Solar Cells & Photonics Research Laboratory

School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Faculty

MURALI BANAVOTH

Assistant Professor

Research Interests Perovskite/Inorganic/Organic photovoltaics and solar cells, Next Generation Integrated Opto-Electronics, High Performance solar cell Materials , Quantum dot photovoltaics, semiconductors, functional materials

murali.banavoth@uohyd.ac.in

+9140 2313 4828












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  • High-quality Bulk Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals Within Minutes by Inverse Temperature.
             NatureCommunications, Nature Publishing Group, 6, 2015, 7586.
  • Pure crystal orientation and anisotropic charge transport in large-area hybrid perovskite films.
              NatureCommunications, Nature Publishing Group, 7, 2016, 13407.
  • Solution-Grown Hybrid Perovskite Monocrystalline Films for Hole- and Electron-Conductor Free SolarCells.

              AdvancedMaterials, Wiley, 28, 17, 2016, 3383-3390.


  • Highly Efficient Perovskite QuantumDot Light-Emitting Diodes by Surface Engineering.

              Advanced Materials, Wiley,28, 39, 2016, 8718–8725.


  • Double Charged Surface Layersin Lead Halide Perovskite Crystals.
             Nano Letters ACS,2017.


  • Ultralow Self-Doping in Two-dimensional Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals.
             Nano Letters(Accepted) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01475.


  • Engineering-Interfacial ChargeTransfer in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals by Heterovalent Doping.
             Journal ofthe American Chemical Society, 139, 2017, 731–737.


  • Engineering of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Crystals via Alloying Large Organic Cations for Enhanced Thermal Stability and Transport Properties.
              AngewandteChemie International Edition, Wiley, 55, 36, 2016, 10686 – 10690. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201604880.
  • Temperature-Induced Lattice Relaxation of Perovskite Crystal Enhances Optoelectronic Properties and SolarCell Performance.
             Journal of PhysicalChemistry Letters ACS, 8, 2017,137–143.
  • Amorphous Tin Oxide as Low Temperature-Processed Electron Transport Layer for   Organic and Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells.
             ACS AppliedMaterials & Interfaces ACS, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b13675.

 

  • 2017- Present Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • 2014-2016 Post-doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science of Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 2013-2014 Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • 2008-2013 PhD-Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • 2008-2013 Ph.D.-Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • 2006-2008 MS.c-Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • 2003-2006 BS.c-Sri Vijaya Sai Degree College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • 2001-2003 Intermediate College Education, Sri Vidya Vikas Junior College, Bodhan, Telangana, India.
  • 1990-2001 Secondary School Certificate, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, Nizamabad, Telangana, India.
  • 2017-BRICS Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and Technology, (DST), India
  • 2017- ISEES Young Scientist Award from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES)
  • 2016-Travel Grant for presenting my paper at Materials Research Society, Boston, USA
  • 2014-2016-Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi
  • 2013-2014-Research Associate Fellowship from Indian Institute of Science
  • 2013-Travel Grant for presenting my paper at 39th Photovoltaic Specialists conference, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • 2010-2013-Senior Research (CSIR-SRF) Fellowship
  • 2012-Travel Grant for presenting my paper at Materials Research Society, IUMRS-ICYRAM, Singapore
  • 2010-2012-Doping Control Officer (part-time)
  • 2009-2010-Junior Research (CSIR-JRF) Fellowship
  • 2008-Junior Research Fellowship
  • 2003-Prathibha Puraskar Scholarship
  • 2001-2003-Post Matric Scholarship

  • 2017-2022- 5 yr. membership No: 863141913013 with International Association of Advanced Materials
  • 2017-Lifetime membership No: L32723 with The Indian Science Congress Association
  • 2017-Editor of the Journal
  • 2017-2022-5 yr. membership with International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES)
  • 2016-Editor of the Journal- Frontiers in Optics and Photonics
  • 2016-Editor of the Journal- Frontiers in Materials
  • 2016-Editor of the Journal- Frontiers in Physics
  • 2016-Editor of the Journal- Journal of Materials Science and Techniques, Elyns Group LLC


Project Implementation
Place where used
Year

Amount in Rs

Perovskite Single crystal Solar cells
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
2016-2017

2, 00,00,000

(2 crores) 

Development of 3rd generation Photovoltaic CIAS cells

Indian Institute of Science funded by Bharath Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
2009-2013

4,00,00,000

(4 crores)

Designing and Developing the Suitable Electron Transporting Layers for High-Efficiency Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

University of potential excellence (UPE-II)

University of Hyderabad
2017

2,00,000

(2 lakhs)

Highly Efficient Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Role of Acceptors on the Device Performances
University Grants Commission-Faculty Recharge Programme Scheme (UGC-FRPS)

2017

10,00,000

(10 Lakhs)

Design and Development of Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells by

Engineering the Non-Conventional Novel Hole Transporting Interlayers
Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science (EMEQ), SERB, DST, India
2017

50,00,000

(50 Lakhs)

Single Crystal Perovskites: Telescoping Syntheses and its Goldilocks for High-Efficiency solar cells

India –Korea Joint Programme of  Cooperation in Science & Technology
2017

50,00,000

(50 Lakhs)


M.Tech Project Guidance:

S.NoDisciplineStudentUniversity/InstituteThesis submitted
1M.TechRajeshwari

Vellore Institute of Technology,

Tamil Nadu

Synthesis and Characterizations of CuS, Cu3BiS3 nanostructures.
2M.Tech
Greeshma Chandan

Amity University, Noida, U.P

Earth Abundant Alternative Materials for Cost Effective Thin Film Photovoltaics.
3M.Tech
Vaishali ChopraAmity University, Noida, U.P
Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion.


M.Sc Project Guidance:

S.NoDisciplineStudentUniversity/Institute
1M.ScArfanaLoyola Academy Degree & P.G College, Telangana
2M.Sc
RajuLoyola Academy Degree & P.G College, Telangana
3M.Sc
KavithaLoyola Academy Degree & P.G College, Telangana
4M.Sc
DevenderUniversity of Hyderabad, Telangana
5M.Sc
Mreedu MalayUniversity of Hyderabad, Telangana
6M.Sc
RaviUniversity of Hyderabad, Telangana
7M.Sc
SwathiJawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Telangana


B.Tech Project Guidance:


S.NoDisciplineStudentUniversity/InstituteThesis submitted
1B.TechTonmoy Biswas

Indian Institute of Technology,

Kharagpur, India

Structural and Optical properties of Co-sputtered Al doped ZnO thin films.