Rachit has a Master’s in Nanotechnology from VIT University, Vellore, India, where he worked on the synthesis and properties evaluation of different conducting, insulating, semiconducting and superconducting oxides. Later he worked at the National University of Singapore in the area of Biochemistry exploring the cross-link efficiency of siderophores (especially enterobactin) in order to design non-leachable anti-fungal wound dressings. Rachit joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) in late 2016 under the supervision of A/Prof Sunna and Dr Andrew Care. His project is aimed at understanding the binding mechanism of a unique solid-binding peptide displaying binding affinity to a diverse range of silica-based materials. When he is not in the lab, Rachit enjoy watching cricket and science fiction movies, hanging out with friends and since he is a fitness freak, you can find him in the gym.