Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department

Oct 2018 – Present Minneapolis, MI

Lindemann Postdoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Oct 2016 – Sep 2018 Cambridge, MA

PhD, Felix Scholarship

University of Oxford
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group

Oct 2012 – Sep 2016 Oxford, UK


Data Incubator Fellowship (Withdrew), 2018
Among the top 3-5% in applicantion pool

Lindemann Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
3 awarded across the UK each year

British Federation of Women Graduates Award, 2015
Awarded among 377 applicants all over UK to further PhD research

Summer School on phase-field models, TU Mnchen, 2017
Funded by ISAM, TopMath and the IGDK 1754

Brasenose College annual grant
University of Oxford

Graduate student travel grant, 2015
Administered by PIRE and NSF

Santander academic travel grant, 2015
Santander Bank


Brasenose Senior Hulme Scholarship (PhD academic excellence), 2015

Falling-Walls London-Lab Winner, 2014
National lever winner, represented UK in the finals held in Berlin

Finalist Best Student Paper award, 2013

Felix Graduate Scholarship, 2012
5 awarded across India

Cambridge International & Commonwealth Trust (Honorary scholar), 2012

Best Paper Undergraduate Award, 2012

DAAD-WISE Fellowship (Undergraduate Research), 2011


UROP Mentor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology             2018 – 2019
Project: Grain boundary complexions (Undergraduate, freshman/sophomore)

Tutor in Pembroke College, University of Oxford                            2015 – 2016
Course: Mechanics of materials (Undergraduate, year 3)

Lab instructor in Dept. of Engineering, University of Oxford         2014 – 2016
Course: Bridge-design using Matlab, construction and load-testing

Teaching Faculty in Oxford Royale Academy                                  2014 – 2015
Designed: “Mathematics as an Engineering tool” curriculum
Courses: Introduction to engineering, Mathematics in engineering science

Additional training
Kaufman Teaching Certificate, MIT teaching and learning laboratory, 2018
Bringing modeling & simulation into my classroom course, MRS Fall meeting, 2017
Leadership and management workshop for scientists, MIT EECS, 2017



Phase field model

to explore and design nanoscale ferroelectric device concepts

Phase field crystal model

to study lattice deformation induced by Li-diffusion in a battery electrode

Cohesive-zone model

to investigate fracture and delamination in solid-state batteries


Listen to our 3 minute podcast on acoustic emission measurements collected during electrochemical tests.