Saibal Das was born on 5th September 1977 in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya situated at the eastern part of India. He did his early schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya's (often called Central School) at Shillong (Meghayala) and finished his Secondary (1994) and Higher Secondary (1996) Schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Masimpur (Assam). He completed his Bachelors (1999) in Chemistry as major from Gurucharan College, Silchar under Assam (Central) University followed by Masters (2001) in the same subject at Department of Chemistry, Assam (Central) University, where he worked on the synthesis of new V/U shaped Liquid crystals.
In 2002, he moved to Bangalore and joined the group of Prof S. Chandrasekaran at Indian Institute of Science in the Department of Organic Chemistry to have a research stint until 2004, where he worked on the development of novel reactions using Selenium reagent (academic) and value additions to racemic aminoalcohols (as a part of industrial project). Then he moved to France to pursue his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Rene Gree at University of Rennes1 situated on the western part of the country and got his PhD degree (2007) in three years, where he worked on the synthesis of various prostaglandins, their analogues and development of sustainable processes using ionic liquids for fluorination and kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols.
In the end of 2007, he joined one of the premiere research laboratories of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(IICT)-Hyderabad, as a Fellow scientist under the Quick Recruitment Scheme to carryout research for inhouse industrial projects. One year later, in the mid of 2008, he became Scientist-C and joined Organic Division-1 in the same organisation. In 2009, he got his laboratory space to pursue institutional/academic research. Presently he is Principal Scientist in the Department of Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry.
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