I received my M.Sc. from School of Physics D A University, Indore in 1997 and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2003 under the supervision of Prof K. Shahi. Thereafter, continued at the Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur, as a CSIR project scientist for almost a year and worked with Prof Satish Chandra Agarwal. Subsequently, in June 2004, joined the Physics department BITS-Pilani as Lecturer, from January 2006 worked as an Assistant Professor, since February 2013, Associate Professor, and have been working as a Professor of Physics since July, 2018.
My research centers on experimental solid state ionics, a field dedicated to study of fast ionic solids and their applications to energy devices. Thus my research group at Pilani is interested in studying ionic and electronic properties of glasses, polymers, glass-ceramic composites and polymer-ceramic hybrids in view of their applications in solid state ionic devices viz. batteries and supercapacitors. I have guided five PhD students and currently guiding four.
I was the convener of 12th National Conference on Solid State Ionics organized at BITS, Pilani during December 21-23, 2017. Conference Details: NCSSI-12.
HOD Physics: September 2016-August 2018
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs:
January 2014- August 2018,
September 2018-August 2022,
Sept 2022- continuing third term.