Payal Chauhan - Best Researcher Award - Award Winner 2023ūüŹÜ

Dr. Payal Chauhan : Energy

Congratulations, Dr. Payal Chauhan, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Research! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here's to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

She continues to be a dedicated and accomplished professional in the realm of materials science and physics. Holding the esteemed position of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, she specializes in the electrocatalyst properties and storage applications of 2D materials. Her current focus revolves around investigating the deposition of 2D transition metal oxides and chalcogenides onto glassy carbon substrates, particularly exploring their hydrogen and oxygen evolution in alkaline mediums. His expertise extends to the characterization of materials and the fabrication of devices, with a keen eye on evaluating supercapacitor properties like specific capacitance, energy density, and power density. Her multifaceted approach, combining theoretical calculations with hands-on experimental work, underscores her commitment to delivering top-notch research output. Her dedication to advancing the understanding and practical applications of 2D materials positions her as an influential figure in the field, with the potential to make significant contributions to the ongoing developments in materials science and its diverse applications.

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits :

She commenced her academic journey with a profound interest in Physics, embarking on her Bachelor's degree at V. P. & R. P. T. P. Science College, Sardar Patel University, where she cultivated a strong foundation in the subject. This early engagement laid the groundwork for her subsequent achievements in the field.

Professional Endeavors :

Her foray into academia as a Teaching Assistant at various institutions exemplifies her commitment to disseminating knowledge. From N. V. Patel College to V. P. & R. P. T. P. Science College, Sardar Patel University, Dr. Chauhan not only imparted Bachelor-level Physics courses but also contributed significantly to the development of laboratories, nurturing the budding scientific minds of students.

Contributions and Research Focus in Energy :

Her research journey is marked by a significant focus on the synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D materials, particularly evident during her doctoral studies and subsequent positions. Her thesis on the synthesis and promotion of photoresponse properties in ternary alloys reflects her prowess in materials design, characterization techniques (TEM, XRD, SEM, XPS), and the fabrication of solid-state devices for photodetection applications.

Accolades and Recognition :

Her academic excellence and dedication to research were acknowledged through her appointment as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, where she delved into electrocatalyst properties and storage applications of 2D materials. Her contributions to the field earned her recognition as a Postdoctoral Fellow at P. D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences, Charotar University of Science and Technology.

Impact and Influence :

Her impact resonates not only through her research but also in her mentorship roles, where she counseled college students, fostering their academic and personal growth. Her dedication to teaching Bachelor-level physics courses and developing laboratories underscores her commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientists.

Legacy and Future Contributions :

Her legacy lies in her multifaceted contributions to the field of materials science, particularly in advancing the understanding and applications of 2D materials. Her commitment to academic excellence, research endeavors, mentorship, and teaching paves the way for future researchers to explore and innovate within the realm of materials physics. Her future contributions are poised to further propel advancements in materials synthesis, characterization, and their multifunctional applications.

Notable Publications :


A total of  771 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† 386¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†385
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†12¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 12
  • i10-index¬† ¬† 13¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 13
Payal Chauhan | Energy | Best Researcher Award

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