Rudraksha Dutta MajumdarSenior NMR Scientist – NMR
Born in India, Rudraksha (Rudy) completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering before relocating to Canada in 2010 to pursue an MSc in Chemistry at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. While working on his Master’s project, where he studied the structure of the heaviest fraction of oil-sands bitumen, Rudy was enamored by NMR spectroscopic techniques and converted his MSc into a Ph.D. program. During this period, Rudy collaborated with scientists at Schlumberger on multiple projects involving solution-state and solid-state NMR spectroscopy, published 4 peer-reviewed articles, and co-authored a book chapter that collectively has over 150 citations to date. He was also heavily involved in Graduate student advocacy, organizing a multidisciplinary conference, and introducing the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition to the University of Lethbridge. Rudy was also actively involved in youth science outreach with Let’s Talk Science, where he served first as a volunteer and then as chief coordinator for 2 years, for which he received the Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award. After successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis in December 2015, Rudy joined Prof. Andre Simpson’s Lab at the University of Toronto, Scarborough as a postdoctoral fellow, primarily developing in vivo NMR-metabolomics methodology. There he further collaborated with other groups and also with the erstwhile Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on multiple projects. His postdoc research and collaborations over 1.5 years have produced over 10 peer-reviewed journal articles. Following his postdoc stint, Rudy joined Bruker, the global leader in NMR technology, as Field Service Representative, involved primarily in the installation and maintenance of high-field superconducting magnets in academia and industry. After 3 years at Bruker, Rudy is joined Synex Medical as a Senior NMR Scientist beginning June 2020.