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.