Sougata is from Kolkata, India, and graduated at the top of his class from IIT Kharagpur with a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford, funded by the SOE fellowship. Sougata worked extensively in microfluidics during his undergraduate years, and his current research interests lie in the fabrication and performance analysis of extreme heat flux microfluidic cooling systems. Besides research, Sougata is a huge football fan (nerd)and supports Argentina and Barcelona. He enjoys swimming, playing soccer/table tennis, and traveling plus clicking moderately bad photos of picturesque places and sometimes random things.