Hailed from costal Andhra Pradesh. Obtained M.Sc (1996) from School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Ph.D (2002) from IPC Department of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore under the supervision of Professor E. Arunan. Worked as Post Doctoral Research Associate with Professor A. R. Ravishankara at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, Colorado, USA till May 2006. Joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras in May 2006. Currently working as Associate Professor.