Raghu N. Bhattacharya
Professor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Bhattacharya received his PhD degree from IIT, Kharagpur, India in the field of Electronic Materials in 1983. Before joining NREL, he held several research positions at The Weizmann Institute of Technology, The University of Texas at Arlington and Brooklyn College of CUNY. Dr. Bhattacharya worked on a variety of thin film semiconductors that are important for energy conversion, storage and transportation. Dr. Bhattacharya has published over one hundred and seventy technical papers in the field of processing PV materials and superconductors and has been awarded twenty patents. Dr. Bhattacharya is the author of several book chapters. Dr. Bhattacharya collaborated with several other National Laboratory (ORNL, LANL, and BNL) researchers and worked with several industrial groups [e.g., SoloPower (Board Member), SuperPower Inc. (CRADA), American Superconductor, Oxford Superconducting Technology, UES, Inc., and Dasstech. Inc. (CRADA)]. Dr. Bhattacharya served on various committees of technical conferences and delivered numerous invited lectures at national/international meetings. Dr. Bhattacharya was an adjunct faculty member of University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996.
Electrodeposition, thin-film photovoltaics, focusing on the semiconductor based on copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS)