Dr. Mukesh Kumar
Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, India. He has received his M.Tech. degree in Solid State Materials and Ph.D degree in Physics on the numerous aspects of nanomaterials growth and their applications as sensors from IIT Delhi. He worked at South Dakota State University, SD, USA (Feb 2010 – Dec 2011) to develop novel scanning probe microscopy facilities for nanoscale charge transport in organic solar cell and semiconductor materials. He has also worked (Dec 2011 – July 2013) at Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CO, USA for the development of reliable and flexible thin films for next generation flexible solar cells and cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. Before joining at IIT Ropar, Dr. Kumar was working for Hysitron Inc., MN, USA. He has received Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship-2015 to work at South Dakota State University, USA; Young Scientist Research Award – 2015 by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Gov. of India; DAE-Young Achiever Award-2019 by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Gov. of India and Faculty Research and Innovation Award 2019 by IIT Ropar. Recently, he was awarded with prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships-2020 to work at Syracuse University, NY, USA. He is also Editorial Board member of Nano Express, IOP. Dr. Kumar is a selected member of Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Sciences India. He has published more than 60 research articles in peer reviewed journals. His research interests are focused on 2D materials, Thin Films, Nanostructures, Solar cells, and broadband Photodetectors.