Aginmariya Kottarathil is currently carrying out her thesis at CIC energiGUNE on the topic ‘Design, synthesis and characterization of novel organic plastic crystals (OIPCs) for thermal energy storage’. Her master subject is ‘Materials for energy storage and conversion’ funded by Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship (EMJMD).

She studied her first semester at Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) from September 2019 to February 2020. The second semester was held at the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France) from February 2020 to June 2020. The third semester was held at UPV/EHU, Bilbao (Spain) from September 2020 to January 2021.

She pursued bachelors in BSc Chemistry Honours with mathematics from St.Stephen’s College, Delhi, India in 2019.

Scientific interests

  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of organic ionic plastic crystals for thermal energy storage
  • Improving binary salt polymer electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
  • Developing Highly concentrated Electrolytes for solar cells and post-Li batteries.

Scientific career

  • Masters in ‘materials for energy storage and conversion’; electrochemical energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors), thermal energy storage
  • Bachelors honors in Chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical )
  • Minor degree in Mathematics (differential equation, calculus)


  • Erasmus mundus joint master degree scholarship (fully funded 2019-2021)
  • Sumitomo-St Stephen’s Scholarship for Acadamic excellence during bachelors (2016-2019)