Souvik was born and raised in a small township located in the suburbs of Howrah district, West Bengal, India. In 2014, he moved to the Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore for undergraduate studies. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's thesis under Dr. K. Geetharani on "Transition Metal Catalyzed C-B bond Formation Reactions." He joined the Goldman group in 2019. He is interested in synthetic organometallic chemistry and mechanistic studies in catalysis. Outside the lab, he enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking.
Tariq was born in Nassau, Bahamas and grew up in the Baltimore/Washington area. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2009 and went into industry afterward. He spent two years working on polyolefin catalysts with W.R. Grace before joining the Goldman group in 2015. Tariq is interested in organometallic chemistry and catalysis for sustainable commodity chemical production. Outside the lab, Tariq enjoys live music, road trips, hiking, and playing the violin