Varinder K. Aggarwal studied chemistry at Cambridge
University and received his Ph.D. in 1986 under the guidance of Dr. Stuart
Warren. After postdoctoral studies (1986-1988) under Prof. Gilbert Stork,
Columbia University, he returned to the UK as a Lecturer at Bath University. In
1991, he moved to Sheffield University, where he was promoted to Professor in in
1997. In 2000 he moved to Bristol University where he holds the Chair in
Synthetic Chemistry. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2012.