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nd Edition of Solar Photovoltaics:Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications,Published-2011

Series of Short term course on Solar PV -Year 2011-12

Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki is currently Professor in Department of Energy Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) India. He received his doctoral degree from IMEC (Interuniversity Micro-electronics Center), Ketholik University, Leuven, Belgium in 2004. His research areas of interest are Si-nanostructures for PV applications, thin film Si solar cell, concentrated PV systems, carbon nanotubes etc. Currently he is working on projects sponsored by Applied Materials, MCIT, MNRE and DSIR. He is recipient of EMRS (European Material Research Society) young scientist award, UGC scholarship during his post graduate and doctoral studies.

He has guided several post graduate students. There Ph.D. students currently working under his supervision. He delivered several invited talks and special lecture series on solar PV at both international and national level.

He has authored more than 40 publications in the reputed international/national journals and proceedings. Dr. Chetan also owns three US patents for his work on porous silicon for solar cell applications. He is also author of a book titled ”Renewable Energy Technology- A Practical Guides for Beginners” being published by Prentice-Hall of India. 

Research Interests:

  1. Solar Photovoltaic
  2. Thin-film silicon solar cells
  3. PV solar concentrator
  4. Porous silicon
  5. Carbon nano tubes (CNT)

Academic Background:

Ph.D. : 2004
Thin film crystalline Si solar cells
from Interuniversity Micro-electronics Center (IMEC), Leuvn, Belgium, IMEC

M.Tech.: 1999
from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India IIT Bombay

B.E.: 1997
Electronics and Telecommunications
from SGS Institute of Science and Technology

Social Initiative

    • Founder member and Chairman of Education Park(Is An Effort for Providing  High Quality, Affordable Education & Training in Rural India. For more detail click on www.edupark.org )
    • Founder member and Chairman of New Energy Foundation (www.nenf.org).This organization is working for promoting renewable energy in rural India.
    • Founder member of ROSE (Rose an Organization for Supporting Education,  www.rosevzw.org). The organization is registered in Belgium.

    Awards and Scholarships:

    ·  Awarded for "Young Investigator Award" at  IIT Bombay for 2009.

    ·  2009 Certificate of apprecation for particpating in Essay category in  NKC Online Contest by  National Knowledge Commission.

    ·  2009   Certificate of appreciation  for participating  in Film category in  NKC Online Contest by  National Knowledge Commission.

    ·  2009: Best poster award in 18th PV Science and Engineering (PVSEC) conference for paper titled as  Electrical Characterization Of Si-Qd/ SiNx Multilayer  

                 Prepared  Using HWCVD in the category of Photovoltaic with nano-composites and other new concepts.

    ·  2008 :2nd best poster award, titled in Nanosized Si particle with Porous Si film using ultrasonication, NCETPEGU, IIT Kanpur.

    ·  2003: Young Scientist Award from European Material Research Society (EMRS),France.

    ·  2002: 2nd best talk award at the 3rd International conference on Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, Spain.

    ·  1999 - 2004: Scholarship for doctoral study from Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

    ·  1997 - 1999: Scholarship for postgraduate study from Union Grant Commission, India. 


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