Pulse Laboratory -Group

Group Leader

Dr. Kanwar Singh Nalwa
Associate Professor (Sustainable Energy Engineering)
Center Head (DST-IIT Kanpur MAP center)

Educational qualification:
B.Tech. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 2007, IIT Kanpur
PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2011, Iowa state University
Professional Experience:
PTD (R&D) Process Development Engineer & Manager
Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon USA (Aug. 2011 - Sept. 2019)
Research interest: Perovskite and organic solar cells, Energy storage materials and devices (Batteries), Modeling of aforementioned systems, Multifunctional Biochemical sensors.
Email: ksnalwa[AT]iitk.ac.in

Current Post Docs

Dr. M Dinachandra Singh

Educational qualification: Ph.D. (April 2022), BITS Pilani-Pilani Campus, Rajasthan, India
Research interest: All-solid-state Na-S batteries, Electrode-electrolyte interface studies
Email: m.dinamangang[AT]gmail.com

Dr. Mohd Saquib Khan

Educational qualification: PhD (January 2024), Materials Research Centre, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Research interest: Heteroatom doping 2D materials, Na/Li - ion batteries, Supercapacitors
Email: khansbox4mail[AT]gmail.com

Dr. Pragati Singh

Educational qualification: PhD (March 2022), IIT BHU (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India
Research interest: Solid state batteries, Metal air batteries
Email: pragatikmc[AT]gmail.com

Current PhD students


Yugesh Kumar
Co-advisor: Prof. Ashish Garg (SEE)

Educational qualification: M. Tech (2019), Physics, NIT Durgapur
Research interest: Perovskite and organic solar cells
Email: yugesh[AT]iitk.ac.in


Joseph Nishanth
Co-advisor: Prof. Vishal Agarwal (CHE)

Educational qualification: M.Tech (2021), Materials Engineering, NITK Surathkal
Research interest: Energy storage materials
Email: josephnj21[AT]iitk.ac.in


Vishal Ranawade
Co-advisor: Prof. Amit Verma (EE)

Educational qualification: M. Tech (2021), Metallurgy and Material Science, College of Engineering Pune
Research interest: Electrodes for solid state batteries


Pramod Yadav

Educational qualification: M.Tech., Nanotechnology (2022), IIT Roorkee, India
Research interest: Solar cell materials, perovskite solar cells
Email: pramod.yadav.ph[AT]gmail.com


Current Masters students


Ajay Shinde

Educational qualification: BE (Mechanical Engineering), Savitribai Phule Pune University
Research interest: All solid-state Na-ion batteries
Email: ajayvs22[AT]iitk.ac.in


Fouziya Anjum

Educational qualification: B. Tech (2021), Metallurgy and Material Science, College of Engineering Pune
Research interest: Overpotential modeling of Metal-air batteries
Email: fouziya21[AT]iitk.ac.in


Gayatri Gollapudi, M.Tech. 2022, placed in Avient Corporation as R & D Engineer (polymers)

Manish Chandra, BT-MT 2022, placed in Groww as Business Associate

Santu Panja, M.Tech. 2022, placed in TVS Motors as R&D design engineer (Battery division)

Mani Chandran, Post Doc 2022, placed in Dorf Ketal chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. as Scientist

Rakesh Potnuru, M.Tech. 2022, placed in Bridgei2i Analytics Pvt. Ltd. as Data Scientist

Maaroof, BT-MT 2021, placed in Dubai as Business Associate