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Early Career Fellow (ECF)

Dr. Anupma Thakur has joined IIT Gandhinagar as Early Career Fellow on 23rd August 2021 after completing Ph.D. in Engineering as DST-INSPIRE Research fellow at CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh on 17 August 2021. She earned a gold medal in Master of Technology (M.Tech in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Panjab University, Chandigarh, India in 2016. She has also earned a gold medal in Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Akal College of Engineering & Technology, Eternal University, Baru-Sahib, India in 2014. She is a well-established young nanotechnologist in the field of nanomaterials & materials science for designing sensors, and energy harvesting devices. Her investigations are published worldwide in highly reputed international journals. She has published more than 24 international high-impact publications, 03 patents (filed), 10 book chapters, more than 20 conference papers, and delivered >20 oral talks. She has attained >370 citations to her published research contributions. She is the recipient of a few numbers of accolades including the gold medal for national academic excellence at Indo-Global Education Summit 2013 from Govt. of India, best oral presentation award at IEEE Conference (2014), best academic excellence alumni award (2017) from Panjab University, DST-INSPIRE fellowship award (2017) from Department of Science & Technology, best oral presentation award at NCAM NIT (2017), best presentation award by Springer Nature (2019), travel grant to present research work in IWAM-2019 from RAK-CAM (2019), IITB-Metrohm Young Chemist Award-Travel Funding: Finalist & Brand Ambassador of Euraxess India at Euraxess Science Slam India-2019, best poster presentation awards at IEEE ICE2M-2019, CCESE Panjab University-2019, best poster presentation award by Nanoscale Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) at International Conference on (ICONSAT-2020) and research presentation grant (registration waiver) by IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Photonics Society and OSA: to attend & present The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition, San Diego, California, USA, 2020. She has also been awarded India Synthesis Award-2020 for the material synthesis of novel functionalized carbon nanostructures by Antor Paar India, May-2020. She has also been awarded the Green Innovation Award at World Intellectual Property Day celebrations by Legasis, April 2020. She was recently selected in BRICS-Young Scientist Forum: Russia Conclave-2020 for her research contributions in the area of material science. She has been awarded 2nd prize at Science Stand-Up Battle at BRICS Young Scientist Forum-2020, Russia Conclave where she represented India under Energy theme. Apart from this she is also engaged in science communication outreach activities as an active volunteer in the CSIR-Jigyasa program & IEEE outreach programs.

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Dr. Anupma Thakur

2016 - 2021

Ph.D.  Engineering (Specialization: Material Science & Engineering; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Chemical Engineering),

CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh, India (DST-Inspire Research Fellow)

2010 - 2014

B. Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Akal College of Engineering & Technology, Eternal University, Baru-Sahib, India

  • Material Science and Engineering

  • 2D Materials (TMDs, MXenes and MBenes)

  • Environmental Pollutant Monitoring and Removal

  • Green Hydrogen Production

  • Carbon Dioxide Reduction

  • Nanotechnology



2014 - 2016

M.Tech., Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 

Panjab University, Chandigarh, India


2021 - Present

Early Career Fellow (ECF), IIT Gandhinagar.

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