Poonam graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Panjab University, India in 2012. After graduation she worked as Chemical Engineer in India. Later in 2014 she joined Kiel University, Germany, where she obtained her M.Sc. in Material Science and Engineering. She did her Master Thesis on Sulfur based cathode for Magnesium Batteries from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. She carried out her internship on Solid State Batteries from Toyota Motor Europe. In December 2018, she started her PhD in Engineering Science at MOBI, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, her work focuses on Fabrication, Characterization and modelling of Solid State Li-ion Batteries. Currently, she is working on project IMAGE.