Dr. Vaishali Sharma M

Technical Specialist, PhD (Material Science)


Work Experience

Women Scientist C / Intellectual Property Trainee (TIFAC Fellow, Department of Science and Technology), August 2019 - July 2020, Bengaluru, India
Primary responsibility is to understand the invention through an Invention Disclosure document from the clients. Dealing with inventions related to chemistry and materials science. Responsibilities included
● Patentability search through IPO, Google Patents, USPTO, Espacenet
● Response to First Examination Report
● Facilitating with inventors to gather information
● Preparing Provisional and Complete Specification
● Trademark search and Trademark filing

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Nano and Soft Matter Science, May 2018 - May 2019, Bengaluru, India
Designing new triboelectric nanogenerator devices. Motivation behind this work is to scavenge the external mechanical energy and convert it into
electric energy.

Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Science, August 2017 - April 2018, Bengaluru, India
Handling Institute powder and thin film X-ray machines where I collected powder X-ray diffraction for inorganic and organic samples of research scholars routinely. This enabled researchers to identify crystallographic information of the samples for further studies.

PhD Dissertation title: Structural Characterization of Complex Oxides and Sulfates towards the Design of Photocatalytic and Sodium Ion Conducting Materials


Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
PhD (Material Science)

Mangalore University, India
MSc (Material Science)

Mangalore University, India
BSc (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

External Publications

● Vaishali M. Sharma , Diptikantha Swain and T. N. Guru Row “Superionic Behavior and Phase transition in a Vanthoffite Mineral”, Inorg. Chem. 56, 6048, 2017
● Umesh D. Pete, Amol G. Dikundwar, Vaishali M. Sharma, Shridhar P. Gejji, Ratnamala S. Bendre and Tayur N. Guru Row “Partial rotation of the isopropyl group in the solid state: single-crystal-to-single-crystal phase transformation in a carvacrol derivative”, Crystal Engineering Communication, 17, 7482–7485, 2015
● Vaishali M. Sharma, Diptikantha Swain, C. Narayana and T. N. Guru Row “Structure Phase transition and conducting properties in Bimetallic sulfates”, Acta crystallographica A, 70. C74, 2014
● Vaishali M. Sharma, Dipankar Saha, Giridhar Madras and T. N. Guru Row “Synthesis, structure, characterization and photocatalytic activity of Bi 2 Zr 2 O 7 under solar radiation”, RSC Advances, 3, 18938-18943, 2013