Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, PhD, is currently working as a research fellow at the Research School of Engineering.
His research interests span from synthesizing nanomaterials via inexpensive solution-processed methods to integrating them in solar photovoltaic devices and fuel cells.
His research highlights include the first demonstration of stable lead-free perovskite solar cell (cesium tin iodide) using solution processed methods and investigation of phase segregation and quantum yield of perovskite films for application in silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells. The latter has provided insights into the particle wave-matter interaction at the nanoscale regime. His interests span on developing new characterization techniques to investigate the reliability of opto-electronic devices such as solar cells and modules.
2010-2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Topic: Investigating hematite nanostructures for photovoltaic applications.
2007-2009: Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Advanced Materials (Nanotechnology), University Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
Master thesis: Application of cross-sectional nanoindentation to investigate mechanical stability of complex back-end-of-line (BEOL) stack at Cu\low-K interface. Performed at the Centre for Complex Analysis (CCA), GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dresden, Germany.
2003-2007: Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.
- Perovskite solar cells: Materials development and Characterization.
- Silicon/perovskite tandem solar cells.
- Developing Lead-free halide and oxide perovskites.
- Using cathodoluminescence for charactersing halide based perovskite materials.
- Dye-sensitized solar cells- Fabrication of both liquid and solid state solar cells and developing electrodes.
- Photocatalysis for hydrogen and oxygen evolution.