Rajat Rai

 

Rajat Rai
PhD Student

Centro Joxe Mari Korta
Avenida de Tolosa, 72
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián
Spain

email: rajat.rai@polymat.eu
Tel:+ 34 943 015303

Education

Rajat Rai received his bachelor’s degree in June 2019 in Chemistry from Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, India.

In June 2022 he successfully defended his master’s thesis and received his master’s degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneshwar, India.

He joined POLYMAT for his Ph.D. on October 2022, under the supervision of Prof. David Mecerreyes.

Research

Rajat Rai did an internship in May-June 2019, under the guidance of Dr. Sangeeta Pandita on the  Nitration of aromatic compounds during which he learned how to do regioselective nitration of aromatic compounds using Urea Nitrate as a nitrating agent and monitor a reaction.

His master’s thesis was focused on Polymer Catalysed α-amination of Carbonyl Compounds under the supervision of Dr. Vijayakrishna Kari. He did 𝛼-amination of different types of carbonyl compounds (including aliphatic aldehydes, cyclic-β-keto esters,and fuctionalised oxindoles) with different aminating agents through novel chiral in-house prepared polymeric organocatalyst. He tried to find the best conditions for all the reactions and got efficient conversions further he purified, characterized, and isolated those products properly.

He is currently working on a Ph.D. research project within the group of Prof. David Mecerreyes of POLYMAT.

The research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of PEDOT/biopolymer dispersions for (bio)electronics including 3D printing methods.


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