Dr. Pawan Tambade pursued Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (Organic Chemistry) at Department of Chemistry, Shri Shivaji College, Akola, Maharashtra. After receiving Masters degree, he began his doctorate under the mentor-ship of Prof. Bhalchandra M. Bhanage at the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. During this tenure, he received a Fellowship from Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), World bank and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. His doctoral work focused on development of transition metal catalysts for carbonylation reactions.
After his doctoral work, he was employed as a Senior Research Scientist at TATA groups-Advinus Therapeutics Ltd., Bangalore (18 months). During this tenure he was engaged in the development of new drugs for neglected diseases (TB, Visceral leishmaniasis) and other custom synthetic products. His expertise lies in the design and development of catalysts for various coupling reactions, development of non-infringing synthetic routes for drugs and drug intermediates, Synthesis of biologically active drug molecules, process optimization, cost reduction, resolution of chiral isomers.
He has authored 45 publications during this tenure and has received various fellowships, presentation prizes and travel grants. He received DST (Department of Science & Technology)-DFG (German Research) Award for participation in the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates & Students in Lindau, Germany as a young researcher during, June-July 2009.
Since March 2012, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj's Institute Nashik. His research interests include design and development of catalysts for various coupling reactions, Multi Component Reactions (MCR’s), synthetic routes and strategies for the synthesis of biological active compounds, development of novel methods for C-N and C-C bond formation.
He is recognized as PhD supervisor by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.