Dr Soumya Mukherjee read the Chemistry (Honours) Bachelor’s degree at the University of Calcutta. A Master’s degree with specialisation in organic chemistry followed at the same university. He then relocated to the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India in 2011, to study the chemistry of porous solids. Under the tutelage of Prof Sujit K. Ghosh, this five and half years’ doctoral dissertation completed in November 2016, earning him a PhD degree in mid-2017. A 3-year postdoctoral research (2017 Jan – 2019 Dec) at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL) followed with Prof Mike Zaworotko’s group.

As an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow, Dr Mukherjee next moved to Prof Roland A. Fischer’s AMC chair at the Technical University of Munich. During 2019-2021, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the IUPAC admitted Dr Mukherjee as an MRSC (August 2019) and an affiliate member (May 2021), respectively. In 2021, he was awarded: A) the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) from the European Commission, under the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020; B) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Irish Research Council.

With funding from an SFI-IRC Pathways Grant, Dr Mukherjee began his independent research career and established his own research group at the Department of Chemical Sciences, UL. The group NanoSorbLab is making headways into the development of energy-efficient nanoporous adsorbents (particularly those fostering environmental sustainability)

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