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Nikhil Chander

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai


Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaics, Flexible Electronics, Plasmonics.


  • PhD, 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • MTech, 2011, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune
  • BTech, 2007, National Institute of Technology Durgapur


  • EE204: Analog Circuits
  • EE251: Control Systems Lab
  • EE201: Electronic Devices (Previous Semester)
  • EE601: Solar Photovoltaic Devices and Systems

Past Experience

  • August 2007-May 2008: Application Programmer, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., India.
  • May 2008-June 2009: Engineer-Telecom, Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd., India.
  • August 2015-June 2016: Senior Project Associate and Project Engineer, National Centre for Flexible Electronics, IIT Kanpur, India.
  • July 2016-September 2017: DST-INSPIRE Faculty, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India.
  • September 2017-To date: Assistant Professor, EECS, IIT Bhilai.

Selected Publications

  1. (Nikhil Chander, AF Khan, VK Komarala, S Chawla, V Dutta) Enhancement of dye sensitized solar cell efficiency via incorporation of upconverting phosphor nanoparticles as spectral converters Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 24 (5), 692-703, (2016).
  2. (NK Pathak, Nikhil Chander, VK Komarala, RP Sharma) Plasmonic perovskite solar cells utilizing Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles, Plasmonics 12 (2), 237-244, (2017).
  3. (Nikhil Chander, S Singh, SSK Iyer). Stability and reliability of P3HT:PC61BM inverted organic solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 161, 407-415, (2017).
  4. (Nikhil Chander, E Jayaraman, M Rawat, A Bagui, SSK Iyer). Stability and Reliability of PTB7: PC71BM and PTB7: PC61BM Inverted Organic Solar Cells: A Comparative Study. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 9, 183-193, (2019).

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