Uday S. Racherla

PhD (Purdue University)

Professor of Innovation & Intellectual Property Management 
Department of Industrial & Management Engineering

Research Interests



  • PhD Chemistry, Purdue University, 1982
    • Professor: Herbert C. Brown, 1979 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 1985-87
    • Professor Leo. A. Pacquette, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
  • Executive MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2008 



  • MBA640: Intellectaul Property Management, Value Creation, Value Capture

  • MBA654: Innovation for Sustainable Business Advantage

  • MBA623: Strategic Management

  • MBA626: Management of Technology

  • Racherla, U.S., et al., Efficient Manganese Catalysts for Low Temperature Bleaching. Nature, 1994, 369, 637-639.

  • Racherla, U.S. et al., Triple Quantum Magic Angle Spinning 27Al NMR of Aluminum Hydroxides. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 3200.

  • Zubaidha, P.K.; Chavan, S.P.; Racherla, U.S. Synthesis of (3)-Heritol. Tetrahedron, 1991, 47, 5759.

  • Racherla, U.S.; Brown, H.C. Chiral Synthesis via Organoboranes .27. Remarkably Rapid and Exceptionally Enantioselective (Approaching 100% e.e) Allylboration of Representative Aldehydes at 100 oC Under New Salt-Free Conditions. J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 401.

  • Racherla, U.S.; Daniel, T.; Rajamohanan, P.R., Ayyangar, N.R. Exceptionally Stable Phenyldichlorocarbenium Ion as a Friedel-Crafts Intermediate. A High-Field Multinuclear NMR Study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1989, 111, 7659.

  • Brown, H.C.; Racherla, U.S. A Remarkable Reversal In The Direction Of Boron Migration In The Thermal Isomerization Of Organoboranes Derived From 2-Methyl-2-Butene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1983, 105, 6506.


  • Johns Hopkins USA. Invited as Adjunct Professor by the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Management to teach in the Executive MBA Program on Innovation (2011).

  • Singapore Management University, Singapore. Invited as Adjunct Professor to teach in the SMU Executive MBA Program on IPR Management and Value Extraction (2014).

  • MNNIT-Allahabad, India. Invited to deliver plenary lecture on Intellectual Property Rights at the National Symposium on Intellectual Property Awareness (2014).

  • IIIT-Jabalpur, India. Invited to conduct a national level Workshop on Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights to create awareness of the necessity and benefits of IPRs (2014). Page 24 of 45

  • Awards. My research won - PepsiCo R&D Excellence Award (2011), The S. C. Johnson President's Award (2010); The Unilever President's Award (1998, 1993).



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