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
I am from Chandannagar, West Bengal in India. I have completed by B.Sc. in Chemistry Honours from Chandernagore Govt. College, West Bengal in 2016 and MS in chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2019. During my masters I have work on Ti(III)-mediated radical cyclization under the supervision of Prof. Tushar Kanti Chakraborty.
In spare time I like to read novels and cook some new recipes.
My favorite quote is “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough”- Oprah Winfrey.