Senior electrochemical scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has
change into the primary lady director normal of the Council of
Scientific and Industrial Analysis, a consortium of 38 state-run
analysis institutes throughout the nation, Development experiences citing
Her appointment is for a interval of two years with impact from
the date of assumption of cost of the publish or till additional
orders, whichever is earlier, an order of the personnel ministry
stated on Saturday.
Kalaiselvi succeeds Shekhar Mande, who superannuated in April.
Rajesh Gokhale, secretary, Division of Biotechnology was given
the extra cost of the Council of Scientific and Industrial
Analysis (CSIR) upon Mande’s retirement.
Identified for her work within the area of lithium ion batteries,
Kalaiselvi is at current director of the CSIR-Central
Electrochemical Analysis Institute at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu.
She will even maintain the cost as secretary, Division of
Scientific and Industrial Analysis.
Kalaiselvi has risen by means of the ranks in CSIR and had damaged
the proverbial glass ceiling by changing into the primary lady scientist
to move the Central Electrochemical Analysis Institute (CSIR-CECRI)
in February 2019.
Congratulations poured in from throughout the scientific group
and science directors on her appointment to the important thing publish.
“Heartiest congratulations and finest needs to Dr N Kalaiselvi,”
Ajay Sood, principal scientific adviser to the federal government stated.
Sood’s predecessor Ok VijayRaghavan, former Division of
Biotechnology secretary Renu Swarup, former Earth Sciences
secretary Madhavan Rajeevan and fellow scientists additionally greeted
Kalaiselvi.Former Union well being minister Anbumani Ramadoss stated he
was proud that Kalaiselvi hailed from Tamil Nadu. Ramadoss stated he
was assured that as the primary lady director normal of CSIR,
Kalaiselvi will take India to nice heights in scientific
improvements. Kalaiselvi began her profession in analysis as an
entry-level scientist at CSIR-CECRI.
Hailing from Ambasamudhram, a small city in Tirunelveli district
of Tamil Nadu, Kalaiselvi did her education in Tamil medium, which,
she stated, helped her grasp the ideas of sciences in school.
Kalaiselvi’s analysis work of greater than 25 years is primarily
targeted on electrochemical energy techniques and particularly,
growth of electrode supplies, and electrochemical analysis
of in-house ready electrode supplies for his or her suitability in
power storage system meeting.
Her analysis pursuits embody lithium and past lithium
batteries, supercapacitors and waste-to-wealth pushed electrodes
and electrolytes for power storage and electrocatalytic
She is at the moment concerned within the growth of virtually
viable Sodium-ion/Lithium-sulfur batteries and supercapacitors.
Kalaiselvi additionally made key contributions to the Nationwide Mission
for Electrical Mobility. She has greater than 125 analysis papers and
six patents to her credit score.