Dr. Vipin Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor in Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He received his doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in 2016. During his doctoral studies, he availed exchange researcher fellowship at NTU and worked with University of Oldenburg, Germany for four months. He worked as a research fellow for over two years at NTU Singapore, where, he developed Nanowires based gas sensor devices, and scaled-up this technology with GDS Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Singapore. He has gone through Lean Launchpad (LLP) program, which is an exercise to bring lab based research at the technology forefront, at NUS Singapore. He was awarded Inspire Faculty Award from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), India in 2017. To further excel his career in energy storage research, he moved to the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore in 2017, and worked as a Scientist-I for nearly two years. Prior to join IIT Delhi, he worked with IIT Bhubaneswar as Assistant Professor in the School of Basic Sciences (SBS). He has contributed to various research projects, including electrochemical energy storage using carbon and oxide-nanomaterials, miniaturized gas sensor devices, and alkali metal anodes for high performance post-Li ion batteries.
Research Interests :
Dr. Vipin Kumar’s research interests lie in electrochemical energy storage using metal–sulfur batteries (e.g., Na–S), and flexible and stretchable chemical vapour sensors based on layered materials for environmental applications. He is also interested in developing state-of-the-art techniques to improve fundamental understanding of the nucleation and growth of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) and metal dendrites.