I completed my schooling in 2006 from St.Francis High School and then 5-year Integrated Master’s in Chemistry in 2011 from University of Hyderabad, India.
Master’s degree in Chemistry from India.
After MSc, I joined Trinity College for PhD. I have’nt really worked anywhere. I did couple of Internships in Germany while I was in College.
I am doing PhD in Trinity College Dublin
I have completed my schooling and college in Hyderabad, India. After studying Chemistry for 5 years in India, I joined for PhD in Trinity College Dublin.
At the end of my first year in Trinity, I was fortunate to get “Government of Ireland Scholarship” received from Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.
My Typical Day
Working in the Chemical laboratory and trying out new reactions to prepare Organic ligands
I am generally in College from 9am to 6pm.
I spend an hour or two reading Science magazines, journals etc. I plan my reactions sitting in my office room.
I spend most of the day working in the lab, trying new reactions and analyzing the compounds prepared by me. Here is an picture of my laboratory.
Most of the times, after completion of the chemical reaction I spend time in purifying the compounds. Normally after the chemical reaction, the desired product is purified using Column chromatography.
What I'd do with the prize money
Conduct Chemistry outreach program in atleast two schools in Dublin.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Inquisitive, Optimistic, Passionate
What did you want to be after you left school?
A Medical Doctor
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
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What is the most fun thing you've done?
A 10-day wilderness hiking with friends in Goa, India
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Travel around the world, Work in Japan for few moths to a year to experience their work culture and open a restaurant
Tell us a joke.
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.