Pranamita Chakraborti

Pranamita Chakraborti
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science
  • Current Graduate Program: Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science
  • Program Schedule: Full-Time
  • Delivery Method: In-Person
  • Current Employer: UNC Charlotte
  • Position: Research Assistant 
  • Anticipated Graduation: May 2025
  • Undergraduate Institution: KIIT University
  • Undergraduate Degree: Biotechnology (Integrated B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree)
  • Favorite Place in Charlotte: NoDa
  • Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal, India 
  • Dream Job: Research Scientist

What has been your driving force for enrolling in your degree program?

I grew an interest in Nanoscale Science during my undergrad and master’s degrees, and decided that I wanted to learn more and do more research in this field by pursuing a PhD.

Why did you choose UNC Charlotte over other universities?

UNC Charlotte is one of the very few places that offer a Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program and offers a lot of interdisciplinary research options with excellent faculty and well-equipped research laboratories.

What has been the best part of your academic experience so far? 

I got to learn a lot about topics that I wasn’t well versed in before, and I love the research I’m doing.

How would you describe UNC Charlotte to someone considering a graduate program?

UNC Charlotte offers the experience of a small school while still being a big university. All the professors are always willing to help and listen, which is a huge part of succeeding in a graduate program. There are enough resources, we are constantly funded to attend conferences, and we have guest speakers coming in weekly. Overall it’s a wholesome experience.

What do you hope to accomplish this year in your role as an ambassador?

I hope to encourage more people to join a graduate program and realize that graduate school isn’t as frightening as it is rumored to be. Rather, it can be a rewarding experience if someone is in a research group that fits their interests and priorities well.

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