Dr. T. Kumaraguru was born in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his B.Sc (2004, 4th Rank) and M.Sc (2006, 2nd Rank) in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu and Ph.D in 2015 from Andhra University (work was carried out at CSIR-IICT) in the area of biocatalysis under the supervision of Dr. N.W. Fadnavis. After completion of his doctoral work, he worked as a Scientist at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., in Biocatalysis group, Hyderabad from 2014 to 2017. Prior to his PhD work, he also worked as a Research executive in the field of Intellectual Property Rights from 2006 - 2009 for the New Drug Discovery molecules (NDD) at Orchid chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Chennai.
He started his independent research career at CSIR-IICT as a QRS-Fellow in the year 2017 and currently he is working as a Scientist in the same organization. His current research interests include enzyme catalysed organic synthesis, enzyme immobilization, microbial transformations and process development of API intermediates.