Bula Vinaka and a very warm welcome to the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.
Professor Prasad got BSc (Honours) and MSc (Inorganic Chemistry) from the University of Bihar, Muzaffarpur and PhD from IIT, Kanpur, India and served as Project/Senior Project Scientist at IIT Kanpur. He served as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at DIT (NSIT), University of Delhi, Delhi and as Reader/Associate Professor of Chemistry at IET, CSJM University, Kanpur, India.
He moved to USP, Suva, Fiji (2000). Professor Prasad was awarded SERC Visiting Fellowship and BTNA by the Govt. of India, and the Vice Chancellor's Prize for the Best Research Publication by USP. Besides being the Editor-in-Chief of SPJNAS, he has been Editorial Board/Editorial Advisory Board member of ten professional journals and Member/Fellow of various professional societies and was President, CSSP. His research domains are the development of analytical methods, environmental chemistry, food chemistry and synthesis and characterization of inorganic complexes. He is a leader in the area of kinetic method of analysis, and a strong believer of collaborative research. He has published around 100 research papers, book chapters and review articles.