Pushpa Venkatesan smiles in front of a green shrub.

Department of Chemistry Welcomes Dr. Pushpa Venkatesan to its Staff

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Dr. Venkatesan joins the staff as an Instructor.

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Pushpa Venkatesan to its research staff as an Instructor.

Venkatesan was born and brought up in Chennai, India. She received a B.S in Chemistry from Ethiraj College, Chennai, and an M.S in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.  She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry under the direction of Professor Daniel Kahne at Princeton University, and subsequently conducted postdoctoral research with Professor Ronald Kaback at UCLA.  Prior to her appointment at MIT, Venkatesan taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Eastern Washington University, and Dartmouth College.