Sohini Kar-Narayan is Professor of Device & Energy Materials in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. She leads an interdisciplinary research group working on functional nanomaterials and devices for energy, sensing and biomedical applications. In 2009, she received her PhD in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2012, she was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.
Professor Kar-Narayan was recognised as one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering of 2021’ by the Women's Engineering Society, and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3) in 2022. She is a recipient of the World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award and a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015). In 2023, Sohini was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. In 2022, she received the Cambridge University Student-led Teaching award for "Innovative Teaching". She is also an associate Editor of the journal Applied Materials Today.
Sahini is a co-founder and director of ArtioSense Ltd, a spin-out from the University of Cambridge that seeks to commercialise a microfluidic force sensing technology for applications in orthopaedic surgery. The company was awarded the Armourers & Braisiers’ Venture Prize Award in 2022.