Swati leads the Advanced Carbon Materials and Devices.
Swati Sharma received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 2004. She worked as a Research Scientist and Project Manager at the Ranbaxy Research Laboratory, Gurgaon, India for four years. Following this, she obtained her second Master’s degree in Materials Engineering, and Ph.D. in the field of carbon-based MEMS and NEMS from the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA in 2012. Her doctoral research projects were partially conducted at UNIST, South Korea, and at IIT, Kanpur, India. She joined the University of Freiburg, Germany as a post-doctoral researcher in 2013 on the ERC funded project NMCEL. Currently, she receives financial support from the following agencies for her own research and for her team at KIT:
HEiKA Center for Materials Research
Functional Materials and Technologies for 3D-Structures and Systems (FunTECH-3D)
Ministry of Science, Research and Art, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Indo-German Cooperative Science Program (in collaboration with Dr. Neil MacKinnon, IMT)
Biowaste Processing for Energy and Carbon (BioPEC)
Jointly supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India.
Indian partner: Dr. Shyam Kumar Masakapalli, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, HP, India
Research topics: Carbon MEMS and NEMS, magnetic carbon, carbon-based flexible electronics/ sensors, 3D carbon scaffolds, NMR compatible bioreactor, pyrolysis of waste materials for obtaining biofuels and useable carbons.