BA in Chemistry, South Dakota State University, USA
Surendra Thapa was born in 1987 and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He graduated with a BA in Chemistry from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD in 2010. In 2012, he began his graduate studies at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM where he worked with Dr. Tatiana Timofeeva, Dr. Kaiguo Chang and Dr. Carol Linder. He joined the Giri group in the summer of 2013 where he is currently conducting research in the area copper catalyzed Hiyama coupling and mechanistic investigation. In the free time, he likes to play soccer, basketball, tennis, ping pong and watch English premiere league.