Dr. Punna Nagender obtained his B. Sc (2006) and M. Sc (2010) degree from Osmania university, Telangana. He completed doctoral program (Ph. D) in Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) under the supervision of Dr. B. Narsaiah and obtained the PhD degree from AcSIR (2015) in the area of fluoroorganic chemistry. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher for 2 years (2016-2018) in Prof. Norio Shibata group, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. After returning from Japan he joined as a Research Associate in Dr. S. Chandrasekhar research group, CSIR-IICT. In July 2019, he joined as a scientist at Organic Synthesis & Process Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and started his own independent research career.
His group is mainly focused on the research of organofluorine chemistry
(1) The development of new fluorinated reagents and methods. (2) Unique fluorine effect in synthetic organic chemistry. (3) Synthesis of fluorinated functional materials.