12) Secondary organic aerosol formation: kinetic and chemical studies of aqueous-phase reactions of selected plant volatiles in nanodroplets

Supervisor: Rafał Szmigielski

Kumar Sarang was born in Saharanpur, a small city in India. He comes from New Delhi. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from one of the top institute (Sri Venkateswara College) of Delhi University in 2012 and then completed his Master’s in Physical Chemistry in 2014 from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. During his master’s he was involved in a project based upon the green synthesis of silver nanoparticle’s. After completing his master’s he has worked in one of the top FMCG’s  in India. He worked with Asian Paints Ltd. for 4 months and then later joined ITC ltd. Life Science and Technology Centre as Junior Research Associate in 2015. He was working there on trend analysis of tobacco and tobacco products. During his professional experience he has been trained for ISO 17025 and has also done certificate course on  Basic Spectroscopic and Separation Techniques from IISc. Bangalore, India. Due to his immense interest in atmospheric and nano chemistry Sarang has joined the Environmental Chemistry Group of Prof Rafal Szmigielski in the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC, PAS), for the PhD as an MSCA fellow under NaMes project in October, 2017. Also during his secondment he will be working under the supervision of Prof. Irena Grgic at National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia. His work is to study and recognize the aqueous phase reactions of selected plant volatiles at the molecular level through offline and on-line mass spectrometry techniques and kinetic analysis.

e-mail: ksarang|ichf.edu.pl| |ksarang|ichf.edu.pl

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.