Dr. Aswini K. Pradhan received MS from the Utkal University and Ph.D. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology. He served as a senior scientist at Center for Advanced Technology, India. Dr. Pradhan worked as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University and also at University of Virginia for one year each. Before all these appointments, he spent many years at Superconductivity Research Laboratory, ISTEC (Tokyo), Japan as a senior research scientist. Dr. Pradhan was a visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, and has also spent several years as a Research Fellow at Oxford University, U.K. Dr. Pradhan is involved in several review processes, including internationally reputed journals and proposals. He is a recipient of several projects from NSF, DoD Intel corp. etc. Currently, he is the Director of two Centers, “Center for Nano & Bioinspired Materials and Devices (CNBMD), and “ Center for Advanced nanomaterials and Devices (CEAND). His major interest is the development of optical, magnetic, electronic and nanomaterials for various device applications. At present, he is involved in development of opto-electronic, magnetic and nano-structured materials for various applications. Dr. Pradhan joined Norfolk State University in 2003 at Center for Materials Research and Department of Optical Engineering in 2007.
His research interests include:
Multilayers films & Devices
Novel emerging nanomaterials
Synthesis and characterization of One-Step Electrodeposited CuIn(1-x)GaxSe2/Mo/glass films at Atmospheric Conditions, O. Bamiduro O. Bamiduro, G. Chennamadhava, R. Mundle, R. Konda, B. Robinson, M. Bahoura, and A.K. Pradhan, Solar Energy 85, 545 (2011).
Energy harvesting in semiconductor-insulator-semiconductor junctions through excitation of surface plasmon polaritons, A. K. Pradhan, Terence Holloway, Rajeh Mundle, Hareesh Dondapati, and M. Bahoura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061127 (2012).
Enhanced Photocurrent in solution processed electronically coupled CdSe Nanocrystals thin films, H. Dondapati, D. Ha and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 121114-121117 (2013).
Nanopatterning of Atomic Layer Deposited Al:ZnO Films Using Electron Beam Lithography, Kevin Santiago, R.M. Mundle, C.B. Samantaray, M. Bahoura and A.K. Pradhan, Optical Mater. Exp. 2, 1743 (2012).