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Tanuja Kistwal is on the trail of single-walled carbon tubes
Since September 2023, Dr. Tanuja Kistwal is a member of the research group of Professor Sebastian Kruss at the Chair of Physical Chemistry II of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The researcher comes from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (Mumbai) in India. A postdoctoral research fellowship enables her to conduct research at Ruhr University. In the short interview, she talks about her research and her first impressions of Bochum.
Why did you choose Professor Sebastian Kruss as your host?
Through careful consideration, I have selected Sebastian’s lab for its exceptional work with single-wall carbon nanotubes. As an academic with a passion for fluorescence spectroscopy, I am enthusiastic about expanding my knowledge and discovering the various techniques and substances utilized by the Kruss lab. The opportunity to learn about the practical applications of these methods fills me with excitement, and I am committed to uncovering the path my journey in this field will take.
What are you researching?
At Kruss Lab, my current research revolves around gaining a deeper understanding of the intricate dynamics and behaviors of various biomolecules in close proximity to a single-wall carbon nanotube. Through rigorous experimentation and analysis, we aim to uncover valuable insights into the fundamental properties of these complex systems, ultimately paving the way for the development of innovative technologies and applications in a variety of fields.
What is your first impression of Ruhr University Bochum?
I was really impressed by the warm and welcoming atmosphere here, both among the academic staff and in the labs. The Welcome Centre gave me all the info I needed, and the safety instructions were actually pretty cool – they ’ll definitely come in handy at some point. Everyone around me was so friendly and helpful, which made my experience here super positive overall.
12 October 2023