N. Rajalakshmi

Senior Scientist and Team Leader

Centre for Fuel Cell Technology, IIT Madras, India

After obtaining Ph.D in Physics from IIT, Madras, she worked as post doctoral fellow in TH Darmstadt, Germany and University of Geneva, Switzerland for about 8 years.  She has worked on various aspects of Hydrogen economy like production, storage and utilization.

She has gained vast experience in Fuel cell  technology both in Material aspects and Engineering challenges from SPIC Science foundation and Center for Fuel cell Technology for the past 20 years.  She was a visiting scientist of Korea Research Institute of Chemical technology, South Korea under the Brain pool program. Presently she is a team leader at CFCT, unit of ARCI, DST at Chennai. She has received the Technology award from Spic Science Foundation for making large area electrodes, Bharat Vikas Award from Institute of self Reliance for clean energy generation, Nature publishing award etc., .

She has chaired  many  sessions and given invited talks in various International conferences on Fuel cell science, Engineering technology, Gordon Research Conference on Fuel cells, Society of Automobile Engineers etc., in India and Abroad. She is a reviewer for many journals related to Hydrogen and / Fuel cells.

Member of American chemical society, International Association of Hydrogen energy, Materials Research society of India, Electrochemical society, and Indian society of Fuel cell Technologists.  She has about 150 publications in various International Journals, 8 books and 22 patents to her credit.