Following my graduation in Chemistry, I pursued my master’s in Hydrochemistry from the Department of Chemical Oceanography at Cochin University of Science and Technology. My interests lie primarily in Marine Biogeochemistry and trace metal geochemistry. My Postgraduate thesis investigated the role of atmospheric input of nutrients in modifying marine Phytoplankton diversity and Primary productivity in the northern Indian Ocean. After completing my master’s degree, I worked as a project associate at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography.
My love for ocean science and interest in exploring the chemistry of the Ocean budded during my master’s programme. My master’s thesis study period sparked my research interest, and I obtained some interesting results, that were published in a journal (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-022-21477-3). During my time as a project associate, I had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of marine chemistry. As an aspiring chemical oceanographer, this was a fantastic opportunity, and I spent nearly a year conducting research in trace metal and sediment geochemistry. I worked on sediment and water column geochemistry, trying to understand the distribution and dynamics of inorganic contaminants including heavy metals in sediment-water interfaces, as well as their seasonal variations along India’s west coast.