Bachelor of Science with honours, Ranchi University, Bihar, India, 1983. Master of Science, Ranchi University, Bihar, India, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, 1995.
Scientist National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, Bihar, since 1996.
Member Materials Research Society India (life), Plasma Society India (life), Indian Institute Metals, Indian Ceramic Society.
Married Lokesh Chandra Pathak, May 4, 1992. Children: Shraddhra, Snigdha.