karansurana

 

Material Research Laboratory

Area(s) of interest:

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
  • Quantum Dot Solar Cell
  • Graphene
  • Actuators
  • Polymer Electrolyte

 

Book:

‘All the best, baby’, novel published by Half Baked Beans. ISBN-13: 978-9384315009

 

Book Chapter:

Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSCs). In: Khan Z. (eds) Nanomaterials and Their Applications, (2018) Advanced Structured Materials, vol 84, Springer, Singapore.

 

 

 

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Karan Surana

 

Email id:

  • karan.6996@gmail.com

 

Professional Qualification:

  • Ph.D. (Nanotechnology) pursuing from Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.) January 2016 to present.
  • M. Tech (Nano Science and Technology) from Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.) securing 7.93/10, 2011 - 2013.
  • B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) from Narula Institute of Technology, affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology, securing 7.56/10, 2006 - 2010.

 

Work Experience:

  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellow at Sharda University from May 2018 to present.
  • Junior Research Fellow in a DRDO project under Prof. Bhaskar Bhattacharya in Sharda University from December 2017 to April 2018.
  • Teaching Assistant in School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University for B.Tech Open Elective on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology from September to December 2017.
  • Operations Manager at Medisys Health Private Limited from January 2016 to present.
  • Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University for B.Tech Open Elective lectures on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology from August to December 2015.
  • Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University for B.Tech Physics Laboratory Practical classes from January to May 2015 (one semester).
  • Junior Research Fellow in a DRDO project under Prof. R. M. Mehra in Sharda University from December 2013 to November 2015.
  • Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Greater Noida from August 2011 to January 2012.
  • Tutor at Jain Tutorials, Howrah, West Bengal from August 2010 to July 2011

 

Research Experience:

- Chemical synthesis of various nanomaterials, including chalcogenide quantum dots (QD).

- Synthesis of solid polymer electrolytes and their conductivity studies.

- Fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and QD sensitized solar cells (QDSSC).

- Used various characterization tools CH electrochemical workstation, Keithley source meter, UV-Vis absorption, SEM, TEM and XRD.

- Synthesis of graphene oxide via various chemical routes.

- Fabrication of graphene oxide based ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) actuator.

 

Publications:

  • Electrical, thermal, and dielectric studies of ionic liquid-based polymer electrolyte for photoelectrochemical device, Pawan S Dhapola, Pramod K Singh, B Bhattacharya, Karan Surana, R.M. Mehra, Meenal Gupta, Abhimanyu Singh, Vijay Singh, Nanda G Sahoo, High Performance Polymers, 10.1177/0954008318780218.
  • A simple synthesis route of low temperature CdSe-CdS core-shell quantum dots and its application in solar cell, Karan Surana, Ibrahim T. Salisu, R.M. Mehra, Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Optical Materials, 82 (2018) 135-140.
  • Quantum Dot Solar Cells with size tuned CdSe QDs exhibiting 1.51V, Karan Surana, R. M. Mehra, Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (2018) 9108-9113.
  • A comprehensive study of chalcogenide Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells with a new solar cell exceeding 1V output, Karan Surana, R. M. Mehra, B. Bhattacharya, Hee-Woo Rhee, Anji Reddy Polu, Pramod K. Singh, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52 (2015) 1083 – 1092.
  • Synthesis of graphene oxide coated Nafion membrane for actuator application, Karan Surana, Pramod K. Singh, B. Bhattacharya, C. S. Verma, R. M. Mehra, Ceramics International, 41 (2015) 5093 – 5099.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and application of CdSe quantum dots, Karan Surana, Pramod K Singh, Hee-Woo Rhee, B. Bhattacharya, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 20 (2014) 4188 – 4193.
  • New polymer electrolyte for electrochemical application, Manjeet Singh, Vivek K. Singh, Karan Surana, B. Bhattacharya, Pramod K. Singh, Hee-Woo Rhee, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 19 (2013) 819 – 822.

 

Achievements:

  • One of the research papers amongst the top 25 - http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/chemical-engineering/5/journal/journal-of-industrial-and-engineering-chemistry/1226086X/archive/57/
  • A paper presented in National Conference on Nano devices – April 2015 in Hindustan College of Science & Technology on ‘Ionic Polymer blend metal composite Actuator based on graphene’ and received Second Best Paper Award.
  • A paper presented in Solar Asia – 2015 in Savitribai Phule Pune University on ‘Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dot Solar Cells exceeding open circuit voltage of 1V’ and received Best Oral Presentation Award

 

Conferences Attended / Organised:

  • National Conference on Futuristic materials – September 2011 in Sharda University.
  • Indo – Japan Conference on Frontier Nanomaterials for energy – January 2012 in Sharda University.
  • National Conference on Semiconducting Materials and Nano Devices – September 2012 in Sharda University.
  • International Conference on Solar Energy Photovoltaic – December 2012 in KIIT University.
  • Science Academies Lecture workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – March 2013 in Jamia Milia Islamia.
  • International Conference on Science & Engineering of Materials – January 2014 in Sharda University.
  • National Conference on Science & Engineering (NCSE) – July 2014 in JK Lakshmipat University.
  • National Conference on Nano devices – April 2015 in Hindustan College of Science & Technology.
  • International Conference on Science & Engineering of Materials (ICSEM-2018) – January 2018 in Sharda University.
  • National Conference on Materials and Devices (NCMD-2018) – August 2018 in Sharda University.