Dr. Villa Krishna Harika is an Assistant Professor (DST-Inspire faculty) at the Department of Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India (Nov 2022 – till today). She received her Ph.D. Degree (2016-2020) from the Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Aharon Gedanken (https://ch.biu.ac.il/gedanken) and continued as a post-doctoral research scholar (2020-2022) in the same department under Prof. Doron Aurbach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doron_Aurbach). Before moving to Israel, she worked as a research assistant (2014-2016) in the department of Aerospace Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She obtained M.Sc. Chemistry (2011-2013) from the School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and B.Sc. Chemistry (2008-2011) from Govt. Arts College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.