Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Sumod Pullarkat
Associate Chair
Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Assistant Chair (Academic), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)
Deputy Head for Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)
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Dr. Sumod Pullarkat received his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He joined NTU as a Lecturer in May 2005. He has been the recipient of four SPMS Teaching Excellence Awards, three Nanyang Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Koh Boon Hwee award for inspirational mentorship, Xilong Scientific- Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) Industry Award in Chemical Education and the JSPS Fellowship. He has also been featured in the SPMS Honor Roll for Teaching Excellence. Dr.Sumod`s research interests lie in the field of development of new synthetic methodologies for organometallic compounds with special emphasis on development of new catalytic protocols using metallacycles and the biological applications of organometallic compounds. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 international refereed publications from NTU.
My research interests encompasses the synthesis and applications (catalytic and medicinal) of Chiral Organophosphorous and Organoarsenic Compounds. Work is also proceeding in the field of Asymmetric Ligand Transformation Reactions especially heterofunctionalization reactions such as hydrophosphination reactions. We are also exploring the biological activity of some of these organometallic compounds.
  • Synthesis of Novel and Complex Molecules through Selective Coupling
2021 Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) Industry Award in
Chemistry Education
2018 Nanyang Education Award (NEA School)
2018 SPMS Teaching Excellence Award, 2017/18
2016 Koh Boon Hwee Honoured Faculty Award
2011 Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching (ETA)
2010 SPMS Teaching Excellence Honour Roll
2010 Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship
2009 SPMS Teaching Excellence Award 2008/09
2008 Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching (ETA)
2008 SPMS Teaching Excellence Award 2007/08
2007 SPMS Teaching Excellence Award 2006/07
2006 SPMS Teaching Excellence Award 2005/06