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The Goldman Group - Members - Graduate Students

Bhatti, Tariq

shapeimage 14Tariq was born in Nassau, Bahamas and grew up in the Baltimore/Washington area. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2009 and went into industry afterward. He spent two years working on polyolefin catalysts with W.R. Grace before joining the Goldman group in 2015. Tariq is interested in organometallic chemistry and catalysis for sustainable commodity chemical production. Outside the lab, Tariq enjoys live music, road trips, hiking, and playing the violin


Casuras, Andrea

shapeimage 10Andrea was brought up in Waterford, NY. She received a dual B.S. in chemistry and music from Ursinus College in 2013. Her research interests include organometallic chemistry and synthesis.


Gao, Yang

shapeimage 9Yang was born in Xuzhou China and lived in Xuzhou, Yangzhou and Nanjing. He received his B.S. from Nanjing University in 2012 and is interested in the field of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.


Gordon, Benjamin

shapeimage 16Benjamin was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Brooklyn College in 2014 and spent the subsequent spring working on medicinal organometallic compounds with Professor Maria Contel. His interests include physical and synthetic organometallic chemistry. Outside the lab his interests include metal sculpting and hiking.


Lease, Nicholas

shapeimage 12Nicholas was born in Seattle but raised in Queens, New York. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Brooklyn College in 2012. His research interests include organometallic chemistry and catalysis.


Li, Bo

shapeimage 11Bo was born in a small village in the Hubei province, which is located in the middle of China. Bo got his B.S. at Jilin Unviersity in 2013 and went to Rutgers as an exchange student in 2012. After that, Bo decided to pursue his Ph. D in Rutgers. Bo works on alkane arylation and alkane dehydrogenation.


Malakar, Santanu

17498770 1402519876503495 5734623795116328697 nSantanu was born and raised in Durgapur, India. He graduated with a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). As an undergraduate, Santanu conducted research in the group of Dr. Raghavan Sunoj, where he performed mechanistic studies using DFT. His research interest involves designing experiments based on DFT analysis. Outside the lab, he enjoys watching TV, learning how to play the piano, and exploring


Shada, Arun

shapeimage 13Arun was born and raised in Siddipet, India. He received his B.S-M.S dual degree in chemistry at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune and completed his M.S research thesis under Dr. R Boomi Shankar. His research interests include organometallic chemistry and catalysis.


Sheludko, Boris

shapeimage 15Boris Sheludko was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He completed a five-year B.A./M.A. program at Wesleyan University majoring in Chemistry, and went on to work for three years at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research center as a senior research technician. Since 2015, he has been at Rutgers University, working with both Drs. Alan Goldman and Fuat Celik on heterogeneous alkane dehydrogenation systems.


Soumyadipa Das

SoumyadipaSoumyadipa was born and raised in Kolkata, a city in the eastern part of India. She completed her B.Sc. from Presidency College, Kolkata. She then moved to Mumbai to pursue her Masters from IIT Bombay. Besides chemistry, she enjoys reading, writing and drawing.

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