Aditya Nandy

Student. Engineer. Athlete. Researcher. Leader. Innovator.

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About Aditya

 I am a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (with a Biotechnology Concentration). I also intend to minor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Chemistry. I am involved in the Reimer research group, conducting research in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (SSNMR), specifically of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). I also use computer modeling (DFT methods) to elucidate fundamental characteristics of metal organic frameworks. In the summer of 2016, I worked at Genentech, in Late Stage Pharmaceutical Development, using my NMR knowledge to elucidate how arginine is essential in drug formulations. I was also previously involved in computational work in the O'Connell laboratory, writing MATLAB code used for analysis of biochemical data, while also designing baskets for growth of tissue-engineered cell constructs. I am a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and am both a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar and Leadership Award Scholar. My interests include but are not limited to nanotechnology, nuclear magnetic resonance, biotechnology, energy, computer software, and soft tissue biomechanics.

 Outside of school, I am the President (and former Treasurer, Webmaster, and Safety Officer) of the Cal Figure Skating Team. I was previously the co-coordinator of the Regents' Overnight Host Program (ROHP), a subdivision of the Regents' and Chancellor's Scholars' Association (RCSA), that organizes five overnight host programs for approximately 370 prospective freshmen. I have been on the committee for this organization during my entire college career. I also enjoy tutoring, and have taught an Introductory Chemistry lab section in Fall 2015. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, saxophone, going to the gym, running half-marathons, and hanging out with friends.

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My Research

Research in the Lin Lab

Between my senior year of High School and freshman year of college, I worked in the Lin lab through the Stanford Institutes of Medical Research (SIMR) Program. I was mentored by Dr. Hyokeun Park.

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Research in the Reimer Lab

I joined the Reimer group during the second semester of my sophomore year, being advised by Ph.D. Candidate Velencia Witherspoon and Dr. Alex Forse.

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Research in the O'Connell Lab

During the second semester of my freshman year, I joined the O'Connell lab, working independently. I was Professor O'Connell's third student.

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Coursework at Cal

    Fall 2013
  • Chemistry 4A - Quantitative Chemical Analysis I
  • Mathematics 1B - Calculus: Techniques of Integration, Sequences, and Series
  • Comparative Literature R1B - Comparing Literature of the Modern Era to Biblical Literature
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 40 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering
    Spring 2014
  • Chemistry 4B - Quantitative Chemical Analysis II
  • Mathematics 53 - Multivariable Calculus
  • Engineering 7 - Computer (MATLAB) Programming for Scientists and Engineers
  • Physics 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - Mechanics
    Summer 2014
  • Mathematics 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • Ethnic Studies 122AC - Ethnicity in Race and Film
  • Anthropology R5B - Reading and Composition in Anthropology
  • Psychology W1 - Introduction to Psychology for Psychology Majors
  • Research in the O'Connell Lab
    Fall 2014
  • Chemistry 112A - Organic Chemistry I
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 140 - Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis
  • Computer Science 61A - The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • Engineering 45 - Properties of Materials
  • Physics 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanical Engineering 98 - Independent Research in Mechanical Engineering
    Spring 2015
  • Chemistry 112B - Organic Chemistry II
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 150A - Transport Processes
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 141 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemistry 120A - Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering H194 - Research for Advanced Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
  • Mechanical Engineering 98 - Independent Research in Mechanical Engineering
    Summer 2015
  • Statistics W21 - Statistics and Probability for Business
  • Ethnic Studies 144AC - Racism and the U.S. Law, Treatment of People of Color
  • Anthropology 189 - Special Topics in Anthropology: Multispecies Ethnography
  • Research in the Reimer Lab
    Fall 2015
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 185 - Technical Communications for Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 150B - Transport and Separation Processes
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 142 - Chemical Engineering Reaction Kinetics
  • Chemistry 135 - Chemical Biology
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering H194 - Research for Advanced Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
  • Chemistry 301C - Undergraduate Teacher-Scholar for Chem 1AL.
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering C195A - Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Biomass.
  • Spanish 1 - Introductory Spanish for Non-native Speakers
    Spring 2016
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 154 - Unit Operations Lab
  • Physics 137A - Quantum Mechanics
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 170A - Biochemical Engineering
  • Public Policy C103 - Wealth and Poverty
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering H194 - Research for Advanced Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
  • Engineering 120 - Engineering Economics
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 90 - Science and Engineering of Sustainable Energy

My Projects

I have showcased some of my recent projects, including the website that I designed and built for the Cal Figure Skating Team, as well as the website that I designed and built for ROHP. I am also proficient in MATLAB and Python, and have completed numerous projects in class, but cannot post or send code due to University policy.

    Some of these projects, by class include:
  • Chem 4B: Analyzing the components of a Tide® pod.
  • E7: Robot Project - Strategically coding a robot to gain fuel, avoid mines, avoid a "glue zone" and beat the enemy. Placed 8th out of 145 in the class.
  • CS61A: Ants - A game inspired by Popcap's Plants vs. Zombies.
  • CS61A: Hog - A strategic dice game where the user plays the computer.
  • CS61A: Scheme Interpreter - Building an interpreter similar to STk, a free scheme interpreter.
  • CS61A: Twitter Trends - Analyzing emotional sentiment on twitter using key words.
  • Chem 120A: Solving for Normal Modes using MATLAB.
  • ChemE 140: Numerous MATLAB codes modeling vapor-liquid equilibria.
  • ChemE 141: MATLAB modeling a cubic equation of state.
  • ChemE 141: Numerous MATLAB codes modeling vapor-liquid equilibria of complicated mixtures, such as azeotropes.
  • ChemE 150A: Solving for Nusselt (Nu) numbers iteratively, using correlations.
  • THIS WEBSITE! You're viewing one of my projects right now. This website was built using HTML, CSS, and basic javascript, with the help of bootstrap.
    Projects by lab include:
  • Genentech: Studying Arginine Using Relaxation-Dispersion NMR Spectroscopy.
  • Reimer: Degradation Study of Metal-Organic Framework 5 (MOF-5) with Various Solvent Systems [Solid State NMR Study].
  • Reimer: 10-Solenoid Pressure Control System with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
  • Reimer: Tuneless NMR Probe Design, Construction, and Implementation for Use on a 700 MHz Magnet.
  • O'Connell: Osmotic Swelling of Intervertebral Discs: Tissue Engineering Study-- Lead to this paper.
  • Lin: Dendritic Spine Morphology Changes by the Fluorescent Light Activation of Intersectin (Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor)-- Lead to this poster.