Shaama completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. After a brief stint in management consulting in Mumbai, she joined the PhD program at UC Berkeley, where she developed automated reaction path search methods and examined structure-activity relationships in zeolite catalysts using quantum chemistry. Her postdoctoral research at Stanford University involved the development of accurate benchmarking databases for surface chemistry, and density functional theory development using Bayesian learning approaches. She joined MFD in Fall 2017. (CV, Google Scholar Page)

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