Dr. Bhuvanesh Srinivasan joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT-Madras as Assistant Professor in June 2022. Before joining IIT Madras, Bhuvanesh was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2019 – 2022) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. At NIMS, he was hosted at the French-Japanese international platform, LINK, a joint research unit established in partnership between CNRS, Saint-Gobain, and NIMS. Prior to his tenure at NIMS, he was a Marie-Curie Ph.D. fellow at the CNRS-University of Rennes 1, France (2015 – 2018). During his Ph.D., he carried out secondment periods of a few months at Nanoforce Technology Ltd., Queen Mary University of London, U.K. He pursued his Erasmus Mundus Master’s program in Materials Science (2013 – 2015) jointly from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich, Germany. During his Erasmus Mundus Masters, he spent a couple of mobility/exchange periods at ETH-Zurich (3 months) and EPFL-Lausanne (6 months), Switzerland. Bhuvanesh obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science (2009 – 2013) from the College of Engineering Guindy (CEG), Anna University, Chennai. His research is focused on thermoelectric materials and devices for energy harvesting applications