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Nikhil Chander

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai


Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaics, Nanotechnology, Plasmonics.


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

Courses Taught

  • EE204: Analog Circuits
  • EE251: Control Systems Lab
  • EE201: Electronic Devices
  • 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, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bhilai.

Selected Publications

  1. (Manas R Samantaray, Naba Kr Rana, Arun Kumar, Dhriti S Ghosh, Nikhil Chander) Stability study of large‐area perovskite solar cells fabricated with copper as low‐cost metal contact, International Journal of Energy Research 46 (2), 1250-1262, (2022).
  2. (Shravan Kumar Singh, Nikhil Chander) Mid-life degradation evaluation of polycrystalline Si solar photovoltaic modules in a 100 kWp grid-tied system in east-central India, Renewable Energy, 199, 351-367 (2022).
  3. (Manas R Samantaray, Dhriti S Ghosh, Nikhil Chander). Four-terminal perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells based on large-area perovskite solar cells utilizing low-cost copper semi-transparent electrode, Applied Physics A, 128, Article number: 111, (2022).
  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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Message From Director

I am pleased to extend my greetings to students and their parents as well as colleagues near and far. IIT Bhilai was established on 7 August 2016. We are located in Chhattisgarh, the rice bowl of India, in a state rich in natural resources as well as cultural memory and heritage. Read More


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