Dr. Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula was born and raised in Visakhapatnam, an age-old port city located on the east coast of India. She received her B.Sc degree in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s College, an affiliated campus of Andhra University in India and subsequently, her M.Sc degree in Organic Chemistry at Andhra University. After a brief teaching career in India, Dr. Gorugantula came to West Virginia University to pursue her doctoral studies in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry. She eventually earned her PhD in 2009 and has been teaching at Alderson Broaddus ever since.
Courses offered by Dr. Gorugantula encompass General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical and Instrumental Chemistry. With her doctoral thesis concentrated on palladium catalysed hetero-annulation reactions, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Gorugantula’s interest resides in transition metal mediated catalytic reactions and synthetic organic chemistry. In addition to teaching, Dr. Gorugantula serves as the advisor to the Student Government Association of Alderson Broaddus.