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Sumon is presently a doctoral trainee in Green SOC lab in Università degli Studi di Perugia. He intends to harness the power of organometallic catalysis to synthesize functionalized molecules. His present responsibility includes peripheral functionalization of borazines by C-H activation methods and optimizing processes to scale up production using flow technologies.


Università degli Studi di Perugia (2021-present)

Doctoral student. Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellow in Green SOC lab.

Banaras Hindu University (2018 – 2020)

Master’s student. Department of Chemistry. CGPA 8.03. Specialized in organic chemistry.

University of Calcutta (2015 – 2018)

Bachelor’s student. Scottish Church College. Chemistry (honors) with Physics & Mathematics (minor). Overall grade 73.5% (honors). Secured 2nd rank in the college department.

Research Experience

Università degli Studi di Perugia (Sep 2021-present)

Advisor: Prof. Luigi Vaccaro. Doctoral trainee.

The research project involves designing functionality-tailored borazines using organometallic catalysis & producing them on a large scale by applying the flow reactor.

Banaras Hindu University (Jan – May 2020)

Advisor: Prof. Satyen Saha. M.Sc. Project Student.
Thesis title: “Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Novel Xanthene-type Triarylmethanes”.

Responsibilities included catalytic synthesis of novel triarylmethanes (TRAMs) with xanthene skeleton. This class of TRAMs is elegant dyes & fluorescent tags for cell imaging. Techniques such as inert atmosphere reactions, recrystallization, column chromatographic separations were used for synthesis and purification. A brief experience was acquired with Raman instruments.

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Dec 2019)

Advisor: Prof. Ayan Datta. Winter Intern.

Worked with a graduate student on the mechanistic investigation of H-isotope separation through C2N-h2D material. Assisted in preparing a couple of input files meant to be used in VASP. Learned GaussView basic molecular structure & energy optimization.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (May – Jul 2019)

Advisor: Prof. Debabrata Maiti. Summer Intern.

The assigned task included multi-step syntheses of Pd-catalyzed aromatic o-C-H functionalization. Synthesized all molecules that were subjected to the final step of the reaction. Learned to use glove box & some elementary skills with HPLC.

Banaras Hindu University (Dec 2018 – Jan 2019)

Advisor: Prof. Maya Shankar Singh. Winter Intern.

Responsibility was to catalytically functionalize the α-position of aryl β-ketothioamide. Learned all rudimentary skills used in synthesis lab, like operating rotavapor, performing column chromatography, NMR operation, putting up inert atmosphere and low-temperature reactions.


2. Basak, S.; Dutta, S.; Maiti, D. Accessing Bioactive Azoles through Transition Metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 10533–10557https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202100475

1. Basak, S.; Biswas, J. P.; Maiti, D. Transition Metal Catalyzed C-H Arylation Using Organoboron Reagents. Synthesis 2021, 53(18): 3151-3179. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1485-4666


Overall score 111 out of 120. Valid up to April 2023.
Reading (29), Listening (29), Speaking (27), Writing (26).


Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions-Innovative Training Network fellowship (2021-2024)
Selected for MSCA-ITN project, titled STiBNite, to become part of a 15-member cohort, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program (grant agreement number 956923).

DST-INSPIRE Scholarship (2015 – 2020).
Received financial assistance from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the entire UG-PG study.

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (2013 – 2015).
Received the Govt. of West Bengal-funded scholarship to pursue studies in grades 11-12.

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office.
Proficient in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Extensive experience in structure drawing.

Elementary skills in molecular modeling & optimization.

Professional Experience

Chegg Inc. (Feb 2019 – Aug 2021)
Subject Q&A expert specialized in Chemistry.
Have contributed to 350+ tutorial questions and continuing this freelance endeavor as a part-time job.


Credible fluency in speaking, reading, & writing.

Credible fluency in speaking, reading, & writing.

Native/bilingual proficiency.


Ranked 4th in Chemiquiz, hosted by Presidency University.
Ranked in top 3 thrice in Rotary Swarnakana Merit test (2012, ’13, ’14).