Gayathri is an electrochemical engineer with experience in flavors of both academic and industrial R&D. She graduated from CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute with B.Tech in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering as second topper. Her 3 years of academic research was in Li batteries to develop high performance cathodes. Over the next 3 years, she worked as Senior SOFC materials engineer in frontiers of solid oxide fuel cell research on various developmental projects in electrodes, electrochemical processes and their reliability testing for Bloom Energy, California. Her natural inclination towards fundamental research coupled with strong passion to engineer materials has driven her to pursue Ph.D in IITB-Monash Research Academy. She will be working with Prof. V. S. Raja and Prof. Nick Birbilis on “Corrosion control at nanoscale for light alloys”. She aspires to forge ahead as an advanced strategic materials engineer in her career. Her hobbies include painting and reading books apart from a persistent quest for fun in science.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0092