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Aldrin Antony

Associate Professor

BRIEF BIO
Aldrin received his M.Sc. in Physics and Ph.D. from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He was a post-doctoral fellow at ENEA, Italy and Research Scientist at the Grup d’ Energia Solar of the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was a senior scientist at IIT Bombay from 2012 o 2019. Dr. Aldrin has received international postdoctoral fellowships by ICS-UNIDO, ICTP-UNESCO. He was the distinguished ‘National Solar Science Fellow’ of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India. Dr. Aldrin has over 20 years of research experience in material science and works extensively in state-of-the-art solar cell fabrication. He has supervised 4 Ph.D. theses and has published more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has 5 patents to his credit. He is also a consultant to different equipment manufacturing companies for product design, fabrication and process development.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
biosensors, 2D materials, low-cost Si heterojunction solar cells, Si photovoltaics

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (RECENT) [TOTAL PUBLICATIONS : 10]
  • Mixed tin-lead perovskite nanorod-based resistive memory device, Thin Solid Films, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2022.139437 Vol. 758, 2022

  • Optoelectronic synaptic plasticity mimicked in a ZnO-based artificial synapse for neuromorphic image sensing application, Materials Today Communications, 2022

  • Emulating Synaptic Plasticity in Ionic Liquid-gated Zinc Tin Oxide Neuromorphic Transistor, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-022-08817-2 2022

  • Exploring the surface enhanced Raman scattering on electrospun TiO2/Ag hybrid structure for pesticide detection, Plasmonics, Springer 2022

  • A critical study on different hydrogen plasma treatment methods of a-Si: H/ c-Si interface for enhanced defect passivation, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 553, 2021

  • Studies on the efficacy of alkaline and acidic etching in Aluminium Induced Texturing of glass for solar cell application, Surface and Interfaces, Vol. 24, 2021

  • Material- and Process-Tolerant High-Efficiency Solar Cells With Dynamic Recovery of Performance, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 68, 2021

  • Unravelling the Hole Selective Nature of Si/MoOX heterojunction, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 10, 2020

  • Performance enhancement of organic/silicon solar cell using CNT embedded hole selective layer, Solar Energy, Vol. 15, 2020

  • Novel boron doped p-type Cu2O thin film as hole selective contact in c-Si solar cell, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , Vol. 12, 2020

  • CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (RECENT) [TOTAL PUBLICATIONS : 4]
  • Effect of Different Annealing Methods on the Performance Parameters of PEDOT:PSS/n-Si Solar Cells, 5th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics (ICEE) 2020, 2022

  • P-type Transparent Cu2O:B Hole Selective Thin Layer for c-Si Solar Cell, 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) 2020, 2021

  • Enhancement of electron selectivity of Si/TiO2 heterojunction via oxygen vacancies for carrier selective solar cell application, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030276 (2020), 2020

  • Fabrication of asymmetric heterojunction carrier selective c-Si solar cell, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030641 (2020), 2020

  • AWARDS AND HONOURS
  • MNRE National Solar Science Fellow from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in the year 2012

  • ICTP-UNESCO postdoctoral Fellowship from ICTP-UNESCO, in the year 2005

  • ICS-UNIDO Fellowship from ICS-UNIDO, in the year 2004

  • Common wealth Science Council Travel fellowship from Common wealth science council UK, in the year 2003

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • "Fabrication of interdigitated dopant free carrier Selective c-Si solar cell by scalable process with open circuit voltage above 700 mV" (SERB- 2020 -2023 , Total outlay Rs.3542264)

  • "Ultrafast laser beamlines for Multidisciplinary, Multitasking Research Programmes" (Chancellors Award Project- -0001 --0001 , Total outlay Rs.40000000)

  • "2D heterojunction Solar Cells, " (Seed Money Research Initiative- -0001 --0001 , Total outlay Rs.250000)

  • "Laser assisted fabrication of interdigitated dopant free carrier selective silicon heterojunction solar cells" (ANERT- -0001 --0001 )