I am a fifth year PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB). I received my undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. I work in the group of Prof. Johannes Hachmann and my current project concerns the modeling of organic polymers for optical applications using quantum chemistry and data modeling.

I am the president of the Computational Sciences Club (CSC) at UB. Through this club, we maximize the interaction among graduate students working in computational science fields. It provides an opportunity to learn new computational tools, enhance existing computational skills, share research ideas, and promote collaboration.

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Research interests and statistics

My interests lie in the design of new molecular materials with exceptional properties by means of first-principles quantum chemistry and molecular modeling. My goal for my PhD thesis is to develop – in a joint venture with the experimentalist group of Prof. Chong Cheng – innovative new materials that will outperform the ones used in current devices.