Looking back on the history of material science, we notice that many quantum leaps have stemmed from the passion and dreams of visionaries working across multiple research fields like Prof. Subra Suresh. Inspired by them I have shaped my own career philosophy:
- I will always keeping in mind that there is no planet B. Main applications of my work circulate around sustainable energy storage, and clean water.
- Any serious effort to make the world better would require organised effort. Collaborations and friendships are key elements of my research.
- My multidisciplinary research approach will be my vehicle for solving grand challenges in the broader field of material science.
By merging the dual worlds of experiments and data science, my research articulates itself around three main clusters: developing new ceramic, glass, and biological nanocomposites, exploring ways to introduce and probe controlled stress states and failure mechanisms in the new materials, and coupling the mechanical properties with additional or improved functionalities.