Dr. Murali Banavoth, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as Young Scientist for 2nd BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meeting which is scheduled during July 11-15, 2017 at Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Murali Banavoth has recently joined as an Assistant Professor at School of Chemistry, UoH. Dr. Banavoth will be addressing on the theme titled ‘Solar Energy’ in this meeting. Obtaining his Ph.D., from Indian Institute of Science, India, he moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) at Solar Center as a postdoctoral associate and carried out pioneering work in the field of hybrid functional materials for solar harvesting.

Dr. Banavoth’s contribution to the photovoltaic (Solar Cells) research is evident from his outstanding 45 publications to name few in Nature, Advanced Materials, JACS, Angew. Chem., etc., and he is also currently the Editor of few prestigious journals like Frontiers in Optics and Photonics, Frontiers in Physics etc. His research interests are broadly classified as organic, inorganic, and hybrid solar cells and photovoltaics. These achievements have honored him with Young Scientist Award for addressing and participating in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meeting.