Dr. Bimlesh Lochab becomes second Indian Woman Scientist to be elected as Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow


Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, is proud to announce that Dr. Bimlesh Lochab, Professor with the Department of Chemistry, has joined the prestigious ranks of eminent scientists to be elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK. She was invited by the world’s leading chemistry community through its ‘Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)’ scheme, which identifies outstanding individuals in the chemical sciences for their significant contributions. 

“Being invited as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Chemistry is a great honor. I am excited to work with the world’s brightest minds in the field of chemical sciences to meaningfully support the mission of the Royal Society of Chemistry,” said Dr. Bimlesh Lochab. 

Dr. Ananya Mukherjee, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, added “We congratulate Dr. Lochab for this amazing feat. It is the one of the highest honors a chemistry researcher can receive. Her outstanding work as a researcher in Chemistry as well as an educator reflects the caliber of the teaching, research, and dedication that faculty of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR is known for. Dr. Lochab is among a select group of Indian woman scientists who stand as an inspiration for students, especially female students in India, that there are no limits to what one can achieve and we are very proud of her.” 

Dr. Lochab is a globally recognized Indian researcher in the field of Green Chemistry. An alumnus of University of Oxford, she is an expert on both synthetic and materials chemistry. She is well-known for her research on synthesis, functionalization, and conjunction of both – nano and polymeric materials using the tenets of green chemistry. Her research on the use of Sulfur for next generation battery lithium-sulfur battery as an alternative to the existing lithium-ion battery has been globally recognized and applauded.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry is selected after multiple rounds and must have made a significant impact to their field of chemical sciences. The distinction requires acceptance and adherence to established set of high global standards of ethical and professional behavior. Approximately 50 new fellows are elected from the worldwide community of chemists, each year.

Founded in 1841, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, is the world’s leading community for advancing excellence in the field of chemical sciences. This professional association acts as a platform for top international scientists to collaborate and make innovation happen. Each year, approximately 50 new fellows are elected from the worldwide community of chemists. The elected Fellows are given the designation of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).