Dr. (Ms.) Rachna Kumar
Sr. Scientist
Physics of Energy Harvesting
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Brief Biodata:
  • DP/DU No. and Name:
  • DU1.03 Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells Group, Physics of Energy Harvesting Division
  • Name : Dr. Rachana Kumar
  • Current position and Address: Scientist, OPV building, 1st Floor Work shop, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012, India
  • Date of Birth: 10th August 1980
  • Educational Qualifications:
  • DegreeSubjectUniversity/InstituteYear


    Kanpur University



    Chemistry (Organic)

    Lucknow University


    B.Sc.Chemistry, BioLucknow University2000
  • Academics/Research Experience:
  • YearDurationResearch fieldInstitute ( in India/Abroad) Fellowship
    2010-2012Two yearsCarbon based material synthesis (BOEING Project)Georgia Institute of Technology, USAPDF
    2009-2010One yearFullerene derivative synthesis, Fullerene encapsulating MOF preparation in bulk as well as on surfaceClemson University, USA PDF
    2008-2009One yearTotal organic synthesisTechnical University Dresden, Germany Staff Scientist
    2007-2008One yearSynthesis and characterization of Conducting polymers for LED and PVs, small molecules for LEDs Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IndiaCSIR-SRF
  • Date of Joining NPL: 15th Oct 2012
  • No. of Publications:
  • SCI JournalsConference/ proceedingsBooksTotal
    12 81 (chapter) 21
  • No. of Patents :01 US patent
  • Current Activity :
  • (Not more than 50 words)
    • Design, synthesis and characterization of fullerene based new acceptor materials for organic photovoltaic applications
    • Design, synthesis and characterization of novel Donor-Acceptor materials using fullerene as acceptor moiety
  • Honors and Award:
    • Best poster award by University of Lucknow in National Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, March 24-25, 2007.
    • CSIR-SRF (2007).
    • DRDO-JRF (2003)
    • 6th position in Girl’s and 19th position in general merit list in High School (U. P. Board).
  • Any other information: NIL
  • Blood Group: O (+ve)