Raghu N. Bhattacharya

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Dr. Raghu N. Bhattacharya is a senior scientist at NREL. He received his PhD degree from IIT, Kharagpur, India in the field of Electronic Materials in 1983. Before joining NREL, Dr. Bhattacharya held several research positions at The Weizmann Institute of Technology, The University of Texas at Arlington and Brooklyn College of CUNY and developed wet chemical processes for the deposition of a variety of the thin film semiconductors that are important for energy conversion, storage and transportation. At NREL, Dr. Bhattacharya contributed to the research and development of 19.52%-efficiency CIGS solar cells using a Cd1-xZnxS buffer layer and was the leader of an effort to develop a low cost CIGS electrodeposition technology. He has published over one hundred and fifty technical papers in the field of processing PV materials and superconductors and has been awarded fifteen patents. He is the author of several book chapters. Dr. Bhattacharya served on various committees of technical conferences and delivered numerous invited lectures at national/international meetings. He is a visiting professor at Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies (RISE), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. He was a “Technical Advisory Board Member” for “SoloPower”, a private company at California. He is “Editorial Board Member of the "International Journal of Photoenergy,” an open access journal that has been published since 1999 and also for, “The Open Surface Science Journal, Bentham Science Publishers.”

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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