Alok  C. Rastogi

Binghamton University, USA

Alok  C. Rastogi received the M.Tech. degree in solid state devices and the Ph.D. degree in electronic materials science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in 1974 and 1970, respectively. In 1990, he served as an Assistant Director and in 1995 as the Deputy Director of the National Physical Laboratory, a premier scientific and industrial research laboratory in India heading the thin-film photovoltaic solar cell research. In 1979, he worked at Institute Physikaliche Electronik, Stuttgart, Germany, for research on CdS solar cells. From 1985 to 1987, he was appointed as a Professor of physics and as a CCP Fellow, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, doing research in a-Si solar cells. In 1991, he became a Visiting Scientist, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, for research on quantum optical devices. In 1998, he assumed a post as a Visiting Professor in materials science and engineering, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, USA. From 2001 to 2007, He has been working as a Research Professor in electrical and computer engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, researching on ferroelectric oxides and polymers for nonvolatile memory devices and solar cells. Since 2007, he serves as a Professor in electrical and computer engineering at Binghamton University and from 2010 also as an Associate Director of the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP). He has published over 150 research papers in refereed technical journals and peer-reviewed proceedings in the area of thin-film photovoltaic solar cells, polymeric energy storage systems, nanoscaled materials, oxide electronics, silicon microelectronics, magnetic data storage, and ferroelectric solid-state memories. His current research is on flexible polymer nano-semiconductor hybrid solar cells, nanocomposite conducting polymer supercapacitor energy storage, and transparent electronics and spintronics based on oxide semiconductors.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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