Bengaluru: EmTech India 2016, an event organised by MIT Technology Review, which brings together technology, culture and business with the theme Innovators Under 35 amongst the 10 honourees, recognises Nidhi Agrawal, Researcher PCM Group at Pluss, a materials research and manufacturing company. To address major global issues, this event calls all innovators, business leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs to transform ideas into solutions.
“I am excited and honored to be recognized at EMtech India 2016. My efforts are to create the right materials for use in energy storage applications. I strongly believe that countries like India can meet their energy demands only through smart use of freely available energy and our materials will enable that,” asserts Nidhi Agrawal, Researcher, PCM Group, Pluss, Advance Technology Pvt Ltd.
Nidhi Agrawal as a student of St. Stephens College, New Delhi, passed her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry where she was awarded the best student of the year award. While pursuing her M.Phil in organic chemistry, she was awarded with Science Meritorious Award. She worked with the Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Later she joined Pluss Polymers as a Senior Executive – R&D where she worked for three years. She also worked with RGEES, LLC for one year as a Senior Technology Consultant.
The award identifies the effort of the R&D team which works to develop the science of Phase Change Materials (PCM). The team also creates applications for thermal energy storage in various segments such as medical devices and building energy efficiency. The award recognition is an enhancement to the field of Thermal Energy Storage which uses PCM. In India, Pluss company is known for the advancements of PCM, which offers an entire range from -33 degree Celsius to +89 degree Celsius.
To organize the India edition of EmTech 2016, MIT collaborated with MINT to select eight innovators from the nation to compete for the competition named Global TR Under 35. Participants from different field such as computing, energy, communications, biomedicine and transportation took part in the competition. The event was judged by experts from academic institutions and big technology firms. EmTech event has honored prominent personalities like Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel, Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the past.
Samit Jain, MD at Pluss says, “It is an extremely proud moment for the entire team at Pluss® where one of our researcher Ms. Nidhi Agrawal has been recognized and selected at EmTech India - Innovators Under 35. Nidhi and her group are currently working on a building energy efficiency project as part of the Partnership for Advancement of Clean Energy – Research (PACE-R) – a joint project between the US Dept of Energy and DST, India”.