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

How does the UK’s COVID-19 response compare to others in Europe?

How does the UK’s COVID-19 response compare to others in Europe?

Survey suggests COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy stems from a distrust in the vaccine development and approval process

Survey suggests COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy stems from a distrust in the vaccine development and approval process

Researchers use HACCP framework to assess COVID-19 transmission risks in universities

Researchers use HACCP framework to assess COVID-19 transmission risks in universities

The effect of vaccination on the spread of COVID-19 disease

The effect of vaccination on the spread of COVID-19 disease

SARS-CoV-2 infection in pets in COVID-19 positive households: A case study

SARS-CoV-2 infection in pets in COVID-19 positive households: A case study

What safety measures have food suppliers implemented in response to COVID-19?

What safety measures have food suppliers implemented in response to COVID-19?

Transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in children: an Indian case study

Transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in children: an Indian case study

COVID-19 impacts cardiac care in the United Kingdom

COVID-19 impacts cardiac care in the United Kingdom

Nanoparticles with neutralizing antibodies can inactivate SARS-CoV-2

Nanoparticles with neutralizing antibodies can inactivate SARS-CoV-2

New and sudden headaches may be a symptom of COVID-19

New and sudden headaches may be a symptom of COVID-19