Adarsh joined the Materials Science department, University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the ANMA initiative, in March 2016.
Prior to that Adarsh obtained a Masters in Physics (M.Sc.) from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2007 and a Ph.D. (Physics) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India in 2012.
Adars'sh Ph.D. work involved synthesis of carbon nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and their nanocomposites, two of which have been patented. Using these materials he developed efficient counter electrodes for dye sensitised solar cells and electrocatalyst support materials for hydrogen gas sensors. Subsequently, he worked on several collaborative projects to explore optical and energy related applications of carbon nanomaterials.
Adarsh was at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2013 until 2015 where his project involved development of organic-inorganic hybrid waveguide materials for luminescent solar concentrators.