Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Principal Scientist
Materials Physics and Engineering
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Dr. Pankaj Kumar got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Physics, Electronics) degrees from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut , in 2001 and 2003 respectively. He qualified CSIR-UGC NET in 2003 and 2004 and received CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship in 2004. Later in 2006 he was awarded the CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship. Dr. Kumar joined CSIR-NPL as a regular scientist in 2006 and received his Ph.D. degree from University of Delhi in 2010. He carried out his doctoral work on basic and fundamental studies of Organic Semiconductors under the supervision of Prof. R. P. Tandon, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi . Dr. Kumar's areas of research interest include Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Solar Cells, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Perovskite Solar Cells. His focus includes the basic understanding of device physics, charge transport phenomenon and degradation in Organic & Perovskite materials and devices. He has demonstrated several prototype devices which includes OLED numeric displays and Organic/Perovskite solar panels on rigid as well as flexible substrates.

The scientific contributions made by Dr. Kumar are reflected in his research papers published in highly reputed National/International journals. Dr. Kumar owns more than 45 research publications in SCI journals and more than 20 publications in National/International conference proceedings, to his credit. He has delivered several invited lectures and was awarded the best poster presentation at XIIIth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD) 2005. Dr. Kumar has also been honored with the award of Indo-Australia early career research fellowship-2013, a prestigious Indian Fellowship to pursue research in Australia . During his visit to Australia , Dr. Kumar worked with Prof. Paul. Dastoor, Center for Organic Electronics, University of Newcastle , NSW, Australia , for 12 months. Dr. Kumar is teaching the fundamentals of semiconducting materials and devices at M.Tech. and Ph.D. levels, since last four years in AcSIR-NPL. At present he is supervising one research student.