Gitika is currently pursuing her PhD at IITB-Monash Research Academy, India and working in the field of nanomaterials under the guidance of Prof. C. Subramaniam from IIT- Bombay and Prof. Alan Chaffee from Monash University, in industrial collaboration with BASF, India. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with specialization in Chemical Engineering. Following her Master’s, she worked as an Energy Manager at a building material company and looked after the efficient monitoring, process control and optimization of energy utilization in cement and ceramic plants. She has special interests in sustainable catalysis, energy optimization and unit operation. Apart from research, she also loves music, traveling and being part of various philanthropic activities.