Dr. Dinesh Shetty
Dr. Dinesh Shetty Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Dinesh Shetty joined Khalifa Universit as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Fall 2019. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry from Mangalore University, India and Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, respectively. From 2011 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, USA and moved back to South Korea in 2013 to take up a research fellowship with Prof.  Kimoon Kim at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, POSTECH. In 2016, he moved to New York University Abu Dhabi as a research scientist. He is an organic chemist with hands-on experience in multidisciplinary research areas including material science, molecular imaging, supramolecular chemistry, radiochemistry and bio-medical science.  

He received a Young Investigator Award from the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Best Researcher Award from the Korean Cancer Research Foundation. He is the recipient of US National Academy of Science Arab-American Frontiers seed grant. He has delivered research talks in multiple countries and is currently an active member of Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society. In addition, he has been serving the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) abstract review committee member since last 3 years. In his free time, he writes poems and newspaper column articles, and also podcast his thoughts. His research interests are focused on the development of multifunctional polymers for various applications including energy storage, water purification, and biomedical applications.

Education
  • 2011 Doctor of Science, Chemistry; Seoul National University, Korea
  • 2005 Master of Science, Chemistry; Mangalore University, India
  • 2003 Bachelor of Science, Mangalore University, India
Teaching Areas
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

 

Research Interests
  • Design and synthesis of multifunctional porous materials (both amorphous and crystalline) for various applications including water and air purification, toxic remediation, and energy applications.
  • Development of polymers for precious natural elements recovery
  • Design and development of multi-functional molecules (or materials) for imaging and bio-medical applications