Dr. K. Gopalaiah obtained his Ph.D degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2005 under the guidance of Prof. S. Chandrasekhar. He did his post-doctoral research work with Wolf Laureate Prof. Henri B. Kagan (HonFRSC) at the University of Paris-Sud France (2006-08), where he worked on asymmetric catalysis and total synthesis of biologically potent chiral molecules. He was a visiting scientist in the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Gopalaiah has more than 25 publications in peer reviewed international and national journals. His research interests are on the development of novel approaches for organic synthesis which includes C-H bond activation and functionalization, heterocyclic chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, and total synthesis of biologically potent compounds.