Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Graduate student selected for Young Scientist Summit in Singapore

Young scientists and researchers from across the world will gather in Singapore for this year’s Global Young Scientists Summit.

Arnab Mukherjee, a graduate student in Assistant Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is one of five people selected from the University of Illinois to attend the summit that will take place January 19 to 24 at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Arnab Mukherjee
Arnab Mukherjee

This year’s theme is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World,” and will cover topics ranging from chemistry, physics, and medicine to mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Researchers like Mukherjee will come together to discuss key areas of science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.

Mukherjee says he is excited to attend the summit to interact with scientific leaders and discuss research and its broad societal impacts. “As a graduate researcher at Illinois, I have actively pursued the development of enabling technologies in biomolecular imaging and microfluidics with the goal of opening new avenues for applications in cancer diagnosis, infection therapy, and biofuels production,” he said.

By attending the summit, he says he hopes to broaden his overall research vision and discuss the real-world challenges in health care and energy. “I anticipate the summit to provide a platform to learn about scientific research at Singapore, a rapidly emerging research hub, as well as to identify opportunities for developing research networks on a global scale,” he said.