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Prof. Sandeep Verma took charge as Secretary of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) on 8th April 2019.
Prof. Verma holds Doctoral degree from University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago (1994), followed by Postdoctoral Stints at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA, and at Max-Planck-Institute for Experimentelle Medizin, Goettingen, Germany. He Joined the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur in 1997, where he is a Professor of Chemistry. He is also an affiliated faculty in Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Center for Nanoscience, and Center for Environmental Science & Engineering at IIT, Kanpur. His work has been recognized by J C Bose Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2010), DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award (2010), Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2005), B M Birla Science prize (2004), to name a few. He is an elected Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences, India. He is an associate editor of Chemical Communications and serves on the advisory board of Cell Chemical Biology, ChemBioChem and Journal of Peptide Science. His research interests include Programmable Soft Matter For Neuronal Regeneration, Peptide Nanofibers and Small molecule-Stem Cell Modulation.