Dr. Rajendrakumar Sharma
Achiever's Success Story
Pioneering India's Energy Storage Revolution
Dr. Rajendrakumar Sharma stands as a trailblazer, spearheading India’s foray into sustainable Energy Storage Technology. His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to innovation have revolutionized the country’s engineering landscape. As the Chairman & Managing Director of Spel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, he has cemented his legacy as a driving force behind transformative advancements.
A first-generation entrepreneur, Dr. Sharma’s journey began with a small-scale capacitor manufacturing unit in 1992. His dedication to innovation propelled him towards import substitute variants, culminating in India’s pioneering venture into Supercapacitor manufacturing in 2012. His efforts have not only placed India on the global map of Supercapacitors but have also led to the development of advanced, high-density versions surpassing global benchmarks.
Acknowledged by Google as the “Father of Supercapacitor,” Dr. Sharma’s relentless pursuit of innovation led to groundbreaking achievements. He pioneered Ultra Low ESR Plastic Film Capacitors, Activated Carbon Supercapacitors, Graphene-based variants, and the country’s first Lithium-Ion Capacitor and Hybrid Supercapacitor. His contributions extend to Indigenous Scalable Lithium-Ion and Sodium Ion Batteries, revolutionizing energy storage.
Dr. Sharma’s impact transcends technological advancements; he actively influences national policies. As a member of various committees under Niti-Ayog, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Electronics and IT, and TIFAC, his inputs have shaped policies in Electric Mobility, Renewable Energy, and Electronics Components.
On the global front, Dr. Sharma’s involvement in Mission Innovation, formed under the COP-21 initiative, emphasizes his commitment to environmental sustainability. His suggestions for promoting Sodium-Ion Battery research in India highlight his dedication to combating global warming.
In the defense sector, Dr. Sharma has demonstrated the integration of indigenous storage technologies in defense equipment, showcasing their capabilities in Battle Tanks, Artillery Guns, and Navy Submarines.
Not confined to industry and policy, Dr. Sharma’s academic contributions are equally significant. As a Board Member and Curriculum Implementation Member in various educational institutions, he bridges the gap between academia and industry requirements. His sessions for universities and institutes introduce Energy Storage Technologies, aligning academic education with practical industry demands.
His impact manifests in putting India at the forefront of energy storage technology, fostering opportunities for startups, transforming research outcomes, and bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industry requirements. Dr. Rajendrakumar Sharma’s dedication, innovations, and transformative leadership have propelled India towards a sustainable and innovative future.