Dr. Vinita Ahuja

Topics of research

– Electrochemical energy storage

– Cathode Active material for solid-state/ion batteries

– Operando characterization


Educational background

Doctor of Philosophy (2017-2022)

– Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India

­– Investifgation of Na and K ion alloying and conversion anodes and understanding their complexities using opernado techniques and tuning of electrolyte configurations. 

–Supervisor: Prof. Premkumar Senguttvan

 Masters in chemistry (2014-2016)

– University of Pune, Pune, India

SRFP-JNCASR Fellow (Summer Research Fellowship Program) (May-July 2015)

– Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India

­– Project: Synthesis and characterization of Polyoxovanadates based hybrids for catalytic and energy related applications.

–Supervisor: Dr. Sebestian Peter

Professional career

– Postdoctoral Researcher (2023-Present)

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

­Solid state batteries 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm

– Research Associate (2022-March 2023)

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India

Design of advanced electrode materials and device systems for next-generation rechargeable alkali-ion batteries.

Supervisor: Prof. Premkumar Senguttvan

– Project Assistant (2016-2017)

IISER Pune-KPIT technologies, Pune, India

Development of Innovative materials and Device systems for Green Transportation involving energy storage and energy generation. – Supervisor: Prof. Satishchandra Ogale

Awards & Accomplishments

 – July 2011- September 2022: DST (Department of Science and Technology)-INSPIRE Research Fellowship Award, India

– 2022-Electrochemical Society Travel Award” Grant: 242nd ECS meeting, Atlanta, GA

– October 2022: Poster presentation in 242nd Electrochemical Society Meeting.

– July 2021: Poster presentation entitled as “Room-Temperature Synthesis and Stable Na-ion Storage Performance of Two-Dimensional Mixed Lead–Bismuth Oxychloride” in “239th Electrochemical Society Meeting”.

– December 2020- Best Poster Presentation Award – International Winter School, JNCASR, Bangalore, India -May 2015-July 2015: SRPF-JNCASR Research Fellowship Program, India 




Ahuja, V.; Baskar, S.; Senguttuvan, P. Exploration of Pyrochlore-Bi2Sn2O7 as an Anode for Potassium-Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2023.

Sarkar, S.; Ahuja, V.; Senguttuvan, P.; Peter, S. C. Optimized Structural Dimensionality of CuSbS2 as an Anode Material in Sodium-Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2023, 6 (2), 920–929.


Ahuja, V.; Vengarathody, R.; Singh, S.; Senguttuvan, P. Realization of High Cycle Life Bismuth Oxychloride Na-Ion Anode in Glyme-Based Electrolyte. J. Power Sources 2022, 529, 231227.

Kakoty, B.; Vengarathody, R.; Mukherji, S.; Ahuja, V.; Joseph, A.; Narayana, C.; Balasubramanian, S.; Senguttuvan, P. Two for One: Propylene Carbonate Co-Solvent for High Performance Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries – Remedies for Persistent Issues at Both Electrodes. J. Mater. Chem. A 2022, 10 (23), 12597–12607.


Ahuja, V.; Singh, S.; Vengarathody, R.; Senguttuvan, P. Room-Temperature Synthesis and Stable Na-Ion Storage Performance of Two-Dimensional Mixed Lead–Bismuth Oxychloride. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125 (32), 17622–17628.

Ahuja, V.; Senthilkumar, B.; Senguttuvan, P. Ultra-Stable Sb/Hard Carbon Composite Anodes with Synergistic Alkali-Ion Storage Performances. Mater. Res. Bull. 2021, 144, 111491.


Roy, S.; Bagchi, D.; Vemuri, V.; Ch. Sarma, S.; Ahuja, V.; Rajaji, V.; Narayana, C.; Peter, S. C. Deconvolution of Phase–Size–Strain Effects in Metal Carbide Nanocrystals for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution. Nanoscale 2020, 12 (28), 15414–15425.


Book chapter:  Advances in Electrode Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries, V. Ahuja and P. Senguttuvan, Advances in the Chemistry and Physics of Materials, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2019, ISBN: 9789811211324

Book Chapter: Energy materials, V. Ahuja, A. Ghosh and P. Senguttuvan, Towards the Post-lithium Technologies: Advances in Electrode Materials for Na-ion and K-ion Batteries, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, ISBN: 978-981-127-094-9