School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Energy Engineering

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Basudev Pradhan

PhD in Physics (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India )
M.Sc. in Physics

Assistant Professor
Centre for Energy Engineering

Cell: +91-8084510108
E-Mail basudev.pradhan@gmail.com,basudev.pradhan@cuj.ac.in

Website www.basu.co.nr

Fields of Research Area   Solar Cells: Organic Solar cells, Nanowire Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), Hybrid solar cells.
Organic Electronics: Organic Memory-Switching device, Organic photodetector, Organic light emitting diode.
Nanoscale Electronic Devices: Synthesis and Characterization of various inorganic Nanoparticles, Nanorods and Nanowires and their use in different electronics and optoelectronic device applications, Gas Sensing, Nanorectifier, Field Effect Transistor.
Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Research: Use of functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in various Electronic and Optoelectronic Device applications, like, transparent electrode, Infrared Sensor.
Research and Work Experiences   2012 - present: Assistant Professor, Centre for Energy Engineering, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi-835 205.
2010 – 2012: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
2009 – 2010: Research Fellow with Prof. Ravi Silva at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey, UK, funded by E.ON, Germany Energy company.
2007 – 2009: Postdoctoral Fellow at Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA.
2006 – 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow under Prof. Ghassan E. Jabbour at School of Materials, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA.
March, 2004 – August, 2004: Visiting Fellow at Nanoelectronics Research Laboratory, School of Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Worked with Prof. Asim K. Ray, under United States Air Force Project.
Fellowship and Awards   Ramanujan Fellowships (2012-2017).
Alexander von Humboldt Research fellowship, 2010-2012.
Best poster presentation in Physics at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science on its birthday 29th July 2003.
Senior Research Fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2004-2006.
Junior Research Fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2002-2004.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (NET), 2002.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), 2002.
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), 2002.
S. J. Jindal Trust Scholarship in 1998, 2001.
National Scholarship in 1997-2000.
Scientific Reviewer   American Institute of Physics (Applied Physics Letters), American Chemical Society (Chem. Mater.), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
List of Publications
  Published Papers
1) Carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposite infrared sensor, B. Pradhan, K. Setyowati, H. Liu, D. H. Waldeck, and J. Chen, Nano Letters, 2008, 8, 1142. Impact factor: 12.22, Times cited: 51
2) Role of new bis(2,2′-bipyridyl)(triazolopyridyl)ruthenium(II) complex in the organic bistable memory application, B. Pradhan*, and S. Das*, Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 1209. Impact factor: 6.4, Times cited: 12
3) Functionalized carbon nanotubes in donor/acceptor-type photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2006, 88, 093106. Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 13, issue 10, 2006). Cited in “Carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics”, Wikipedia. Impact factor: 3.82, Times cited: 94
4) Vetically aligned ZnO-nanowire arrays in rose bengal-based dye sensitized solar cell, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2007, 91, 769. Impact factor: 4.59, Times cited: 79
5) Electrical bistability and memory phenomenon in carbon nanotube-conjugated polymer matrices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 8274. Impact factor: 3.6, Times cited: 57
6) Advanced carbon nanotube-polymer composite infrared sensors, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, K. Setyowati, H. A. Owen, and J. Chen, Carbon, 2009, 47, 1686. Impact factor: 4.89, Times cited: 5
7) Fabrication of in-plane aligned carbon nanotube-polymer composite thin films, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, and J. Chen, Carbon, 2010, 48, 217. Impact factor: 4.89, Times cited: 6
8) Organic heterojuction photovoltaic cells: role of functional groups in electron acceptor materials, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2004, 81, 469. Impact factor: 4.59, Times cited: 11
9) Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Hydroxylated Carbon Nanotube−Elastomer Composites, R. R. Kohlmeyer, A. Javadi, B. Pradhan, S. Pilla, K. Setyowati, J. Chen, and S. Gong, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 17626. Impact factor: 4.5, Times cited: 11
10) Molecular level control of donor-acceptor heterostructures in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, A. Bandyopadhyay, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2004, 85, 663. Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 10, issue 6, 2004). Impact factor: 3.82, Times cited: 18
11) Rectifying junction in a single ZnO vertical nanowire, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2006, 89, 233109. Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (volume 14, issue 25, 2006). The 3rd most downloaded Applied Physics Letters paper in December 2006. Impact factor: 3.82, Times cited: 19
12) Electron-doping of small-diameter carbon nanotubes with exohedral fullerenes, B. Pradhan, R. R. Kohlmeyer, K. Setyowati, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 93, 223102. Impact factor: 3.82, Times cited: 2
13) Conduction studies on chemical bath-deposited nanocrystalline CdS thin films, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2007, 304, 388. Impact factor: 1.74, Times cited: 24
14) Role of dielectric properties in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2005, 416, 327. Impact factor: 2.28, Times cited: 7
15) A simple hybrid inorganic-polymer photodiode, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2009, 42, 165308 (4pp). Impact factor: 2.11, Times cited: 3
16) Optical studies on chemical bath deposited nanocrystalline CdS thin films, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2005, 5, 1130. Impact factor: 1.44, Times cited: 4
17) Organic photovoltaic devices: Concentration gradient of donor and acceptor materials in the molecular scale, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, Synth. Met. 2005, 155, 555. Impact factor: 1.87, Times cited: 7
18) Electrical bistability in zinc oxide nanoparticle-polymer composites, B. Pradhan, S. K. Majee, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Journal of Nanosci. Nanotech. 2007, 7, 4534. Impact factor: 1.44, Times cited: 10
19) Nanoscale films of organic dyes for broadband environmental sensing, B. Pradhan, A. K. Sharma, and A. K. Ray, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 2009, 20, 267. Impact factor: 1.02, Times cited: 2
Communicated paper:
1) Inverted organic solar cells comprising low temperature processed ZnO films, B. Pradhan, B. Stiller, and D. Neher.
Conference papers:
1) Zinc oxide-based hybrid photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, and D. Neher, Network Meeting of the AvH Foundation, 02–04 February, Göttingen, Germany (2011).
2) Electronic and optical data read out from single layer organic memory device, B. Pradhan, and G. E. Jabbour, MRS spring meeting 2008, Sun Francisco, USA (2008).
3) Single nanowire p-n junction rectifier, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, ICMAT 2007, Singapore, (Oral Presentation), (2007).
4) Programmable memory devices using semiconducting nanoparticles in insulating polymers, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, MRS Spring Meeting 2007, San Francisco, California, U.S.A, (Oral Presentation), (2007).
5) Vertical ZnO nanowire-based dye-sensitized solar cell, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, Eighth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Nano-2006, IISC, Bangalore, India, (2006).
6) Conductance switching and memory applications of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, International Conference on Electronic and Photonic Materials, Devices and Systems (EPMDS) (Oral Presentation), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. (2006).
7) Large response of a hybrid inorganic-polymer photodetector, B. Pradhan, A. K. Ray, and A. K. Sharma, 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE proceedings, 11-15 July 249 – 251 (2005).
8) Role of functionalized carbon nanotubes in organic photovoltaic devices, B. Pradhan, S. K. Batabyal, and A. J. Pal, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, BARC, Mumbai, India (2005).
9) Photocurrent responce of the CdS/PVK photodetector, B. Pradhan, A. Hassan, and A. K. Ray, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Amritsar, India (2004).
10) Molecular scale architecture of organic photovoltaic devices based on layer-by-layer electrostatic Self-assembled films, B. Pradhan, and A. J. Pal, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Gwalior, India (2003).
Membership in Professional Societies:   1) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2) Materials Research Society (MRS)
3) Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Life member)