An assistant professor of a city-based University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as young scientist to participate in the second BRICS meeting which is scheduled from July 11-15 at Hangzhou in China. Murali Banavoth, who recently joined as an assistant professor at School of Chemistry in UoH will be addressing on the theme titled ‘Solar Energy’ in the BRICS meeting, a release from the University said today. After obtaining his Ph D, from the Indian Institute of Science, Banavoth moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for post-doctoral associate and carried out work in the field of hybrid functional materials for solar harvesting. Banavoth’s contribution to the photovoltaic (solar cells) research is evident from his 45 publications.
He is also currently the Editor of few prestigious journals like Frontiers in Optics and Photonics, Frontiers in Physics. His research interests are broadly classified as organic, inorganic, and hybrid solar cells and photovoltaics. These achievements have honoured him with young scientist award for addressing and participating in BRICS meeting, the release added.