Former Head, School of Solar Energy & Head, Solar Research and Development Center Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
After completing his doctoral work in IIT, Mumbai on thin film solar cell, Dr. Mukhopadhyay worked for six years in abroad in various reputed institutes like Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel, Shinshu University, Japan and University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He had been visiting Professor in the Dept. of Material Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan during 2009-2010. He had worked for more than six years as scientist in CSMCRI (CSIR) Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. Dr. Mukhopadhyay Joined the School of Solar Energy (SSE), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) as an associate professor. At present Dr. Mukhopadhyay is heading Solar Research and Development Center (SRDC) at PDPU and has been involved in establishing modern lab with state of the art facilities for carrying out frontier research in the field of solar photovoltaics. Due
to unique combination of academics, research facilities and 1 MW multi-technology solar power plant, the team of Dept. of Solar Energy (DSE) /SRDC is also involved in data validation and
various applied research associated with such establishments.
Dr. Mukhopadhyay has four US patent and one Indian patent in his credit. He has filled three Indian Patent applications and more than 105 research articles in the journal of international repute. He has been awarded many prestigious fellowships for his contribution to basic science related to energy conversion and storage. Dr. Mukhopadhyay received the prestigious CSIR rural technology award 2008 and Vikram Sarabhai Award 2006 as a key team member for his excellent contribution in the field of chemical sciences. He is engaged in active collaboration with Germany, Japan, Israel, Republic of Korea, France, Czech Republic and USA. The contribution of Prof. Mukhopadhyay can
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