Prabeer Barpanda is currently an assistant professor in the Materials Research Center at the Indian Institute of the Sciences, where his research focuses on solvothermal synthesis, crystal/magnetic structure, and electrochemical analysis of novel materials for secondary Li-in and Na-ion batteries.
Barpanda’s scientific education took him to the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, University of Cambridge, and Rutgers University. He did his doctoral thesis work on activated carbon based supercapacitors under the supervision of Professor Glenn G. Amatucci. He then continued to pursue postdoctoral work under Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon of the Universite de Picardie Jules Verne and Professor Atsuo Yamada of the University of Tokyo. There, his research dwelled on high-voltage cathode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.