Saeed Balalaie is Professor of organic chemistry at K. N. Toosi University of Technology. He studied chemistry in Tehran University, Shahid Beheshti and Sharif University of Technology for his BSc, MSc. and his PhD. His doctoral dissertation was about Photooxygenation of organic compounds and diasteroselectivity of nucleophilic addition reaction to glyceraldehyde acetonide in litium perchlorate under supervision of Prof. M. M. Hashemi and Prof. J. Ipaktschi on Dec. 1996. From 2001-2003 he received Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship and he carried out research work in University of Heidelberg with Prof. Rolf Gleiter. He received more than 6 times short research stay award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He started his work in K. N. Toosi University of Technology on Feb. 1997 as assistant professor and qualified on 2003 and 2007 as associate and full professor.
Prof. Balalaie is interested in the synthesis of heterocycles through a) Sequential and domino reactions b) Designing of novel multicomponent reactions and post-transformation and also peptide chemistry especially active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) of peptides and biologically active peptides.