Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Himanshu Sekhar Panda is currently working as Assistant Professor in Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. In this role, he teaches Post-graduate civilian students, tri-services, Scientist/ Officers of DRDO, and officers of Defence PSU. He leads to different projects and the R&D team, which focuses on developing Energy harvesting storage materials for Defence. The group also collaborates and supports other research groups in DIAT and different R&D organizations, Universities, and Institutions in India and Abroad. Dr. Panda obtained a Master of Technology in Materials Science and Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India, in 2005. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, in 2010. He is the recipient of the Best Teacher of the Year Award 2013 from DIAT and the best Ph.D. thesis award from IIT Bombay in 2010.