Amruta Joshi obtained her Ph.D. from Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2019 for thesis work on ‘Analysis of recombination activity of nickel and copper in silicon solar cells’. During her Ph.D., she worked extensively on reliability-long term stability of metal contacts of silicon solar cells using advanced material and electrical characterisation. She was also involved in setting up laboratory facilities at National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), at IIT Bombay.
Subsequent to thesis submission, she worked as Research Associate at NCPRE for establishing secondary reference calibration facility for solar cells and modules and developed understanding about accreditation including technical procedures as well as policy aspects. After relocating to UK, she worked as a Research fellow at University of Southampton from August 2019 to July 2020 on optimisation of energy storage for microgrid applications.