Sukriyo Chakraborty

sukriyoc [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Born in 2001, Sukriyo hails from West Bengal, India. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree, majoring in Chemistry and pursuing a minor in Biology. At IISc, he explored the field of NHC-organocatalysis under the mentorship of Prof. A. T. Biju. He also worked with Prof. Nils Metzler-Nolte at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum on a DAAD-WISE fellowship, focussing on the synthesis of novel metal-based anticancer compounds. In 2023, Sukriyo moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group to study the development of artificial metalloenzymes for unique synthetic applications. He is a recipient of the Quad Fellowship, a multilateral initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the US. Beyond the laboratory, Sukriyo is fascinated by the nuances of history and geopolitics, and loves to immerse himself in Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless creations.