Perry Research Group
Diwakaran Rathinam Palaniswamy

Diwakaran Rathinam Palaniswamy (he/him)

PhD Student


Office Address:

N560 Life Sciences Laboratory
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003

Mailing Address:

159 Goessmann Laboratory
686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

Biographical Statement

Diwakaran received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in 2016. Prior to joining UMASS Amherst, he had worked with LANXESS India Pvt. Ltd. where he had handled multiple roles in areas like Process optimization, Project Management, Climate Neutrality, Industry 4.0, HAZOPs, Audits, and Dangerous Goods Management. Design engineering is one of his most liked areas within chemical engineering. In his spare time, he likes to read (non-fiction, classics), cook, and play volleyball.

Diwakaran's research is focused on the development of microfluidics for mRNA manufacturing, as well as efforts related to the development of high-throughput microfluidic platforms for time-resolved protein crystallography.

Honors and Awards

2023 Chemistry-Biology Interface UMass Trainee Fellowship
2022 BioXFEL Scholar