List of Master and PhD level thesis under supervision
1. Associate: Vinu Thomas (Mtech)
Title: Evaluation Photovoltaic Concentrators up to 200X
Photovoltaic Concentrator is believed to have great potential to reduce the high cost associated with PV systems. But still there are certain issues which needs to be addressed which requires exhaustive information about the performance of the PV concentrator. The Objective of this project is to do the field evaluation of Photovoltaic Concentrators at varying concentration levels and at different ambient conditions so as to enable us to predict the performance of the system with good amount of accuracy.
2. Associate : Anil Kumar (Mtech)
Title:Study of basic theory of Si nano structures for application in Solar cells. Analytical techniques used are PL, Raman, XRD, TEM, SEM, AFM etc.
3.Associate : Antisen (Mtech)
Title: Fabrication of Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Silicon Nitride Matrix
Project deals with the fabrication of silicon nanocrystals embedded in silicon nitride matrix. In silicon nanocrystals band gap is tunable with its size but in normal material it is fixed. By controlling deposition parameters, size of silicon nanocrystals and hence the band gap can be changed. Techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, photoluminescence and Raman Spectroscopy can be used for characterization.
Harathi Nanda (Mtech)
Title :Design, Development and Evaluation of
Solar PV based LED Lighting system.
Associate :Peda Rajesh Lingala(Mtech)
Title : Sun tracking System
6.Associate : Vikrant A Choudhari. (PhD)
Title:Present cost of electricity from
renewable and especially for solar pv needs to be
reduced if they have to compete with the
conventional electricity. Concentrator PV is one of
the potential technology that aims to reduce the
cost/Wp of the power generated from the solar cells
and thus reduce the electricity price. Low
concentrator pv technology (2 Suns to 10 Suns) is a
promising field that is mostly suitable for low
power capacity systems (< 3kW). Applications like
roof top pv- systems for residential and commercial
use are in the above mention range and are mostly
suited for low concentrator applications. The
present paper addresses the various technological
problems and solutions that are put forward by
various researchers and industries regarding low
concentrator pv solar cells and systems. Some new
concepts are proposed which can lead to better
efficiency and power output of these cells and
7.Associate : A K Panchal (PhD)
Title :Use of Si nanocrystals for solar PVapplications
Recently, use of Si nanocrystals (Si-nC) size less than 10 nm to improve the efficiency of solar cell is interesting research area in the field of PV technology. In this project, our aim is to fabricate Si-nC embedded in Si3N4 matrix using hot wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) process and to optimize the HWCVD process parameters like substrate temperature, gas flow rate, deposition time, etc. Thereby ultimate aim is to incorporate these Si-nC layers in the multijunction or p-i-n of solar cell to improve the cell performance.:
9. Associate : Paresh G. Kale (Ph. D)
Title: Generation of Nano-Sized Si Particle with Porous Silicon (PS) Thin Film Approach
Porous Silicon became the center point of interest when its properties like photoluminescence and electroluminescence at room temperature were discovered. Quantum dots prepared from porous silicon has many useful advantages such as higher mobility, increased absorption in the red and infrared wavelength, increased stability. These properties may be used in preparation of high efficient Silicon solar cell. Aim of this project was to generate nanoparticles of silicon with porous silicon thin film approach. Work studies the process of PS thin film preparation using 1:2 HF: Acetic acid ratio with Two Step Separation. Porous Nanosized particle of silicon can be produced in a bulk using Ultrasonication method. Size can be controlled and it is observed to be in the range of 5 to 20nm. Characterization methods like TEM, AFM, Raman Shift and XRD are used to analyse the size of the particles, Strain in the particles. Effect of adding acetic acid while sonication to improve TEM imaging has also observed and analyzed using FTIR. New concepts have been proposed for production of multilayer porous silicon thin film and bulk preparation of nanoparticles using higher current density.
Scope : Concept is novel and can be used for mass production of silicon quantum dots which can be used for fabrication Quantum Dot solar cell.
Software used: VB6
10.Associate :Suyash Jain (B.Tech)
Title: Solar Tubes
Solar tubes are used to transport light from one
location to other, minimizing the loss of light
using principle of high efficiency reflection. They
can also be used to distribute natural or artificial
1. Can save up to 20-30% of total building energy
2. Brings light into inaccessible or dimly lit
3. Improve the internal environment without
generation excessive heat.
4. Energy saving, user Satisfaction, a healthier and
improved indoor environment.
11.Associate :Tojesh Kumar Thakur (B.Tech)
Title: Study of climatic condition on
performance of PV module in the field.
12.Associate :Kumar Ashlesh (B.Tech)
Title: Development of an industrial process
for front metal contact pattern defining in solar
13.Associate :Kanuparthy Naga Bhanu Teja (B.Tech)
Title: Carbon nanotubes for solar cell
14.Associate :Som Mondal (DD)
Title: Concentrator Si solar cells
A Solar Cell with Emitter and Base Contacts at the Rear Side.
: Thermal & Fluid Engineering
Construction of a Solar unit for multipurpose rural applications like ventilation, drying and cooling.
Title : Novel solar electric conversion