Dr. Balakrishna Bugga

Dr. Balakrishna Bugga



Room: 345 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38350



Balakrishna Bugga was born in Hyderabad, India. He obtained his degree (B.Sc.) from Acharaya Nagarjuna University (Guntur, India) in 2008 and completed his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2010 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad (formarly, Indian School of Mines). After working for a year and a half as a project trainee at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad under the supervision of Dr. B. V. Subba Reddy, he joined Prof. Anton Vidal’s group at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) as a PhD student in 2012. He worked mainly on the design and development of catalytic systems derived from P-OP ligands and metal precursors for asymmetric transformations of interest. After obtaining his doctoral degree, in September 2016, he joined Prof. Max von Delius’s group as a post-doctoral researcher, working on Mechanically Interlocked Synthetic Carbon Allotropes. When he is not in the lab enjoys watching movies, hanging with friends.

Master Thesis

Self-assembled Metal Organic Assemblies for molecular sensors

Ph.D. Thesis

Development of P-OP Ligands with new Structural Motifs for Rhodium- and Iridium-Mediated Asymmetric Hydrogenations

Research area

Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Allotropes