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About Indian Solid State Ionics Society

The Indian Solid State Ionics Society is the brainchild of the visionary Late Prof. Suresh Chandra, who is known as the Father of Solid State Ionics in India.

The Society was established in 1993 with its headquarters in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Prof. Chandra, with his extensive knowledge in the field of Solid State Ionics, could foresee the importance of this emerging area in the coming decades. He, therefore, planned to bring together the Indian researchers from all parts of the country who were working in the broad areas of

  1. Polymer Electrolytes and their Composites

  2. Polycrystalline solids, Glasses and Gels

  3. Electrodes Materials

  4. Ion conducting devices – Batteries, Supercapacitors, Memristors, and Sensors

  5. Modelling and Simulations


The last few decades have seen exponential growth in these areas and Indian scientists have been significantly contributing to the development of these areas.

The Society is run by a well-structured Executive Council which is chosen by-election. It also organizes the National Conference(s) on Solid State Ionics biennially in different parts of the country.

The Society sponsors conferences give awards to talented young scientists and facilitate interaction and collaborations amongst its members.

 The Society has a large number of members and the number is ever increasing.


You are welcome to join the Indian Society for Solid State Ionics.

Message from President of Indian Solid State Ionic Society

"It is my honour to be the President of the Indian Solid State Ionics Society. I have been involved with this society since its inception in 1993 at BHU, Varanasi. Since then, I have seen the rapid growth in the activities of this Society, with its Members doing excellent work in the related fields. It is my pleasure to contribute to the ongoing activities and further strengthen the foundations of this Society, which brings together both – Young and Experienced researchers on the same platform to deliberate on the emerging topics of ‘Solid State Ionics’ while setting a road map towards attaining self-reliance in the areas of e-vehicles, energy generation-storage, sensors and other related areas."

 - Dr. S.A. Hashmi

Contact Us

Dr. R K Singh

Deptt. of Physics, 

Banaras Hindu University, [BHU], Varanasi, U.P.,



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