Student Thesis

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Thesis Title: “Uncovering New Photochemical Pathways Through Molecular Restrictions:
Date Defended: May 21, 2020
Current Position

Post-Doctora fellow.

Post-doctoral advisor: Prof. Sergei Vinogradov, University of Pennsylvania.

Title: “Tailoring Biomass for Light Active Compounds and Materials"
Date Defended: May 20, 2020
Current Position

Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers program.

Post-Doctora fellow.

Supervisors: Prof. Jayant Kumar / Prof. Ramsamy Nagarajan
University of Massachusetts, USA,

Title: “Light as a reagent for chemical reactions - Excited state manipulation to discover new reactivity”
Date Defended: October 28, 2019
Current Position

Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Mark E. Thompson.

University of Southern California. USA.

Title: “Interactions of light with organic chromophores: a photochemical and photophysical investigation”
Date Defended: November 20, 2017.
Current Position

Research Chemist

Combat Capabilities Development Command's, Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL)

Abeerdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, USA


Title: "Visible light mediated photocatalysis of N-N bond based compounds”
Date Defended: September 27, 2016
Current Position
Title: ”Photons in Action: Asymmetric Synthesis and Polymer Degradation”
Date Defended: May 13, 2016.
Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Luis Campos at Columbia University, New York, USA.
Title: “Atropisomeric Chromophores As Substrates And Catalysts For Asymmetric Light Induced Transformations”
Date Defended: December 10, 2015.
Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Christina Woo
Harvard University, Boston, USA.
Title: “Stereospecific phototransformations of atropisomeric chromophores”
Date Defended: October 24, 2014.
Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Luis Campos at Columbia University, New York, USA.
Title: “Stereospecific photochemical transformations involving axially acrylanilides and alpha-oxoamides”
Date Defended: April 2, 2013.
Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow / UC chancellor fellow and Merck Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay at University of California, Los Angles.
Master's Title: “Light induced asymmetric transformation: Enantiospecific Paternò-Büchi-reaction of α-Oxoamides”
Thesis submitted to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Research carried out at NDSU for the master’s diploma as an exchange student.
Date Defended: April 26, 2012.
Current Position
Ph.D. Student with Prof. Kent Rodgets at NDSU, Fargo, ND. USA.
Title: “From nanocontainer to nanocatalyst: mechanistic studies of [2+2] photodimerization of coumarin derivatives within cucurbit[8]uril”
Date Defended: August 30, 2012.
Current Position
Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Felix Castellano at North Carolina State University, NC, USA.
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