Building a nation of scientists

Goverdhan Mehta talks to Sheena Elliott and Elinor Richards about the progress of science in India and the challenges scientists face

Goverdhan Mehta is a researcher, specialising in organic synthesis. He has helped to build institutions in India – the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, the University of Hyderabad, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was director of the Indian Institute of Science (1998-2005) and vice chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (1994-1998).

His interview with Chemistry World can be found here

Articles of interest include:

Towards a temperature-guided molecular switch: an unusual reversible low-temperature polymorphic phase transition in a conformationally locked environment
Goverdhan Mehta and Saikat Sen, Chem. Commun., 2009, 5981
DOI: 10.1039/b905651c

Understanding the self-assembling process in crystalline cyclooctitols: an insight into the conformational flexibility of medium-sized rings
Goverdhan Mehta, Saikat Sen and Kotapalli Pallavi, CrystEngComm, 2008, 10, 534
DOI: 10.1039/b712877k
Additive induced polymorphous behavior of a conformationally locked hexol
Goverdhan Mehta, Saikat Sen and Kailasam Venkatesan, CrystEngComm, 2007, 9, 144
DOI: 10.1039/b613949c

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