Faraday Materials Laboratory (FaMaL)

“………..Satyam Shivam Sundaram.”
“Live and work without any comparison and competition with others……Live with Awareness and TAO.”——-Lao Tzu

Educational Qualification:

B. Engg. (Hons), Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), Odisha, India. (2002)
M. Phil., Materials Modeling, The University of Cambridge (Wolfson College), Cambridge, UK. (2004)
M. S., Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA (2006)
Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA. (2009)

Academic/ Research Experience:

Nov 2013- Till Date : Assistant Professor, Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Sep 2013 -Oct 2013:Assistant Professor, Metallurgy Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
August 2014: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Material Chemistry Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
Dec 2012 – July 2013:Senior Researcher, ESICB, The University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, Japan.
Dec 2010- Nov 2012: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Jan 2009 – Nov 2010: CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow, LRCS, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France.
Nov 2008- Dec 2008: Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Jan 2005 – Dec 2008: Graduate Research Assistant, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Oct 2003 – Dec 2004: Graduate Assistant, Materials Science and Metallurgy, The University of Cambridge, UK.

Selected Publications:

* P. Barpanda et al., J. M. Tarascon, Nature Materials, 11, 772, 2011.
* P. Barpanda et al., A. Yamada, Nature Communications54358, 2014.
* P. Barpanda et al., J. M. Tarascon, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.502526, 2011.
* P. Barpanda et al., A. Yamada, Adv. Energy Mater.2841, 2012.
* P. Barpanda et al., G. G. Amatucci, J. Electrochem. Soc.156A873, 2009.
* P. Barpanda et al., G. G. Amatucci, Carbon492538, 2011.
* P. Barpanda et al., R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 48, 103002, 2009.

Awards and Honours: 

* DAE-BRNS Young Scientist Research Award, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India (2015).
* IEI Young Engineer Award, Institution of Engineers of India (IEI), India (2015).
* ISE Prize for Applied Electrochemistry, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Switzerland (2015).
* R.L. Thakur Memorial Young Scientist Award, Indian Ceramic Society (InCerS), India (2014).
* J.S.P.S. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan (2010).
* H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), USA (2008).
* C.G. Fink Summer Fellowship, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), USA (2007).
* ICMR International Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA (2008).
* Ceradyne International Award for Professional Development, Toronto, Canada (2006).
* Shell Centenary Chevening Fellowship, by Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, UK (2003).

Brief Biography: 

Prabeer (b. 1981) was born and brought up in the Temple State of Odisha, India. Following his undergraduate degree in Ceramic Engineering, he worked as a Project Assistant at the erstwhile Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Soon after, he obtained a British Chevening Fellowship to pursue an M.Phil. degree education at the University of Cambridge in affiliation to the Wolfson College. Then, he moved to the east coast of USA to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science at Rutgers University. His PhD research was based on halidated activated carbon based supercapacitor under the supervision of Prof. G. G. Amatucci. After 4 year PhD degree stay, he moved back to Europe to undergo postdoctoral training under the tutelage of Prof. J.M. Tarascon at the Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France. Following, he moved to the University of Tokyo as a JSPS Fellow to conduct his second postdoctoral training in the group of Prof. Atsuo Yamada. After 10-year long stay abroad, he returned back to India to start his independent research career. His research is focused on electrochemical energy storage devices, mainly batteries and supercapacitors. Apart from research, Prabeer is interested in travelling, reading philosophical books and listening to instrumental music.

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