Dr. Ashish Kumar Chalana obtained his integrated BS-MS degree (2009–2014) from IISERTVM, Kerala, India. He held an inspire scholarship for his BS-MS degree. He did his PhD degree (2014–2019) from Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, U.P. on the topic of detoxification of heavy metals (Cu, Hg) using chalcogen based small molecules and nanomaterials under the supervision of Dr. Gouriprasanna Roy, Shiv Nadar University (SNU), U.P., India. He has published 9 research articles (Scopus/SCI index) in international journals (ACS, RSC, and Wiley etc.), one international patent, and one book chapter during his PhD tenure. He did his postdoctoral fellowship (2020-2021) from IIT Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Jayashree Bijwe Professor, CART IIT Delhi, India on the topic of development of novel adhesives and composites based on epoxy and nanoparticles. He has cleared national exams UGC-NET, IIT-JEE. His research interest includes synthesis of novel small molecules, nanoparticles which has application towards heavy metal detoxification, detection of various metal ions, antioxidant activities, developments of various adhesives and composites etc. In his free times, he love to play cricket, to go for long drive, read books and watch movies.