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March 2019

Amit was born and had his early education in Rampurhat, Westbengal, India. He obtained
his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. He completed his doctoral
studies in 2018 under supervision of Prof. Santanu Mukherjee at the Indian Institute of
Science (IISc), Bangalore where he focused on developing C-C and C-X bond forming
reactions using organocatalysts and quantum dots. After spending a few months as a research
associate in the Mukherjee lab, he joined the Brown group in Jan 2019 where he is currently
performing various C-H activation reactions using transition metal catalysts. He enjoys his
free time watching movies and spending time with family.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing
something.” ― Richard P. Feynman