Dr. Pratima Meshram is currently Senior Scientist in the Secondaries and Resource Utilization Group in Metal Extraction and Forming Division of CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML), Jamshedpur, INDIA. She graduated in Metallurgical Engg. from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur and obtained her post graduate degree (M.Tech.) from Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi specialized in extractive metallurgy. She received her PhD in Metallurgical engineering from Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi in the area of Hydrometallurgical processing of spent rechargeable batteries for extraction of metallic values
After graduation, she joined as Lecturer in Department of Metallurgical Engg. at NIT-Raipur (formerly Govt. Engg. College). After completion of M.Tech degree, she worked with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (Vizag Steel) as Junior Manager for 1 year. She then joined as Junior Scientist in the Metal Extraction and Forming Division of CSIR-NML in the area of hydrometallurgy and allied disciplines in 2008.
She has been awarded Prof. Shilowbhadra Banerjee award of CSIR-NML for Best in-House Project on “Solvothermal synthesis of high value metal/oxide/ferrite powders from secondary resources” in 2011. She was awarded MISHRA award for best paper published in the area of Electro-, Hydro- & Bio Processing by IIME, India in 2015-16 and 2017-18. She was awarded fellowship worked under Indo-Finnish Mobility Program (2019-20) in the area of battery recycling to work at Lappeenranta University of Technology.
She is also associated as member of various National Professional Bodies (Indian Institute of Metals, Indian Institute of Minerals Engineers, Material Research Society of India).
Ms. Pratima Meshram in her short span of R&D career has published over 45 papers in SCI Journals and proceedings of National and International Conferences. She has presented over 10 papers in ORAL/POSTER category at various National and International Symposia/Colloquiums in India.
She has been associated with various projects sponsored by Govt. of India and industries in the capacities of Project Leader and Team Member. Her areas of interest include Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy, Recycling and waste management (metal scraps, effluents, E-waste, etc).