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Dr. K P Vijayakumar
Emeritus Professor

Department of Physics
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin 22, Kerala, India

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Dr..K.P.Vijayakumar received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1977 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1984. From 1978-1987 he worked at St Albert’s College, where he was involved in the UG teaching. In 1987 he was appointed as Reader in Physics in Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology.  He became Professor of Physics in 1996 and is continuing in that position.

 Prof. Vijayakumar had been a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engg, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan during 1998. This was under JSPS-DST Visiting Fellowship. Later he was awarded the JSPS Invitation Fellowship to work at Iwate University itself, during 2001. During 1999, he visited the Technical University, Delft, the Netherlands under a collaborative programme. Presently he is Visiting Fellow of the Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi and has on going collaboration with research groups in several national institutes like IGCAR [Kalpakkam], IOP [Bhubaneswar], and IUC [Indore].

His specialization as well as research focus is in the area of development and characterization of thin film solar cells and transparent conducting oxide films, using Chemical methods. Seven research students had already obtained Doctorate degree under his supervision.