Amrit Jalan


Graduate Student


I hail from the state of Rajasthan in India though my family currently resides in a town called Guntur in the southern part of India. I did most of my schooling in and around Hyderabad after which I attended the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) where I graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering in 2008. Growing up in the South, having most of my family in the East, belonging to the North and studying in the West has acquainted me with India in a geographically and culturally comprehensive manner, or so I like to think.

I am presently employed as a full time graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I work with the Green Group. The broad focus of my research is solution phase kinetics and I am currently working on linking solvent effects to the Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG), an automated program that designs mechanisms and reaction pathways. My research is guided by Prof. William H. Green Jr. of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT.

In my spare time, I like indulging in math, music, movies, literature and cooking. I take an interest in running, table tennis and cricket. On the odd day I also enjoy gaming on my laptop. Some day, I hope to complete a marathon (within a respectable amount of time) and author a good book. For the moment though, I am happy exploring.

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