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Group Member

Pranab Biswas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin
Email: biswasp@tcd.ie
Mob: +353 899823817

Current Interest:
Motivated to work in optoelectronics and green-energy.

Doctoral Research (2010-2014):

  • Completed PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with a specialisation in semiconductor physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur; Worked on growth and characterisation of II-VI and III-V materials by using metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) technique; Investigated acceptor complexes and self-compensation in arsenic-doped ZnO; Worked on photovoltaics and sensors (UV and humidity) in collaboration; Used XPS, SIMS, SEM, XRD, UV-Vis, PL, and other metrology techniques.

Postdoctoral Research:

  • Yonsei University (2014-2016) - Worked on Samsung and LG sponsored projects on light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Oxide materials (n-ZnO and p-CuO) were used to fabricate LEDs. Apart from LEDs, UV sensing properties of plasmonic Ag NPs anchored ZnO nanostructures were investigated. High vacuum systems (sputtering, e-beam evaporator, RIE) and UV lithography were used extensively.   
  • FCT, Nova University of Lisbon (2017-2018) - Worked in a European project on 2D oxide material syntheses, characterisations, and optoelectronic applications (UV sensor). Besides that, studied memory applications on GO- TiO2 nanocomposites.    
  • Trinity College (2018-  )- Currently working in a Irish Research Council (IRC) funded project on green energy. Investigating the plasmonic behaviour of metal NPs on different substrates grown via high vacuum evaporator; and studying the feasibility of several oxide materials for water splitting.

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