ph.D, “Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel heterocycles” Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.

Supervisor: Prof. S. Perumal

 

2007

M.Sc in Chemistry,First Class (74.30%) at Madurai Kamaraj     University, Madurai, India

2005

B.Sc in Chemistry,First Class (74.88%), V.H.N.S.N. College, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. College First Rank and Gold Medalist.

Awards and Fellowships

·         July 2010- Nov 2012University Grants Commission- Senior Research Fellow (NET)

·         July 2008- June 2010University Grants Commission - Junior Research Fellow (NET)

·         Dec 2007, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- University Grants Commission- NET (National Eligibility Test) exam qualified

·         Oct-2007-June 2008, Department of Science and Technology-Junior Research Fellow

·         GATE-2007 Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering Qualified

·         2005, B. Sc College First Rank and Gold Medalist.

 

Honors :

  • Reviewer in the following journals : “Tetrahedron Letters” (sciencedirect), “Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry” (Wiley Interscience).
  • Memberin American Chemical Society

Publications and Citations:

US Patent: 1; Publication in international Journals: 13 (9 research articles have been featured in ChemInform) http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Tp7eoqwAAAAJ&hl=en

Total citations: 228;  h index = 8; i 10 index =7

1. US Patent: Novel gabaa agonists and methods of using to control airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in asthma PCT/US2013/060859, Mar 27, 2014 Douglas C. Stafford, James M. Cook, Alexander E. Arnold, Charles W. Emala, George Gallos, Michael Rajesh Stephen.

 2. Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, J. Carlos Menéndez, Sokkar Pandian, Ramachandran Murugesan, Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 5631-5636.

3. Stephen Michael Rajesh, Balasubramanian Devi Bala, Subbu Perumal, J. Carlos Menendez, Green Chemistry, 2011, 13, 3248-3254 (Hot article)

4. Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, J. Carlos Menendez, Perumal Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram, Medicinal Chemistry Communication, 2011, 2, 626-630.

5. Stephen Michael Rajesh, Raju Suresh Kumar, Lawzer Arun Libertsen, Subbu Perumal, Perumal Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2011, 21, 3012–3016.

6. Stephen Michael Rajesh, Balasubramanian Devi Bala,Subbu Perumal, Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 5367-5371.

7. Balasubramanian Devi Bala, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Green Chemistry, 2012, 14, 2484-2490.

8. Palani Sokkan Harikrishnan, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Tetrahedron letters, 2012, 53, 3880-3884.

9. Palani Sokkan Harikrishnan, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Abdulrahman I Almansour, Tetrahedron letters, 2013, 54, 1076-1079.

10. Palani Sokkan Harikrishnan, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Abdulrahman I Almansour, Subbu Perumal, ARKIVOC 2013, (iv), 1-14.

 11. Raju Suresh Kumar, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Debjani Banerjee, Perumal Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2010, 45, 411-422.

12. Raju Suresh Kumar, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Debjani Banerjee, Perumal, Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 2010, 21, 1315–1327.

13. Raju Suresh Kumar, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Subbu Perumal, Debjani Banerjee, Perumal Yogeeswari, Dharmarajan Sriram, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 2010, 58, 602-610.

14. Jeyaperumal Kalyana Sundar, Stephen Michael Rajesh, Jeyaraman Sivamani, Subbu Perumal, Subramanian Natarajan, Chemistry Central Journal, 2011, 5, 45-49.

 

Research Experience and Technical Skills

  • Presented posters in national and international conferences
  • 2013 and 2014: Invited judge for Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation at University of Wisconsin-Milawukee
  • Trained M. Sc and M. Phil students in laboratory research 2008-2012:
  • Having the experience in Demonstrating NMR Instrument to school and college students for the past 4 years
  • Good knowledge in organic laboratory experimental techniques and tructural elucidation of organic compounds using one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy Manuscript preparation
  • Good command of Microsoft Office, Chemdraw, ACD and Scifinder Scholar
  • Flash chromatography, TLC methods of separation/purification of compounds
  • Hands on experience with 300 MHz FT-NMR (Bruker), FT-IR, Jasco Polarimeter, Microwave Synthesizer (Biotage and CEM Discover)

 

References:

(1) Dr. S. Perumal                                        

UGC-BSR fellow

Department of Organic Chemistry          

School of Chemistry

Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai-625 021, INDIA

Phone: +91-(0)452-2459845

Email: [email protected]

 

(2) Prof. James M Cook

University Distinguished Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

Milwaukee

Wisconsin 53211, USA.

Phone: +1-414-229-5856

Email: [email protected] 

 

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