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Meet The Team



Akhil Bhardwaj

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020), IIT Mandi

Research Area: Homogeneous N2 and O2 Activation

Philosophy: I’m a proactive person with a methodical approach to problem-solving and a meticulous nature. I’m inspired by the great personalities of various disciplines, mostly scientists. Other than chemistry, I’m into listening to good music, sports (football and basketball), camping, novels (thrillers), and tasty food. A quote that I believe in is -

“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 3152; Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 15699; Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 12517; Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202301984

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Mayank Mahajan 

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020), HPU Shimla

Research Area: Biomimetic Organic Transformations

Philosophy: I am a diligent and persistent person who savor the chemistry around us. I am eminently inspired by various researchers and scientists who have started from scratch and have shaped many generations with their great work. When I am not studying I am fond of cooking, hiking, playing cricket and table tennis, and listening to music.

A quote that I believe in is -

"Define a goal. Take a pause and realize you can move a mountain!".”



Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 5810JACS Au 20233, 3494.


Ashutosh Joshi

M.Tech. Biotechnology (2022), IIT Mandi

Jointly with Dr. Trayambak Basak

Research Area: Structural Investigation of Collagen

Philosophy: The structure of collagen intrigues me more than any protein. Currently, my work is focused on understanding the molecular changes in the structure of collagen due to various post-translational modifications. I want to contribute to the field of structural biology by getting more insight into collagen structure using computational simulation. I am an optimistic and hard-working person. I like listening to music and writing shayaris and poetries (in Hindi) in my free time.


Matrix Biol. Plus 2024, 22, 100144.


Snehasis Moni

M.Sc. Chemistry (2022), IIT Mandi

Research Area: Homogeneous CO2 Reduction

PhilosophyFor me, the constant source of motivation has always been our Mother Nature. I am looking forward to shaping the upcoming times with my research in chemistry. Apart from that, I love spending time playing cricket and table tennis. In my leisure time, I prefer watching movies, web series, and sports (Football, Cricket, Tennis) and am fond of listening to music. The research philosophy I believe in -

"We unleash the power of quantum mechanics to understand chemistry."

                                                                                              -Prof. Frank Neese


Catalysts 2023, 13, 592.


Navneet Singh

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020), Thapar Institute

Jointly with Dr. Amit B. Pawar

Research Area: Metalloradical Catalysis

Philosophy: As someone who's passionate about computational chemistry, I view myself as a digital explorer delving into the enigmas of nature. Outside of this realm, I enjoy hiking, playing badminton and table tennis, and indulging in the excitement of watching football. Through my journey in computational chemistry and organometallic catalysis, I aspire to contribute to the progress of science and technology.


Susovon Ghosh

M.Sc. Chemistry (2022), IIT Mandi

Research Area: Enzymatic Catalysis

Philosophy: I believe, that only through the pursuit of science we can have a deeper understanding of life. I enjoy discussions exploring the fundamentals in any avenue of science. Specifically, the underlying chemistry of reactions catalyzed by enzymes intrigues me. At leisure, I enjoy poetry, music, movies, and football.

"An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God."

- S. Ramanujan. ​



Dalton. Trans. 2023, 52, 12517


Janavi Rajput

M.Sc. Chemistry (2023), IIT Mandi

Research Area: Catalysis by Nitrogenase 


J. Org. Chem. 202489, 6838

M.Sc. 2023



M.Sc. 2023-2025


Rhythm Sharma

M.Sc. 2023-2025


Ankit Kumar

M.Sc. 2023-2025

M.Sc. 2022


Nakul Harish Khodiyar

M.Sc. 2022-2024


Souradeep Hazra

M.Sc. 2022-2024

M.Sc. 2021


Abinash Doley

M.Sc. 2021-2023

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