Dr. Santosh Kumar received his B.Sc, M.Sc. in Chemistry and D. Phil. in Organic Chemistry from University of Allahabad, India. He worked as a Research Associate (CSIR) at Department of Chemistry, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India. He was awarded CAS-TWAS Postdoctoral fellowship in 2008 and worked in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China. Later he joined as a KU Brain Pool Professor and researcher at the Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (2010-2013). He is working in Chemistry Centre, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal since 2013. During his career, Dr. Kumar has published a number of articles and book chapters, attended and participated in local and international workshops, and conferences. He also served as a member of different organizing committees and an editorial board member and reviewer at a number of scientific journals. Besides, He is Associate Editors of Asian Chitin Journal, and Journal of Biological Engineering Research and Review.
Current research interest involves source apportionment of chemical modification, optical and biological properties of chitosan biopolymer for biomedical applications, hydrogel, aerogel, nanocomposite materials, drug & gene delivery and Environmental chemistry.