January 2021

I am Souvik. I am from Tamluk, west Bengal in INDIA. I did my bachelors with Chemistry as the major from Midnapore College (Autonomous). I have completed my MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. During my masters, I did research on transition metal catalyzed C-H activation reactions under the supervision of Dr. Chandra M.R. Volla. I really enjoy my free time playing Cricket and watching football matches, particularly I am very much passionate about indian football. And I also like to gossip with friends in common tea stalls. I love to eat. My favorite Indian dish is “Chicken Biryani”.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.”- Socrates


December 2022

I am Suman, from Ghatal, West Bengal in India. I completed my BS in Chemistry from Midnapore College (Autonomous). I received my MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. During my masters, I worked on Catalytic Asymmetric synthesis, under the supervision of Prof. Subhas C. Pan.

In the Brown lab, I am working on the transition metal catalyzed difunctionalization of alkenes.

In my free time I like to listen music and I love cooking. My favorite hobby is to travel to new places.


“My special fascination has been to understand better the world of chemistry and its complexities” – E. J. Core


December 2022

Partha grew up in Kharagpur, India. He completed his undergraduate studies at Midnapore College, where he majored in Chemistry. Following his BS, he finished his Master’s in Chemistry at IIT Bombay and conducted his thesis under Prof. Debabrata Maiti in the field of “Non-directed C-H functionalization.”

He joined the Brown lab in December 2022 and is working on“Developing new Directing groups for C-H functionalization.”

He enjoys reading, playing Cricket, and watching shows in his free time.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

– Johann wolfgang von Goethe