Dr Ravi Misra

Dr Ravi Misra

Postdoctoral Research Assiatnt

Engineering 322, Mile End

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Supervisor: Prof Joe Briscoe
Expertise: Halide perovskite photovoltaics (PPVs), fullerene and non-fullerene acceptor (NFA) containing organic photovoltaics (OPVs), their upscaling, accelerated stability assessment of PV materials and devices under concentrated sunlight, electrolyte gated organic field effect transistor (EGOFET) based chemical sensors, and materials for water purification.
Affiliations: MRSC, AFHEA, Expert member ECOST

Brief Biography

Dr Ravi Misra's current research at the QMUL is focused on fabricating highly efficient perovskite photovoltaic (PPV) devices and developing processes to combine their outstanding performance with long-term stability. He has a vast experience in fabricating different architectures of perovskite and organic photovoltaics (PPVs & OPVs), their scalability and accelerated stability assessment of these materials and devices under concentrated sunlight to understand their degradation pathways.

Dr Misra received his PhD (2011) in Chemistry from Jai Narain Vyas University, with a fulltime research scholarship awarded by the Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur (DRDO, India). He taught undergraduate courses of Inorganic and Engineering Chemistry for a couple of years in India; and moved to Israel in 2013 as a recipient of Blaustein Centre for Scientific Cooperation's (BCSC) prestigious postdoctoral fellowship to work on accelerated stability assessment of emerging photovoltaic materials and devices with Prof Eugene A. Katz. Later, he joined the group of Prof Lioz Etgar at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2015-17) and developed expertise in fabrication of PPV devices and their all-round characterization. While in Israel, he has been awarded two short-term scientific mission grants by European Cooperation for Science and Technology (ECOST) and worked as a visiting scientist in group of Prof Lukas Schmidt-Mende, University of Konstanz, Germany (2015) and in group of Prof Petra Cameron, University of Bath, UK (2017). Dr Misra worked on stability enhancement of perovskite devices implementing low-dimensional approach while working in the group of Prof JH Park at Yonsei University, Republic of Korea (2017-18), and then moved to the UK to undertake a research position at the University of Surrey with Prof Ravi Silva and Prof Stephen Sweeney.

At University of Surrey (2018-22), Dr Misra worked on two EU Horizon 2020 grants, "Multiscale modelling and characterization to optimize the manufacturing processes of organic electronics materials and devices - CORNET", and "An experimentally validated multi-scale materials, process and device modelling & design platform enabling non-expert access to open innovation in the Organic and Large Area Electronics Industry - MUSICODE" and an Industry-academia collaboration project, "Wireless Powering of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites" with Space Power under the aegis of Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology (SPRINT). Most recently he worked with Prof Michael Turner and Prof Krishna Persaud at University of Manchester (2022-23) and contributed to an Innovate UK project "Roadside Breath Analysis of Narcotics-RBAN" through his transferrable skills in thin film deposition, device fabrication and electrical characterisation to evaluate ultra-sensitive electrolyte gated organic field effect transistor (EGOFET) based chemical sensor devices.