Spotlight on Innovation: IIT Alumni and Faculty Win BPCL Awards for Battery Research

10 Jun 2024

Innovation is the backbone of technological advancement, and the recent recognition of our distinguished alumni and faculty underscores the pioneering spirit thriving within our community. At the forefront of cutting-edge research, their work not only pushes the boundaries of battery technology but also solidifies the role of academia in driving real-world applications.

This year, the BPCL Innovation Award has highlighted projects that exemplify our commitment to excellence and innovation in energy storage solutions.

Mr. Bachu Sravan Kumar (former PhD student and current post-doc at MIT), Ms. Anagha Pradeep (former PhD student and now Battery Scientist at Reliance), and Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay have been honoured with the BPCL Innovation Award for their groundbreaking work in developing a high-performance P2-structured ‘Layered’ Sodium Transition Metal Oxide-based Cathode for Na-ion Batteries.

Additionally, Ms. Rashmi Tripathi (former PhD student and current post-doc at Carl Zeiss AG), Ms. Vaishali Chauhan (PhD student), Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay, and Prof. Rajiv O Dusane were awarded the BPCL Innovation Award for their innovative development of Silicon nanostructures on Copper for use as an anode in Li-ion batteries.

These accolades not only reflect the hard work and creativity of our academic community but also underscore the impactful contributions they are making in the field of energy storage. As these talented individuals continue to advance our understanding and application of battery technologies, they pave the way for more sustainable and efficient energy solutions globally.

IIT Bombay celebrates their achievements and looks forward to their future contributions, which will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of innovators and researchers.