Professional Experience& Employment

  • Adjunct Professor (2020 August – December) Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) – Berhampur, India.
  • Associate Professor (2020 July – Present)Tata Institute of Fundamental Research–Hyderabad, India.
  • Associate Professor (Visiting) (2019 November) – Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) Nagoya, Japan, and Member of Frontier Research Institute for Materials Science (FRIMS). [Link]
  • Reader (F) (2014 October – 2020 June)Tata Institute of Fundamental Research–Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS/TIFR-H), Hyderabad, India.
  • Adjunct Faculty (2015 December- 2018 December) – Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • Assistant Professor(in Physics) (2014 April – 2014 September) Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • Scientist Fellow (QHS) (2013 March –2014 September)Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Assistant Professor (in Physics) (2011 November – 2013 March) Collegiate Education, Kerala, India.(Served 42 days).
  • Research Scientist (2012 November–2013March) Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2010March–2012November) Rice University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Houston, Texas 77005 USA. (withProf. Pulickel M. Ajayan).
  • Research Associate (2007 April – 2007 July) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA.(Worked withProf. Pulickel M. Ajayan).

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D. Physics (2010), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi,Kerala,India. (Advisor: Prof. M. R. Anantharaman). Title of Thesis: Template assisted fabrication of 1-D nanostructures of Nickel, Cobalt, Iron oxide and Carbon nanotubes and a study on their structural, magnetic and nonlinear optical properties for applications.
  • M. Sc.Physics (2005), Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India.
  • B. Sc. Physics (2003), Govt. Victoria College Palakkad, Calicut University, Kerala, India.

Award and Honour

  • Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship-2022
  • MRSI Medal 2022, Materials Research Society of India
  • SERB-SIRE Fellowship (2022-2023) to work with Prof Andrey Turchanin @ FSU Jena, Germany.
  • Infosys-TIFR Fellow (2021).
  • Recognition from Journal of Materials Chemistry A – 2020 Emerging Investigator.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) – 2016.
  • Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences: July 2015 – December 2018.
  • Materials Research Society Membership Award (with MRS-2017 Travel Grant) – 2018 January – December.
  • ACS membership award in recognition of engagement with ACS’s mission of service July 2015.
  • Synergistic Activities

  • Co-Editor (with Prof Angel Cuesta) in a Special Issue in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry

  • Community Board Member of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (RSC) from 2019 onwards

  • Peer Reviewer of various International Journals and proposals from various National and International agencies.

  • Co-convener of Indo-US Workshop on “Engineered Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage” organized by the Indo-US Joint R&D Network center on ‘3D Engineered Electrode for Electrochemical Energy Storage’ and sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)during April 3-4, 2014.

  • National Organizing Committee member of International Conference, COCHIN NANO -2016. [Link]

  • Organizer of Materials Research Society – Tutorial on “Future Perspective of 3D Graphene & Beyond”, November 26, 2017, Boston, USA.

    Guest Editor: MRS Communications – 2D Nanomaterials for Healthcare and Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Special Issue (2018)

  • Organizing Committee Member – International Workshop on Advances in 2D Materials (IW2DM), 22-23 July 2019, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

  • Convener – Conference on Advances in Catalysis, Energy, and Environmental Research, December 16-18, 2020.

  • Co-Convener – International Workshop on Nano-Engineered Materials-2023, 5-7 January 2023 at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, India Jointly Organised by IISER, TIFR-H, and IIT Kharagpur.

  • Organiser – International conference Jointly Organised by HRI, Prayagraj, India and TIFR-Hyderabad, India named Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy ( CARE-2023), Special Theme: Electrochemical Energy Storage, Photovoltaic Technologies, & Hydrogen Energy, February 02-04, 2023.