Dr. Sandeep Kaur joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi as Assistant Professor in July, 2010. She completed her B. Sc in 2000 and M. Sc in 2002 from Burdwan University, West Bengal. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay in 2007 under the supervision of Professor G. K. Lahiri. Her doctoral work was in the area of “Mixed valency and valence state distributions in polynuclear ruthenium frameworks”. Her postdoctoral research (2007-2008) in the Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA with Professor James P. Collman involved the “Synthesis of self-assembled monolayers & Models mimicking the Cytochrome c oxidase enzyme”. She also did her postdoctoral research with Dr. Sascha Ott (Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Uppsala University, Sweden) (2009-2010). During her stay in Uppsala she received the prestigious Wenner-Gren Fellowship. Dr. S. Kaur also received the prestigious Indo-US Research fellowship from DST, India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in 2011. She received the DST-Max Planck India visiting fellowship from 2012-2016. She has received several other awards and fellowships in her academic career.
Dr. S. Kaur has published over 32 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has published a book (Nova Science Publishers) in 2017 and has presented her work in several international and national conferences/seminars. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), American Chemical Society (2005) and life member of various other societies. Her current research interests include Bioinorganic and Coordination chemistry mainly focusing on the development of new class of metal complexes as possible models for the active site of metalloenzymes and electrocatalysis. She has supervised 4 Ph.D. students and has received funding for her research from University of Delhi, DST and CSIR.