Shubham Vishvakarma
Founder, Metastable Materials

Shubham pursued his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). During his college years, Shubham had led the Student Innovation Club as its convener, working towards creating a suitable environment for innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT-Roorkee. He was also Research Associate at the Extractive Metallurgy Lab of IIT-Roorkee, where he worked on Li-ion battery recycling for the first time in his career.
It all started when Shubham approached one of his professors in college for help, who introduced him to a recycling process that was printed on a paper and told him to “go find something better”! Motivated by the challenge, Shubham took it upon himself to design environment friendly and cost-efficient processes from the scratch for metal extraction from end-of-life Li-ion batteries, and from then onwards, there was no more looking back. Over time, he gained invaluable expertise in taking the idea from lab scale to industrial scale in terms of pioneering in India first-of-its-kind, chemical-free technology and system to extract a wide range of materials from lithium-ion batteries in an eco-friendly manner.