Faculty Details


Jatin Rath


HSB 267

Ph.D. IIT Madras

Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaics, silicon heterojunction and multijunction solar cells
  • Nanomaterials and quantum dots
  • CVD processing, PECVD, HWCVD, iCVD, ALD
  • Flexible/ roll-to-roll solar cells and other devices

Current Research

Editor Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Springer Nature),

Editor Solar Energy Society of India Journal


Current PhD Students

  • PH16D052    MD. SERAJ UDDIN ANSARI (Co-Guidance)
  • PH19D034    GOVINDA CHANDRA BEHERA (Co-Guidance)
  • PH22D035    Nilesh Verma

Recent Publications

  • The structural, optical, and electrical properties of thermal evaporation-deposited V2OX films for use in silicon heterojunction solar cells. Bandaru, Narendra; Kanakala, Rajesh; Madaka, Ramakrishna; Dsouza, Namitha; Maurya, Rajesh; Rath, Jatindra Kumar K . Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics . 34 (12) . 1015.
    DOI: . 2023.
  • Silicon surface passivation of industrial n-type CZ Si (111) by Al2O3 layers deposited by thermal ALD process for application in carrier selective contact solar cells. Dsouza, Namitha, Singh, Ashish K.; Maurya, Rajesh; Kanakala, Rajesh; Madaka, Ramakrishna: Bandaru, Narendra: Uddin, Md. Seraj; Rath, Jatindra K.. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics . 34(14). 1179.
    DOI: . 2023.
  • Investigation on the structural, spectral, and optical properties of MAPbI3.H2O and MAPbI3 perovskite crystals for photovoltaic cells. Sivakumar N, Saha, Subhashis, Madaka, Ramakrishna; Bandaru, Narendra, Rath, Jatindra Kumar. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. 34 (15). 1193.
    DOI: . 2023.
  • Enhanced Room Temperature No2 Sensing by ?-Fe2o3 Nanorod Arrays with Atomic Layer Deposited Al2o3 Overlayer. Swati Dhuam, Ashish K. Singh, Sanju Ranim J.K. Rath, Somnath C. Roy. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4375507. 2023.
  • Ultra-Thin Plasmonic Optoelectronic Devices. J.K. Rath, Venkatesh A, Moorthy VHS. Book Chapter in "Recent Advances in Thin Film Photovoltaics". Springer. 219–271.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3724-8_9. 2022.
  • LOW RESISTANCE WITH THE HIGH TRANSPARENCY OF Al-DOPED ZnO TCO THIN-FILMS FROM ALD PROCEDURE FOR c-Si BASED PASSIVATED CONTACT SOLAR CELL APPLICATIONS. N. Dsouza, A.K. Singh, R. Maurya, R. Madaka, N. Bandaru, R. Kanakala, M.S. Uddin, J.K. Rath. 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. 133 - 137.
    DOI: 10.4229/WCPEC-82022-1CV.2.51. 2022.
  • WS2 nanosheets functionalized Fe2O3 nanorod arrays as a type II heterojunction for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Behera, G.C., Rani, S., Khatun, N., Rath, J.K., Roy, S.C.. Applied Surface Science Advances. 11. 100293.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apsadv.2022.100293. 2022.
  • Sensitivity of germanium content on growth conditions of silicon-germanium nanoparticles prepared in nonthermal capacitively-coupled plasmas. Uddin, Md. Seraj Vijayan C. Rath, Jatindra Kumar. EPJ Applied Physics . 91. 2019030.
    DOI: 10.1051/epjap/2020190302. 2020.
  • Flexible CIGS, CdTe and a-Si:H based thin film solar cells: A review. Ramanujam, Jeyakumar Bishop, Douglas M. Todorov, Teodor K. Gunawan, Oki Rath, Jatin Nekovei, Reza Artegiani, Elisa Romeo, Alessandro . Progress in Materials Science . 110. 100619.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.100619. 2020.
  • Tunnel recombination junction influence on the a-Si:H/SHJ tandem solar cell. Madaka, R., Kumar, D., Singh, A.K., Uddin, S., Rath, J.K.. Materials Today: Proceedings . 39. 1970-1973.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.08.451. 2019.
  • Optical modelling of photonic and geometrical structures used for light management in thin-film solar cells. Uddin, S., Vijayan, C., Rath, J.K.. Materials Today: Proceedings . 39. 1974-1977. 2019.
  • Note: Laser-cut molybdenum grids for a retarding field energy analyzer . K. Landheer, A. A. Kobelev, A. S. Smirnov, J. Bosman, S. Deelen, M. Rossewij, A. C. de Waal, I. Poulios, A. F. Benschop, R. E. I. Schropp, J. K. Rath . Review of Scientific Instruments. 88 . 066108 .
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4986229. 2017.
  • Decoupling high surface recombination velocity and epitaxial growth for silicon passivation layers on crystalline silicon . Kees Landheer, Monja Kaiser, Marcel A Verheijen, Frans D Tichelaar, Ioannis Poulios, Ruud E I Schropp and Jatin K Rath . Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 50 . 065305.
    DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aa535f. 2017.
  • Recombination reduction at the c-Si/RCA oxide interface through Ar-H2 plasma treatment . Kees Landheer, Paula C.P.Bronsveld, Ioannis Poulios, Frans D. Tichelaar, Monja Kaiser, Ruud E.I. Schropp, Jatin K. Rath . Applied Surface Science. 396 . 1226-1230.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.11.119. 2017.
  • Microscopic studies of polycrystalline nanoparticle growth in free space . A.Mohan, M.Kaiser, M.A.Verheijen, R.E.I.Schropp, J.K.Rath. Journal of Crystal Growth. 467 . 137-144.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2017.03.044. 2017.
  • Comparison of batch and in-line PECVD of a-Si:H passivation layers for silicon heterojunction solar cells . Landheer, K., Kaiser, M., Poulios, I., (...), Schropp, R.E.I., Rath, J.K. . Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters. 10 (10) . 725–729.
    DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201600256. 2016.
  • Chemical sputtering by H2+ and H3+ ions during silicon deposition . Landheer, K., Goedheer, W.J., Poulios, I., Schropp, R.E.I., Rath, J.K. . Journal of Applied Physics. 120 . 053304.
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4960351. 2016.
  • Gas phase grown silicon germanium nanocrystals . Mohan, A., Tichelaar, F.D., Kaiser, M., Verheijen, M.A., Schropp, R.E.I., Rath, J.K.. Chemical Physics Letters. 661 . 185-190.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2016.08.066. 2016.
  • Inorganic photovoltaics - Planar and nanostructured devices . Ramanujam, J., Verma, A., González-Díaz, B., Guerrero-Lemus, R., Del Cañizo, C., García-Tabarés, E., Rey-Stolle, I., Granek, F., Korte, L., Tucci, M., Rath, J., Singh, U.P., Todorov, T.k, Gunawan, O., Rubio, S., Plaza, J.L., Diéguez, E.l, . Progress in Materials Science. 82. 294-404.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2016.03.005. 2016.
  • Atomic Layer Deposited ZnO: B As Transparent Conductive Oxide for Increased Short Circuit Current Density in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells . Henriette A. Gatz, Dibyashree Koushik, Jatin K. Rath, Wilhelmus M.M. Kessels, Ruud E.I.Schropp . Energy Procedia. 92 . 624-632 .
    DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.07.028. 2016.


  • 2019 :  (Jan - May) - PH5350 Laboratory for Physical Property Measurement and Transducer / Sensor Element Characteristics of Func; (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I
  • 2020 :  (Jan - May) - PH5120 Physics Lab II (PG)/ PH7090 Foundations in Experiemntal Physics; (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I
  • 2021 :  (Jan - May) - PH5120 Physics Lab II (PG); (Jul - Nov) - PH7090 Foundations in Experiemntal Physics / PH1010 Physics I
  • 2022 :  (Jan - May) - PH5120 Physics Lab II (PG) / PH6012 Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics and Devices ; (Jul - Nov) - PH5060 Physics Lab I (PG) / PHPCL0 Preparatory Course - Physics Lab / PHPCT0 Preparatory Course - Physics Theory
  • 2023 :  (Jan - May) - PHPCL0 Preparatory Course - Physics Lab / PHPCT0 Preparatory Course - Physics Theory