Dr. Rambabu Chegondi received his M.Sc. degree from University of Hyderabad and completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad under the supervision of Dr. S. Chandrasekhar. In 2009, he joined the group of Prof. Paul R. Hanson at The University of Kansas, USA as a postdoctoral researcher. After returning from USA, he joined in CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad as CSIR-Pool-Scientist (SRA) in January 2014 to pursue his own independent research career. He is currently working as a Senior Scientist at Organic Synthesis & Process Chemistry Department, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad on the development of new desymmetrization methods for symmetric molecules. His research aimed at the development of new catalytic enantioselective synthetic methods and its application in the total syntheses of biologically important molecules.