The Goldman Group - Members - Graduate Students
Ashish was born and raised in Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his BSc Hons. in Chemistry from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He then moved to Kanpur for his Masters at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) where he worked on Total Synthesis with Prof. Dattatraya Dethe and spent his summer working on Asymmetric Organocatalysis. In Alan’s group he is interested in Organometallics and Catalysis. Besides Chemistry, he enjoys traveling and hiking.
Hellan Kadukumblayil Moncy
Hellan was born and raised in Kerala, the southern state of India. She graduated from IISER Kolkata in 2019 with BS-MS in Chemical Sciences. She was working with Prof. Sayam Sengupta for her MS thesis and later after graduation for one year on electrochemical C-H oxidation using the molecular Iron complexes. She joined Rutgers University in Fall 2020 and then joined the Goldman group in 2021 in collaboration with Waldie group in Rutgers. Currently she is exploring the electrochemistry of pincer iridium complexes. In her free time, she prefers to spend time biking, hiking and cooking.
Jess was born in Lubbock, Texas and grew up in the Permian Basin. Jess received her B.A. in Theatre with a specialization in Sound Design from Barnard College in 2014. After college, Jess worked as the Technical Director for the Glicker-Milstein Theatre where she helped undergraduates mount over 400 live events. Before joining the Goldman Group in 2021, Jess conducted research in natural products chemistry at Hunter College under the guidance of Professor Akira Kawamura. Her current research interests include synthetic organometallic chemistry and mechanistic studies. Outside the lab, Jess enjoys spending time with her dog and running.
Soham was born and brought up in Krishnagar, West Bengal, India. He achieved his 5-year BS-MS dual degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2016-2021). There, he did his BS-MS thesis under the supervision of Prof. Sayam Sen Gupta on "Electrocatalytic alcohol oxidation with a high-valent molecular iron complex". He joined the Goldman group in December, 2021. Here, he is interested in synthetic, as well as computational organometallic chemistry, and the mechanistic studies in catalysis. Outside the lab, he is a passionate writer. Writing poetry and articles, reading books, and listening to music are some of his favourite pastime hobbies.
Soumyadipa was born and grew up in Kolkata, a city in the eastern part of India. She completed her Bachelor's from Presidency College, Kolkata. She then moved to Mumbai to pursue her Master's from IIT Bombay. She worked on synthetic organic methodology development with Prof. I. N. N. Namboothiri for her Master's thesis research. Her current research interests are designing pincer catalysts for alkane dehydrogenation and understanding how they work using computational and experimental methods. She is also interested in science writing, illustration, and communication outside the lab. She enjoys cooking and traveling as well.
Souvik was born and raised in a small township located in the suburbs of Howrah district, West Bengal, India. In 2014, he moved to the Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore for undergraduate studies. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's thesis under Dr. K. Geetharani on "Transition Metal Catalyzed C-B bond Formation Reactions." He joined the Goldman group in 2019. He is interested in synthetic organometallic chemistry and mechanistic studies in catalysis. Outside the lab, he enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking.
Tariq 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