Ritesh Uppuluri ‘14
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Future Plans: Continue sustainable energy and healthcare research
University of Illinois Springfield chemistry major Ritesh Uppuluri wants to make a difference in the world. He’s focused on sustainable energy and healthcare research. The international student from India chose to come to UIS because of the hands on research opportunities available at the right-sized university. At UIS, he’s been able to work closely with chemistry faculty members on several projects, including research into the environmental aspects of nanotechnology.