Lalitha K.V. is currently a Group Leader at Technical University of Darmstadt prior to which she was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests include crystallography, synchrotron and neutron diffraction, ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials and structure-property correlation in high performance piezoceramics using in-situ diffraction techniques. She is currently working on developing lead-free piezoceramics for high power ultrasonic applications adopting different processing strategies.