Sandeep Verma, Associate editor
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
I obtained my MSc from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1989), then obtained my Ph.D. from University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, USA in 1994. After holding postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA, and Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany, I joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, in 1997, where I currently serve as Department Chair and also occupy Shri Deva Raj Endowed Chair Professorship and an Adjunct Professor position in Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering. In addition, I also hold an Adjunct Professor position at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal and National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar. My research interests include peptide/protein assemblies for disease modeling, soft biomaterials, bioimaging, and surface chemistry of metal complexes. Our work has been recognized by numerous awards such as Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2005), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences (2010), Department of Atomic Energy-Science Research Council Outstanding Investigator Award (2012), Ranbaxy Research Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013), J C Bose National Fellowship (2013), Silver Medal, Chemical Research Society of India (2017), and National Prize for Research on Interfaces between Chemistry and Biology (2017), to name a few. I am also an elected Fellow of all three science and engineering Academies of India: the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India; and also of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).