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   Ratnakumar Bugga
   Senior Member Technical Staff, Electrochemical Technologies Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Z.P. High School, Dowlaiswaram, E.G. Dist, India, 
B.S. in Math, Physics and Chemistry, Silver Jubille College, Kurnool, A.P., India
M.S. in Chemistry, S.V. University, Ananthapur, A.P., India
Ph.D. Electrochemistry, Indian Institute fo Science, Bangalore, India

Background Information
Electrochemical Technologies in general, but specifically on advanced primary and rechargeable batteries

Contributions to Mars Exploration

I am involved in the development of low temperature lithium ion rechargeable batteries and in the ultra low temperature Li primary batteries for Mars Probes. I led a task responsible for demonstrating the technology readiness of lithium ion batteries for Mars Missions. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Set your career goals commensurate with your capabilities and aptitude. Be ambitious in your academic pursuit and make most of your time to learn something new each day. This luxury and freedom of learning may not be there for long. [more personal reflections ...]