Presenting the crafted Pyruvate Aldolase mimic at the 3MT competition, Japan,2023
I come from Uttar-Bhatora, a small farming village in West Bengal, India. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Honors from Vidyasagar University in 2015 and later completed my Master's degree at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) Kolkata, India. Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan (thesis submitted, graduation in April, 2024).
My research journey spans diverse realms in chemistry and biology. During my 3-year MS at IISER-Kolkata, I explored the topics Supramolecular Interactions, Liposomal Drug Delivery, Visible Light Photocatalysis in Organic Synthesis.
My 5-year Ph.D. at OIST, Japan, broadened my expertise in Protein Engineering, Quantum Materials, and Enantioselective Organic Synthesis. Currently, I'm at OIST's Chemistry and Chemical Bioengineering Unit, investigating the potential of enzyme mimic catalysts in producing fine chemicals in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. At the forefront of chemistry and bioengineering, I explore multidisciplinary intersections for innovative advancements.
- Led an international team of three in the 2-day Hackathon on 'Design Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) Solutions to Accelerate CO2 Removal' organized by OIST Innovation and Lifetime Ventures in Japan. Our design was voted the best among 6-other teams, earning us a 50,000 yen award.
- Featured on popular Japanese TV show "Waratte-Koraete" (avarage audience >30 million) discussing eco-friendly catalyst's potential to revolutionize the chemical industry for sustainability
- PhD research interview published by OIST Press and was among the top 5 most popular articles on OIST, Japan in 2022
- PhD Research work was recognized and covered by Chemical Processing magazine (Industrial magazine, USA) in their June 2022 issue.