skumar@nplindia.org

Dr. Sushil Kumar
Designation:
Senior Principal Scientist
Email address:
skumar@nplindia.org
Brief Biodata:
Dr. Sushil Kumar

Contact Address: Advanced Materials & Devices Metrology Division,

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory,

K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi-110 012, INDIA.

Tel: +91-11-45608650 (Off.) 09711197358 (Mb.)

Fax: +91-11-45609310

E-mail: skumar@nplindia.org, skumarnpl@gmail.com

Designation: Senior Principal Scientist at NPL (CSIR-National Physical Laboratory)

Area of Research Interest: Thin Film Technolgy, Plasma Processing of Materials & devices, Diamond-like Coatings, Instrumenation of Plasma CVD & Sputtering, Solar Cells & module design & its fabrication, Recycling of solar modules.

Professional Experience:

     

  • 2016-till date: Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi,

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  • 2011-2016: Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

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  • 2007-2011: Senior Scientist at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

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  • 2003-2007: Scientist (Scientist C) at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

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  • 2002-2003: Visiting Fellow (BOYSCAST), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FRANCE.

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  • 2000-2003: Junior Scientist (Scientist B) at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

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  • 1998-2000, Research Associate (CSIR), CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

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  • 1992-1997 JRF (MNRE) / SRF (CSIR), CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

Honorary Faculty Position at Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR):

     

  • Aug.2012- Jan. 2016: Associate Professor, Physical Sciences, AcSIR

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  • Jan. 2016-till date: Professor, Physical Sciences, AcSIR

Industrial Experience (Aug-Sept. 1995):

     

  • Fabrication and Testing of large area Amorphous Silicon Solar Modules (1ftX1ft & 1 ft x 3 ft) at M/s B.H.E.L., Gurgoan, Haryana, India.

Education:

Ph. D.: Physics/ Electronics Engineering, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi / IT-BHU (Now IIT), Varanasi, INDIA.[1997]. Thesis Title:- Diamond like Carbon films of low compressive stress.

M.Sc.: Physics, BHU, Varanasi, INDIA. [1991]

B.Sc. (Hons.) : Physics, BHU, Varanasi, INDIA. [1989]

Awards/Fellowships:

     

  1. Young Scientist Award, CSIR, INDIA, 2003 (In Physical Sciences).

     

  1. BOYSCAST fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2002.

     

  • “Outstanding Scientist Award” 2015 (In Science / Thin Films) by Venus International Foundation, Chennai

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  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, April 2017, Thin Solid Films (Elsevier)

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  • Optical Society of India, best poster presentation Award conferred at 30th Symposium on optics and Opto-Electronics, 2005

     

  1. IEEE (India) EDS & MTT Chapter, best poster presentation Award conferred at the 10th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 1999

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  3. Springer best paper presentation award conferred at “17th International Conference on Thin Films” 2017

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  5. IVS (Indian Vacuum Society) best poster presentation award conferred at “17th International Conference on Thin Films” 2017

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  7. IVS (Indian Vacuum Society) best paper presentation award conferred at “17th International Conference on Thin Films” 2017

Other Awards

     

  • “Bharat Jyoti Award” 2012 by India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi.

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  • “Rashtriya Gaurav Award” 2012 by India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi.

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  • “Glory of India”, 2018 by Best Citizen Publishing House, New Delhi

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  • “Bhart Gaurav Puraskar” 2019 by Society Bhart Gaurav Pushkar, Delhi

Editor of Journals:

     

  • Journal of Nano Materials (Hindwai Publishing Corporation,)[During 2013-15]

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  • Journal of Nano Materials (Guest Editor Special Issue: Functional Nanomaterials for Electronics, Optoelectronics, and Bioelectronics, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/136465)

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  • ISST-Journal of Applied Physics (India) (Since 2010)

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  • Vacuum Elsevier (Guest Editor Special Issue, Volume 152, June 2018)

Member of Scientific Societies:

     

  • Material Society of India

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  • Solar Energy Society of India

Patents Granted: 8 Nos. (7 Nos. International & 1 Nos. Indian)

  1. European Patent # EP 2398933 B1, Granted on Aug. 07, 2013

  2. US Patent # US 8586151 B2, Granted on Nov. 19, 2013

  3. Taiwan Patent # TW I450320 B Granted on Aug. 21, 2014

  4. European Patent # EP 2589680 B1, Granted on Dec. 24, 2014

  5. Japan Patent # 5795266, Granted on August 21, 2015

  6. US Patent # US 9260781 B2, Granted on Feb. 16, 2016

  7. Korean Patent # 10-1660557, Granted on September 21, 2016

  8. Indian Patent # 270971, Granted on 28 Jan. 2016

Publications: more than 100 (SCI Journals)

03 (Book Chapter)

50 (Proceedings)

Students supervised: Ph.D: 5, M.Tech/M.Phil: 10

Sponsored Projects (Completed):

     

  1. National Facility for Solar cell validation at CSIR-NPL (April 2016-March 2018) [NPL, FTT Project, Involved as project investigator][In-house]

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  3. R&D on thin film solar cells [15 June 2011 to 14 June 2017, MNRE sponsored, Involved as project investigator]

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  5. Construction of Clean room facility for Photovoltaic Research at NPL (CSIR Sponsored, as Project Coordinator, July 2011 to May 2014)

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  7. R&D on photovoltaic and other energy applications: Amorphous/Microcrystalline Silicon films and solar cells [CSIR Sponsored, Super intuitional Project, SIP-17, April 2007- March 2012, Involved as team member]

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  9. High rate deposition of the microcrystalline silicon films using high density microwave plasma [25-01-06 to 24-07-09, GAP 051032, DST Funded, Involved as a Co-PI]

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  11. Plasma assisted deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon at high rates at VHF frequencies (CW and pulsed): [DST Funded, 07-11-02 to 06-11- 05, GAP 020532, Involved as a team member]

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  13. Diamond Like Coating deposited using Microwave PECVD technique [CSIR Sponsored, Network Project, NWP-0027, April 2007- March 2012, Involved as a PI and Coordinator from NPL, New Delhi; Nodal Laboratory, NML, Jamesdpur]

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  15. Amorphous carbon thin film having nano particle inclusions by the modified plasma arc techniques [DST Sponsored, 16-1-2008 to 15-1-2011GAP 071632, , Involved as a CO-PI]

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  17. Development of hard coatings of cubic boron nitride for industrial applications: : c-BN, nanostructres of BN [28-11-01 to 27-11-04, GAP 015832, DST Sponsored Project, Involved as a CO-PI]

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  19. Investigation aimed at producing stress relieved Diamond like Carbon films (a-C & a-C:H) of high transmission/high photoconducting and luminous efficiency (DST sponsored, GAP000532, From Since Jan. 2000 to Jan. 2001, Involved as a team member]

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  21. Collaborative Project, NPL and IITD (Under IITD/Phy/MOU, 19-8-05 to 18-8-07 Involved as a team member, )

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  23. Stress Measurements and analysis for MEMS structures (01-04-02 to 31-03-2007, Network project, Involved as a team member)

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  25. Silica on Silicon integrated optic components for wavelength Division Multilexing (WDM) applications (Part I, In collaboration with CERRI Pilani) (Since Jan., 2000 to Sept 2001, Sponsored by Ministry of Information Technology, GAP980932) Involved as a team member]

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  27. Development of Physics Package for Rubidium Atomic Clock for IRNSS Project (GAP 080632, ISRO Sponsored under MoU No: 2008000985/LO, Involved as a team member) 2008-2010)

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