Anshuman Dalvi

Professor, Department of Physics,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Condensed Matter
Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.
Chamber: Room No 2243-J Faculty Affairs Division, BITS Pilani

Doctoral Students



PhD Students currently working with Professor Anshuman Dalvi



  1. Shrishti Sharma completed her M Sc in physics at Vanasthali Vidyapeeth in 2019. She has joined in January 2020. She is working on the DST SERB core research grant project of Prof Dalvi. Her work is on some aspects of the fabrication and characterization of solid-state supercapacitors based on NASICON-polymer hybrids.

  2. Neha Narwal completed her M Sc in physics at MD University in 2018. She is JRF-NET and joined the group in April 2021 and is working on developing NASICON-polymer hybrids for all-solid-state Na+ ion supercapacitor applications.

  3. Bhargab Sharma did his M Sc in Physics from Cotton University, Assam, in October 2022. He joined the group in January 2023 to work on ionic liquid-based composites for energy storage applications.
  4. Hardeep Beniwal Joined with CSIR-JRF fellowship in August 2023. He is likely to work on Na+ ion supercapacitors and thin film ionics.
  5. Kamaldeep Bisht joined the DST-CRG project as a JRF and as a PhD student in August 2024. He will work on all-solid-state supercapacitors based on Garnet-typer Li+ ion conducting systems.


Students completed PhD thesis: 6

(i) Dr. Gurpreet Kaur (2018-24)  (in association with Prof. S C Sivasubramanian, department of chemistry) is M Sc in chemistry. Joined in August 2018. She is working on some aspects of sol-gel derived fast ionic compounds, such as Garnet, NASICONs, and glasses and their applications in all-solid-state batteries and supercapacitors. She defended her thesis on 24th April 2024


Patent filed - 1


Electrochimica Acta -1 

Journal of Energy Storage - 1

Materials Research Bulletin - 1

Batteries - 1


(ii) Dr. M. Dinachandra Singh (2017-2022) is from Manipur. He did is B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Pune University Fergusson College. He joined in January 2017 and worked on some aspects of conductivity structure correlation in Na+ and Li+ ion conducting in polymer nanocomposites in DAE CSR project. He also explored applications in Na+ and Li+ ion solid state supercapacitors. Defended thesis successfully on 7th of January 2022.


Solid State Ionics- 1
Journal of Materials science - 1
Materials Letters - 1
Materials Research Bulletin - 1
Journal of Energy Storage- 1
Applied Surface Science -1
After PhD worked with Prof H C Verma as Project Manager at Shiksha Sopan, IIT Kanpur.

Currently working as Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at IIT Knapur, India.

(iii) Dr. Neelakshi Sharma (2016-21) joined in August 2016 and defended her PhD thesis on 22nd February, 2021.
Title of thesis: Development of Li+-NASICON based Glass-Ceramic Composites: Novel Synthesis Route, Characterization and Applications (DST-SERB project supported work). She also qualified CSIR SRF.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds - 2
Solid State Ionics- 1
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids - 1
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry - 1
AIP refereed conference - 3

Destination: Senior Research Engineer at Ola Electric, Bangalore

(iv) Dr. Rajinder Kaswan-Shivran (2014-20) (in association with Prof. S C Sivasubramanian, department of chemistry BITS Pilani)

Thesis Title:"Silica Gel based Li+ ion solid electrolytes: Studies on structure, electrical transport and supercapacitance"

She worked on ionic liquid confinement in ionic glasses by sol-gel route. Further also explored applications of these fast ionic composites in all-solid-state supercapacitors


Electrochimica Acta - 1
Materials Research Express -1

(v) Dr. Munesh Rathore (2010-15 )

( First Appointment after PhD: Assistant Professor in Amity University, Jaipur, September, 2015)
Thesis title: "Assessment of electrical conductivity-structure correlation in Li+ ion conducting oxide glasses and glass-ceramic nano composites"

Munesh did her M Sc hons. from BITS, Pilani and was working with me for last 5 years. She has acquired expertise in various techniques, viz. impedance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning electron microscopy and FT-IR. Her work is mainly on preparation of Li+ ion conducting glass-ceramic composites by controlled crystallization and their characterization. She has a fine experimental hand and now in teaching and research.


International Journals: 5 (published in reputed journals)
Solid State Ionics- 3
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids - 1
Indian Journal of Pure and applied Physics - 1
Referred Conferences (DAE SSPS aip conf. proc etc) : 7

(vi) Dr. Neha Gupta (2007-2012)

(working as a scientific officer in Applied Materials, USA company at Mumbai)

Title "Thermal stability investigations on Ag+ ion conducting superionic glasses and glass ceramic nanocomposites"

Neha is my first PhD student. She is M Sc and M phil from DAVV School of Physics. She has published several papers in journals of high impact factors, and has done a very important fundamental work on thermal stability issues of superionic glasses and helped me in setting-up the laboratory.


International Journals: 6
Solid State Ionics: 2
Journal of Non-crystalline solids: 1
International Journal of Ionics: 1
Journal of Thermal analysis and calorimetry: 1
Indian Journal of pure and applied Physics: 1
DAE SSPS symposiums: 3