Dr. Chaudhri earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Osmania University in India. Following this accomplishment, he traveled to the United States to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville on full scholarship, earning his degree in 2004, and several awards on the way!
Dr. Chaudhri’s passion for Science and Math led him to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (with a specialization in Computational Physics) from The University of Pennsylvania in 2009 on a Doctoral Research Fellowship. He then moved to The University of Chicago to begin postdoctoral studies in Theoretical Biophysics, where he worked on a collaborative grant with a San Francisco based Biopharmaceutical company – Genentech Inc. In 2012, Dr. Chaudhri started a second postdoctoral study in Applied Mathematics at The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, where he also worked as an affiliate researcher until 2016.
Inspired by his studies and experiences, Dr. Chaudhri founded a company called Bioinform in 2017, offering consultant services to numerous biopharmaceutical companies. He joined Arigos Biomedical in 2018, where he worked as a scientist and Director of Research until 2020. Dr. Chaudhri also worked as a Math, Coding & Engineering Teacher at The Academy School in Berkeley. He has published several book chapters and research articles, and given numerous invited talks. His work has also been showcased in popular science press, including phys.org.
Dr. Chaudhri’s passion for teaching started during his doctoral studies at University of Pennsylvania, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students in Math & Engineering. He has also guided and mentored numerous high school summer students, researchers, and postdocs.
“I was very fortunate to have wonderful teachers during my middle and high school years, and it instilled in me a great passion for science and mathematics that I have carried with me since,” says Dr. Chaudhri. “As a Mathematics & Physics Teacher, I look forward to inspiring students about the true beauty of Mathematics & Physics and not be anxious about it. Mathematics is a universal language and is used in literally every profession, and I plan to showcase that to the students. Physics teaches us about nature, the universe, and how things work. I want to show the students that learning about these principles can help us understand everyday life, from medicine to engineering.”
Out of the classroom, Dr. Chaudhri loves to run, go hiking, and spend time with his family. He is also an avid reader with a penchant for books on politics, science and philosophy.