Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Subodh Gautam Mhaisalkar
Executive Director
President’s Chair in Energy
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
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Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar is the Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships) and Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Subodh is also the Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), a pan-University multidisciplinary research institute for innovative energy solutions. Prior to joining NTU in 2001, Subodh has over 10 years of research and engineering experience in the microelectronics industry where he held senior managerial positions at STATS Singapore, National Semiconductor, and SIMTech.

Prof Subodh’s main areas of research comprise perovskite solar cells, light emitting devices, and printable electronics. Common to all these projects are methods of solution processing of semiconductors, fundamental device physics studies, and device integration. For his work in Organic Thin Film Transistors, Subodh and his team won the IEEE 2008 George E. Smith Award for their work in printable electronics. Subodh is also the recipient of Ohio State University’s Professional Achievement Award 2012, the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2012, and Singapore National Day Award 2014 - The Public Administration Medal (Silver), and the IIT-Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018.

Major research projects include Competitive Research Program Funding from the National Research Foundation on “Perovskite Optoelectronics;” Polymer & Molecular Electronics with A*STAR, and a DARPA funded program on printed charge storage devices. As the Executive-Director of the Energy Research Initiative @ NTU (ERI@N), Subodh leads a pan-university effort, coordinating all research activities within the University pertaining to energy and promoting interactions and collaborations between colleges in the area of energy research. In raising $220 M in research funding, ERI@N with a staff-strength of 230 full-time staff and 105 PhD students has set up 62 Industry partnership projects, including joint-laboratories (on NTU Campus) with global industry leaders BMW, Johnson Matthey, Vestas, Gamesa, Rolls-Royce, and Bosch.

Prof Subodh has graduated 35 Masters and PhD students and is currently supervising a group of 11 PhD students and research fellows.
Subodh has published more than 400 research papers and has active collaborations with UC Berkeley, CEA/CNRS France, IIT-Bombay, NUS, and local research institutes. Subodh received his Bachelors’ degree from IIT-Bombay and his MS/Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.
Prof Subodh’s main areas of research comprise semiconductor nanomaterials, photovoltaics, optoelectronics devices, and printed electronics. Common to these projects are methods of processing of semiconductors (perovskites, organic, nanocarbons, or oxide nanowires), fundamental device physics studies, and device integration.
 
  • Perovskite Multi-Quantum Well Metastructures for Optoelectronics
  • PErovskite solar cells for sustainable energy in spACE (PEACE)
  • REC@NUS Corporate R&D Laboratory for Next Generation Photovoltaics
US 2015/0071319 A1: Emission Source And Method Of Forming The Same (2018)
Abstract: In various embodiments, an emission source may be provided. The emission source may also include a gain medium including a halide semiconductor material. The emission source may further include a pump source configured to provide energy to the gain medium.

US 2017/0012404 A1: Emission Source And Method Of Forming The Same (2018)
Abstract: In various embodiments, an emission source may be provided. The emission source may also include a gain medium including a halide semiconductor material. The emission source may further include a pump source configured to provide energy to the gain medium. The halide semiconductor material may include a lead-free perovskite material.

US 2012/0171575 A1: Energy Charge Storage Device Using a Printable Polyelectrolyte as Electrolyte Material (2017)
Abstract: An energy charge storage device, particularly from the group consisting of super capacitor, a hybrid electrochemica capacitor, a metal hydride battery and a fuel cell, comprising a first and second electrode and an electrolyte wherein the electrolyte comprises a printable polyelectrolyte e.g. polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSSH). The present invention also refers to methods of obtaining such energy storage device.

US 2011/0229777 A1: Electrode Materials for Metal-Air Batteries, Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors (2017)
Abstract: The present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a first layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material; and a second layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material arranged on the first layer. In a further aspect, the present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a single layer which comprises a mixture of a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material and a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material; or a single layer comprised of a porous nanostructured material wherein the porous nanostructured material comprises metallic nanostructures which are bound to the surface of the porous nanostructured material. The present invention further refers to the manufacture of these electrodes and their use in metal-air batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

US 2012/0219831 A1: Integrated Electrode Architectures for Energy Generation and Storage (2016)
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hybrid device comprising: an energy converting unit comprising a first electrode, a second electrode and an energy converting medium arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the energy conversion takes place between the first electrode and the second electrode; an energy charge storing unit comprising a first electrode, a second electrode and an electrolyte medium; wherein the energy charge is stored between the first and the second electrode; the second electrode of the energy converting unit and the second electrode of the energy charge storing unit being a shared electrode electrically connecting the energy converting unit and the energy charge storing unit; and wherein the shared electrode comprises a metal and a nanostructured material. The present invention is also directed to a method of manufacturing such a hybrid device.

US 2011/0223480 A1: Nanoparticle Decorated Nanostrutured Material as Electrode Material and Method for Obtaining the Same (2015)
Abstract: The present invention refers to a nanostructured material comprising nanoparticles bound to its surface. The nanostructured material comprises nanoparticles which are bound to the surface, wherein the nanoparticles have a maximal dimension of about 20 nm.

US2009/0146202A1: Organic Memory Device With A Charge Storage Layer And Method Of Manufacture (2012)
Abstract: An organic memory device is disclosed that has an active layer, at least one charge storage layer of a film of an organic dielectric material, and nanostractures and/or nano-particles of a charge-storing material on or in the film of dielectric material. Each of the nanostructures and/or nano-particles is separated from the others of the nanostractures and/or nano-particles by the organic dielectric material of the organic dielectric film. A method of manufacturing the organic memory device is also disclosed.

: Solution-Processed Inorganic Films For Organic Thin Film Transistors (2011)
Abstract: A method for fabricating a sol-gel film composition for use in a thin film transistor is disclosed. The method includes fabricating the sol-gel dielectric composition by solution processing at a temperature in the range 60° C. to 225° C. The sol-gel film made by the method, and an organic thin-film transistor incorporating the sol-gel film are also disclosed.