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Divya Varadharajan
Born in 1991, Chennai (India)
divya.varadharajan∂kit.edu

 

 

 

MESSAGE
I was born in Chennai, India, but brought up in several cities in India like Bangalore, Bombay, etc. Being equally interested in fashion designing and chemistry, I chose to pursue my interest in chemistry. Fine art is now my hobby. Considering the horizon of research and importantly my desire to see Europe, I applied and got a chance in the Erasmus Mundus program to complete a European Master degree.  Apart from academics, I indulge in sports like athletics, swimming, gymming in the evenings. In a short span of 2 years in Europe, I visited about 8 countries, so yes; travelling is a regular entry in my calendar! I keep myself from being lonely and avoid silence by listening to music and watching series because I hate silence. As weird as it may be, I extensively watch wrestling! Nevertheless, I am calm, open minded, easy to approach and love to have more friends and keep in touch with everyone.

 

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 01/2015
PhD Student
in the Junior Group of Dr Guillaume Delaittre at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and the Preparative Macromolecular Chemistry team at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, both within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

09/2014 - 12/2014
Scientific Assistant in the Junior Group of Dr Guillaume Delaittre at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and the Preparative Macromolecular Chemistry team at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, both within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

08/2013 – 08/2014
Master of Science under the supervision of Prof. Heikki Tenhu in Department of Chemistry at University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Project: “Novel Upper Critical Solution Temperature Block Copolymers”

10/2012 – 07/2013
Master of Science at University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

06/2009 – 05/2012
Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry, Stella Maris College, Madras University, Chennai, India

 

 

AWARDS

2014 Best master thesis award at University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Silver medal (Rank 2) in Bachelor of Science at Stella Maris College, Chennai, India
2010-2012 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship awarded of Govt. of
India for Bachelor studies
2010-2012

Project Oriented Chemical Education (POCE) fellowship pursued at
Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

2009-2012 General proficiency awards (3) for excellence in academia and extra-curricular activities

 

 

ORIGINAL PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1. Triple Hydrophilic UCST–LCST Block Copolymers
L. Mäkinen, D. Varadharajan, H. Tenhu, S. Hietala Macromolecules 2016, 49, 986–993.

 

 

Last update: March 8, 2016