Combustion Gasification & Propulsion Laboratory (CGPL)

Interdisciplinary Centre For Energy Research (ICER)
Indian Institute Of Science



Dr. Mishma Silvia Stanislaus

Research Associate

PhD - Biotechnology

Curriculum Vitae


Bio: Being an environmentalist, Mishma has focused on developing her skills and qualifications to alleviate the socio-economic issues prevalent in the domain of climate change, sustainable development and energy economy. She started her research in renewable energy technologies at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, where she completed her Master’s and PhD. Mishma’s research topics focus on sustainable production of hydrogen and biogas from various types of biomass. Dr. Stanislaus was also awarded the ‘Best Research Award’ for her Doctoral dissertation on bio-hydrogen production from aquatic biomass. Upon returning to India, she got involved with an initiative to help local women entrepreneurs in setting up their businesses. Her internship in Japan, made her competent in supporting women entrepreneurs in setting up websites, social media campaigns, and marketing strategies for their respective businesses. With this experience, Mishma was also appointed as the Chief Global Communication officer for Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade (GCPIT), a not-for-profit organization that works towards creating a platform for entrepreneurs, start-ups and MSMEs. Mishma believes that the environmental issues we face today, we face as a global community; so the opportunity to be part of a global team appealed to her. Hence, she joined SHERPA institute, a not-for-profit and is currently volunteering as a researcher and co-author for SDG 4, 7 and 13 Corporate Guidebooks. Working on sustainable development is her passion and at IISc she is striving towards bringing the SDGs to fruition through her involvement in the ‘green’ hydrogen project. Her work at CGPL is focused on characterization of hydrogen produced from biomass as per ISO 14687-2019. This involves working and maintenance of the state-of-the-art facility that has been setup at CGPL, for characterization of bio-hydrogen. Mishma is also involved in overseeing activities pertaining to: end-application of bio-hydrogen in fuel cell, writing research proposals, report writing on current projects to various stakeholders and so on. Mishma is certain that the green hydrogen technology at CGPL, will play a huge role in the Indian hydrogen economy.