Dr. Payal B. Joshi

Dr. (Mrs) Usha Ghosh

Associate Professor, Head Chemical Engineering Department

Ph.D. (Polypeptide Chemistry)

Areas of Specialization

Synthetic organic, organometallic, process, medicinal and polypeptide chemistry

Academic Experience: 11 years

Industrial Experience: 18 years

Dr. Usha Ghosh has successfully executed 6 projects in the area of Cancer, Pain & Inflammation till the various stages of clinical developments. She was heading team involved in design and synthesis of NCEs based on mechanism of action for cardiovascular, immunology, anticancer and anti-inflammatory indications at Piramal Enterprise Limited. She had worked with Roche Product Limited for the process development of Vitamin-A production, troubleshooting in each stage of production and finally achieved the production of Vitamin-A palmitate free from its methyl ester and also worked on process development of few APIs involving enzymatic resolution and fine chemicals. At Sun Pharmaceutical Advanced Research Centre, Akota Road, Baroda, India synthesized nonapeptide, Leuprolide a LH-RH analog using solution phase chemistry. Worked on the process development of an antidepressant drug.

She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and guided Ph. D. students in Pharmaceutical Research. She is having mentoring/motivating capability to students and group members for best results and outputs. She has been trained specifically for the issues related to safety in chemical laboratories.

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Publications/ Presentations:

  • Publications – 19 (International – 19)
  • Patents – 05 (PCT Granted)
  • Presentations – 24 (International – 11, National - 13)


  • Research fellow award from Department of Science and Technology (DST) new Delhi worked at Bio-organic Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India
  • Post-doctoral research fellow worked with Prof. Ian Fleming, FRS in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Post-doctoral research fellow worked and with Prof. John A. Katzenellenbogen in the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Best research paper presentation awards at national and international forum

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