S S Lokesh Vendra, research scholar pursuing his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Ravikumar at Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engg., IIT Madras, Chennai, India. He also a visiting scholar and working under Prof. Gurpreet Singh at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, US. He did his Master of Technology from Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engg., IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. His areas of interest on advanced energy storage materials, functional ceramics, materials characterization. Presently he is working on developing the SiOC based materials for energy storage applications through precursor route.