Dr. Vasundhara Mutta, a Senior Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, and an assistant professor in the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Hyderabad has been working at IICT since January 2020. She was trained in Physics and Material Science and gained wide experience in the areas of advanced functional materials (permanent magnets, thermoelectric, magnetic refrigeration and magnetic nanomaterials) for energy and biomedical applications. She has published 67 articles in reputed high impact factor International journals and a peer invited reviewer for several International Journals. She has delivered more than 75 invited talks in different conferences/workshops and several key note lectures as well. She has guided 4 Ph.D students, 4 M.Tech/M.Phils and 18 M.Sc students for their dissertation work. She has a professional association as a life member with the Indian Institute of Metals, Materials Research Society of India, Magnetic Society of India, Academy of Microscope Science and Technology, Rare-earth Association of India, Kerala Academy of Sciences, and Luminescence Society of India.