Arvind is a PhD student co-supervised by Prof. Neil Greenham (Optoelectronics, Physics) and Prof. Michael De Volder (Nanomanufacturing, IfM). His research focuses on light-battery interactions for enhanced energy storage and operando measurements. He is a member of the UKRI CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC, Cohort 2020). Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor's in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT M) where he was awarded the Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma President of India Gold Medal as the undergraduate student with the best all-round performance in curricular and extra-curricular activities. In his spare time, he enjoys performing stand-up comedy and playing tennis.