Functional Organic Polymers and Nanostructures
Gavvalapalli Research Group
Department of Chemistry and
Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, 2016-2022
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 - 2016
Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore
Ph. D. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012
Advisor: Prof. D. Venkataraman
M. Sc., University of Hyderabad, 2006
B. Sc., Andhra Loyola College, 2004
Nag was born and grew-up in Vijayawada, a beautiful city on the banks of Krishna River in the southern part of India, a place renowned for spicy food. He attended school and college education in Vijayawada. He attended Andhra Loyoala College, where his interest in chemistry was kindled, and earned his Bachelors of Science degree. Subsequently, Nag got masters in chemistry from the University of Hyderabad and later worked as a research assistant with Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Wishing to pursue his interest in organic materials and solving energy related problems, he attended graduate school at University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he worked with Prof. D. Venkataraman. His graduate research was focused on developing pi-conjugated polymers and nanoparticles for organic electronics, solar cells and sensors. Nag later joined Prof. Jeffrey Moore's research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, wherein he developed redox active macromolecular architectures for energy storage applications. Nag currently holds a joint position in Chemistry and Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology at Georgetown university.
Besides having fun doing research, Nag loves to play cricket, watch movies, and cook.
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