Dr. Sushil Kumar
Sr. Principal Scientist & Professor (AcSIR)
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Dr. Sushil Kumar

Dr. Sushil Kumar


Head, Photovoltaic Metrology Section,

CSIR-National Physical Laboratory,

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

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

Fax: +91-11-45609310


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

Area of Research Interest: Silicon & Thin Film Solar Cells, Recycling of Solar Cells & Modules, Thin Film Technolgy & Plasma Processing of Materials / devices, Diamond-like Coatings, Instrumenation of Plasma CVD & PVD etc..


  • Ph. D.: Physics/ Electronics Engineering, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi / IT-BHU (Now IIT-BHU), Varanasi, INDIA.[1997].

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

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

Professional Experience:

  • 2000-till date: Scientist at various levels at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi

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

  • 1998-2000: Research Associate (CSIR), CSIR-NPL, New Delhi

  • 1992-1997: JRF (MNRE) / SRF (CSIR), CSIR-NPL, New Delhi

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

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

  • Aug.2012- Jan. 2016: Associate 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.

Members of Important Committees

  • Member of Task Force for setting up project of manufacturing solar cells and modules at Central Electronics Ltd., A Govt. of India Enterprise (2021- 2024).

  • Member Governing Council of National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, (2021- 2024)

  • Member of core expert panel for solar energy research and development: Applied Research Solar Stream, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2020.

  • Technical Review Committee Member of DST, Govt. of India for “IIEST Solar PV HUB" (2018 –2023).

  • Member of Board of Studies, University School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi for two Years (2019 –2021)

  • Member of Technical Committees for National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), MNRE, Govt. of India, (2018-2020)

  • Member Expert, for evaluation of Industrial project: “RoboPlzma Solution” at M/s Plazma Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Pune. under Technology Development Board (TDB), DST Govt. of India (2015-2016).

  • Member Area Advisory Board, Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative Energy, Amity University, Noida (2015-2016)

  • Review Committee member of DST, Govt. of India for Projects related to solar PV at BHEL-ASSCP, Gurgaon & IIT-Delhi for Three Years (April 2011-March 2014)


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

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

  • Springer & Indian Vacuum Society (IVS) Best Paper Presentation award conferred at 17th International Conference on Thin Films 2017

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

  • Guest Editor Journal of Nano Materials (Special Issue: Functional Nanomaterials for Electronics, Optoelectronics, and Bioelectronics, 2015

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

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

  • Optical Society of India Best Poster Award conferred at 30th Symposium on optics and Opto-Electronics 2005

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

  • BOYSCAST Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2002.

  • IEEE (India) EDS & MTT Chapter Best Poster Award conferred at 10th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Device 1999

  • Research Associate (RA), CSIR (1998)

  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), CSIR (1995)

  • Junior/Senior Research Fellowship (JRF/SRF), MNES (Now MNRE) (1992/1994)

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), HRD (1991)

Other Awards

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

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

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

Member of Scientific Societies:

  • Solar Energy Society of India (Life Member)

  • Material Society of India (Life Member)

  • Society for Information Display (Life Member)

  • Society of Vacuum Coaters, USA (2008-2009)


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

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

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

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

  • Japan Patent # 5795266, Granted on August 21, 2015

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

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

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


  • More than 100 (SCI Journals)

  • More than 100 (Conferences, Proceedings, etc.)

  • Book Chapters: 06

  • Book Edited: 01

Students Supervised:

Ph.D: 10 (5 Pursuing) M.Tech/M/Phil: 10

Sponsored Projects (Completed):

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

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

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

  • R&D on photovoltaic and other energy applications [CSIR Sponsored, Super intuitional Project, SIP-17, April 2007- March 2012, Involved as team member]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Technology for Assessment and Refurbishment of Engineering and other Energy Applications

  • (Sub-Title: Diamond Like carbon Coating by microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition technique for tribological applications) [CSIR Sponsored, Network Project, NWP-0027, April 2007- March 2012, Involved as a PI and Coordinator from NPL, New Delhi; Nodal Laboratory, NML, Jamesdpur]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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

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

  • 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]

  • 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)

  • Thick P-I-N hydrogenated amorphous silicon Layers for OASLM and Radiation detectors (in collaboration with Display group of NPL and I.I.T Kanpur), DST+ BRNS+ IRDE Involved as a team member (01-04-2002-31-03-2007)

  • Tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) films deposited by filtered vacuum arc discharge (FVAD) technique, DST (29-9-99, involved since Jan 2000 - 28-12-03) Involved as a team member.