Vikrant graduated from Technical University of Delft, Netherlands in the year 2012 with a masters degree in Sustainable Energy Technology. He specialized in fuel cell technology in his final year, working in the field of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) for his master thesis. His master thesis was titled 'SOFC anode performance analysis with point and pattern electrodes' where he not only made his own cells but also tested them in the fuel cell laboratory to evaluate the performance of the anode and subsequently validated his results with mathematical modelling and comparison with other literature data.
Presently he works as a Doctoral Researcher with the fuel cells group at the School of Chemical Engineering from April 2013. He is sponsored by the university on an overseas research scholarship and works in unison with Unilever for his current research project.
Prior to pursuing his masters degree, Vikrant worked as Deputy Manager at Ashok Leyland's Technical Centre in Chennai, India. Ashok Leyland is India's second leading commercial vehicle OEM. During his period at Ashok Leyland he was working with the 'Vehicle Electricals & Electronics' group where he carried out design and development activities related to vehicle electrical systems.
He also worked with a Dutch start up company 'Tvilight BV' for a period of six months where he helped them develop the 'Intelligent Street Lighting' system for energy saving.
Vikrant's field of expertise lies in vehicle electrical & electronic system integration, fuel cell systems, hybrid vehicle architecture and new product development. He has also spent a period of six months at the Material Science laboratory at TU Delft, learning different material science techniques and has also considerable experience in the fuel cell laboratory with single cell test stations.