Dr. (Ms.) Priyanka H. Maheshwari
Principal Scientist & Assistant Professor (AcSIR)
Advanced Carbon Products group
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Division Advanced Materials and Devices

Dr. Priyanka H. Maheshwari received B. Sc. (Gold medalist, and M. Sc. (Physics) degrees from MDS University, Ajmer (Rajasthan) and Ph. D. in 2008 on “Development and Studies of Novel Carbon Materials for Energy Applications” from Delhi University, New Delhi. She joined CSIR-NPL in 2007 as a scientist in the ‘Advanced carbon Products' group and since then has been working on the development of advanced carbon materials. Her basic research interests include development of Porous conducting carbon paper, catalyst and bipolar plate for fuel cell applications; development of carbon based anode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries; Development of carbon fiber based heating element, development of efficient materials for defluoridation of drinking water and Synthesis/ modification of carbon nanotubes and development of multifunctional CNT based nano composites.

Dr. Priyanka has to her credit 50 publications (21 international journals & 29 conference proceedings), 1 granted & 2 filed patents and technology of carbon paper licensed to Hindustan Electro Graphite, Bhopal. She has been awarded with (i) Sushil Kumar Biyani Gold Medal from MDS University, Ajmer (2000); (ii) Excellence of Presentation from NPL, New Delhi (2007); (iii) CSIR-Young Scientist Award 2012 in Engineering Sciences for her exceptional contributions in developing carbon based advanced materials for future clean energy requirements of the country; (iv) CONNECT Follow up grant by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, for working visits to Freie University, Berlin and Helmholtz Institute, Ulm and (v) best poster awards in conferences and others related to various institutional events.