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Dishari Basu

President/Academic Officer

After graduating from the Manipal Institute of Technology, India in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, I joined the petrochemicals industry in India. I worked as a Graduate Engineer Trainee at Reliance Industries Limited. In 2016, I moved to Ohio to pursue a Masters degree in Dr. Umit Ozkan's Heterogeneous Catalysis Research Group. Having enjoyed research and life as a graduate student, I stayed on to pursue my PhD. degree in the same group. I currently work in the field of low temperature electrocatalysis for fuel cell applications. In my spare time I enjoy watching Netflix and eating different types of Biriyani. 

Pinak Mohapatra 

Vice-President/ Facilities Officer

Pinak is a graduate student working on chemical looping projects at Dr. L.-S. Fan’s lab since 2018. He has completed his bachelors in Chemical engineering along with a micro-specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kharagpur, India. Currently he holds the vice-president position of the CEGC organization and is an organizing team member of the Graduate Research Symposium(GRS) held by Chemical and Bimolecular engineering department, OSU. During his undergrad he has been a proactive member of AIESEC organization and played a key role in the organizing team of several networking events.  He has remarkable prior experience working as an R&D intern in the corporate division of Hindustan Unilever Limited and Oil and Natural gas corporation(ONGC) India. In addition, he has volunteered for two months at a primary school in Moscow, Russia. Apart from research, he loves spending time in travelling, cooking, and playing video games with his best buddies!

Kalyani Jangam 

Treasurer/Business Facilities Officer

I am 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Fan’s research group. My research work deals with designing and development of materials for different chemical looping applications. I have received my bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, India, in the year 2017. In my leisure time, I love to read novels and listen to music. I also love to travel and hike.

Anuj Joshi 

Graduate Research Symposium Officer

I am a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Fan’s research group. My work is focused on developing processes through chemical looping approach. I received my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, India, in the year 2018. I am actively involved in organizing the Graduate Research Symposium, hosted by the CBE department for graduate students. In my free time, I ardently follow sports (Go Bucks!), and enjoy watching movies.

Anjelica Kucinic 

Recruiting Officer

I went to Ohio State for undergraduate and have lived in Columbus for about 6 years. I do research in the Nanoengineering and Biodesign Lab (Dr. Carlos Castro lab) specializing in DNA origami. More specifically, I work with dynamic and higher order DNA origami mechanisms.  I also co-advise OhioMOD - Ohio State's biomolecular design team through the department of mechanical engineering. In my free time I enjoy eating ice cream, working out, and traveling.

Vyom Thakker
Social Chair

I am a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Bakshi's group. I am from Mumbai, India and received my bachelor's degree from Institute of Chemical Technology in 2018. My current research applies process system engineering techniques for the assessment and design of Environmental Sustainability. I am trying to establish Circular Economy for Plastics, by designing sustainable production pathways, supply chains and waste management scenarios. In my free time, I love to travel, play and listen to music, watch sports.