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     Santanu Pradhan

Ph.D. fromIIT KHARAGPUR - PHYSICS
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Achintya Dhar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: Completed in 2015
AddressICFO, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, Casteldefells, Barcelona 08860
Phone08972215563
Emailsantunrkmrc@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10W.B.B.S.ELANGUAGE, SCIENCE, SOCIAL SCIENCE, WORK EDUCATION2003
12W.B.C.H.S.ESCIENCE2005
B.Sc.CALCUTTA UNIVERSITYPHYSICS (HONS)2008
M.Sc.IIT KHARAGPURPHYSICS2010

Research Areas
  • Experimental condensed matter physics
  • Low cost nanostructured organic and hybrid solar cell
  • Photophysics and charge transport study of OSC and HSC
  • Organic electronics
  • Solution processed quantum dot based solar cells
  • Recombination dynamics of nanostructured solar cells

Skills
  • Fabrication and Electrical Characterisations of Organic and ZnO based hybrid Photovoltaics
  • Optical characterization like absorption, transmission with spectrometer
  • Raman spectroscopy (Horiba T64000)
  • Thin film deposition (thermal evaporation, dc sputtering, spin coating)
  • Photoluminescence and Photoluminescence decay measurement
  • Transient photocurrent and photovoltage measurement
  • Thermal admittance spectroscopy
  • Experience in structural and morphological characterization like FESEM, XRD, AFM etc.
  • Experience in working with AMPS-1D for photovoltaic simulation

Awards
  • GATE fellowship
  • UGC-CSIR NET fellowship
  • Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) fellowship
  • National scholarship
  • MCM scholarship
  • Ranked in top 1 percent of the NGPE 2008 organised by IAPT

Experience
  • Worked as research scholar in Microscience Laboratory of Dept. of Physics of IIT Kharagpur (2010-2015)
  • Worked as a visiting scholar (BASE fellow) in LASP, University of Colorado Boulder (June to November, 2014)
  • Post-doctorate fellow in ICFO (sept, 2015 - )

Teaching Experience
  • Physics-1 (B.Tech 1st year )(T) at IIT Kharagpur 3 lectures per week (2 terms)
  • Electrodynamics-1 for integrated M.Sc. students(T) at IIT Kharagpur 1 lecture per week (1 terms)
  • 1st yaer B.Tech Physics laboratory(P) at IIT Kharagpur 1 class per week (5 terms)
  • EM and Optics laboratory for M.Sc students(P) at IIT Kharagpur 1 class per week (2 terms)
  • Photovoltaic device characterizations(P) at UPC, Barcelona 6 hrs per week (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • National Scholarship by Govt. of West Bengal
  • MCM by IIT Kharagpur
  • UGC-CSIR NET 2009 (DEC)
  • GATE 2010
  • BASE fellowship by IUSSTF and DST, Govt. of India

Papers Published in Journals
  • Reducing Interface Recombination through Mixed Nanocrystal Interlayers in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells by S. Pradhan, A. Stavrinadis, S. Gupta, G. Konstantatos ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 27390-27395 (2017)
  • Breaking the Open-Circuit Voltage Deficit Floor in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells through Synergistic Ligand and Architecture Engineering by S. Pradhan, A. Stavrinadis, S. Gupta, S. Christodoulou, G. Konstantatos ACS Energy Lett. 2, 1444-1449 (2017)
  • Trap-State Suppression and Improved Charge Transport in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Synergistic Mixed-Ligand Treatments by S. Pradhan, A. Stavrinadis, S. Gupta, Y. Bi, F. Di Stasio, G. Konstantatos Small 13, 1700598 (2017)
  • Suppressing Deep Traps in PbS Colloidal Quantum Dots via Facile Iodide Substitutional Doping for Solar Cells with Efficiency 10 by A. Stavrinadis, S. Pradhan, P. Papagiorgis, G. Itskos, G. Konstantatos ACS Energy Lett. 2, 739-744 (2017)
  • Solid-state colloidal CuInS2 quantum dot solar cells enabled by bulk heterojunctions by D. So, S. Pradhan, G. Konstantatos Nanoscale 8, 16776-16785 (2016)
  • MoO3 anode buffer layer for efficient and stable small molecular organic solar cells by M.Y. Ameen, S. Pradhan, M.R. Suresh, V.S. Reddy Opt. Mater. 39, 134-139 (2015)
  • Thermally evaporated fullerene (C70) to bridge the charge transport in between nanostructured zinc oxide and conjugated copolymer in hybrid solar cells by S. Pradhan, S. Kumar and A. Dhar Mater. Res. Express 1, 025507 (1-11) (2014)
  • Enhanced performance of the nanostructured zinc oxide-conjugated polymer based hybrid solar cell with the application of a low band gap co-polymer by S. Pradhan, S. Kumar and A. Dhar Sci. Adv. Mater.  6, 1702-1707 (2014)
  • Low operating voltage n-channel organic field effect transistor using epoxy based photoresist gate dielectric by S. Kumar, S. Pradhan and A. Dhar Mater. Res. Express 1, 035103(1-11) (2014)
  • Fabrication of N,N-Dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide nanostructures through solvent influenced pi-pi stacking and their morphological impact on photovoltaic performance by S. Pradhan, J. Redwine, J.T. McLeskey Jr. and A. Dhar Thin Solid Films 562, 423-429 (2014)
  • Synthesis of vertically grown N,N- Dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide nanostructure for photovoltaic application by S. Pradhan and A. Dhar J. renewable and sustainable energy 5, 031611 (1-7) (2013)
  • Improvement of the efficiency of nanostructured zinc oxide/polymer based solar cell through incorporation of N-N Dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide nanoribbons as charge mediator by S. Pradhan and A. Dhar Synthetic Metals 176, 116-120 (2013)
  • Enhancing the performance of nanostructured zinc oxide/polymer-based hybrid solar cells using ammonia as a structural and interfacial modifier by S. Pradhan, S.Karak and A. Dhar J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 45, 235104(1-8) (2012)
  • The effects of different atmospheric conditions on device stability of organic small-molecule solar cells under constant illumination by S.Karak, S.Pradhan and A. Dhar Semicond. Sci. Technol.  26, 95020 (1-11). (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Studying recombination dynamics of high efficiency inverted bulk heterojunction OPVs with transient photovoltage measurements by S. Pradhan, D. P. Ostrowski, and S. E. Shaheen XPV-2014, Telluride Science Research Centre, Telluride, Colorado, USA, August 12-15 (2014). (Poster) 3 (2014)
  • Enhancing the performance of nanostructured zinc oxide and conjugated copolymer based hybrid solar cell by inserting thermally evaporated fullerene (C70) thin film by S. Pradhan, S. Kumar and A. Dhar XPV-2014, Telluride Science Research Centre, Telluride, Colorado, USA, August 12-15 (2014). (Poster) 3 (2014)
  • Enhanced performance by using a low-bandgap, donor-acceptor co-polymer in nanostructured zinc oxide/conjugated polymer based solar cell by S.Pradhan, S.Kumar and A.Dhar ICA-IUMRS 2013, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, December 16-20 (Oral) 34 (2013)
  • Synthesis of vertically grown N,N- Dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide (PTCDI-C8) nanorod for photovoltaic application by S. Pradhan and A. Dhar ICSEP-2012, KIIT University, Bhubneswar, India, December 19-21 (Oral) 56 (2012)
  • Improved performance in CuPc/PTCDI-C8 based small molecule solar cell with as buffer layer by A.Sahoo, S.Pradhan and A.Dhar ISJPS-2013, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, February 25-27 (Poster) 121 (2013)
  • Effect of nanostructured zinc oxide on organic solar cell efficiency by S.Pradhan, S.Karak and A.Dhar IWPSD-2011, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, December 19-22. (Poster) 87 (2011)
  • Influence of nanostructured zinc oxide on zinc oxide-conjugated polymer solar cell by S.Pradhan, Phani K B, S.Karak and A.Dhar ICTAP-2011, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, December 1-2 (Poster) 106 (2011)
  • Improvement of light harness efficiency of P3HT/PTCDI-C8 nanoribbon based solar cell by sensitizing TiO2 nanoparticles by S.Karak, S.Pradhan and A. Dhar International symposium on ANM-2010, CGCRI, kolkata on 6-7 December (Poster) 49 (2010)
  • N,N-Dioctyl-3,4,9,10-perylenedicarboximide (PTCDI-C8) nanoribbons harness efficient solar energy by S.Karak, S.Pradhan and A. Dhar ICFANT-2010, Jadavpur University, Kolkata on 9-11december (Oral) 185 (2010)

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