Dr. Anurag Pritam hails from a small village, Shirnia, in Khagaria, Bihar, India. He completed his B.Sc. (Physics Honors) from St. Xavier College, Ranchi, in 2012, followed by his M.Sc. in Physics from Devi Ahilya University Indore in 2014, and eventually moved to pursue his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Susanta Sinha Roy from Shiv Nadar University, India in Jan 2016. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Prakash Chandra Mondal at IIT Kanpur, where he worked on the synthesis and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for advanced application purposes. In Aug 2022, he joined the group of Dr. Rajkrishna Dutta at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujrat as a Research Associate; his job profile is to synthesize and characterize silicate (or its analogs) perovskites and olivines. The samples would then be compressed in a diamond anvil cell and studied using in situ x-ray diffraction and spectroscopic techniques at different synchrotron facilities to understand high-pressure phase transitions.