Dr. Debendra K. Mohapatra’s research interest is in the area of organic chemistry with a special emphasis on the asymmetric total synthesis of complex natural products of medicinal importance. He has developed innovative synthetic pathways for the total of complex natural products and carved a niche for himself in the realm of organic synthesis as well as in applied research (developed industrially viable process chemistry for MRI contrast agent, Misoprostol, Bedaquiline, Orlistat etc.). He has also achieved Innocentive Award ($35,000) for developing one of the best technologies for trans-4-fluoro-L-proline in collaboration with D & O PharmaChem. He is having close to 150 papers in reputed International journals. His research work has been recognized by a number of awards.