Rajesh Thapa, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Dr. Thapa received his MS degree in organic chemistry from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 2010 and PhD degree from University of Louisville, Louisville, KY in 2015. Dr. Thapa’s experience includes synthetic methodology development, ligand design, synthesis and characterization of organic compounds and metal complexes. His PhD dissertation title is “Phosphinimine zinc complexes and neutral phosphinimines for ring opening polymerization of lactides”. Dr. Thapa’s post-doctoral work at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR include synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands and bis(NHC)Pd(II), bis(NHC)Ni(II) complexes and their application as a catalyst for C-C coupling reactions. His scholarly achievements include peer-reviewed publications, patent and presentations. His research interest includes medicinal chemistry, transition metal chemistry, methodology development, drug design, synthesis, and catalysis.

Dr. Thapa holds the position of Post-doctoral Research Associate at Feik School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical sciences. His contributions are to design and synthesis of organic small-molecule compounds of biological interest in support of the discovery and development of new drugs and hypothesis-driven laboratory research involving drug design, organic synthesis and data analysis.

Phone: (210) 883-1164
Email: thapa@uiwtx.edu