IVS-Intel-2020 Excellence Award for Outstanding Female Scientist

IVS-Intel-2020 Excellence Award for Outstanding Female Scientist

 IVS-IPSTA 2020 - 38th Annual Conference - ONLINE
December 13, 2020

IVS-2020 Excellence Award for Outstanding Female Scientist
Sponsored by Intel-Israel


Neeta Karjule (WIS), Rosy Sharma (BGU)

Joint winners of this year’s

IVS Excellence Award for Outstanding Female Scientist


Neeta Karjule - (BGU) 


Neeta has received her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Chemistry from Pune University, India. Then, she has received research fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. which was awarded by University Grant Commission based on National Eligibility Test (NET). Neeta has done Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India. During doctoral research, she worked on heterotriangulene based hemicyanine and squaraine dyes for dyesensitized solar cells and field effect transistors. In her doctoral research career, she gave several oral and poster presentations, and five time she has successfully grabbed Best Poster Presentation Awards. Also, she has received Best Research Scholar Award for her Ph.D thesis. In 2018, Neeta has started her career as Post-doctoral Researcher in Prof. Menny Shalom’s group at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel. In BGU, she was also awarded by Kreitmann Post-doctoral Fellowship. Currently, her work is based on design, synthesis, and characterization of new functionalized carbon nitride materials for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting. She has expertise in multidisciplinary areas like solar cells, fuel cells, flow-chemistry, organic synthesis, photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical cells. Her research has already yielded several publications at high impact journals. Recently, she has received Best Young Scientist Award at 2nd International Academic and Research Excellence Awards (IARE) 2020 by GISR Foundation, India.


Rosy Sharma - (BIU)

Dr. Rosy has been educated as an electrochemist/analyst in one of the best institutes in India the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee from where she has been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. R.N. Goyal. During her doctoral studies, she was focused on developing some highly sensitive, quick, and reliable electrochemical sensors capable of selectively determining the neurotransmitters and drugs of interest using voltammetric methods. Pursuing her interest in the field of electrochemistry, Dr. Rosy joined the group of Dr. Malachi Noked at Bar-Ilan University as a post-doctoral researcher to explore the field of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. In her post-doctoral tenure, Dr. Rosy applied atomic layer deposition for surface engineering of electrode materials in order to improve battery performance and extend battery life. By developing some unconventional and simplified atomic/molecular deposition processes and evaluation methods she has successfully demonstrated that rationally designed, thin surface coating is a key strategy for extending the lifetime of batteries. Her research work has resulted in > 30 high impact publications, several fundings, and collaborations at both national and international levels.
During her tenure in Israel, Dr. Rosy has received various prestigious fellowships like Colman Soref (Bar-Ilan Institute Excellence fellowship), PBC fellowship for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher (awarded by Israel Ministry of Higher Education), and recently she has also been listed as Thought Leader by AzoMaterials and Hiden analytical.