Akshay has about four years of experience in materials science research. He has earned his Bachelor’s of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. He is passionate about research and would like to work for Research and Development department in semiconductor companies once he graduates. He has previously volunteered for Make A Difference, a non-profit organization that aims at ensuring equitable outcomes for children in orphanages and street shelters. He taught english and trained kids for state board exams. He loves music and cooking and is also a nature lover.