Young Ambassador

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Arobendo Mondal

Ph.D. Research Scholar (Quantum Chemistry)
Technical University of Berlin, Germany


Arobendo is pursuing Ph.D studies in quantum chemistry at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His Ph.D work is about development of methods and protocols for computation of paramagnetic nuclear magnetic resonance (pNMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) parameters for solids, whose immediate applications are computation and simulation of pNMR shifts (chemical shifts) for sodium and lithium ion battery materials as well as metal-organic frameworks. Apart from these, he is also developing models to combine molecular dynamic simulations with EPR-NMR computations to include temperature dependencies for such parameters.

He is a recipient of Marie-Curie fellowship, funded by European Union within the pNMR initial training network (ITN). This network is composed of 9 academic institutions and 3 industrial entities throughout Europe. As a result, he got opportunities to collaborate with research groups at ETH-Zürich and University of Zürich at Switzerland, University of Cambridge at United Kingdom and CIRMMP and GIOTTO Biotech at Florence, Italy. Prior to this, he completed 5 years of Integrated BS-MS from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India. As a part of his BS-MS degree he wrote his masters thesis on “Quantum dynamics of hydrogen and water dissociation on Cu(111) surface”, wherein a part of the thesis work was carried out at Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden, Netherlands as a visiting student, and the remaining half at his home Institute.

He has represented India at the third Asian Science Camp-2009 held in Tsukuba, Japan and the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – 2013, Germany where he got an opportunity to interact with Nobel Laureates. He is a recipient of National Initiative of Undergraduate Science (NIUS) 2009 fellowship awarded by Homi Bhabha Atomic Center for Science Education and Research, Mumbai, India and also a recipient of Inspire fellowship (for 5 years) provided by Government of India. He did his schooling at his home town Ranchi, Jharkhand. During his studies he was also able to work on various interdisciplinary research projects and able to convert several of these works as publications in reputed international journals.
Young Ambassador since January 2012


Last updated: September 5, 2018


Know more about Arobendo Mondal's academic interests

  • Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • pNMR Initial Training Network
  • Linkedin
  • Google Scholar
  • ORCID

Arobendo Mondal's contribution to "Go for Science"

  • Founder of "Go for Science"
  • Founder of "Berlin Science Talk"
  • Maintaining the website of "Go for Science"
  • Regularly updating information about scholarships and funding at "Go for Science" Facebook page.
  • Regularly updating information about scholarships and funding at "Go for Science" Twitter page.

Sign up for Young Ambassador Program

GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.


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Young Ambassadors Program

GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.



Eligibility criteria
Students and researchers who are interested in science, and keen to learn more about opportunities in the field of science and ready to share their experiences and knowledge. Anyone studying in schools, universities, or pursuing Ph.D., and post-doctoral studies from all the areas are eligible to be nominated as ambassadors. Additionally, having leadership qualities and friendly nature will be beneficial, especially when organizing public events such as "Science Talk."

Ambassador's Responsibilities
  • Sharing information about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.
  • Answering the queries of students asked within the GfS network (groups and forum).
  • Organizing workshops and tutorials for students to discuss the application procedure of applications.
  • Networking and sharing with other ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors have to submit at least two articles yearly (research programs, funding schemes, scholarships, fellowships, grants, universities, research institutes or scientific experiences).

  • Benefits and advantages
  • Your contributions could have some added value to your CV.
  • It is an excellent opportunity for networking with other enthusiastic students and researchers around the world.
  • Complete profile and research description will be shown on the webpage.
  • This will help in building leadership qualities and organizational skills.
  • Direct access to the webpage/website for uploading information.
  • Most active ambassadors will be rewarded annually.
  • Ambassadors contributing effectively and regularly can also be upgraded to the GfS editorial board.

  • Initiate "Science Talk" at your city

    In today's world of collaborative research, its just not enough to be “good” at science, but, it is equally important to be strongly connected to other researchers in our vicinity. A well connected academic network is like a two-edged sword. Firstly, it helps propagate ideas among the researchers, and secondly, it makes space for more information to reach the individuals new to this field.
    Most often, we discover that due to poor communication and networking, the same problems continue to persist from one "batch" of researchers to the next. And, not surprisingly, most of them can be solved just by speaking and exchanging ideas with each other.
    So, through “Science Talks”, we can create platforms where everyone shares, and learns together.

    Please register your city, and let the talks begin!!!

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    Go for Science - an ocean of opportunities

    It’s said that “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. However, most often, the gap between the two becomes difficult to bridge due to a dearth of platforms that can provide necessary information regarding opportunities available in terms of PhD positions, scholarships, academic jobs, etc. Consequently, Go for Science was launched as a platform in order to overcome this very gap. It provides a unique and exciting blend of information regarding scholarships, PhD positions, etc. and first hand experiences of scholarship holders and students pursuing higher studies across the globe. In other words, GfS ensures that potential young talents not only get sufficient knowledge about opportunities (such as scholarships, PhD positions, internships, etc) “straight out of the books”, but also get a feeling of “real life experiences” that students share on the website.

    As of now, quite a number of students have already benefitted from GfS’s plethora of information regarding opportunities in scientific research, and have set out towards achieving their dreams. Therefore, looking at the overwhelming response from students, it aims to further expand its knowledge base, not only in terms of providing information regarding scholarships etc, but also enriching it with several first hand experiences of students.