Chandra joined Oxford University Innovation in September 2012 after developing a portfolio of patents as a University researcher. His research was part of a unique industrial collaboration between the University of Oxford and Nippon Telephone and Telegraph. He joined the collaboration after completing a DPhil. in Nanomechanics and Atomic Force Microscopy at Oxford. He also has degrees in Material Science and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Chandra is from Singapore where he pursued industrial research and journalism. He has experience working in the nanotechnology, electronics, biotechnology and military sectors. Chandra continues to be a Visiting Senior Scientist with Oxford University.