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Vaibhav Pal

Graduate Student
Vaibhav Pal

Mailing Address

203 Chemistry Building 
University Park, PA 16802

Research Group


BS-MS Integrated, Chemistry Major, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India, 2015-2020.


Technical Trainee at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (2020-2021)
R&D in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) 
I worked on the process development of APIs with a team of research scientists and Chemical Engineers. 

Honors and Awards

Recipient of Academic Excellence Award, 2019.
DST INSPIRE Scholarship Awarded by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (August 2015 - May 2020).


My primary research objectives and interests lie in the domain of materials chemistry. One of the most remarkable things I like about material science research is its closer link up to technological utilization than do many of the chemical sciences. Much of today’s new materials have their origins in chemistry labs, whether it is energy storage materials, adsorbents and membranes for environmental remediation, polymers for drug delivery, and so many more. Intrigued by such immense applications, I decided to train myself with various materials in Graduate School at Penn State. 


Photo-responsive liquid crystals derived from azobenzene centered cholesterol-based
Monika Gupta, Vaibhav Pal, and Santanu Kumar Pal, New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 8765-8772.