Dr. Pazhamalai Anbarasan was born (1982) and raised in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India. After the early education in chemistry from Cuddalore (B. Sc; Periyar Arts College) and Madurai (M. Sc; Madurai Kamaraj University), he obtained his PhD on the enantio-selective synthesis of natural product from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with Prof. Kavirayani R. Prasad. Then, he moved to Germany as Alexander von Humboldt fellow to join the group of Prof. Matthias Beller at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis. In 2010, he joined the group of Prof. Dean Toste at University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Dec 2011 and currently he is a Professor of Chemistry.