As a first generation Indian-American, my lived experiences both growing up in rural South Carolina and visiting India strengthened my resolve in addressing today’s global energy challenges. Throughout my undergraduate in Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University, I experienced many different aspects of research. Ultimately, I fell in love with the power of high-throughput computational studies and its ability to help gain a better understanding of composition-structure-property relationships. During my study of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Cambridge University, I hope to combine molecular modeling techniques with informatics for the intelligent design of advanced nanomaterials at the atomic level, specializing in battery components. In particular, I am interested in optimizing ionic transport and interfacial reactions of MXene electrodes. By developing skills in both computational and experimental realms, I hope to better bridge the gap between the two and lead crucial collaboration in the space. By being a part of the Gates-Cambridge community, I will be surrounded with scholars and resources alike that will amplify my opportunities to explore the world and pursue my goals in innovative directions.
Clemson University Materials Science and Engr 2021