Before coming to Berkeley, I completed my undergraduate studies majoring in Materials Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. There I worked on projects mainly focusing on electronic properties of materials under the direction of Anshu Gaur. I studied carbon nanotubes based conductive inks and thin films transistors. At the end of my third year of undergraduate studies, I interned at Texas A&M University. There I worked under the direction of Xiaofeng Qian and learned about data-driven materials discovery and property prediction.
During my time at Berkeley, I will leverage Density Functional Theory based computational methods for assessing point defect formation coupled with experimental comparisons for applications in new functional electronic materials discovery.