Dr. Mandira Majumder has won the title of ASTRA 2023 under Asia’s Outstanding Researcher Award in Energy Storage Materials. She is an enthusiastic researcher working on various inorganic and organic porous materials for energy storage applications. She was born and brought up in the district of Burdwan in the state of West Bengal, India. She has proved to be a bright student all through her academic carrier. Dr. Mandira completed B. Sc. (Physics Hons.) in the year 2011 from Seth Anandram Jaipuria College affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, she became a master’s student (Applied Physics) in the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, India. During her master’s course in the year 2015, she undertook a summer internship and worked with the eminent thermoelectric group of Technical Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India under the supervision of Dr. Shovit Bhattacharya. After earning the master’s degree in Applied Physics with a distinction, she joined the same institute as a Junior research fellow in the year 2016. She worked on various polymer-based electrode materials for 4 years during her PhD. During her PhD tenure, she also got awarded with the prestigious Raman-Charpak Fellowship in the year 2018 and visited University of Lille, France in the year 2019 for six months. In the university of Lille, she worked on metal-organic frameworks for application as supercapacitor electrode material. She documented her research outputs in various reputed SCI journals including Carbon, Journal of power sources, Electrochimica Acta, RSC Advances, etc. Currently, she has over 35 research publication including scientific research articles, invited book chapters, and review articles. She has more than three patents filed already on the formulation of liquid electrolytes for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. She also got awarded with Research Excellence Award in the year 2020 by InSc (Institute of Scholars), India and Inder Mohan Thapar Research Award by IIT (ISM), Dhanbad in 2021 for carrying out excellent research in the field of energy storage. She has also represented her research works in various national and international conferences. She got awarded with The Best Poster Award at the conference of Materials & Technologies for Energy Conversion and Storage (M-TECS 2018), BARC, Mumbai in the year 2018. After getting awarded with the PhD degree in the year 2021 she joined College de France as a postdoctoral researcher. Following this she joined Indian Institute of Science, India as a postdoctoral researcher where she worked on supercapacitors. Currently, she is working as a scientist in a reputed Indian startup. She is working on several projects concerned with development of advanced electrolytes for application Na-ion, Li-ion, as well as K-ion batteries. She is also working on Na-S batteries. Till now she has carried out research work in collaboration with several eminent institutes inside as well as outside India. All these years of research experience has helped her develop expertise in material synthesis (wet-chemical synthesis) chemical oxidative polymerization of monomers and doping to synthesize conducting polymers, designing polymeric composites with metal-oxides, metal-sulfides, metal-nitrides, metal-organic frameworks, porous carbon, doped carbon, graphene, and their surface functionalization. The doctoral and post doctoral research has helped her gain expertise in various physicochemical characterization techniques such as AFM, XRD, FE-SEM, HR-TEM, RAMAN, XPS, UV-vis, TGA, gas sorption techniques, viscosity measurement, and related data analysis, besides electrochemical studies and electrical conductivity studies of the materials. She has also appreciable command over composing scientific articles, writing book chapters, review articles, and proposals for research grants. Apart from research, she has also learnt singing from a very tender age and has delivered appreciable performances at various places of India, She also has expertise in playing various musical instruments including Harmonium, Guitar, Violin, and synthesizer. Hopefully, she will carry out further research in the field of energy storage materials to bring out fruitful results and will be able to leave impact with her contribution in the scientific community and humanity, as well.