Date of joining:

October 2018

Suresh Kumar Podapangi

Research Assistant

Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India.

Phone: 080 22932099



Organic Solar Cells, Perovskite Solar cells, Expertise in thin film deposition, device fabrication and characterization techniques.


  • 2014-2016 in Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University

  • 2008-2012 in Mechanical Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad

Experience (Internship)

  • October 2018 – Present: Research Assistant, SSCU, IISc, Bengaluru
  • April 2017 – September 2018: Project Assistant, CeNSE, IISc, Bengaluru
  • October 2016 – March 2017: Project Assistant, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad
  • December 2015 – May 2016: Project dissertation student, ARCI-Hyderabad

Publications & Presentations

  1. Suresh Kumar P, Prashanthi T, Akash Singh and Sushobhan Avasthi, “Spray-coated Planar Perovskite Solar Cells Processed in Ambient on NiOx Substrates: An Optimization Voyage from Thin-films to Devices” (Accepted as Oral presentation at 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore).


  1. Suresh Kumar P, Prashanthi T, Akash Singh and Sushobhan Avasthi, “An Endeavor towards Process Optimization of Spray-coated Perovskite Solar cells in Ambient” (Presented at International Workshop and  Conference on Perovskite & Hybrid Photovoltaics 2019, IIT-Delhi, India).


  1. Rudra mukherjee, Anwesha Saha, Suresh Kumar P, Praveen C Ramamurthy and Sushobhan Avasthi “Enhancement in Open-Circuit Voltage of Semi-transparent, stable MAPbI3-xBrx perovskite solar cells by methylamine treatment and optimal Hole Transport  Layer” (Presented at 4th International Conference on Emerging Electronics  2018, Bangalore, India).


  1. Pramod Ravindra, Suresh Kumar P, Eashwer Atresh, Asmita Jash, Rajeev Ranjan and Sushobhan Avasthi, “Ag2CrO4  Schottky  Junction  for  All  Oxide  Solar  Cells”.  (Published IEEE Xplore; 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion  2018, Hawaii, USA).


  1. Akash Singh,  Suresh  Kumar  Podapangi  and  Sushobhan  Avasthi,  “Cation  Exchange  Assisted Dimensional Down-conversion of Perovskite Thin Films using Vapor Annealing: An Interplay of Tolerance Factor”. (In Press, Journal of Integrated Ferroelectrics).


  1. Promod Ravindra, Suresh kumar P, Sushobhan Avasthi, “Schottcky junction Solar cells Using Ag2CrO4 as absorber”. (Presented at 17th International Conference Thin Films, November 2017, New Delhi, India).


  1. Pallavi Singh, Rudra Mukherjee, Suresh Kumar P, Pranjal Srivastava and Sushobhan Avasthi, “Improvement in carrier  lifetime and morphology by Magnesium inclusion in perovskite matrix”. (Presented Poster at 4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics  (PSCO-2018), Lausanne, Switzerland).