Dr. Ganga R. Neupane is a research associate in the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems (HTAES) Group of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined the HTAES Group in August 2022 as a postdoctoral research associate.
Dr. Neupane's main research interest is in the characterization of semiconductor and photovoltaic devices. His graduate research work was focused on studying the structural, optical, electrical, and chemical properties of ZnO semiconductor and perovskite solar cells. He currently works on a project centered on hyperspectral imaging (HS) technique to understand the defect behavior of thin film semiconductor. The main objective of this project is to understand the electrical and optical behavior of the semiconductor for the better device performance. In addition, he is also actively involved in other projects focused on advanced measurements including electroluminescence and photoluminescence, external quantum efficiency (EQE), voltage and light biased electrical and spectral response measurements etc.
Dr. Neupane received his M.Sc. in Physics from St. Xavier's College (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) in 2015, and a Ph.D. also in Physis from University of Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA) in 2022. His Ph.D. dissertation work was titled, "ZnO Nanoparticles and Perovskites for Solar Cells". He has published several journal articles, 1 book chapter, and has given more than 15 oral and poster presentations inside the states. He is currently a member of Americal Physical Society (APS) and Oklahoma Photovoltaic Research Institute (OKPVRI).
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