SERB Science and Technology Award for Research has been conferred to Dr. M. M. Shaijumon, Professor, School of Physics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram. This prestigious award is instituted by SERB, Govt. of India to recognize and reward outstanding performance of principal investigators of SERB projects based on the overall research accomplishments and quality of publications. The award includes a research grant of Rs. 10 Lakh per annum in addition to a fellowship for a period of three years.
Prof. Shaijumon’s research interests are in the area of nanomaterials and energy storage and conversion, focusing on the synthesis of novel nanostructures, 2D layered materials and heterostructures, design and development of efficient energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, mostly looking at the materials science and physics of these systems. Prof. Shaijumon heads the DST - IISER Thiruvananthapuram centre for the development of Solid-State Battery technology.