Akhila Kumar Sahoo
Ph. D. National Chemical Laboratory, 2001 
Postdoctoral Research    RWTH Aachen, 2002
  JSPS, Kyoto University, 2002 - 2004
  Kyoto University, 2005 - 2006
Scientist Sai Advantium Pharma Limited, 2006 - 2007  
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2012
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2013 - 2015
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2016 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134822, E-mail: akssc@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
Our research is devoted to the development of novel and straightforward organic transformations.  
Our primary research goals are: (I) to functionalize unactivated sp2 and sp3 C-H bond involving transition-metal catalyzed C-H activation and diastereoselective C-H functionalizations.  
(II) to showcase one pot multiple functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds. (III) to demonstrate gold and silver-catalyzed transformations on ynamides. (IV) to construct unusual complex heteroatom bearing molecules. (V) to understand the mechanistic insights of the catalytic reactions. (VI) to fabricate fused-pi-conjugated heterocycles relevance to pharmaceutical importance and materials. (VII) to design and synthesize N- and O-rich insensitive energetic materials. 
Selected Publications
  • Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydroarylation and One-Pot Twofold Unsymmetrical C−H Functionalization of Arenes. Koushik Ghosh, Raja K. Rit, E. Ramesh, Akhila K. Sahoo, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600649. 
  • p-TsOH Promoted Au(I)-Catalyzed Consective Endo Cyclization of Yne-Tethered Ynamide: Access to Benzofused Dihydroisoqunolones. Sanatan Nayak, Nayan Ghosh, B. Prabagar and Akhila K. Sahoo, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5662.
  • Sulfoximine Assisted Pd(II)-Catalyzed Bromination and Chlorination of Primary β-C(sp3)–H Bond.  
    Raja K. Rit, M. Ramu Yadav, Koushik Ghosh, Majji Shankar, and Akhila K. Sahoo, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5258.
  • Sulfoximine Directed Intermolecular o-C–H Amidation of Arenes with Sulfonyl Azides. M. Ramu Yadav, Raja K. Rit, and Akhila K. Sahoo, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1638.
  • Direct Access to Benzo[b]furans through Palladium‐Catalyzed Oxidative Annulation of Phenols and Unactivated Internal Alkynes. M.R. Kuram, M. Bhanuchandra, Akhila K. Sahoo, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4607.