Dr. Meena Ghosh

Topics of research

– cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries

– electrolytes and additives

– operando characterizations

Professional career

January 2023 – Present: Postdoctoral researcher

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Prof. P. Adelhelm

– September 2021 – December 2022: Postdoctoral researcher

Universität Ulm, Germany

Institut für Anorganische Chemie I

Supervisor: Dr. M. Anjass

February – August 2020: Visiting research scholar

Université de Lille, France

Institut d’électronique de microélectronique et de nanotechnologie

Supervisor: Prof. R. Boukherroub

August – November 2015: JRF-Project assistant

University of Hyderabad, India Supervisor: Prof. T. Jana



– Ghosh, M., Vijayakumar, V., Kurian, M., Dilwale, S., Kurungot, S., Naphthalene dianhydride organic anode for a ‘rocking-chair’ zinc–proton hybrid ion battery. Dalton Transactions 2021, 50(12), 4237-4243.


– Ghosh, M., Dilwale, S., Vijayakumar, V., Kurungot, S., Scalable synthesis of manganese-doped hydrated vanadium oxide as a cathode material for aqueous zinc-metal batteries. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12(43), 48542-48552

– Ghosh, M., Vijayakumar, V., Anothumakkool, B., Kurungot, S., Nafion ionomer-based single component electrolytes for aqueous Zn/MnO2 batteries with long cycle life. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020, 8(13), 5040-5049.


– Ghosh, M., Vijayakumar, V., Kurungot, S., dendrite growth suppression by zn2+‐integrated nafion ionomer membranes: beyond porous separators toward aqueous Zn/V2O5 batteries with extended cycle life. Energy Technology 2019, 7(9), 1900442.

– Mohammed, A. K., Ghosh, M., Vijayakumar, V., Halder, A., Nurhuda, M., Kumar, S., Addicoat, M., Kurungot, S., Banerjee, R., Zinc ion interactions in a two-dimensional covalent organic framework based aqueous zinc ion battery. Chemical Science 2019, 10(38), 8889-8894.

Educational background

 Doctoral degree

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, India (2016-2021)

Program: Chemical Sciences

Thesis topic: Configuring post-lithium aqueous rechargeable zinc batteries with optimized electrolytes and electrode materials

Supervisor: Dr. S. Kurungot

Master’s degree

University of Burdwan, India (2013-2015)

Program: Chemistry

 Bachelor’s degree

University of Burdwan, India (2010-2013)

Program: Chemistry

Awards & Accomplishments

– 2023-2025: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany

Program: Postdoctoral fellowship

2019: Raman-Charpak Fellowship

Program: Indo-French bilateral fellowship program for Ph.D. scholars

– 2016-2020: CSIR JRF and SRF, India

Program: Ph.D. fellowship

– 2009-2013: National INSPIRE scholarship for higher education (DST, India)