Dr. Sankar Iyer who is the Founder/CEO of SYNMR chemicals Pvt Ltd., Bangalore obtained his undergraduate education from India. He joined for Postgraduate Studies under the Commonwealth University Scholarship Scheme at Flinders University of South Australia and obtained his Ph.D degree in organic Chemistry in the year 1985. He spend two years of Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at University of Colorado, Boulder with Professor Stanley J Cristol before joining as Discovery Chemist with Merck & Co USA. After spending nearly 10 years at their research Centre, he moved to India and served as Head of Research at Merind India Ltd. In the year 2000 he joined as Vice President R&D with Hikal Ltd and later moved to Strides Arco Lab, Bangalore as Head of Research.
He has over 25 publications in international journals and over 10 patents to his credit. Currently he is actively involved in collaborative research with Heavy Water Board and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the field of deuterium for Pharmaceutical Applications.