Rahul Giri was born on January 04, 1996, in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India. He completed his elementary and high school at Kendriya Vidyalaya BSF Meru Hazaribagh in 2013. Afterward, he went to Acharya Narendra Dev College (ANDC), University of Delhi for his undergraduate degree. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry in 2016.

In 2017 he cleared IIT JAM and moved to the IISER BHOPAL for his Master’s studies in AB Research Group with Prof. Alakesh Bisai. In his master’s he cleared CSIR-JRF, GATE. After completion of his Master’s in 2021, he joined the University of Fribourg as an SNSF Ph.D. student in Katayev Lab.

He is currently involved in developing methodologies for novel functional group transfer reagents. Alongside he is also trying to find new applications of nitrating reagent made by the Katayev group.

Rahul likes to write poems, participating in debates, he is also very active on social media he can be found on Quora, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Listening to songs and poetry is his favorite time pass.

Rahul Giri In Lugano, Switzerland June 2021