Pushkar G. Ghanekar

Data tinkerer. Tech enthusiast. Peregrinating epicure.


I’m a research scientist in Eli Lilly’s global Discovery & Cheminformatics team. Engineer by training, I am interested in programming, history, philosophy, web3, and startups. Currently working on AI methods to augment human creativity and maximize serendipty.

I completed my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. I worked on building molecule-level understanding of catalysts to further our understanding of chemical transformations and reaction dynamics. You can read more about my Ph.D. journey here.

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, 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.

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