Meet the Team

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My job profile requires me to be a Professor, Administrator, Laboratory Manager, Research Supervisor, Researcher, Paper Writer, Proofreader, Fund-seeker, Coach…. and to sit in dreadful committees. The laboratory has developed and evolved over two decades. There have been more than two dozen research scholars, who have obtained their PhD in the laboratory. The ones who have pursued their career in academia have their own group and research programs. My present group members are listed here.

Dr. Suman Banerjee
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education/ Work
Research Scientist IIT- Bombay (2014- Jan2016)
Ph.D, IIT- Kanpur (2014)

Design and development of Photo- current scanning set up for solar cells.

Ashar AZ
Ph.D. Student

M.Tech. (OE&LT), Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2010
M.Sc. (Physics), Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2008

I work on Organic FET geometries for microscopic understanding of transport properties in conducting polymer systems.I use novel microscopic techniques like NSOM, AFM and Confocal microscopy for the studies.

I enjoy badminton and football outside the lab.

Dr. Prashant Kumar
Post Doctoral Fellow

B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, 2009
M.S. (Material Science), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, 2012
My interest lies in understanding the charge transport and recombination properties of organic solar cells at microsecond time scale. I also study the light harvesting mechanisms in organic solar cells using plasmonic enhancement from back electrode.

Swathi K
Ph.D. Student

M.Sc. (Materials Science), Jain University, 2012
B.Sc. (Hons.Physics), Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 2010

I’m currently exploring the technological and material aspects of organic image sensors. My work involves using organic photo-diode and organic field effect transistor experimental techniques along with strong theoretical confirmations using technology computer aided design for 2-D simulations.
Apart from research I’m an avid reader and play the violin.

Raaghesh AV
Int. PhD. Student

M.S. ” Studies of Electric Field Assisted Solvent Drying for Efficient Bulk Hetero-junction Solar Cells”, JNCASR
B.Sc. (Applied Sciences), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2011


I am working on probing the electric field instabilities induced changes in BHJ morphology in Organic solar cells and its implications on its performance.
I enjoy dancing as equally as doing research. Amateur in sports. Ardent fan of Audrey Hepburn.

Apoorva Singh
MS Engg. (by research)

B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) – IET MJP Rohilkhand university, Bareilly – 2014

My major work is focused on the “study of charge carrier transport and degradation in hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells using Noise Spectroscopy and Photocurrent Scanning”.
My other research involves investigation of the component of ‘electronic noise’ arising due to the interaction of ions with the devices mainly organic solar cells& DSSC. I am interested in the study of patterns of ionic noise in these devices& some conventional batteries through the noise spectroscopy technique.
Apart from research i have fervency for ‘music’ from country to classical,pop to electronic and from instrumental to rap, i like tasting different genre. I sing Rock, R&B soul and i perform Rap. I like reading, playing chess, travelling &Cosmology.

Ganesh N
Ph.D. Student

M.Sc. in Physics – Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (2015)
B.Sc.(Hons.) in Physics – Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (2013)

I am pursuing my PhD in JNCASR. My current work is focused on using Near field Scanning Optical Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope for imaging and spectral characterization of thin film substrates.

I enjoy playing Basketball and Badminton outside the lab.

C S Deepak
Ph.D. Student

M.Sc.(Integ.) Chemistry, IIT-Kanpur ,2015

I am interested in physical property measurements on Biological Systems. My work will broadly encompass integrating techniques in microscopy and electronic measurement available in the lab with the study of novel In-Vitro biological interfaces towards Retinal Prosthesis and interpreting measured physical properties as biological signals.
Enjoy Music,Chess,Trekking, Stand-up comedy and almost all of Life and would give it all up for a chance to play for Arsenal FC.

Anaranya Ghorai
Integrated Ph.D. Student

M.S. (Material Science)- JNCASR (2017)
“Optoelectronic characterization of organic photodiodes, light source, and photoluminescent emitters”.
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics – St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College (Calcutta University), 2014

I am an Integrated Ph.D. student at JNCASR. My reasearch interests include organic colour sensors.

Sukanya Das
Integrated Ph.D. Student

Present:Int.Ph.d course( since 2015 )
B.Sc (physics): Calcutta University (2015)
Working field: Looking into transport properties of conducting polymers like Pedot.

Abdul Azeez H
Ph.D. Student

M.Sc in Physics – NIT Calicut, Kerala. (2015)
B.Sc in Physics – Govt. Victoria College Palakkad, University of Calicut, Kerala. (2013)

My interest lies in understanding the charge transport properties and stability of organic, organic-inorganic hybrid electronic devices. Currently, my focus is on exploring the same using noise spectroscopy as a tool.

Apart from research Iam much interested in teaching physics. I enjoy travelling, cooking and playing football, .

Sumukh Anil Purohit
PhD Student

M.Sc. (Physics) – University of Mumbai. (2016)
B.Sc. (Physics) – University of Mumbai (2014)

My interest lies in Solar photovoltaics.

Apart from work, I like to make CAD designs, 3D printiting and making DIY stuff. I also like to do photography.