Dr K. Rajender Reddy was born in 1965 at Mahabubnagar also know as Palamoor, Telangana (India). He completed his M.Sc (1988) and PhD (1994) from University of Hyderabad and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Nuclear Technology Institute, Portugal and National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He joined CSIR-Indian Institute of Technology in 2001 as a Scientist. He is presently working as a Principal Scientist in Catalysis and Fine Chemical Division. His main areas of interest are: Homogeneous catalysis, Application of transition metal and metal free catalysts, Oxidative cross couplings, C-H bond activations and Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. He has authored more than 60 publications in international journals and has been selected for Raman Research Fellow (2011–12) and Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences (2015).