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Dr. Arup Sarkar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Areas

Actinides, Electronic Structure, Molecular Qubits and Magnets


  • B.Sc. University of Calcutta (2012)
  • M.Sc. University of Calcutta (2014)
  • PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2021)

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay March 2021-Aug 2021

Arup Sarkar, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta in 2012. He obtained his Master’s degree with a specialization in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Calcutta (Rajabazar Science College, Kolkata) in 2014, and then he moved to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai in 2015 and joined Ph.D. under Prof. Gopalan Rajaraman at the Department of Chemistry. In 2021 October, he joined the Department of Chemistry, the University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral Researcher to the Gagliardi group. His research interest covers the area of electronic structure calculations using multi-reference quantum chemical methods involving actinide, lanthanide, and transition metal complexes.


Awards and Academic Achievements

  • CSIR-JRF fellowship 2014, UGC-UKIERI student exchange program at University of Edinburgh from Septermber 2018-November 2018