Ms Srilakshmi Prabhu is a senior doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Electronics at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. She is carrying out her PhD under the guidance of Professor Bubbly S G, in the interdisciplinary field of materials science and nuclear physics. She is extensively working on design and development of non-lead based polymer/metal oxide composites for assessment of their structural, thermo-mechanical, viscoelastic and photon radiation shielding applications. She has published more than 10 first-authored research articles in SCI(E) journals. Her research is supported by the INSPIRE Fellowship offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), INDIA.