Dr. Mridula Bharadwaj
Capacity Building Specialist,
International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj is a Capacity Building Specialist at the International Solar Alliance under ADB-ISA Technical Assistance Program. She is currently coordinating ISA Programs related to Green Hydrogen, Solar Electric Mobility, and Storage. Dr. Bharadwaj holds a Post Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and a doctorate in rechargeable battery systems from Bangalore University. She has more than 28 years of research experience in batteries, EV and materials science domains. Some of the academic recognitions include the Best Research Paper Award in the Material Science Category by the Microscopy Society of America. Prior to ISA, she worked with the United States Steel Corporation, General Motors (R&D), and a technology-policy think tank as lead researcher and Section Head. She led the Indian side for Solar Energy Integration, one of the three main verticals of The Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States— a five-year DST-DoE joint program. She has participated in several government committees on EV and storage including National Rare Earth Expert Committee of NITI Aayog, India. Dr. Bharadwaj has several research publications in international journals including a US patent related to automotive corrosion prevention.
- Spotlight Session: Green Hydrogen: Its Development, Status and Prospects