Sabari KumarGraduate (PhD) Student
B. S., Chemistry and Mathematics, Colorado University, Boulder, 2019
Sabari spent his childhood first in the Bay Area, then in a small town in South India. After leaving Pomona College, where he performed research on electron transfer in dendritic zeolites and novel anti-malarial chemotypes with Dr. Roberto Garza-Lopez, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from CU Boulder in 2019, performing a senior project using mathematical modeling techniques to study soil plutonium concentrations at the Rocky Flats Superfund Site. Sabari worked in the tech and environmental engineering sectors before starting his graduate studies at CSU in 2021. As part of the Kim group, Sabari applies machine learning techniques to design novel biofuel candidates, with an interest in exploring enzyme-driven synthetic techniques. In his free time, Sabari loves to explore Colorado’s mountains, and can be found biking, rock climbing, and skiing.