Basudeb Basu did his Ph.D. work from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, working on the synthesis of fused and bridged carbocyclic frameworks related to bioactive natural products.
He joined at North Bengal University, Siliguri, India as Assistant Professor in 1986. He did his post-doctoral works with Prof. R. G. Salomon at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA (1987-’89) on the total synthesis of optically active marine natural products, and again with Prof. T. Frejd at Lund University, Sweden (1994-’96), on the asymmetric synthesis of non-natural amino acids. He has been working as Professor of Chemistry in North Bengal University since 2004. He was Visiting Professor in Sweden, Denmark, France, Taiwan and China.
His current research interests include new reactions and methodology, catalysis with the development of new heterogeneous nanocatalysts, solid surface-promoted organic reactions and green chemistry.