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Experienced, motivated, and detail-oriented chemist with expertise in various analytical techniques including HPLC, GC, NMR, GC/MS, FTIR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, and demonstrated experience in regulated environment seeking a position as Chemist with an industrial organization poised for growth. Experienced in particle size analyzer by the Malvern zetasizer, knowledge of metal analysis using ICP-MS. U.S. permanent resident with work authorization.
• More than 7 years of extensive expertise in HPLC (including chiral HPLC), Waters and Agilent HPLC systems, and expert in HPLC method development.
• Extensive experience in GC and GC/MS analysis and GC method development, and measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint formulations using GC and GC-MS.
• Strong experience in characterization techniques: multinuclear and multidimensional NMR, HPLC (including chiral HPLC), column chromatography, GC (including GC/MS), LC/MS/MS (Thermo LTQ-XL), UV-VIS, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR, and polarimeter.

Core Competencies

Communications • Scifinder Database • Chemdraw/EndNote • Project Management • Synthetic Chemistry
Organic Compound Analyzation • Asymmetric Synthesis • Enzymatic Screening


Behr Process Corporation, City • ST 2011 – Present
Chemist (Temporary Assignment)
Current project consists of analytical analysis of raw materials and final paints. Analyze the amount of Biocides (example, BIT, CIT/CMIT etc) in paints and raw materials by HPLC. Analyze samples for particle size, percent solids and painted surface for contact angel with water. Analyze volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by GC and GC-MS.
South Coast Air Quality Management District, City • ST 2011
Chemist (Temporary Assignment)
Assigned project was to effectively monitor and analyze air quality in surrounding air basins. Accurately monitored air samples by GC and HPLC, and efficiently identified individual components present in the air using GC/MS.
Princeton University, Princeton • NJ 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Organic Synthesis, Advisor: Prof. Abigail G. Doyle
Provided complete project oversight focused on asymmetric synthesis of substituted N-heterocycles. Developed three chiral normal phase HPLC methods for substituted N-heterocycle compounds. Identified more than 5 impurities using GC/MS for the reaction mixture of N-heterocycle synthesis. Developed two SFC (Supercritical Fluid Chromatography) methods for chiral separation.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia • PA 2008
Postdoctoral Researcher, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Advisor: Prof. Marisa C. Kozlowski
Project for Postdoctoral research consisted of synthesis of the Perylenequinone Analogs and Evaluating Their Inhibition on Protein Kinase C; Methodology Development for a Catalytic Asymmetric Oxidative Coupling of Phenols. Screened the analogues for the inhibition of protein kinase C using 32P-radioactive assay and found some interesting analogues with outstanding inhibition activity.
Key Highlights:
• Developed five HPLC methods for the separation of enantiomers of bis-phenols, and discovered vanadium catalyzed asymmetric oxidative coupling of phenols.
• Synthesized structurally novel analogues of perylenequinones.

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln • NE 2003 – 2007
Research Assistant
Provided complete assistance and hands-on expertise for Analytical Method Development of Enzyme-Based Screening Methodology for Combinatorial Catalysis-Identification of Novel Chiral Salens for the Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Epoxides
Key Highlights:
• Developed more than ten chiral HPLC methods for enantiomeric separation of epoxides, diols, seleno-alcohols, ester and carbamates.
• Developed a NSF funded successful project “ISES”: In-situ Enzymatic Screening method for parallel estimation of relative rate and enantioselectivity.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur • India 2001
Research Assistant: Prof. Dipak Ranjan Mal
Performed Synthetic Studies of Indole Derivatives.
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science • India 1999 summer
Summer Intern, Advisor: Prof. Asish De
A Random Stroll Among Sulphur Heterocycles


Ph.D., Bioorganic/Synthetic Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE – 2007 Advisor: Prof. David B. Berkowitz
M. Sc., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur, India – 2000 Advisor: Prof. Dipak Ranjan Mal
B. Sc., Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Calcutta, India – 1998

(Presentations available upon request)
• D. B. Berkowitz, S. Dey, K. R. Karukurichi and W. Shen, Method for Monitoring the Stereoselectivity and Relative Rate of Organic Chemical Reactions, U. S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 2006 Serial No. 11/434,247.
• S. Dey, K. R. Karukurichi, W. Shen and D. B. Berkowitz, Double-Cuvette ISES: In Situ Estimation of Enantiomeric Excess and Relative Rate for Catalyst Screening, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(24), 8610.
• S. Dey, D. R. Powell, C. Hu, and D. B. Berkowitz, ‘Cassette’-ISES (In situ Enzymatic Screening) Identifies Complementary Chiral Scaffolds for Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution Across a Range of Epoxides, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46(37), 7010-7014.
• S. Dey, Development of Enzyme-Based Screening Methodology for Combinatorial catalysis – Identification of Novel Chiral Salens for the Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Epoxides, Dissertation, 2007, University of Nebraska
• B. J. Morgan, S. Dey, S. W. Johnson, and M. C. Kozlowski, Design, Synthesis and Investigation of Protein Kinase C Inhibitors: Total Syntheses of (+)-Calphostin D, (+)-Phleichrome, Cercosporin and Novel Perylenequinones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131(26), 9413 – 9425.
• S. Dey, K. R. Karukurichi, S. Broussy, W. Shen and D. B. Berkowitz, Fructopyranose-based salens as novel chiral scaffolds for asymmetric transition metal-based epoxide opening, in preparation.
• S. Dey, S. C. Allen and M.C. Kozlowski, The First Catalytic, Asymmetric Oxidative Coupling of Phenols, in preparation.

Travel Grants, UNL-Department of Chemistry, 2004, 2006.
Selected in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE, India) in 2000.
Selected in National Eligibility Test in Chemical Sciences (NET, India) in 2000.

Member of the American Chemical Society; 2007, 2008 ACS President’s Club

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