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Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.

– John C. Crosby


Senior Principal Scientist and AcSIR Professor

Room No: 212, C V Raman Block,

Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET),

CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST),

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Academic Background
  • PhD in Materials Science, IACS (Jadavpur University), India 1999-2003

  • M.Sc. in Physics (Minor-Electronics), Calcutta University, India 1996-1998

  • B.Sc. in Physics (Major) and Chemistry/Maths (Minors), Calcutta University, India, 1993-1996

  • Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Science and Technology Division, National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR), Trivandrum, Kerala. (May 2012 - Present)

  • Postdoctoral Associate, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, 2010-2012.

  • Research scientist (INDUSTRIAL), Institute for Advanced Material & Renewable Energy (IAMRE), University of Louisville, USA, 2007- 2010.

  • Research Associate, Dept. of Chemical Eng., University of Louisville, USA, 2004- 2007.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Sc. (CEMS), University of Minnesota, USA, 2003- 2004.

Awards and Honors
  • Best oral presenter in the 2nd meeting of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges, SEEC-2018

  • Awarded National Scholarship for the 10th & 12th level Examinations, India

  • Awarded University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship (Govt. of India) in Graduation, India

  • Recipient of Somnath Banerjee Memorial Gold Medal for Outstanding Physics Student from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, West Bengal, India

  • Awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowships from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

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