Dr. Rakhi received her Ph.D. in Physics with the best thesis award, from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai in July 2009 for the work done in the area of ‘synthesis and applications of carbon- based nanocomposites’ under the joint supervision of Prof. S. Ramaprabhu and Prof. K.Sethupathi. Subsequently, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (March 2010 – October 2015) at the Functional Nanomaterials and Devices Group lead by Prof. Husam N Alshareef, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Later, she was associated with the Chemical Sciences and Technology Division of CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram as a Ramanujan fellow (February 2016- June 2019). Dr. Rakhi worked as a UGC-Assistant professor (June 2019 – August 2021) under the UGC-FRP scheme at the Department of Physics, University of Kerala. In August 2021, she joined at the Materials Science and Technology Division of CSIR–NIIST, Trivandrum as a Principal Scientist. Her current research interests include functional nanomaterials, nanocomposites, layered materials, nanotechnology-enabled energy storage devices (supercapacitors and hybrid devices), electrocatalysis, and electrochemical sensors.