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Personal Details:                      

Date of Birth:      25th September 1978

Citizenship:          India

Marital status:    Married 

Educational Qualification: 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Physics in june-2007 from Jadavpur University and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (www.iacs.res.in ) on Organic photovoltaic devices under Prof. Amlan J. Pal.
Thesis title: “Organic Photovoltaic devices: Role of heterostructures and device architecture”


Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Physics from Kalyani University in 2002 Special Paper: Electronics.

Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) with Honours in Physics from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College , under Calcutta University in 2000.

Professional Qualification:

National Eligibility Test (NET) with CSIR Lecturership, December 2002.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), 2002.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), 2002.


Patent (Filed and provisional):

1) In-situ growth of quantum dots and nano-crystals from one, two, or three dimensional material, J. Thomas, B. Pradhan, F. Chowdhury

 (US Patent No. 11,217,760/ 4/01/2022) (Granted), Link

2) Photonic synapse based on graphene-perovskite quantum dot for neuromorphic computing, J Thomas, T Roy, S Das, B Pradhan, J Li, 

(US Patent No.11,574,177 dated 07/02/2023 ) (Granted ). Link

3) In-situ growth of quantum dots and nano-crystals from one, two, or three dimensional material -part-2, J. Thomas, B. Pradhan, F. Chowdhury (US Patent App. 17/538,386, 2022 )(under review).

R& D Project work(International) : 

1) Development of Lead-free Perovskite solar cells with robust stability and high efficiency, funded by Indo-Japan (DST-JSPS) Joint Research Project with Prof. Tsutomu Miyasaka, Toin University of Yokohama, Japan, period: 2021-24.

R& D Project work : 

1)  Title of the projectDevelopment of high-efficiency Organic photovoltaic Devices (SR/S2/RJN-55/2012), Period: 2013-18,                   funded by DST-SERB, project cost (Rs.) 87,40,000/-( completed)

2)  Title of the projectDevelopment of Highly Efficient Hybrid Solar for the period of 2014 to 2017, funded by UGC, project cost  (Rs.) 6,00,000/-( completed)

3) Title of the projectDevelopment of highly efficient inverted organic solar cells (PS/148/2013) for the period of 2014 to 2017         funded by DST-SERB, Project cost(Rs.) 23,00,000/-( completed)

4) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Green & Efficient Energy Technology (GEET) (with other 4 faculty members) for the period of 2014 to    2018 funded by MHRD, Govt. of India Project cost(Rs.) 2,50,00,000/- (completed)

5) Title of the project Investigation of Compositional Engineering for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells  for the period of 2016 to 2018      funded by DST-CERI, with Dr. Avijit Ghosh(PI) Project cost(Rs.) 99,64,200/- ( completed)

6)Title of the projectSmart Device for Synchronous Energy Harvest and Storage (CRG/2021/007016), Period: 2022-24, funded by DST-SERB, project cost (Rs.) 49,24,240/-( on going)



Research and work Experience:   

1)    2012 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, 
       Ranchi-835205.

2)   June, 2018- May, 2019: Visiting Scientist (Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship), NanoScience Technology center,

       University of Central Florida,USA funded by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

3)   2010 – 2012: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of                          Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.

4)    2009 – 2010: Research Fellow with Prof. Ravi Silva at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey,           UK, funded by E.ON, Germany Energy company.

5)    2007 – 2009: Postdoctoral Fellow at Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,               Milwaukee, USA.

6)    2006 – 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow under Prof. Ghassan E. Jabbour at School of Materials, Arizona State University,             Arizona, USA.

7)    2004 – 2006: Senior Research Fellow at Solid state Physics Department, Indian Association for the Cultivation of         Science, Kolkata, India worked with Prof. Amlan J. Pal.

8)    March, 2004 – August, 2004: Visiting Fellow at Nanoelectronics Research Laboratory, School of Engineering, Sheffield             Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Worked with Prof. Asim K. Ray, under United States Air Force Project for 6 months.

9)     2002 – 2004: Junior Research Fellow at Solid state Physics Department, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India worked with Prof. Amlan J. Pal.  

Editorial board member:

1)   Associate Editor: Applied Physics A, Springer Nature Journal since 2014

2)  Guest Associate Editor,  Frontiers in Materials 

Scientific Reviewer:

1. Nature Communication, Scientific Reports
2. American Institute of Physics (Applied Physics Letters),
3. American Chemical Society (Chem. Mater., 
Energy & Fuels, ACS Applied Optical Materials)
4. Wiley-VCH (Advanced Materials, Physica Staus solids(a)), 
5. Springer (Appl. Phys. A), 
6. Royal Society of Chemistry (Energy & Environmental Science, RSC Advanced, Materials Advance), 
7. Elsevier (Solar Energy, Organic Electronics, Composites Science and Technology, Materials Today Physics, Energy              Technology)
8. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics,
9. IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, and Materials.
10. Journal of Electronic Materials
11. International J. of Energy Res.
12. Energy Reports
13. IEEE



Awards and Acknowledgements:     

1."Best Research Award-2023" in the School of Engineering and Technology , Central University of Jharkhand.

2. Certificate of Appreciation from Central University of Jharkhand for the distinct contribution in field of research-2022

3.  Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship-2018

4.   Ramanujan Fellowship (2012-2017).

5.   DST-SERB Young scientists Start-Up Research Grant, 2014.

6.   Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2010.

7.   National Scholarship in 1997-2000.

8.   S. J. Jindal Trust Scholarship in 1998, 2001.

9.   Senior Research fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2004-2006.

10.   Junior Research fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2002-2004.

11.   Best poster presentation in Physics at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science on it's birthday 29th July, 2003.

12.   Leading Scientists of the World 2008, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

13. 2000 Outstanding Scientists 2008/2009, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

14.  Marquis Who's Who in America, 2008.


Recognition of Excellence in Research:

1.   University of East Anglia has signed confidentiality agreement for exploring brilliant ideas in a typical molecular electronic               system.
2.   Three papers selected in top selected papers of Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology
published by American Institute of                      Physics.
3.   Invited to do USA/UK joint project on Nanotechnology as Indian Representative.
4.   p-n junction ZnO nanowire APL paper was most downloaded Articles
, - December 2006.
5.   Carbon Nanotube Solar cell  APL paper was cited in Wikipedia.


Invited Talks:

1)       Symposium on integrated photonics and quantum optics(SPIQO-2023) organized by Centre for Quantum Engineering, Research and Education, TCG-CREST, Kolkata on 18-19th July, 2023 on “Building Ultrasensitive and Ultrathin Phototransistor using Graphene-Perovskite Quantum Dots Superstructure” as keynote speaker.

2)           International conference on low-energy digital devices and computing (ICLED-2023) organized by NUS Department of Architecture, Singapore on 29 June to 1st July, 2023 on“Graphene-perovskite quantum dots superstructure for low power phototransistor and photonic synapse application”

3)         National symposium on “Sustainable Living: A Scientific Approach” organized by the Department of Physics, Sundarban Mahavidyalaya, Kakdwip on 23rd July, 2022 on “Solar energy: the future of clean and Sustainable living”.

4)             Certificate Course on "Material Characterization" jointly organized by Entrepreneurship & Career Hub and Department of Physics, University of Kalyani under RUSA Grant on 20th February, 2022 on “fabrication and characterization of next generation solar cells”.

5)     AICTE-ATAL-FDP Course on desalination by using green technologies organized by NIFFT Ranchi, Jharkhand on 9th-13th August, 2021 on “next generation photovoltaic cells”.

6)     National conference on frontiers of material science and photonics: issues and developments, organized by department of Physics, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University on 05-06 March, 2020 on “progress and challenges in the development of next generation photovoltaic cells”.

7)       National conference on current challenges & opportunities in chemical sciences, organized by department of Chemistry, Aliah University on 8th August, 2019 on “progress and challenges in the development of highly efficient organic photovoltaic cells”.

8)       Nano Boston conference organized by United Scientific Group, on 22- 24th April, 2009, on “hybrid graphene-perovskite quantum dot phototransistor with high Responsivity” (talk).

9)    International conference on Green & Efficient Energy Technology and Materials organized by CoE-Geet, Central University of Jharkhand during March 6 to 8, 2019 on “recent progress in Organic Photovoltaic Cells”.

10)      Two days National conference on “Advances in Interdisciplinary sciences organized by Science forum, Bhairab Ganguly college, Kolkata, West Bengal, during 27-28th  January, 2017 on “Solar Energy: The Superior Solution for Future Energy Crisis”.   

11)    UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Recent advances in chemical science and application at Vidyasagar College for Women, Kolkata, West Bengal, during 6-7th January, 2017 on “Recent progress in organic Photovoltaic cells”.

12)      UGC sponsored seminar on Canvas of Micro to Macro world of Physics at Gobardanga Hindu College, West Bengal during 27-28th September, 2016 on “Understanding the basics of Photovoltaic cell”.

13)       One day State Level Seminar on “Role of power Electronics in Renewable Source of Energy System” at RTC Institute of Technology, Ormanjhi, Ranchi, Jharkhand,  India during 27th August, 2016 on “Next Generation Photovoltaic cells”.

14)       Round Table discussion on Renewable Energy as Sustainable Alternative organized by Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) and OXFAM India on 17th March, 2016 at Ranchi.

15)     National Level Seminar on “Environmental Hazards of Electronic-waste” at Mallabhum Institute of Technology, Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal, India during 17-18th March, 2016 on Sustainable E-Waste Management  in India.   

16)      International Conference on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (NANOS 2015) at Gitam Institute of Science, Gitam University, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam, India during 14-17th December, 2015 on “Zinc oxide-based hybrid Solar cells”. 

17)    National Seminar on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: NSNN 2015” at Haldia Institute of Technology during 9-10th October, 2015 on “Application of Zinc oxide nanomaterials in Organic Solar Cell”. 

18)      Second International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2014) 19-21st December, 2014 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India on “Use of zinc oxide nanomaterials in organic solar cells.

19)     UGC-SAP Sponsored One Day Workshop On Solar Cell, 15th May , 2014 organized by Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 835215, Ranchi, India, on Organic Solar cells.

20)      Training Programme on “Functioning and Maintenance of Solar Radiation Resource Assessment (SRRA) Station officers” of Eastern Region states on July 1-2nd July, 2014, jointly organized by CEE, CUJ and Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET) of MNRE, New Delhi, on New Generation Solar Photovoltaics.


Conference organizer: 


Membership in Professional Societies:

1)     Alumni Member of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation
2)    The Indian Science Congress Association (Life member)
3)    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Life member)
4)    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),  2009-10.
5)   Materials Research Society (MRS), 2008-09.

 

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