Current Group Members
M.Sc., Christ University, Bangalore, India
B.Sc., St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India
Suman originally hails from the small town of Chakradharpur, in the eastern part of India, where he was born and raised and attended high school. Subsequently he moved to Bangalore, a metropolis in the southern part of India, where he attended institutions for his bacherlor’s and master’s degrees. Suman joined the Takacs group in July 2013, shortly after graduating from Christ University. He is presently working in the phosphonate-directed catalytic asymmetric hydroboration in a two-point binding framework.
Suman’s passions are many and varied. He likes cooking, playing chess and travelling.
Andrew J. Bochat
B.S. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
B.S. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
M.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Rukshani is from Kegalle (Sri Lanka) and did her bachelor's degree from University of Kelaniya with a major in Chemistry and minors in Botany and Microbiology. She moved to USA in 2015 to pursue her M.S from Eastern Illinois University in the research laboratory of Dr. Hongshan she where she worked on developing BODIPY-based lanthanide complexes for biosensing applications. After completing her M.S., she joined Dr. Takacs' lab in August 2017 and is presently working on directed-catalytic asymmetric hydroboration reactions.
When she is not in the lab, Rukshani enjoys travelling, reading, photography and cooking.