PDRA - Since Sep 2020
Previous: Postdoctoral research – RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Ph.D. – University of Münster, Germany.
Publications: Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 6082; Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 1611; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3566; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13275; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6749; Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12295; Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 6102.
Funding: EPSRC PDRA Fellowship.
Biography: I was born and brought up in Kolkata (prev. Calcutta), India. I studied chemistry at the University of Calcutta where I finished my B.Sc. in 2010. I went to the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for my masters. After completing my M.Sc. thesis with Prof. Saumen Hajra, I came to Germany in 2012 to do Ph.D. with Prof. Armido Studer at the University of Münster. I defended my Ph.D. thesis in 2016. In 2017, I moved to Aachen for postdoctoral research with Prof. Magnus Rueping. I joined the Procter group in 2020 as a PDRA. My current research interest is the development of sulfoxides as activators of substrates for metal-free cross-couplings. In my spare time, I like to watch some good movies, play football/cricket or go for swimming/jogging.