Sarvana Kumar was born and brought up in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Bishop Heber College, and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Bharathidasan University. He then moved to IIT Madras for Ph.D program. He received his Ph.D in 2012 under the mentor ship of Prof. S. Sankararaman and Dr. Babu Varghese. Dr. Sarvana Kumar is currently a joint post-doctoral fellow with Prof. M. Sibi and Prof. J. Sivaguru. He is working on ‘Synthesis of photodegradable polymers from renewable resources’.