ICOS-20, 20th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
Friday, 20 October 2017
Hiriyakkanavar Ila


Hiriyakkanavar IlaHiriyakkanavar Ila

DOB: 11th September, 1944
Ph.D.: 1968, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Postdoctoral work:1969; with Prof. Roy L. Whistler, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, Laffayette, Indiana, USA
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1984-1985, Institut fur Organische Chemie, Munchen associated with Prof. R. Gompper
Marie Curie Visiting Fellow: University of Cambridge, UK, 1995

Professional Appointments

  • INSA Senior Scientist/honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur, Bangalore, January, 2010 onward
  • Principal Advisor- Chemistry, Jubilant Biosys Limited, Bangalore, January, 2007-Dec. 2009.
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, 1995-2006
  • Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India1977-1995
  • Scientist , Medicinal Chemistry Division, CDRI, Lucknow, 1970-1977  


  • Elected Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA), 2001
  • Elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore (FASc),1990

Visiting Assignments and Invited Lectures

Delivered more than 250 invited /plenary lectures in national and international conferences. Visited several countries US, Japan, and in Europe as visiting professor

Research Publications and Research interest

Nearly 250 research publications in international journals and trained more than 60 Ph.D students.
Design and development of new diversity oriented synthetic methods for biologically important Heterocycles and drug intermediates; development of new efficiency increasing reactions such as domino reactions and multicomponent coupling reactions.