Rutvij Pankaj Kulkarni

Project Associate

I am a Project Associate with the SAI MATerials group, continuing on from my bachelors thesis work in the same group. Earlier in 2021, I graduated from the Mechanical Engineering bachelors program at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Hyderabad Campus). My thesis topic (and my current work) is combining machine learning with density functional theory calculations in solid electrolyte systems. Although my bachelors degree is in mechanical engineering, I have a keen interest in materials for energy storage, and I hope to pursue a Masters degree in materials science in the future.

I usually spend my free time playing (or watching) tennis and football. During COVID-19, I also developed a huge liking for satirical talk shows such as the The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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