Dr. Usha Chandra, Professor in Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India is an experimentalist carrying out research on materials under high pressure. She has established High-Pressure Mössbauer Spectroscopic set up in the department - the only one in India. She also has expertise on X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XANES, EXAFS) and Photo-emission (XPS) techniques. She has published several research articles in International Journals. She is a member of various Professional bodies in this arena. As a Member of American Physical Society (U.S.A.), Indian Physics Association (India) and International advisory board - Mössbauer Effect Data Centre, her contribution to the field is exclusive. She is also associated with Planetary Exploration Programme of Govt. of India.