Yana Bagbi becomes first woman from Arunachal to get Phd in physics

NIRJULI, Feb 1: Yana Bagbi was awarded a doctorate degree in physics by the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) here on Thursday.
A native of Bagbi village in Upper Subansiri district, Yana is the first woman and the second person in Arunachal Pradesh who has been awarded a doctorate degree in physics.
A graduate in physics from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat, Yana did her post-graduation in physics from the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Yana did her PhD thesis on the topic ‘Engineered nanomaterials for the application
in remediation of heavy metal ions (Pb2+ and Cr6+) from water’, under the supervision of Dr Arvind Pandey from the NERIST’s physics department and co-supervision of Dr Partima R Solanki from the Special Centre for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Yana has developed a variety of low-cost nanostructured materials for remediation of toxic heavy metals lead and chromium from water.
She is currently working on heavy metal ions monitoring and management using low-cost nanomaterials.