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NEIST scientist gets prestigious post

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JORHAT, July 24 � Dr Romesh Chandra Boruah, Scientist �G� of North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, has been appointed as Scientist �H� (Outstanding Scientist) by the President, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. RC Boruah is the first and the only scientist from CSIR-NEIST to receive this rare distinction, a press release from NEIST stated.

Boruah will lead CSIR efforts on development of green processes for single molecules for multi enzyme inhibitors and also lead the �North East Exploration of Pharmaceuticals� (NEEP) programme. It is worth mentioning here that Scientist �H� or Outstanding Scientist are appointed in specialized positions in CSIR for leading and mentoring the young researchers for carrying out cutting edge areas of Research and Development in the country.

Dr Boruah, a medicinal chemist has contributed significantly in the development of novel biologically potential molecules in the field of steroid chemistry. He has discovered a novel system called �beta formyl enamide� and his pioneering work in the field has opened up new synthetic strategies for novel azasteroidal molecules. He had been engaged with several DST funded projects, Indo-China international collaborative project and CSIR core S&T mission program in cutting edge area.

In 2005, Dr Boruah was conferred with the prestigious Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) in recognition of his significant contribution in the area. He also received CRSI Bronze Medal (2005) at the national level and Professor H C Goswami Memorial Fellowship (2003-06), instituted by Assam Science Society, Guwahati. Dr Boruah is also member of several academic bodies and societies. He has reviewed a number of research papers for many internationally reputed chemistry journals and PhD thesis of several central and state universities across India. He has authored 81 original research papers published in reputed national and international journals of organic chemistry and filed 15 national and international patents. Nine students have received PhD under his supervision, some of whom are recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humbolht Fellowship (AvH) in Germany, post-doctoral fellowships in USA and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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NEIST scientist gets prestigious post

JORHAT, July 24 � Dr Romesh Chandra Boruah, Scientist �G� of North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, has been appointed as Scientist �H� (Outstanding Scientist) by the President, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. RC Boruah is the first and the only scientist from CSIR-NEIST to receive this rare distinction, a press release from NEIST stated.

Boruah will lead CSIR efforts on development of green processes for single molecules for multi enzyme inhibitors and also lead the �North East Exploration of Pharmaceuticals� (NEEP) programme. It is worth mentioning here that Scientist �H� or Outstanding Scientist are appointed in specialized positions in CSIR for leading and mentoring the young researchers for carrying out cutting edge areas of Research and Development in the country.

Dr Boruah, a medicinal chemist has contributed significantly in the development of novel biologically potential molecules in the field of steroid chemistry. He has discovered a novel system called �beta formyl enamide� and his pioneering work in the field has opened up new synthetic strategies for novel azasteroidal molecules. He had been engaged with several DST funded projects, Indo-China international collaborative project and CSIR core S&T mission program in cutting edge area.

In 2005, Dr Boruah was conferred with the prestigious Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) in recognition of his significant contribution in the area. He also received CRSI Bronze Medal (2005) at the national level and Professor H C Goswami Memorial Fellowship (2003-06), instituted by Assam Science Society, Guwahati. Dr Boruah is also member of several academic bodies and societies. He has reviewed a number of research papers for many internationally reputed chemistry journals and PhD thesis of several central and state universities across India. He has authored 81 original research papers published in reputed national and international journals of organic chemistry and filed 15 national and international patents. Nine students have received PhD under his supervision, some of whom are recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humbolht Fellowship (AvH) in Germany, post-doctoral fellowships in USA and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS).