Two great challenges facing science in the 21st century are finding the ways to address the increasing energy consumption demand, amid declining fossil fuel reserves and to reduce the atmospheric CO2. Understanding the fundamental process involved in both of these problems will provide us the amicable solutions. Dr. Yarasi's research in this area is focused on the application various computational methodologies to design novel materials or addressing the challenges of existing materials for solar energy applications and CO2 capture. These tailor-made materials will exhibit exactly the right adsorption, diffusion and selectivity to enable an economic separation process in removal of green houses gases from flue gases and in energy storage. Data-driven modeling is another area of our work. Dr. Yarasi's expertise in computational chemistry has helped to provide insights and to validate the experimental findings of several research groups in IICT.
Dr. Y. Soujanya has obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sri Venkateswara University and Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad. After successful completion of post-doctoral research in France and Canada, she joined CSIR- IICT in the year 2004 as a scientist ‘B’. Dr. Yarasi has contributed to 55 peer-reviewed international publications with h-index of 23 and total citations of 1300(source: web of science)