Academician [Senior Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)], Professor Emeritus,University of Malaya (UM)
University of Malaya
Das was educated at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, where he obtained his BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry in 1965, Dip Ed in 1966 and PhD in 1969. He was previously: Foundation professor of inorganic chemistry, University of Malaya (UM) (1980-98); Head of Chemistry Department,UM (1987-90); Dean,Faculty of Science,UM (1990-98); Director of Advanced Materials Characterization Allied Laboratories (AMCAL) at UM (1998-99); Founding Vice-chancellor, Asian institute of Medicine, Science and Technology University (2001-2007) and Founding Vice-chancellor, QUEST international university Perak ( 2007-2013). His awards include the National Science Award, 1988-89 ; the Gold Medal Award, Institute of Chemistry, Malaysia, 1993, and the Malaysian Scholarly Publications Council-Ministry of Education 2014 Award for his book "Tin in Applications::Meeting the 'green'challenge". Now, in a retired capacity, he writes novels, besides serving voluntarily in a few organisations, among them, as Academician of ASM and Vice President of the Malaysian Research & Development Organization (an NGO). In 2005, he was honoured with the civil award title of 'Dato' from the State of Kedah.
Sustainable Development Goals:
4 - Quality education
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Main group organometallic synthesis; Tin (IV) organyls; coordination and structural chemistry; biopotency; catalysis and materials chemistry; toxicology.