Its been great fun talking to all the students! This should go on forever!
Gujarat University (India) (2007-2011), National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India (2011-2013) and University of Lincoln (2013- )
B.Pharm (Pharmacy), M.S.(Pharm.) Medicinal Chemistry
Web-Writer for Royal Society of Chemistry 2013-14
Graduate Teaching Assistant/ PhD Student (Organic Chemistry)
University of Lincoln
Favourite thing to do in my job: To make the unlikeliest of chemical reactions work!
An Organic chemist trying to make new chemicals with applications in health, transport and construction Industry.
A Chemist trying to generate feelings in the chemicals which react with each other and deliver a new chemical molecule which can some day become a superhero (drug) and save the lives of people!
My Typical Day
Starts with me planning a new chemical reaction, setting one up and checking every 15 minutes if it worked, if doesn’t work at all, then brainstorming on how to make the chemistry between the unfriendly chemicals more sparkling, and finally getting happy that the strategy worked! (although the happy part only comes once in a while :D)
What I'd do with the prize money
I would like to organise a science fair for school students and the public!
Science fair is a great way to interact with students, and also gives us an opportunity to do some crazy science stuff which is a delight to the eye as well as the brain! I would like to organise such a science fair with some mind boggling experiments!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A Simple Passionate Wonk
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
My Best is yet to come (thinking that helps me in putting my best efforts everyday!)
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My sister who had a keen interest in science and introduced me to the world of medicines!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, in fact trouble and troublemakers stayed far away from me!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A Quizmaster perhaps!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
A.R.Rahman, Green Day
What's your favourite food?
Pav Bhaji (an Indian cuisine with a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav (bread) that is gently fried in butter
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
New Scientific ideas every morning, time and money to explore new places, set up a new drug company
Tell us a joke.
The name’s Bond. Ionic Bond. Taken, not shared.