Lakshmi Supriya

Lakshmi Supriya

Feature Writer

B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering

Lakshmi Supriya got her BSc in Industrial Chemistry from IIT Kharagpur (India) and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech (USA). She has more than a decade of global industry experience working in the USA, Europe, and India.

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After her Ph.D., she worked as part of the R&D group in diverse industries starting with semiconductor packaging at Intel, Arizona, where she developed a new elastomeric thermal solution, which has now been commercialized and is used in the core i3 and i5 processors. From there she went on to work at two startups, one managing the microfluidics chip manufacturing lab at a biotechnology company and the other developing polymer formulations for oil extraction from oil sands. She also worked at Saint Gobain North America, developing various material solutions for photovoltaics and processing techniques and new applications for fluoropolymers. Most recently, she managed the Indian R&D team of Enthone (now part of MacDermid) developing electroplating technologies for precious metals.

Lakshmi has extensive experience in material characterization, project conception and planning, and taking a concept from the initial phase to successful pilot level manufacturing, including statistical process control for manufacturing processes. All this experience included significant contributions to intellectual property with several issued and pending patents.

Along with her corporate work, Lakshmi started editing and proofreading technical articles around 5 years ago, and has been both a freelancer and contract editor. Along the way, a short workshop on science journalism sparked her interest in science journalism and science writing.

She has been a freelance science journalist and science writer since 2016 and has written for publications such as The Wire, Science, and New Scientist. She chooses to write about anything interesting, curious, and quirky. The topics she has written about include climate, environment, physics and chemistry, biology, and technology. When she is not working, her time is devoted to her family that includes two little children, reading, and traveling.

 

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Articles from Lakshmi

New SARS-CoV-2 variant found in newborn child with seizures in the United States

New SARS-CoV-2 variant found in newborn child with seizures in the United States

Could Galectin-3 be a potential biomarker to help identify severe COVID-19 early?

Could Galectin-3 be a potential biomarker to help identify severe COVID-19 early?

Commentary on severe allergic reaction to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Commentary on severe allergic reaction to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

New study supports UK’s delay of the SARS-CoV-2 Pfizer vaccine second dose

New study supports UK’s delay of the SARS-CoV-2 Pfizer vaccine second dose

Researchers develop new modeling to map SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics in UK

Researchers develop new modeling to map SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics in UK

By July of 2020, 16.8 million people in the US infected with SARS-CoV-2 and didn’t know it

By July of 2020, 16.8 million people in the US infected with SARS-CoV-2 and didn’t know it

Lung mechanics and hypoxemia in COVID-19 patients with ARDS

Lung mechanics and hypoxemia in COVID-19 patients with ARDS

Study finds protective genetic associations with mild COVID-19

Study finds protective genetic associations with mild COVID-19

How feasible is at-home antibody testing for COVID-19?

How feasible is at-home antibody testing for COVID-19?

Mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain analyzed

Mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain analyzed