I’m Pushkar Ghanekar, engineer by training currently a research scientist in Eli Lilly’s Global Discovery & Cheminformatics team. I am interested in programming, history, philosophy, web3, and startups. Currently working on AI methods in chemistry and synthesis-planning to augment human creativity and maximize serendipty.
I completed my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in August 2021. While at Purdue, I worked on building molecule-level understanding of catalysts to further our understanding of chemical transformations and reaction dynamics.
Besides research, I love to teach and share science with as many people as possible.
Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, gaming, diving deep in arcane internet rabbit holes, reading history and philosophy, and going on longer-than-necessary bike rides.
On the side, I maintain a data science blog where I document my thoughts, tips, and list of helpful resources related to chemical science, algorithms, and code.
|Oct 4, 2021||Started in Eli Lilly & Company as research scientist focusing on cheminformatics.|
|Aug 11, 2021||Presenting the work on Graph-based machine learning framework at ACS Fall 2021 (virtual oral presentation)|
|Aug 6, 2021||Successfully completed my Ph.D. thesis defense!|
|Aug 1, 2021||Successfully completed a 10-week mentoring assignment for CISTAR and Purdue REU|