PankazK. Sharma did his H.S. and B.Sc. (major in Chemistry) from Cotton College, followed by an M.Sc. in Chemistry (specialization: Physical Chemistry) from the University of Delhi, and a Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad with Prof. E. D. Jemmis. His first postdoctoral stint (2001-2003) was with Prof. Sason Shaik at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, which was followed by a stay of 8 and a half years (2003-2012) in the group of Prof. Arieh Warshel (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013) at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA. During 2013-2014, he was a Research a Professor at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He joined the erstwhile Cotton College State University (CCSU) as Associate Professor (which was, incidentally, the only appointment at that level by CCSU) in Chemistry in 2015.