CURRICULUM VITA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D. (EE)

 

 

 

 

Chairman, Professor

and Earl Parker Robinson Chair in Engineering

 

 

 

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Kentucky

453 Anderson Hall,

Lexington, KY 40506-0046

Phone: (859) 257-3243

Fax:    (859) 257-3092

E-mail: vsingh@engr.uky.edu

Web address: http://www.engr.uky.edu/~vsingh/

 

 

 

 

July 2007


 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

        

HOME ADDRESS :     4109 Kentucky River Parkway

                                      Lexington, KY 40515

 

TELEPHONE:               (859) 257-3243 (WORK)

                                      (859) 971-2815 (HOME)

        

E-MAIL:                        vsingh@engr.uky.edu

        

AGE:                              59 years

CITIZENSHIP:              U.S.A.

MARRITAL STATUS: Married, 2 children

HEIGHT:                       5'8"

WEIGHT:                      168 lbs.

        

        

FIELD OF RESEARCH

        

Thin Film Solar Cells; Electroluminescent Displays  including ACTFEL devices; Nanoelectronic and Microelectronic Devices; Organic Semiconductors; Sensors.

 

Optoelectronics ; Flat-Panel Displays; Electronic Materials; Thin-film Technology.

 

Propagation Delays in Integrated Circuits and Packages; Multi-Chip Modules; High Speed Electron Devices.

    

        

EDUCATION

        

Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), 1974, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

        

Field of Study:   Solid State Electronics

Thesis Topic:     Noise in Ferroelectric Detectors for  

                           Infra-red Radiation

Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Aldert van der Ziel

        

M.S. (Electrical Engineering), 1970, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

        

B. Tech. (Electrical Engineering), 1968, I.I.T-Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi), New Delhi, India.

        


 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee,  Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells,  International Materials Research Congress, 2006, Cancun, Mexico, August 16-20, 2006.

Invited Speaker and Session Chair, Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, National Physical Laboratory, 2005, New Delhi, India, December 13-17, 2005.

Invited Speaker, 50th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, 2005,  Trombay, Mumbai, 400085, India, , December 5-9, 2005.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee,  Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells,  International Materials Research Congress, 2006, Cancun, Mexico, August 18-22, 2005.

Invited Speaker, Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, International Materials Research Congress, 2004, Cancun, Mexico, August 22-26, 2004.

Invited Speaker, International Conference on Luminescence and its Applications, ICLA 2004, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, February 9-12, 2004.

Chairman of Symposium on Materials Development in Flat Panel Displays, International Materials Research Congress, 2003, Cancun, Mexico, August 17-21, 2003.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee,  Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells,  International Materials Research Congress, 2003, Cancun, Mexico, August 17-21, 2003.

Invited Speaker, First International Workshop on Nano-Structure Materials For New Energy Systems, Conversions and Applications, Instituto Mexicano Del Peterolio, Mexico City, February 27-28,  2003.

Chairman of Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminescent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, 2002, Cancun, Mexico, August 25-29, 2002.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Sixth International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 25-29, 2002.

Recepient of the Earl Parker Robinson Chair in Engineering, University of Kentucky Lexington, 2000-Continuing

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Eleventh International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Delhi, India, Dec. 7-11, 2001

Member of International Organizing Committee, and Invited Speaker, Fifth International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 27 - Sept 1, 2001.

Invited Speaker, IUPAC, International Symposium on Green Chemistry, University of Delhi, January 10-13, 2001, Delhi, India.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Delhi, India, Dec. 14-18, 1999.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Fourth International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 28 - Sept 2, 2000.

Recipient of  Schellenger Professor Chair in Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993-1999.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Third International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 28 - Sept 2, 1999.

Invited Speaker and Member of International Organizing Committee, Second International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 28 - Sept 4, 1998.

Technical Program Chairman, National Workshop on Cadmium Telluride for Space Applications, Issues and Challenges, Feb. 12-13, 1997, El Paso, Texas.

Session Chair, Photovoltaics session, Third International Symposium on Solar, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, Aug 28 - Sept 2, 1999.

Session Chair, "Optoelectronics" Session at the International Materials Research Congress, April 30-Sept 4, 1998, Cancun Mexico.

Session Chair, Surface and Thin Films I Session at the 6th Annual Ceramics and Advanced Materials Symposia and Poster Session held on October31, 1994 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Member of the International Organization Committee for the Seventh International Workshop on Electroluminescence held Oct 10-12, 1994 in Beijing, China.

Listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, Who’s Who among Asian Americans, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

Secretary, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers El Paso Section (1984-87).

Picked as "The Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Engineering, for the year 1988."

Picked as "Teacher of the Year" by Etta Kappa Nu, El Paso Section for 1984-85 and for 1993-94.

Picked as the outstanding Graduate Teacher and Researcher in the College of Engineering, UTEP, 1992.

Member, Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society.

Dean's List in the senior year of undergraduate studies.

        

SUMMARY  OF  MAJOR  ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

 

I.  SOME RESEARCH AND TECCHNOLOGY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

A. Electroluminescent Display Devices

 

  1. Did pioneering research in electron transport analysis in electroluminescent displays and developed the first analytical model for blue emitting SrS: Ce, a.c. thin film electroluminescent (ACTFEL) display devices [1]-[6].  For more details, “A model for Electroluminescence in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices”, V.P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, vol. 39, no. 6, June 1992, pp 1331-1340.
  2. Developed the first analytical model for blue emitting SrS: Cu, Ag, a.c. thin film electroluminescent (ACTFEL) display devices [7]-[8].   For more details, “An Analytical Model for Electron Transport and Luminance in SrS: Cu, Ag ACTFEL Display Devices,” Vijay P. Singh, Praveen Sivakumar, Alberto Aguilera, David C. Morton, and Eric Forsythe. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 51, #3 (March 2004), pp. 357-363.
  3. Developed an analytical model for yellow emitting ZnS: Mn, a.c. thin film electroluminescent (ACTFEL) display devices [9]-[12].  For more details, "Analysis of ZnS:Mn Type A. C. Thin Film E1ectroluminescent Display Devices with Bulk Traps," V. Singh, W. Majid, D. Morton, Journal of Society for Information Display, vol. 1, No.2, pp. 135-141 June 1993.
  4. Developed a theoretical model for yellow emitting, ZnS: Mn, direct current powder electroluminescent (DCPEL) display devices [13]-[14].  For more details, "Current Transport and Aging in Direct Current Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," J. A. Raposo, V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, R.G. Bell and J.W. Mayo, Journal of the Society for Information Display (SID), vol. 1, No.4, pp. 397-403, December 1993.

 

B.  Solar Cells

 

  1. Pioneered the development of thin film solar cell technologies using the CdS/CdTe and CdS/ Cu2S photovoltaic devices. This work started in 1974 and is continuing, now including other technologies like nanostructures, organic semiconductors and CIS/CdS, as well.   Selected patents and publications are listed in [15]-[34].
  2. Designed, fabricated and demonstrated the lightweight, flexible CdS/CdTe thin film solar cell on a molybdenum foil substrate, with an open circuit voltage of 824 mV [25], [28].  For more details, “Design Issues in the Fabrication of CdS-CdTe Solar Cells on Molybdenum Foil Substrates,” Singh, V.P. and J. McClure, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 76, pp. 369-385 (2002).
  3. Designed, fabricated and demonstrated the CuPc/PTCBI organic semiconductor solar cell that yielded an open-circuit voltage of 1.15 V, highest value of record in a single junction device [32], [34].  For more details, Copper-phthalocyanine-based organic solar cells with high open circuit voltage”, V.P. Singh*, R. S. Singh, B. Parthasarathy, A. Aguilera, J. Anthony and M. Payne, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 86, pp. 082106-1 to 082106-3, (February 2005).
  4. Performed electron transport analysis in CdS/CdTe and CdS/ Cu2S heterojunction devices and developed theoretical models for device operation [23], [26], [28], [21], [17].  For more details, “Electro-optical Characterization and Modeling of Thin film CdS-CdTe Heterojunction solar Cells”, by Vijay P. Singh, David L.  Linam, David D. Dils, John C. McClure and G. B. Lush,  Solar Energy Materials and solar Cells,  Vol.63, No.4, pp.445-466, (August 2000).
  5. Was the founding member (with 2 other scientists) and President, in 1982, of a start up company called Photon Energy Inc, in El Paso, Texas.  The company developed CdS/CdTe solar cell technology using inexpensive spray pyrolysis techniques.  Pilot line production was set up and the product demonstrated.  After 6 years of development work, the company was sold to Golden Photon Inc., Golden, Colorado.  CdS/CdTe technology is still a leading contender for large scale manufacture of inexpensive solar cells.
  6. Was part of the original founding team (with 2 other scientists and 3 technicians) in 1976, of a start up company called Photon Power Inc, in El Paso, Texas.  The company developed copper sulfide solar cells as well as transparent conductive coatings used in solar cells and displays.  Copper sulfide solar cells suffered from long term stability problems and in 1982, technology developed by Photon Power Inc.was sold to Cherry Display Products Inc. who utilized the transparent conductive coating technology for their products.

 

II.  PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

A. Industrial Research and Development

 

In 1976, after my post-doctoral research in photovoltaic devices at University of Delaware, I joined Photon Power Inc., El Paso, Texas as Research Engineer to become a part of a founding team of 3 scientists and 3 technicians at this start-up R & D Company.   I was instrumental in pioneering the development of the sprayed thin film CdS/Cu2S and CdS/CdTe solar cells and hold several patents in this field.  In 1977, new investments came in from an oil co., CFP/TOTAL of France and LOF Inc. of Toledo, Ohio and, within a couple of years, our company grew from 6 to 105 employees.  I was promoted to Section Head, Device Development in 1980 and to the Manager of Materials and Device Research in 1981.  Photon Power Inc. was sold in early 1982 and two colleagues and  I went on to start a new company, Photon Energy Inc. in March 1982.  I served as President and Research Manager till September 1983 when I joined the local university as a faculty member.  I continued to do consulting work for Photon Energy Inc. in the development of photovoltaic devices.  Since then, I have consulted with several other companies as well, in the area of optoelectronic device research and development.

        

B.  Academic and Government Research

        

In September 1983, I joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at El Paso as an Associate Professor.  I have been, or am the Principal Investigator on more than twenty funded research projects in the area of optoelectronic devices and high speed electron devices. I did research work on electroluminescent display devices at the U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab, Fort Monmouth, NJ during summers of 1986, 1987 and 1988 and in the area of optical turbulence at Atmospheric Sciences Lab, White Sands Missile Range, NM during summer 1989. I have also completed several consulting assignments in the development of high temperature superconductors and electronic display devices with government and university laboratories. In September 1990, I was promoted to full Professor of Electrical Engineering and to Schellenger Chair and Director of Electronic Devices Laboratory in 1993. From 1997-1999, I was the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering at the University of Texas.

 

In January 2000, I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Kentucky (UK) as Chairman, Professor and Earl Robinson Chair in Engineering.  For the past 7 years at UK, I have continued my research activities in solar cells, display devices and nanoelectronics.

         

C. Teaching

        

As a faculty member since September 1983, I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses in nanoelectronic devices, advanced optoelectronic devices, advanced semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, ultra-fast electron devices for supercomputers, high speed computer design, electronic materials, circuits and networks. I have developed four new graduate courses and two new undergraduate courses.

 

D.  Entrepreneurship

  

The road to entrepreneurship for me began in 1974 at the University of Delaware where I did a couple of years of post- doctoral research work as a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute of Energy Conversion.  From that basic research in solar cells evolved several ideas for novel device structures involving spray deposited cadmium sulfide and copper sulfide semiconductors.  As these ideas developed and patents were obtained, six of us, three scientists and three technicians, began work at a start up company called Photon Power Inc.   The company developed copper sulfide solar cells as well as transparent conductive coatings used in solar cells and displays.  Copper sulfide solar cells suffered from long term stability problems and the company was sold to Cherry Display Products Inc. who utilized the transparent conductive coating technology for their products.

 

Later in 1982, I was instrumental in developing a new solar cell design based on cadmium telluride and we found the venture capital and the three of us started a new company called Photon Energy Inc.  Pilot line production was set up and the product developed.  After 6 years of development work, the company was sold to Golden Photon Inc., a subsidiary of Coors.

 

Since then, I have continued basic and applied research in solar cells in an academic setting,  moving from solar cells for terrestrial applications to those for space applications and am now engaged in developing inexpensive organic and nanostructured solar cell designs at the University of Kentucky.  We have achieved record high voltages in these cells and are working to increase current and power output.  Once these technical problems are solved, my graduate and postdoctoral students and I hope to be able to start a company that will engineer the scale up in size and quantity so that solar panels can be manufactured in a profitable fashion.

     

E. Management

 

As the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky from January 2000 to present, I have held the supervisory responsibility for twenty five faculty and six staff members.

 

As the Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE), from July 2001 to 2005, I  provided leadership for seven core faculty members ( and another 10 less active faculty participants) and about 25 graduate students and post doctoral fellows who conduct research in this center. 

 

As the Associate Dean for Research during (1997-1999), I administered various research issues in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso, which had sixty faculty members in five departments. With the intent of nourishing scholarly activity and enhancing sponsored research activities, I initiated and established eleven research focus groups among the college faculty. I also spearheaded new thrust to establish an interdisciplinary Manufacturing program which would serve the needs of industry and students, leading finally to a new degree of Ph.D. in Manufacturing.

 

As the Director of the Electronic Devices Laboratory for ten years (1989-1999), I was  in charge of a large number of student researchers/employees. Typical size of our research group was twenty-five members, including 3 faculty members, 4 Ph.D. and 11 M.S. students and 7 undergraduate student researchers.  Over all these years, I have managed research grants and contract funds in millions of dollars.

 

As the Research Manager at Photon Power Inc., I was in charge of fifteen employees including seven scientists, over a period of about three years. (1981-1983).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

    

January 2000 to Present

Chairman, Professor and Earl Parker Robinson Chair in Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Kentucky

453 Anderson Hall

Lexington, KY-40506-0046

 

July 2001 to May 30, 2005

Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE)

University of Kentucky

 

August 1999 to December 1999

 

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso      

 

March 1997 to July 1999

 

Assistant Dean for Research, College of Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

September 1993 to December 1999:

        

Schellenger Chair and

Director, Electronic Devices Laboratory

University of Texas at El Paso

        

September 1990 to December 1999:

        

Professor and Principal Investigator on more than twenty funded research projects in optoelectronic & semiconductor devices.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The University of Texas at El Paso

        

September 1992 to December 1999:

        

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Research Institute (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering) and Materials Research Center of Excellence.

 

September 1993 to December 1999:

 

Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering

Center for Environmental Resource Management (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Environmental Science and Engineering) and Materials Research Center of Excellence

The University of Texas at El Paso

         

September 1983 to August 1990:

        

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department        

The University of Texas at El Paso

        

March 1981 to August 1983:

        

Manager, Materials & Device Research

Photon Power Inc., El Paso, Texas

Major Projects: Research and development work on Photovoltaic devices, specifically.

        

i.   CdS/CdTe and Cu2S/CdS Cells and Modules

ii. Thin Film Cadmium Telluride

iii. Thin Film Cadmium Sulfide

iv. Thin Film Tin Oxide

         

March 1980 to March 1981:

        

Section Head, Device Development

Photon Power Inc., El Paso, Texas

Major Projects: Determination of the effect and criticality of various process parameters as related to the characteristics of CdS and of the Cu2S/CdS device. Improvement of the device structure for higher efficiency.

      

1976-80

        

Research Engineer, Photon Power Inc., El Paso, Texas.

Major Projects:

        

i.                     Development of techniques for electronic and optical measurements (like resistivity, junction capacitance, spectral absorption, optical losses and quantum efficiency, thickness/surface profiling, electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray) on thin film tin oxide, cadmium sulfide, copper sulfide and Cu2S/CdS junction.

ii.          Analysis of electronic transport at the Cu2S/CdS junction.

iii.         Electrical modeling of the Cu2S/CdS cells and their series connection into panels and modules.

        

1974-76

        

Associate Scientist, Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Major project: Electronic characterization of thin film Cadmium Sulfide/Copper Sulfide Solar Cell.

        

1972-74

        

Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Project:   Investigation of limits on pyroelectric detectors for infrared radiation and development of a sensitive, low-noise detector.

        

1968-72

        

Teaching Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Duties:   Teaching and grading undergraduate courses in Electronics and Electromagnetic Fields and Waves.

        


CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

        

Courses Developed

        

I have developed five new graduate courses, Ultrafast Electronic Devices for Supercomputers (EE 3514), Advanced Optoelectronic Devices (EE 3512), Advanced Semiconductor Devices (EE 3511), and High Speed Computer Design (EE 3590), Fundamentals of Nanoelectronic Devices (EE 599)  and two new undergraduate courses, Electronic Devices (EE 3329) and Integrated Circuits and Semiconductor Devices (EE 3450). These seven courses provide a strong, solid education in the important and growing fields of photonics, solid state electronics and integrated circuits.

 

Curriculum Committee Chair

     

I was the chairman of the Electronics and Fields Committee of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the last ten years (1990-1999). The committee decides upon the course content and textbooks for all undergraduate courses in electronic circuits, solid state electronic devices, integrated circuits, electronic materials and electromagnetic fields.

        

        

COURSES TAUGHT

        

Graduate Courses

 

EE 663  Optoelectronic Devices 

 

EE 599 Fundamentals of Nanoelectronic Devices

 

EE 3511, Advanced Semiconductor Devices

 

EE 3512, Advanced Optoelectronic Devices

        

EL 3514, Ultrafast Electron Devices for Supercomputers

        

EE 3590, High Speed Computer Design

        

Undergraduate Courses

        

EE 360 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices

 

EE 221, Circuits II

 

EE 222,  Electrical Engineering Laboratory I -Circuits Laboratory

 

EE 3450, Integrated Circuits and Semiconductor Devices

        

EE 3329, Electronic Devices

        

EE 3352, Networks II

        

EE 3251, Networks I

 


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING

        

I was a "Faculty Mentor" for more than seventy-undergraduate students working in Electronic Device Laboratory at the University of Texas at El Paso and about 10 in the Electronic Devices Laboratory at the University of Kentucky.  These students were selected on a competitive basis to perform research work in the lab. Most of these students have gone on to pursue distinguished careers in graduate education and research in the industry.

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING

 

I have been the thesis director of more than seventy five graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. level.

 


ACADEMIC COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

(Needs to be updated)

 

Departmental Committees:  Microelectronics

                                                      Curriculum (continuing)

 

College Committees:                       Chairs Team

                                                      Executive Committee for the Laboratory for Advanced                                

                                                            Networking.

       

Intellectual Property Committee for the University (1997-1999)

 

University Research Council (1997 -1999)

        

University Scholarship Committee, (1996 -1999)

 

Chair, Murchison Scholarship Committee (1998 -1999)

 

Chairman, of permanent committee for electronics and fields curriculum (1989- Dec. 1999).

 

Task Group for the “White Paper” on Manufacturing Issues (June 1998 - Dec.1999).

 

Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects (1997-1998).

 

Search Committee for the Chair of Physics Dept. at UTEP (September 1998 -1999).

      

Department Committee for the overhaul of computer engineering curriculum, Spring 1988.

        

University Research Committee, 1991-1994.

        

Search and Screen Committee, Dean of Graduate School, Spring 1992.

        

Faculty Senator for College of Engineering, 1988-1990.

        

Search and Screen Committee, Chair, Physics Department, Fall 1987.

        

Committee for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Fall 1987.

        

Promotion & Tenure Committee in Civil Engineering, Fall 1996.

        

Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects, 1997-98. 

      

Served on the ad hoc Committee to determine for the college if it is feasible to proceed with the implementation of a M.S. program in Manufacturing Engineering, April-May 1985.

        

Electronics Committee to reevaluate the course content of the overall electronics program and decide upon textbooks, Spring 1987.

        

Served on the departmental committee for recommendations on curriculum changes, Fall 1983.

 

EFFORTS IN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

(Needs to be updated)

 

        

Have Established contacts with Planar, Inc., Golden Photon Inc., Boeing Inc., Raytheon Inc., Johns Hopkins University (Applied Physics Laboratory), National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Army Research Lab., Sandia National Labs., Los Alamos Lab., Georgia Tech. Phosphor Research Center, Cypress Semiconductors, Lexmark & Perking Elmer with a view to developing future technical relationships to benefit student research programs. These contacts have helped many students with their experimental measurements and employment opportunities.        

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

(Needs to be updated)

 

 

(Many conferences need to be added here, including in Cancun, Delhi, Mumbai etc.).

Organized and hosted the Sixth International Workshop on Electroluminescence, El Paso, TX. May 11-13, l992. (Technical Program Chairman)

        

Helped organize the Seventh International Workshop on Electroluminescence, Beijing, China, October l0-12, 1994. Member, International Organizing Committee

        

Helped organize the Sixth Annual Ceramics and Advanced Materials Symposia of the American Ceramic Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 31,1994. Chairman, Surface and Thin Films Session

        

Organized the National Workshop on Cadmium Telluride for Space Applications, Issues and Challenges, Feb. l2-l3 1997, UTEP, sponsored by NASA. (Technical Program Chairman)

 

Second International Symposium on Solar, H2, Fuel Cell and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 1998. Member, International Organizing Committee.

 

Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of semiconductor Devices, Delhi, India, Dec. 14-18, 1999. Member, International Organizing Committee.

 

Third International Symposium on Solar, H2, Fuel Cell and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 28 – Sept. 2, 1999. Member, International Organizing Committee.

 

Fourth International Symposium on Solar, H2, Fuel Cell and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2000. Member, International Organizing Committee.

 

Eleventh International Workshop on the Physics of semiconductor Devices, Delhi, India, Dec. 2001. Member International Organizing Committee.

 

Fifth International Symposium on Solar, H2, Fuel Cell and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, 2001, Member, International Organizing Committee

 

 Sixth International Symposium on Solar, H2, Fuel Cell and Batteries, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 26 – Aug 31, 2002, Member, International Organizing Committee.

 

Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, International Materials Research Congress, 2003, Cancun, Mexico, August 17-21, 2003, Member, International Organizing Committee, 

 

Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, International Materials Research Congress, 2004, Cancun, Mexico, August 22-26, 2004.

 

Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, National Physical Laboratory, 2005, New Delhi, India, December 13-17, 2005.

 

International Conference on Nano Technology – Materials and Methods (To Meet Global Challenges), CIT-Nanotech 2006, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore-641014, India, June 23-25, 2006.

 

 

 

MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

        

I was a participating research Faculty for 8 years (1992-1999) in the Materials Research Center of Excellence (MRCE) an inter-departmental group of UTEP Faculty with sponsored research grants involving the synthesis and characterization of electronic, optical and high-temperature materials.

   

    

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT

        

I was on the Faculty of the Center for Environmental Research and Management (CERM), an inter-departmental group of UTEP Faculty directly involved in the research in technologies (like solar energy) which directly impact the quality of our environment for 7 years. This faculty administers and provides instruction for an inter-departmental Ph. D program in Environmental Science and Engineering.

        

 

MATERIALS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

        

I was on the Faculty of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) an umbrella group of materials research oriented Faculty across the UTEP campus who administered and provided instruction for an inter-departmental Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering.

 

 

            CENTER FOR NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 

I helped establish the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE) with grant funds from National Science Foundation and the state of Kentucky.  It serves as a high-tech. laboratory and a focal point for device and, materials research at the nano-scale. Nearly $4 million has been invested in the basic fabrication techniques of film deposition, lithographic pattern definition, and material etching and film and device characterization. CeNSE is enabling the UK faculty and students to perform and cutting edge research in a variety of fields and would be of value to the existing and start-up companies in the nanoelectronics area.  I am currently the director for this center.

 

 

CENTER FOR VIZUALIZATION AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS (CVVE)

 

Although not directly involved as researcher, I have provided leadership as Department Chairman in the establishment and growth of the CENTER FOR VIZUALIZATION AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS (CVVE) at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

REVIEW/REFEREE ACTIVITIES

(Needs to be updated)

 

I have reviewed papers submitted to following journals:

 

Progress in Photovolatics

       

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices

 

IEEE Electronic Device Letters

 

Journal of Applied Physics

 

Journal of Electrochemical Society

        

Journal of the Society for Information Display

        

Journal of Solar Energy Materials

        

Solid State Electronics

 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

        

Proposals submitted to NSF in the area of solid state electronic display devices

        

Proposals submitted to National Research Council in the area of Flat Panel Display Devices

        

International Science Foundation, Long-Term Research Grants Program

        

Prentice hall, Publishers

        

Addison-Wesley, Publishers

        

Book review for The Journal of the Society for Information Display

        

Book reviews for Prentice Hall Publishing Co.

        

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Wind Energy Symposium

 

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

        

Golden Photon Inc., Golden, CO, (Nov. 1996-1998)

 

Texas Instruments Inc., Midland, TX (1995)

        

U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Electronics and Power Sources Directorate, Fort Mannmouth, NJ (1986-1997)

        

Honeywell, Richardson, TX (1994-1997)

        

Photon Energy Inc., El Paso, TX (1984-1993)

        

Cherry Display-Products Inc., El Paso, TX (1988-1992)

        

Battelle Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC (1986-1992)

        

Center of Applied Optics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 1988

        

Texas Instruments, Midland, TX (1989-1991)

 

Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX. (1997)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

        

Secretary of the IEEE El Paso Area Section from 1984-86

        

Treasurer of the IEEE, El Paso Section, for the year 1986-87

        

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

        

Member, Society for Information Display (SID)

        

Member, American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

 

Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

        

Member, Electrochemical Society

 

Member, National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association (NEEDHA)

 

Member, International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP)       


 

RESEARCH CONTRACTS AND GRANTS

 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Grant/Contract Number:

Project/Proposal Title: NIRT-Novel One Dimensional Horizontally Aligned Array of Nanopores Nanoscale Fabrication for Molecular and Electronic Devices

PI: Zhi Chen, Bruce Hinds, Vijay Singh,  et al

Total Award Period Covered: 08/01/2006 to 07/31/2009

Total Award Amount: $1,200,000

Program Manager:

 

Funding Agency: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

Grant/Contract Number: KSEF-810-RDE-007

Project/Proposal Title: High surface area nanoporous TiO2, SnO2, and intelligent polymer network films for gas sensing applications

PI: Vijay P Singh et al

Total Award Period Covered: 07/01/2005 to 06/30/2007

Total Award Amount: $99,951

Program Manager: Mahendra Jain, KSEF (859)255-3613 x232

 

 

Funding Agency: Army Research Office (sub-contract from Vanderbilt University)

Grant/Contract Number:

Project/Proposal Title: Advanced Carbon Nanotube Consortium

PI: Jim Davidson,  Janet Lumpp, Vijay Singh et al

Total Award Period Covered: 01/01/2004 to 12/31/2006

Total Award Amount: $2,400,000

Program Manager: Nick Fell, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Md.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Grant/Contract Number: EPSCoR-200506271457

Project/Proposal Title: Kentucky Partnership for Nanoscale Electronics and Biotechnology

PI: Zhi Chen, Vijay Singh et al

Total Award Period Covered: 06/01/2005 to 05/31/2008

Total Award Amount: $2,700,000

Program Manager: Julio E. Lopez-Ferraro, Program Director-EPSCoR, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

 

Project Title: A Novel method for fabrication and characterization of nano-scale heterojunctions”

Contract Period: July 1, 2003- December 31, 2005

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh, Bruce Hinds  et al

Amount of Award:  $ 174,333

Sponsor:   Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

     

Project Title: ­­­­­­­Nano-Scale Engineering Education for Undergraduates

Contract Period: Jan. 1 2004- Dec. 31, 2005

Principal Investigators: Pinar Menguc, Vijay P. Singh, Bruce Hinds and Zhi Chen et al

Amount of Award:  $200,000

Sponsor:   NSF    

 

Project Title: "Development and Application of Magnetoacoustic Remote Query                                                            Environmental Sensors

Contract Period: July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2005

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $400,000

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  

Project Title: Development of an Analytical Model for Electron Transport and Luminance in

                     SrS: Cu, Ag ACTFEL Display Devices

Contract Period: Oct. 1, 2002 to Sept. 30, 2004

Principal Investigator: Vijay Singh

Amount of Award:  $99,991

Sponsor: Battelle Scientific Services Program

     

 Project Title: “Fabrication and Characterization of Solar Cells Based on Organic                                                                 

                         Semiconductors”

Contract Period: July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004

Principal Investigator: Vijay Singh, John Anthony et al

Amount of Award: $173,000

Sponsor:   Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

        

Project Title: "Establishment of Micro/Nano-Scale Device Fabrication Facility”

Contract Period: May 1, 2000 to April 30, 2002

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh, et al

Amount of Award: $500,000

Sponsor:   NSF EPSCoR      

 

Project Title:   "Foil Mounted CdTe/CdS Solar Cells for Space Applications."

Contract Period: May 1, 1996 to April 30, 2000

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, and G. B. Lush

Amount of Award: $293,977

Sponsor:   Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)

 

Project Title:     "Acquisition of Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy for Investigations in the Environmental, Life and Material Sciences."

Contract Period: Sept. 15, 1997 to Sept. 15, 2000

Principal Investigators: J. Drucker V. P. Singh, S. B. Aley, R. R. Chianelli and S. Das,

Amount of Award: $289,191

Sponsor:   NSF/MRI

      

Project Title: "Aging Mechanisms and Device Designs for Higher Luminance in AC Thin Film and DC Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices."

Contract Period: Oct. 1, 1993 to April 30, 1999

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $450,000

Sponsor:   National Science Foundation

        

Project Title:   "Charge Transport and Luminescence in A. C. Thin Film SrS:Ce and ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices.

Contract Period: September 15, 1989-February 28, 1993

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $296,097

Sponsor:   National Science Foundation

        

Project Title:   "Modeling and Development of Double Electron Layer Tunneling Transistors (DELTT)."

Contract Period: Oct. 16, 1998 to Sept. 13, 1999

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $65,000

Sponsor: Sandia National Laboratories

 

Project Title:  "Integrated Sensing Architectures"

Contract Period:  9/1/98-8/31/04

Principal Investigator: Leonidas Bachas

Amount of Award:  $2,330,876

Sponsor: NSF-IGERT

 

Project Title:   "Development of CdS-CdTe Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications."

Contract Period: Dec. 1, 1996 to Nov.30, 1998

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure and G. B. Lush

Amount of Award: $120,000

Sponsor:   NASA; Center for Space Power

        

Project Title:   "Basic Studies of CdTe Solar Cells."

Contract Period: Sept. 1, 1996 to Aug.31, 1999

Principal Investigators: G. B. Lush, V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $284,806

Sponsor:   NASA-FAR

 

Project Title: "Equipment for a Thin Film Deposition and Characterization Laboratory."

Contract Period: March 1, 1997 to March 1,1999

Principal Investigators: G. B. Lush, V. P. Singh, and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $294,600

Sponsor:   Department of Defense - Infrastructure Program

 

Project Title: “Fabrication of Tin Oxide Films and ACTFEL Display Devices by Spray Pyrolysis”.

Contract Period: Sept. 1, 1997 to Aug. 31 1998

Principal Investigators: V. P Singh

Amount of Award: $15000

Sponsor: J.F. Jordan

 

Project Title:  "Initial Evaluation of Novel Ideas for Illumination Sources of High Efficiency."

Contract Period: Dec. 1, 1996 to Nov.30, 1998

Principal 1nvestigator: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award:  $30,000

Sponsor:  J.F. Jordan

 

Project Title:   "II - VI Thin Films Produced by Electrolytic Deposition."

Contract Period: January 1, 1998 to Aug. 31, 1999

Principal Investigators: J.C. McClure, V. P. Singh, G. B. Lush and R. Osegueda

Amount of Award: $14,000

Sponsor:   AFOSR (Airforce Office of Sponsored Research)

 

Project Title: "Fabrication and Characterization of High Efficiency Thin Film CdS-CdTe Solar Cells."   

Project Period: January 1 1992-December 31, 1993

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $167,200

Sponsor:   Texas Coordinating Board, Advanced Technology Program

        

Project Title:  "Investigation of Modularly Configured Attached Processors with Intelligent Memories."

Project Period: Oct. 1, 1993 to Jan. 31,1996

Principal Investigators: Glenn Gibson, Vijay Singh

Amount of Award:  $298,514

Sponsor:   Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO)

        

Project Title:   "Foil Mounted CdS/CdTe Cells for Space Applications."

Period: June 1, 1992 to May 30, 1994

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure and C. Johnson

Amount of Award: $55,000

Sponsor:   NASA/Center for Space Power

        

Project Title:   "Development of Low Cost Thin Film Solar Cells."

Project Period: April 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure

Amount of Award: $80,323

Sponsor:   Institute of Manufacturing and Materials Management

        

Project Title:   "Thin Film CdS-CdTe Solar Cells."

Project Period:  Jan. 1, 1992 to Dec. 31, 1993

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J. Rascon

Amount of Award:  $13,600

Sponsor:   Texas Coordinating Board Advanced Technology Program, Supplemental Minority Grant Application

        

Project Title:   "Investigation of Forming and Degradation Problems in d.c. Powder ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices."

Period:    July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992

Principal Investigator: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $40,000

Sponsor:   Cherry Display Products, Inc.

        

Project Title: "Conduction and Peep Levels in Zns:Mn and SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices."

Contract Period: July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992

Principal Investigator: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award:  $32,000

Sponsor:   Battelle, Inc.

        

Project Title: "Modeling of Electroluminescence in SrS:Ce and ZnS:Mn," ACTFEL Devices.

Contact Period: Sept. 1, 1989 to Aug. 31,1990

Principal Investigator: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $30,460

Sponsor:   Army Research Office/Battelle

        

Project Title: "Investigation of Current Flow Mechanism in Thin Film Backwall Cu2S/(ZnCd)S and CdTe/(ZnCd)S Photovoltaic Cells."

Contact Period: Sept. 1, 1984 to May 31, 1985

Principal Investigator: V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $11,908

Sponsor:   Photon Energy, Inc.

        

Project Title: "Conduction Mechanism in Thin Film Plastic Inks."

Contact Period: Jan. 1, 1987 to Dec. 31, 1987

Principal Investigators: V. P. Singh and J. C. McClure

Amount of Award: $15,000

Sponsor:   Macintosh Murchison Faculty Fellowship

        

Project Title: "Thin Film Solar Cells."

Period: Sept. 1, 1990 to Aug.31, 1992

Principal Investigators: J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $48,000

Sponsor:   NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

        

Project Title: "Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Applications."

Period: Sept. 1, 1992 to Aug. 31,1994

Principal Investigators: J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh

Amount of Award: $48,000

Sponsor: NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

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PROPOSALS SUBMITTED IN RECENT PAST

(Needs to be updated)

 

NSF-IGERT Pre-Proposal, Chen, Singh et al, April 5, 2007

NSF-EPSCoR Pre-Proposal, Hinds, Singh et al, April 2, 2007

 

1.  Agency: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Vijay Singh; Co-PIs: Suresh Rajaputra, Allen Hermann, Dennis Field

Proposed Amount: $74,720

Duration of Project: 1 year

Status : Pending

 

2.  Agency: National Science Foundation(NSF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Richard Ahrenkiel (U of Denver); Co-PIs: Vijay Singh (Subcontract to UK).

Proposed Amount: $226,428

Duration of Project: 3 years, April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2010

Status : Pending

 

3.  Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Abhijit Patwardhan; Co-PIs: Vijay Singh, Suresh Rajaputra

Proposed Amount: $150, 000

Duration of Project: 1 year, July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2018

Status : Pending

 

4.  Agency: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Vijay Singh; Co-PIs: Suresh Rajaputra, Allen Hermann, Dennis Field

Proposed Amount: $99,813

Duration of Project: 2 years , 11/01/2005 to 10/31/2007

Status : Not funded

 

5.  Agency: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Vijay Singh ; Co-PIs: Suresh Rajaputra

Proposed Amount: $99,164

Status : (Not Funded)

 

6.  Agency: Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Vijay Singh; Co-PIs: Suresh Rajaputra, Zack Hilt

Proposed Amount: $99,951

Duration of Project: 2 years , 07/01/2005 to 06/30/2007

Status : funded for $99,951

Project Title: “High surface area nanoporous TiO2, SnO2, and intelligent polymer network films for gas sensing applications”.

 

7.  Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Listing of PIs and Co-PIs:    PI: Zhi Chen ; Co-PIs: Vijay Singh, Bruce hinds, Mark Hersham

Proposed Amount: $1,500,000

Duration of Project: 3 years, 08/01/2006 to 07/31/2009

Status : funded for $1,200,000

Project Title: “NIRT-Novel One Dimensional Horizontally Aligned Array of Nanopores Nanoscale Fabrication for Molecular and Electronic Devices ”.

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING

 

GRADUATE THESIS RESEARCH ACTIVITY

 

 Dissertation/Thesis Committees Chaired

     

I have been the thesis director of about 70 graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. level.  Specifically, the following Ph.D. dissertations and M. S. theses were completed or are in progress under my guidance:

 

Praveen Sivakumar, Ph.D., “Investigation of the Role of Bulk Trap Levels in a.c. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices”, (August  2006), anticipated.

 

Liu Piao,  Ph.D , Nanostructured Solar Cells, (August  2008), anticipated.

 

Patricia Clore, Ph.D.,  Analysis of Nanoscale Heterojunctions, (August  2009), anticipated

 

Keith Loiselle, Ph.D., “Development and Analysis of Magnetoelastic Sensors”,  Ph.D. December 2006 (anticipated).

 

Karen Sampson, M.S. “ Nanostructured Solar Cells in Porous Alumina”, (June 2006), anticipated.

 

Dennis Field, M.S., Nanoscale Heterojunctions –Charcterization and Analysis, (June 2007), anticipated.

 

Gayatri Sagi, Mixed Layer Organic Semiconductor Solar Cells, 2007, Anticipated

 

Alberto Aguilera, Post-Doctoral Student, Display Devices and Nanoelectronics, 2003-2005

 

Suresh Rajaputra, Post-Doctoral Student, Nanostructured and Organic Solar Cells, Continuing

“Organic Semiconductor Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on CuPC”, Balaji Parthasarathy, M.S. Thesis, Dec. 2005

 

“Fabrication and Characterization of Bulk and Nano CdS-CIS Heterojunctions on ITO and Molybdenum Substrates.” Visweswaran Jayaraman,  M.S. Thesis, August 2005.

 

“Fabrication and Characterization of Schottky Diode and Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on Copperpthalocyanine (CuPc), Buckminster Fullerene (C60) and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)” Subhash C.C. Vallurupalli, M.S. Thesis, August 2005.

 

“Investigation of Current Transport in ITO/CdTe/polymer/Al Devices Using Nano-Structured CdTe.” Vignesh Ramachandran, February 9, 2005.

 

“Investigation of Field, Current and Luminance in a.c. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices.” Praveen Sivakumar, February 7, 2005.

 

Vivekanand Jayaraman, M.S.Thesis, “Fabrication and Characterization of Porous Alumina and Cadmium Sulfide For Optoelectronic Applications”, December 2004.

 

Sanagapalli, M.S.Thesis, “Electro-Optical Characterization and Analysis of Schottky Diodes based on Nanocrystalline CdS,” July 2004.

 

Vinay Karunakaran, M.S. Report, “Solar Cells Based on Organic Semiconductors”, (2003)

 

Saikant Mahendra, M.S. Report, “Nanostructured Cadmium Telluride Devices”, (2003)

 

Praveen Sivakumar,  M.S.Thesis,  “Analysis of Electron Transport and Luminance in a.c. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices”, (December 2003).

 

Maxim Otrokov, “Electro Optical Characterization of ACTFEL Display Devices” M.S Thesis,  August 2002  .

 

“Electro-optical Characterization and Junction Analysis of CdTe- CdS Solar Cells,” M.S. David Linam, June 2000.

 

“Opto-electronic Processes in Blue SrS:Ce ACTFEL Displays,” M.S. Thesis, Alex Garcia, Dec.1999.

 

"An Analytical Model for Electron Ejection and Transport in Electroluminescent Display Devices," Ph.D. Dissertation, Tarlochan Dhillon, June 1999

 

“Fabrication and Characterization of CdS-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells”, M.S. Thesis, Daniel Doran,  June 1999.

 

"Electronic and Luminance Mechanisms in ACTFEL Display Devices," Ph.D. Dissertation, Alberto Aguilera, December 1998.

 

"Fabrication and Characterization of CdTe - CdS Solar Cells on Molybdenum Substrates,” M.S. Thesis, Wensheng Wang, Aug. 1998.

 

 “Analysis and Characterization of Multi Level Interface States in Blue Emitting SrS Based ACTFEL Display Devices ” M.S. Thesis, Aniruddha Tallukdar, June 1998.

       

"Performance and Cost evaluations of MCM vs. simple-chip Implementation,” M.S. Thesis, Steve Sams, Dec. 1997.

        

"Development and Characterization of Sputtered Films for Applications in CdS – CdTe Solar Cells,” M. S. Thesis, Xu Wang Aug. 1998.

        

"Aluminum Oxide-Silicon Nitride Dielectric Stacks for ACTFEL Display Devices,” Rebecca Cardenas, M. S. Thesis, Dec. 1997.

        

"Sulfur Treatment effects on SrS:Ce Films and Devices for Blue Emitting Displays," Jianchun Xu, M.S. Thesis, Aug. 1997.

        

"Modeling of ACTFEL Display Devices,” Sathish Somanathan, Dec. 1997.

        

"An ASIC Burn-in Elimination and Gate Oxide Reliability Study,” Mike Eltze, M.S. Thesis June 1997.

 

"Cadmium Stannate Films as Transparent Conductors in Solar Cells and Display Devices," M.S. Thesis, Cesar Payan, (in progress).

 

"Development of High Efficiency CdS-CdTe Solar Cells," Daniel Doran, (in progress).

 

"Investigation of Process Parameters in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Devices for Blue Displays," Seon Yi M.S. Thesis, Dec. 1998.

 

“An Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Film Roughness and Device Performance in ACTFEL Display Devices,”  Joseph Rascon, June 1996.

        

“Design Considerations for Implementing Fast Fourier Transforms in MCAP,” M. S. Thesis, Sandhya Gandhi, Dec. 1996.

        

“Degradation Studies on ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices,” M. S. Thesis, Shariar Farah, May 1996.

        

“Packaging Systems and Prototype Routing Elements for a Modularly Configured Attached Processor,” Kumar Swaroop Nagabathula, May 1996.

   

“Design of Adder and Fork Components for Modularly Configured Attached Processors,” Swaroop Kumar Nagabathula, December 1995.

        

"Evaluation of Gallium Arseninde Logic Circuits for Implementing MCAP," Srinivas Maram, Dec. 1995.

        

"Electrical and Materials Characterization of CdTe Photovoltaic Structure on Metal Foils," Ramon Santiesteban, December 1995.

        

“Transparent ITO Contracts of CdTe in Thin Film CdTe-CdS Solar Cells,” M. S. Thesis, Jung-Hsin Chao, July 1996.

        

"VHDL Model of a Fuzzy Logic Controller Using Reduced Symmetric Fuzzy Singleton Set," Sohail Siddiqui, July 1995.

        

"Design Issues in the Implementation of a Modularly Configured Attached Processor in a Multichip Module Configuration," Sanjay J. Singh, August 1994.

        

"An Improved Model for ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Devices Including the Effect of Monte Carlo Calculations," Marcus Traylor, July 1993.

  "Role of Cadmium Interlayer in CdS-CdTe Solar Cells," Neeraja Kaasireddy, May 1993.

        

"Comparative Evaluation of CdS Films Deposited by Different Techniques," Michael Jordan Jr., June 1993.

        

"Critical Parameters in CdS-CdTe Cell Fabrication," David Zubia, October 1993.

        

"Transient Effects in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," Suraj Bhaskaran, December 1994.

        

"Total Dose Radiation Effects on a CMOS IM Bit Dynamic Random Access Memory," Michael J. Walker, December 1992.

        

"A Study of Degradation in Direct Current Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," Joseph A. Raposo, December 1992.

        

"Electro-optical Characterization of ACTFEL Display Devices," Srinivas Krishna, August 1992.

        

"Modification of Dielectric-Phosphor Interface in A.C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," James Britton, June 1992.

        

"Efficient Spare Allocation for Restructurable VLSI RAM Chips," Sunil J. Kamath, December 1992.

        

"Modeling of SrS:Ce A.C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," Qin Xu, May 1992.

 

"Modeling of the Zns:Mn Alternating Current Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," Wan Majid, May 1991.

        

"Novel High Temperature Superconductors Fabricated by Thermal Vacuum Evaporation," Mark Fletcher, May 1990.

        

"A New Model for Electroluminescence in Blue Emitting SrS:Ce ACTFEL Devices," Peter Gunadisastra, May 1990.

        

"A Model to Interpret Biasing and Illumination Effects in Thin Film CdS-CdTe Solar Cells," J.J. Makwana, May 1990.

 

"Electronic and Material Characterization of Metallic Contact to Cadmium Telluride Films," Orlando Erickson, May 1989.

        

"Electro-optical Characterization of CdS-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells," Hagay Brafmam, May 1989.

        

"Effect of Grain Boundaries on the Electron Beam Induced Currents in p-n Heterojunctions," Chiou Chung, May 1989.

        

"Electronic Transport in CdS/CdTe Heterojunction," Lance Lyons, December 1988.

 

"Electroluminescence Mechanism in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Devices," Wai Hung, August 1988.

        

"Optical Demultiplexer for a Photonic Streak Camera," Hector Del Castillo, Jr., May 1987.

        

"Current Flow Mechanism in Silicon and in CdS/CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells," Saeed Feiz, August 1986.

        

"Current Flow Mechanism in Thin Film Cu2-S-CdZnS Photovoltaic Cells," P.P. Kajarekar, August 1984.

 

        

Member, Dissertation/Thesis Committees:

        

“Analysis of Field Emission at Nanascale”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Basil Wong, in progress. Advisor: Dr. Menguc

 

“Electrical and Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Filled Conductive Adhesive.” Jing Li, 2005.  Advisor: Dr. Janet Lumpp

 

“Performance Comparison of Alignment Mark Detection Technique in E-Beam Lithography”, M.S. Report, Rajesh Namepalli, November 2004, Advisor: Dr. Hastings

 

“Implementation of a Universal Micro-Sensor Interface Chip”, M.S. Thesis, Kun Zhang, 2002, 

 

“Degradation in deep sub micron MOSFET”, M.S. Thesis, Pradeep Garg, Dec.2001. Advisor: Dr. Chen

 

“An Investigation of Surface Desorption Effects,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Chelon Bater, (1999).

 

“Time and Area Optimization of an MCAP Initial Design,” K. Rajesh Jagannath, May 1997.

 

"Phosphor Efficiency and Deposition Temperature in ACTFEL Display Devices," Sanjay Gupta, May 1996.

 

"Distributed Matrix Multiplication Using Asynchronous RPC and a Study of RPC Performance for Data Transfer," Srikanth Chilakapati, May 1995.

        

"Fault Simulation of Stuck at Faults and Bridging Faults for an 8 Bit Carry Lookahead Adder," Khalid Bin Saghir Syed, May 1995.

        

"VLSI Implementation of a Fuzzy Logic Controller Using Reduced Symmetric Fuzzy Singleton Set," Krishna S. Goli, December 1994.

        

"Two VLSI Chips for Data Compression Based on a high Speed Pyramid Algorithm," Pankaj Kapoor, December 1993.

        

"Surface Acoustic Waves for High Resolution Radar," Kwong Yeung Wong, July 1993.

 

 


 

BOOKS, PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

"Polarization Fluctuation in Capacitive Bolometers," by V. P. Singh and A. Van der Ziel. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, p. 1452, 1974.

 

"Capacitance Measurements on Schottky Diodes and Cu2S/CdS Cells on Thin-Film CdS," by V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cadmium Sulfide Solar Cells and Other Abrupt Heterojunctions, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, April 30-May 2, 1975, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, pp. 560-574.

      

"Capacitive Bolometer Effect in the Paraelectric Phase of Triglycine Sulfate," by V. P. Singh and A. Van der Ziel, Ferroelectrics, vol. 15, pp. 135-142, 1977.

        

"Characteristics of CuxS/CdS Cell Formed on Sprayed Thin CdS Films," by V. P. Singh, The Conference Record of the Thirteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, June 5-8, 1978, Washington, D.C., pp. 507-512.

 

"Analysis of Capacitance Voltage Measurements on Heat Treated Cu2-xS/CdS Heterojunctions," by R. B. Hall and V. P. Singh, Journal of Applied Physics, vol.50, No.10, pp. 6406-6412, October 1979.

 

"Cu2S/ZnCdS Heterojunction Solar Cells Formed on Sprayed ZnxCdi-xS Films," by N. A. Reshamwalda, S.B. Hsu, L.C. Burton and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the Third European Community Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, October 1980, Cannes, France, pp.778-792.

 

"Sprayed Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Films for Cu2S/ZnxCdi-xS Heterojunction Solar Cells," by V. P. Singh and J.F. Jordan, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. EDL-2, No. 6 pp.137-138, June 1981.

 

"A Model for Electronic Conduction in Sprayed Tin Oxide Films for Backwall Cu2S/CdS Cells," by M.C. Bost, E.W. Butler and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the Electrochemical Society, 161 St. Meeting, May 9-14, 1982 Montreal, Canada, 82(8), Materials, New Processes and Technologies - Photovoltaics, pp.411-421.

 

 

"Sprayed Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Films for Backwall Cu2S/(ZnCd)S Cell," by V.P. Singh, M.C. Bost, J.F. Jordan and D. M. Spitzer, Jr., Proceedings of the Fourth European Community Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference Stressa, Italy, May 10-14, 1982, pp. 737-741.

 

"Polycrystalline Photovoltaic Cell," United states Patent No.4,362,896; Inventor: V. P. Singh, Assignee: Photon Power Inc., Issue date: December 7, 1982.

 

"Method of Making a CdS/Cu2S Photovoltaic Cell," United Sates Patent No.4,404,734; Inventor:  V. P. Singh, Assignee: Photon Power Inc., Issue date: September 20, 1983.

       

"Electronic Characteristics of Thin-Films CdS-CdTe Photovoltaic Cells," by V. P. Singh, et al., Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, May 4-9, 1986, pp. 216-221.

 

"Luminescence Characteristics of SrS:CeF3 Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices," by V. P. Singh, D.C. Morton and M.R. Miller, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 35, No.1, pp.38-47, January 1988.

 

"Modeling of Hysteresis in Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices," by J.M. Jarem and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the 20th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, SSST-88, pp.480-485, University, of North Carolina at Charlotte, March 1988.

               

"Electron Beam Induced Currents in Thin Film CdS/CdTe Heterojunctions," by R.H. Kenny, J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the 8th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Florence, Italy, May 9-13,1988.

 

"Mechanism of Electroluminescence in Alkaline-Earth Sulfide ACTFEL Devices," by V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, Digest of Society for Information Display International Symposium, pp.27-30, Anaheim, California, May 1988.

 

“Junction Characteristics of CdS-CdTe Solar Cells," by S. P. Albright, V. P. Singh and J.F. Jordan, Solar Cells, vol. 24, pp.43-56, June 1988.      

 

"A Computationally Simple Model for Hysteretic Thin Film  Electroluminescent Devices," by J.M. Jarem and V. P. Singh, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 33, no.11, pp. 1834-1841, November 1988.

        

"Luminescence Response of SrS:CeF3 ACTFEL Devices to Various Pulse Waveform," by V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 36, no.1, pp.54-62, January 1989.

 

"High Injection and Grain Boundary Effects in the EBIC Response of Thin Film Heterojunction Solar Cells," by C. Chung, J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of 9th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Freiburg, F. R. Germany, pp. 496-499, 25-29 September 1989.

 

"Grain Boundary Effects in Electron Beam Induced Currents in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells," by J.C. McClure, C.J. Chung and V. P. Singh, Solid State Communications, vol.75, pp.171-173 (1990).

 

"Effect of Altitude and Wind Velocity on Optical Turbulence Measurement with Fine Wire Resistance Temperature Transducers," by V. P. Singh, F. Eaton and R. Rubio, Proceedings of SPIE 1990 Symposium on Infrared Optical Systems, 16-20 April, 1990, Orlando, Florida, vol. 1312 Propagation Engineering, pp. 117-127.

      

"A Quantitative Model for Electroluminescence in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices," by V.P. Singh, P. Gunadisastra, and D.C. Morton, International Symposium Digest of Society for

Information Display, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13-17, 1990, pp.249-252.

                 

"On the Measurement of Conduction Current in A. C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Electron Device Letters, December 1990.

 

"Characterization of Thin Film CdS/CdTe Solar Cells," by V. P. Singh, H. Brafman and J.C. McClure, Solar Cells, vol. 31, 1991, pp. 23-38.

        

"Electric Field and Conduction Current in A. C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, D.C. Morton and S. Krishna, Journal of Applied Physics, vol.70, Aug. 1991, pp.1811-18l9.

 

"Effect of Bulk Space Charge on the Current and Luminescence Characteristics of ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, W.Z. Majid and D.C. Morton, Conf. Record of 1991 International Display Research Conference, October 15-17, 1991, San Diego, CA, pp. 130-133.

 

"The Effect of Prongs in the Measurement of Atmospheric Turbulence with Fine-Wire Resistance Transducers," V. P. Singh, F. Eaton and R. Rubio, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology vol.9, no.2 April 1992, pp. 164-168.

       

"Evaluation of Phosphor Current and Carrier Multiplication in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Devices," by V.P. Singh, Q. Xu, S. Krishna and D.C. Morton, Proc. of 6th International Workshop on Electroluminescence, May 11-13, 1992, El Paso, Texas, pp. 47-54.

        

"Electro-optical Characterization of ZnS:Mn Direct Current Powder Electroluminescent Devices," by V. P. Singh, J. A. Raposo, J.C. McClure and J.W. Mayo, Proc. of 6th Intl. Workshop on Electroluminescence, May 11-13,1992, El Paso, Texas, pp. 152-157.

        

"Modification of Dielectric-Phosphor Interface in ACTFEL Display Devices," By J. Britton, J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Proc. of 6th Intl. Workshop on Electroluminescence, May 11-13.1992, El Paso, Texas, pp. 286-291.

 

"Electroluminescence, Proceeding of the Sixth International Workshop on Electroluminescence." V.P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Editors, El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 1992, ISBN 0-938317-10-5.

 

 

"A Model for Electroluminescence in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol.39, no.6, June 1992, pp.l331-1340.

 

"Phosphor Current in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, Q. Xu, J.C. McClure and D.C. Morton, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 72(9), Nov. 1 1992, PP. 4148-4155.

 

"Modification and Characterization of Insulator-Semiconductor Interface in A.C Thin Film Electroluminescence Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, J.D. Britton, J.C. McClure, Q. Xu and M. Traylor, Proc. of the International Electron Devices Meeting, San Francisco, December 13-16, 1992, pp.27.6.l-27.6.4

 

"Effect of Bulk Traps and Hot Electron Transport Factors in ACTFEL Devices," by V. P. Singh, M. Tray1or, S. Bhaskasan and D.C. Morton, SID-93 International Symposium Digest, Seattle, May 16-21, 1993, pp. 584-587.

        

"A study of Modified Structures for Reduced Aging Effects in DCPEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, J.A. Raposo, J.C. McClure, R.G. Bell and J.W. Mayo, Proc. of SID-93 International Symposium, Seattle, May 16-21, 1993, pp. 859-862.

            

"Analysis of ZnS:Mn Type A. C. Thin Film E1ectroluminescent Display Devices with Bulk Traps," V. Singh, W. Majid, D. Morton, Journal of Society for Information Display, vol. 1, No.2, pp. 135-141 June 1993.               

 

"Current Transport and Aging in Direct Current Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," J. A. Raposo, V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, R.G. Bell and J.W. Mayo, Journal of the SID, vol. 1, No.4, pp. 397-403, December 1993.

       

"A Novel Technique for Measuring Interface State Energies in A. C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," Aguilera, A., V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Engineering and Architecture Symposium Proceedings, Prairie View, Texas, March 1994, pp. 683-686.

        

"An Investigation of Electron Ejection Mechanisms at the Insulator-Phosphor Interface in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Devices," by S. Bhaskaran, V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, SID International

Symposium Proceedings, June 1994, San Jose, pp. 133-136.

        

"A Method for Measuring the Electron-Energy Distribution at the Phosphor-Insulator Interface in ACTFEL Display Devices," Aguilera, A., V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, SID-94 International Symposium Proceedings, San Jose, CA., June 1994, pp.565-568.

 

"Electron Energy Distribution at the Insulator-Semiconductor Interface in A.C Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," A. Aguilera, V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 41, no.8, pp. 1357-1363, August 1994.

 

        

"Effects of Some Processing Parameters on ZnS:Mn Thin Film Electroluminescence Devices," A. Aguilera, V. P. Singh et al, Proceedings of the 14th International Display Research Conference, Monterrey, CA., October 10-14, 1994, pp.452-455.

                  

"MCM Implementation of Modularly Configurable Attached Processors," C. Gibson, V. P. Singh, J. S. Singh, Y. Chang, H. Liu and S. Cabrera, Proc. of 1994 International Computer        Symposium, National Chiao Tung University,_ Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec.12-13, 1994, pp.463-472

 

"Cadmium Telluride Films for Lightweight Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications," V. P. Singh, G. B. Lush, R. Santiesteban, J.C. McClure and H. Chavez, AIP Conference Proceedings 325, Conference on NASA Centers for Commercial Development of Space, Albuquerque, NM. January 8-12, 1995, pp. 235-242.

 

"Design Considerations for Implementing a Modularly Configured Attached Processor in a Multi Chip Module," J. S. Singh, B. W. Gremel, V. P. Singh and G. A. Gibson, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference, Jan 31-Feb 2, 1995, Santa Cruz, Ca., pp. 62-68.

                 

"Characteristics of Cadmium Sulphide Thin Films Deposited by Evaporation Solution Growth, and Spraying," A. Read, J. C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Proceedings Engineering and Architecture Symposium 95, Prairie View A&M University, January 1995, pp.300-303.

        

"Investigation of Graphite and Indium Tin Oxide Contacts to Thin Film Cadmium Telluride," J. H. Chao, J. C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Proceedings Engineering and Architecture Symposium 95, Prairie View A&M University, January 1995, pp.13-i8.

       

"Evaporated Cadmium Telluride Films on Steel Foil Substrates," H. Chavez, R. Santiesteban, J.C. McClure and V. P. Singh, J. of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol. 6, pp. 21-4, 1995.

        

"Characteristics of Indium Tin Oxide Films Deposited by R. F. Magnetron Sputtering," R. Joshi, V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, Thin Solid Films, vol.257, pp. 32-35 1995.

 

"Design Issues in a CMOS Implementation of a Modularly Configured Attached Processor on a Multi-Chip Module," J. S Singh, B. W. Gremel, V. P. Singh and G. A. Gibson, International journal of Electronics, 1995, vol.78, no.5, pp. 943-938.

 

"Analysis of Contact Degradation in CdS-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells," V. P. Singh, O.       M. Erickson and J.'N. Chao, Journal of Applied Physics, vol.78, no.7, October 1995, pp. 4538-4542.

        

"Electron Ejection Processes at Insulator Semiconductor Interfaces in ACTFEL Display Devices," S. Bhaskaran, V. P. Singh and D.C. Morton, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 42. no. 10, October 1995, pp. 1756-l762.

        

 "Comparison of GaAs DCFL and CMOS Technologies for MCM-D Implementation of a Modulartly Configured Attached Processor," S. R. Maram, V. P. Singh, G. A. Gibson,       International Journal of Electronics, 1996, vol. 8O, no.4, pp. 583-594.

 

"An Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Surface Roughness and Device Performance in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices,"  J. G. Rascon,  V. P. Singh, J. C. McClure, F. S. Pool and D. C. Morton, Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence, edited by R. H. Maouch and H. E. Gumlich, Wissenchaft and Technic Verlag, Berlin, 1996, pp.153-156.

        

"Activator Clustering and Efficiency in ZnS:Mn  A. C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display         Devices," S. Gupta, J. C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Inorganic and Organic        Electroluminescence, edited by R. H. Mauch and H. E. Gumlich, Wissenchaft and Technic

Verlag, Berlin, 1996, pp. 161-164.

 

"Characterization of ZnS:Mn ACTFFL Display  Devices with ECR-PECVD Deposited Silicon Nitride Dielectric Layers,  V. P. Singh, J. G.  Rascon, J. C. McClure, F. Pool and D. C. Morton, 1996 S1D International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, vol. 27, pp.370-373, SID-96, San Diego, CA, May 12-17, 1996.

 

"Current Crowding and Phosphor Efficacy- in ACTFEL Display Devices," V. P. Singh, S.         Bhaskaran and J. C. McClure, Journal of the Society for Information Display vol. 4, no.2,

pp.59-63, July 1996.

                       

"PECVD Silicon Nitride - Aluminum Oxide Dielectric Layer Stacks for Reduced Current         Crowding in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, J. G. Rascon, A. Aguilera,

J.C. McClure, and F. S. Pool,  Proc. Of 16th IDRC/Euro Display, Oct. 1-3, 1996,  Birmingham, England pp. 211-214.

 

"Phosphor Efficiency and Deposition Temperature in ZnS:Mn A. C. Thin Film

Electroluminescence Display Devices," by S. Grupta, J. C. McClure and V. P Singh, Thin Solid Films, vol. 229, 1997, pp. 33-37.

 

"A Comparative Study of ACTFEL Device Efficiency Measurement Methods," by A. Aguilera, A. Garcia, G. Sada, J. C. McClure and V. P. Singh, Technical Digest, Society for Information Display, 1997 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, May 11-16, 1997, Hynes Convention Center, Boston Massachusetts, pp. 546-567.

 

"Physical and Electrical Characterization of CdS Films Deposited by Vacuum Evaporation,         Solution Growth and Spray Pyrolysis, "by H. Chavez, M. Jordan, J. C. McClure, G. B. Lush,

V. P. Singh, Journal of Materials Science, Materials in Electronics, vol. 8, No. 3, June 1997, pp. 151-157.

 

"Optimization of N2 and Ar Flows for Si3N4 Sputtering,"by R. T. Cardenas, A. Aguilera,

V. P. Singh and J. C. McClure, Proc. of Engineering & Architecture Symposium, Prairie view

A&M University, 1997.

"Analysis of space Charge and Luminance in SrS:Ce ACTFEL display Devices", by A. Aguilera, V.P. Singh and D. C. Morton, Proc. of the Third International Conference on the Science and Technology of Display Phosphors, Nov. 3-5, 1997, Huntington Beach, California, pp. 73-76. 

 

"A Simple Model for ACTFEL Display Devices," by A. Aguilera and V.P. Singh, Proc. Of the Second IEEE International Caracas Conference on Devices, Circuits and System, March 2-4, 1998, Margarita, Venezuela, pp. 83-87.

 

“Investigation of ZnO CdTe Heterojuntion Solar Cells on Molybdenum Substrates”, by   W. Wang, X. Wang, G. Thompson, J.C. McClure, and V.P. Singh, Proc. of Second World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, Austria, 6-10 July, 1998, pp. 1055-1058.

 

“Thin Film CdTe-CdS Heterojunction Solar Cells on Lightweight Metal Substrates,” by V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure, G. B. Lush, W. Wang, X. Wang, G. W. Thompson and E. Clark, Proceedings of International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 1998. Pg. 119 (Invited Paper)

 

"Growth and Characterization of CdTe by Close Spaced Sublimation on Metal Substrates, " by A. Seth, G. B. Lush, J. C. McClure, V.P. Singh, and D. Flood, Proceedings of International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 1998. Pg.15  (Invited Paper).

 

"Acoustic Charge Transport Devices," Article in the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, John Webster, Editor: John Wiley, Publisher, New York, 1999, pp.90-102.

 

"Foil Mounted Thin Film Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications," J.C. McClure, V.P. Singh, G.B. Lush, G. Thompson, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 55 (1999), pp. 141-148.

 

“Growth and characterization of CdTe by close spaced sublimation on metal substrates”, by a. Seth, G.B. Lush, J.C. McClure, V.P. Singh, D. Flood, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 59 pp.35-49, (1999)

 

“Thin film CdTe-CdS heterojunction solar cells on lightweight metal substrates”, by Vijay P. Singh, John McClure, G.B. Lush, W. Wang, X. Wang, G.W. Thompson, E. Clark, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 59 pp. 145-161, 1999

 

“An Analysis of Field Dependent Capture of Electros by Ionized Activators and their Effects on Luminance in SrS Based Blue Emitting ACTFEL Display Devices”, A. Aguilera, V.P. Singh, A. Garcia and D.C. Morton. Digest of the Society for Information Displays International Symposium, San Jose, Ca., May 18-20, 1999, pp. 604-607.

 

“Electro-optical Characterization of Thin Films CdS-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells”, D.L. Linam, D.W. Dills, V.P. Singh, J.C. McClure and G.B. Lush, Proc. of the Third International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials Research Congress, 1999, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1999, Cancun, Mexico, p. 99.

"Electrodeposition Deposition and Characterization of Thin Film CdTe on Mo Foil”, M.E. Calixto, J.C. McClure, V. P. Singh et al, Proc of the Third International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials Research Congress, 1999, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1999, Cancun, Mexico, p 100.

 

“Electroluminescence of CdTe Solar Cells”, G.B. Lush, M. Ordaz, V.P. Singh, J.C. McClure, Proc. of the Third International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials Research Congress, 1999, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1999, Cancun, Mexico, p 98.

 

“A Modified Analytical Model for Electroluminescence Behavior in Blue-Emitting SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices”, by T.S. Dhillon, A Talukder, J.C. McClure and V.P. Singh,

Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Dec.14-18,1999, New Delhi, India, published in, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Editors, Vikram Kumar and S.K.Aggarwal, Allied Publishers, Delhi, 1999 , pp.1134-1137.

 

“Characterization and Analysis of CdS_CdTe Junction in Thin Film Solar Cells Using Various Deposition Techniques for CdS and CdTe”,  by D.L. Linam, D.W. Dils, G.B. Lush, J.C. McClure and V.P.Singh,  Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Dec.14-18,1999, New Delhi, India,  published in, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Editors, Vikram Kumar and S.K.Aggarwal, Allied Publishers, Delhi, 1999,  pp.1258-1261.

 

“Electron Transport and Luminance Behavior in A.C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices”, by Vijay P. Singh,  Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Dec.14-18,1999, New Delhi, India,  published in, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Editors, Vikram Kumar and S.K.Aggarwal, Allied Publishers, Delhi, 1999 , pp.1115-1122.

 

"Acoustic Charge Transport Devices," by Vijay P. Singh, Article in the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, John Webster, Editor: John Wiley, Publisher, New York, 1999.

 

“Modeling of Optoelectronic Processes in SrS:Cu ACTFEL Display Devices”, by V.P. Singh, A. Garcia, A. Aguilera, and D.C. Morton,  SID 00,  Digest of the Society for Information Displays International Symposium, Long Beach, California,  May 16-18, 2000, pp. 888-891.

 

“ CdTe/CdS Photovoltaic Devices on Flexible Metallic Substraes”, World Renewable Energy Congress VI (WREC 2000), Elsevier Science Limited, Editor, A.A.M. Sayigh.

 

“Design Issues in the Fabrication of the Top Transparent Contact CdS in CdTe-CdS Solar Cells on Molybdenum Foil Substrates”, by V.P. Singh J.C. McClure, C.A. Grimes, and X. Wang, Proc. of the Fourth International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials research Congress, Aug.28-Aug.31, 2000,Cancun, Mexico p. 78.

 

“Probing of Junction Transport Mechanisms in CdTe-CdS Solar Cells with Infrared and Settling Time Measurements”, by D. Linam, Gregory Lush, John McClure, and Vijay Singh, Proc. of the Fourth International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials Research Congress, Aug. 28-Aug. 31, 2000, Cancun, Mexico, p. 79.

 

“Electro-optical Characterization and Modeling of Thin film CdS-CdTe Heterojunction solar Cells”, by Vijay P. Singh, David L.  Linam, David D. Dils, John C. McClure and G. B. Lush,  Solar Energy Materials and solar Cells,  Vol.63, No.4, pp.445-466, (August 2000).

 

“Electrodeposition and Characterization of CdTe Thin Films on Mo Foils Using a Two Voltage Technique”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Calixto, M.E.,  J.C. McClure, V.P. Singh, P.J. Sebastian , Vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 325-334, (August 2000).

 

“Charge Transport Mechanism in a Typical Au/CdTe Schotty Diode”, Mathew, X.,  J.P. Enriquez, P.J. Sebastian, J.C. McClure, V.P. Singh , Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 355-365, (August 2000).

 

“Temperature and Illumination Dependent Junction Transport in Cdte-CdS Solar Cells”, by D.L. Linam, V.P.Singh, G.B. Lush, J.C.McClure and D.W. Dils, Proc. of the 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Anchorage, Alaska U.S.A., Sept. 2000.

 

“Role of Holes in the Isotope Effect and Mechanisms for the Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Device Degradation”, Zhi Chen, Pradeep Garg and Vijay Singh,  Applied Physics Letters, Volume 79, Number 2, July 9, 2001.

 

“Modeling of Electron Transport and Luminance in SrS:Cu, Ag ACTFEL Display Devices”, V. P. Singh, A. Aguilera, A. Garcia and D. C. Morton, accepted, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 48, No. 10, October 2001, pp. 2242-2248.

 

“Light and Voltage Dependence of the Junction Transport Properties of CdTe/CdS Photovoltaics,” Linam, D.L., V.P. Singh, J.C. McClure, G.B. Lush, X. Mathew, and P.J. Sebastian, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Vol. 70, pp. 335-344 (2001).  

 

“Design Issues in the Fabrication of CdS-CdTe Solar Cells on Molybdenum Foil Substrates,” Singh, V.P. and J. McClure, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 76, pp. 369-385 (2002).

 

Aguilera, A., A. Garcia, and V.P.Singh, “On Impact Ionization and Other Electron Transport Processis in SrS: Cu ACTFEL Devices,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electoluminscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

Otrokov, M., K. Loiselle, P. Sivakumar, and V.P. Singh, M. Bowen, and S.Shing, “Steady State Responses of Luminance and Current in SrS:Cu, SrS:Cu, Ag, SrS:Eu and ZnS:Mn Devices,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electoluminscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun Mexico (Aug. 25-29, 2002).

 

Otrokov, M., K. Loiselle, P. Sivakumar, and V.P. Singh, M. Bowen, and S.Shing, “Transient Responses of Luminance and Current in SrS: Cu, Ag, SrS:Ce, SrS:Eu and ZnS:Mn Devices,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminescent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

Singh, V.P., “Electron Transport and Luminance in A.C. thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminescent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

Singh, V.P.,  J. Anthony, S. Rajaputra, G. Thompson, and M. Payne, “Pentacene Based Heterojunction Solar Cells Using a CdS Window Layer,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminescent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

Thompson, G., S. Rajaputra, V. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani, and V.P. Singh, “Characterization of Nanostructured CdS Films for Applications in CdS-CdTe Solar Cells,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminescent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

“Direct Evidence of Multiple Vibrational Excitation for the Si – H/D Bond Breaking in Metal-oxide-semiconductors,” Chen, Z., P. Ong, A.K. Mylin, V.P. Singh, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 81, No. 17, pp. 3278-3280 (October, 2002).

 

Rajaputra, S., G. Thompson, S. Sangapalli, V. Jayaraman, V. P. Singh, M. Payne, J. Anthony, “A new method for fabricating nano-structured CdS for applications in CdS based solar cells,” Proceedings, KSEF Conference. Lexington, KY (2003).

“Nanoscale Engineering Certificate Program at the University of Kentucky,” by M. P.  Mengüç, V. Singh, B. J. Hinds, Z. Chen and R. Vallance. Kentucky NanoMat Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 25-26, 2003.

“Modeling of Optoelectronic Processes SrS: Cu,Ag Actfel Display Devices,” by Vijay P. Singh, Alberto Aguilera, Praveen Sivakumar, Dharmashanker Rajagopalan, Karen Sampson, David C. Morton and Eric Forsythe. Proceedings of International Conference on Luminescence and its Applications. Mumbai, India, Feb. 9-12, 2004, pp 133-134.

“Ultrasound Assisted Fabrication of Nanoporous CdS Films,” R. S. Singh, S. Sanagapalli, V.    Jayaraman and V. P. Singh. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 4 (January/February 2004), pp. 164-168 (2004).

“Characteristics of nanocrystalline CdS films fabricated by sonochemical, microwave and solution growth methods for solar cell applications,” V.P. Singh, R.S. Singh, G.W. Thompson, V. Jayaraman, S. Sanagapalli and V.K. Rangari. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 81 Issue 3, pp. 293-303 (February 2004).

“Nano-structured CdTe, CdS and TiO2 for thin film solar cells applications,” R.S. Singh, V. K. Rangari, S. Sanagapalli, V. Jayaraman, S. Mahendra and V. P. Singh. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 82/1-2, pp. 315-330 (2004).

“An Analytical Model for Electron Transport and Luminance in SrS: Cu,Ag ACTFEL Display Devices,” Vijay P. Singh, Praveen Sivakumar, Alberto Aguilera, David C. Morton, and Eric Forsythe. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 51, #3 (March 2004), pp. 357-363.

 

“Analysis of CuPc-based organic solar cell with high photovoltage”, Aguilera, A., Suresh Singh, R.; Balaji Parthasarathy; Sampson, K.E.; Vallurupalli, S.C.C.; Anthony, J.E.; Payne, M.M.; Singh, V.P. , Conference Record of the Thirty-First IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (IEEE Cat. No. 05CH37608), 2005, pp 121-124, 3-7 Jan. 2005 , Lake buena Vista, FL, USA Sponsor: IEEE Electron Devices Soc. (USA)

 

Copper-phthalocyanine-based organic solar cells with high open circuit voltage”, V.P. Singh*, R. S. Singh, B. Parthasarathy, A. Aguilera, J. Anthony and M. Payne, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 86, pp. 082106-1 to 082106-3, (February 2005).

 

 “Modeling of the Electroluminance Behavior of Blue Emitting SrS: Ce ACTFEL Devices with Multiple Interface Energy States,” by T.S. Dhillon and V. P. Singh, Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, INDIA, December 13-17, 2005, pp. 1159-1162.

 

“Opportunities and Challenges Nanoelectronics,” by Allen Hermann, Tapas Chaudhuria, V.P. Singh, and R.S. Singh, Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, INDIA, December 13-17, 2005, pp. 301-308 .

 

“Nanostructured Solar Cells Based on Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors,” by V. P. Singh, R.S. Singh, Allen M. Hermann, Visweshwaran Jayaraman and Karen Sampson, Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India, December 13-17, 2005, pp 100-107.

 

“Porous alumina templates and nanostructured CdS for thin film solar cell applications”, Alberto Aguilera, Vivekanand Jayaraman, Srikalyan Sanagapalli, R. Suresh Singh, Visweswaran Jayaraman, Karen Sampson, and Vijay P. Singh, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 90, pp. 713-726, 2006

 

“Characterization of High Photovoltage CuPc- Based Organic Solar Cell Structures”, V.P. Singh, B. Parthasarathy, R.S. Singh, A. Aguilera, John Anthony and M.Payne,  Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 90, pp. 798-812, 2006

 

 “Current Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering,” A M Hermann, R S Singh, and V P Singh, Pramana- Journal of Physics, Indian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp 93- 100, July 2006.

 

“Electro-Optical Characterization and Analysis of CuPc – Based Solar Cells with Hith Photovoltage”, V P Singh, R S Singh, and A M Hermann, Pramana- Journal of Physics, Indian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 67, No. 1. pp 67- 72, July 2006.

 

Book Chapter, “Thin Film Solar Cells Based on Nanostructured CdS, CIS, CdTe and Cu2S”, in Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion, ELSEVIER, B.V., 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0-444-52844-5, Edited by Tetsuo Soga, Editor, pp 167-190 (2006).

 

“Structural and Photoelectrical Characterization of Hot Wall Deposited CuInSe2 Thin Films  and

The Fabrication of  CuInSe2   Based Solar  Cells”, S.Agilan, S.Vekatachalam, D.Mangalaraj, K.Narayandass, S. Velumani, G.M. Rao, and V. P. Singh,  Materials Characterization, Vol. 58/8-9, pp. 701-707, August/September 2007

 

“Copper phthalocyanine based Schottky diode solar cells”, by R.S. Singh, Subhash Vallurupalli, and Vijay P. Singh, Journal of Material Science, Materials in Electronics, DOI 10.1007/s 10854-007-9152-5, April 2007

 

"Templated Assembly of Magnetic Cobalt Nanowire Arrays" by A Srivastava, R.S. Singh, K . E. Sampson, V. P.  Singh, and R. V. Ramanujan,  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A,  DOI: 10.1007/s 11661-007-9096-7, Vol. 38A, pp 717-724, April 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERS ACCEPTED

 

Articles in-press or accepted for publication

 

1.  Ding, Dongyan, Z. Chen, S. Rajaputra, and  V. P. Singh, "Hydrogen sensors based on aligned carbon nanotubes in an anodic aluminum oxide template with palladium as a top electrode" to be published in  Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Accepted November 2006. (W) *

 

 

PAPERS/PATENTS SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW

 

1. Sampson, Karen, R.S. Singh, P. Sivakumar, N. Jackson, S. Nicaise and V. P. Singh, ”Nanoporous Alumina Films on Molybdenum and ITO Substrates for Solar Cell applications“, submitted for review to, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, November 2006.

 

2. Patent Application, Vijay P. Singh and Suresh K.S. Rajaputra, “Nanoscale Solar Cell With Vertical and Lateral Junctions”, U.S. Patent Office, Patent Application No. 37 CFR 1.63, filed June 20, 2006.

 

3.  Sovannary Phok, Suresh Rajaputra and Vijay P. Singh, COPPER INDIUM DISELENIDE NANOWIRE ARRAYS BY ELECTRODEPOSITION IN POROUS ALUMINA TEMPLATES, Submitted to “Nanotechnology”, July 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

         

"Capacitance Measurements on Schottky Diodes and Cu2S/CdS Cells on Thin Film CdS," by V. P. Singh: presented at the International Workshop on Cadmium Sulfide Solar Cells and Other Abrupt Heterojunctions, University of Delaware, Newark, April 30-May 2, 1975, sponsored; by National Science Foundation.

 

"Characteristics of Cu2S/CdS Cell on Sprayed Thin Films," by V. P. Singh presented the 13th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference June 5-8, 1979, Washington, DC.

        

"Sprayed CdS and ZnxCdi-xS Films for Cu2S/ZnxCdi-xS Heterojunction Cells," by V. P. Singh, invited paper; presented at the CdS/Cu2S and CdS/Cu Ternary- Photovoltaic Cells, Subcontractors In-depth Review Meeting, September 3-5, 1980, Washington, DC, sponsored         by the Solar Energy Research Institute, U.S. Department of Energy.

        

"Cu2S/ZnxCdi-xS Heterojunction Cells," by V. P Singh, invited paper; presented at the CdS/Cu2S and CdS/Cu Ternary Photovoltaic Cells, Subcontractors In-depth Review Meeting, September 3-5, 1980, Washington, DC, sponsored by- the Solar Energy- Research Institute, U.S. Department of Energy.

        

" Cu2S/ZnxCdi-xS  Heterojunction Solar Cells Formed on Sprayed Cu2S/ZnxCdi-xS Films," by N. A. Reshamwala, W. B. Hsu, L. C. Burton and V. P. Singh; at the third European Community       Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, October 1980, Cannes, France.

        

"A Model for Electronic Conduction in Sprayed Tin Oxide Films for Backwall Cu2S/CdS Cells," by M. C. Bost, E. W. Butler and V. P. Singh, presented at the Electrochemical Society, 161st Meeting, May 9-14, l982 Montreal, Canada.

        

"Sprayed Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Films for Backwall Cu2S/(ZnCd)S Cell," by V. P. Singh, M.. C. Bost, J. F. Jordan and D. M. Spitzer, Jr., Fourth European Community Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Stressa, Italy-, May 10-14 1982.

        

"Electronic Characteristics of Thin Film CdS-CdTe Photovoltaic Cells," by V. P. Singh, R. H. Kenny-, J. C. McClure, S. P. AIbright, B. Ackerman and J. F. Jordan, 19th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conf., New Orleans, May 4-8, 1987, pg. 216-221.

        

"Modeling of Hysteresis in Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices," by J. M. Jarem and V. P.

Singh, 20th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, University- of North Carolina at          Charlotte, March 1988.

        

 "Electron Beam Induced Currents in Thin Film CdS/CdTe Heterojunctions," by R. H. Kennv, J. C. McClure and V. P. Singh, 8th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy- Conference, May 9-13, 1988, Florence, Italy, pg. 1097-1101.

        

"Mechanism of Electroluminescence in Alkaline-Earth Sulfide ACTFEL Devices," by V. P. Singh and D. C. Morton, Society for Information Display International Symposium, Anaheim, California, May 1988.

        

“High Injection and Grain Boundary Effects in the EBIC Response at Thin – Film Heterojunction Soar Cells,” by C.J. Chung, J.C. McClure and V.P. Singh, 9th E.C. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Freiburg, Germany, Sept. 1989, pg. 496-499.

 

"Effect of Altitude and Wind Velocity, on Optical Turbulence Measurement with Fine-Wise Resistance Temperature Sensors," SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Symposium, Orlando, Florida, April 16-20,1990.

        

"A Quantitative Model for Electroluminescence in SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices, Society for Information Display Symposium, May 15-17, 1990, Las Vegas, Nevada.

        

“Modification of the Dielectric – Insulator Interface in A.C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices,” Proceedings 6th International Workshop on Electroluminescence, El Paso, Texas, May 11-13, 1992, pg. 286-291.

 

"Evaluation of Phospher Current and Carrier Multiplication in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Devices, Sixth International Workshop on Electroluminescence, El Paso, Texas, May 11-13,1992.

        

"Electo-Optical Characterization of ZnS:Mn, Cu Direct Current Powder Electroluminescent Devices," Sixth International Workshop on Electroluminescence, El Paso, Texas, May 11-13, 1992, pg. 152-158.

        

"Effect of Bulk Space Charge on the Current and Luminescence Characteristics of ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," International Display Research Conference, San Diego, California, October 15-17, 1991.

        

"Modification and Characterization of Insulator-Semiconductor Interfaces in ACTFEL Display Devices," International Electron Devices Meetings, San Francisco, California, December 13-16 1992, pg. 27.6.1.

        

"Effect of Bulk Traps and Hot Electron Transport Factors in ACTEEL Devices," SID-93 International Symposium, Seattle, May 16-21, 1993.

        

"A Study of Modified Structures for Reduced Aging Effects in DCPEL Display Devices," 

SID-93 International Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 16-21, 1993, pg. 859.

        

"Cadmium Telluride Films for Lighweight Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications,” Conferences on NASA Centers for Commercial Development of Space, Albuquerque. NM, January 8-12, 1995.

        

"A Method for Measuring the Electron-Energy, Distribution at the Phosphor-Insulator Interface in ACTFEL Display Devices," SID-94 International Symposium, Society for Information Display, San Jose, CA, June 11, 1994.

        

"Current Crowding in the ZnS:Mn Phosphor Layer in ACTFEL Flat Panel Display Devices." Ceramics and Advanced Materials Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, Oct.31, 1994.

        

"Effects of Some Processing Parameters on ZnS:Mn Thin Film Electroluminescence Devices," 14th International Display Research Conference. Monterrey, CA, October 10-14, 1994.

        

"Design Considerations for Implementing a Modularly Configured Attached Processor in a Multi-Chip Module," 1993 IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference, Jan 31-Feb 2, 1993, Santa Cruz, CA.

        

"Cadmium Telluride Films for Lightweight Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications." Conference on NASA Centers for Commercial Development of Space, Albuquerque, NM, January 8-12, 1995, pg. 452-455.

        

"Thin Film Research Capabilities at the Materials Research Center of Excellence at UTEP,"

MRCE Advisor Board Visit, Sept. 28, 1995 UTEP, El Paso, Texas.

        

"Current Crowding In ACTFEL Display Devices," Physics Department Seminar, The University of Texas at El Paso, October 4, 1995.

        

"Comparative Evaluation of MCM and WSI Implementation of MCAP for Matrix Operations," SC-COSMIC Conference, University of Houston, October 21-22, 1995.

        

"Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Current Crowding in ACTFEL Display Devices," 7th. Annual Joint Meeting of the Materials Research Society, and the American Ceramics Society, New Mexico section, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct 30, 1993.

        

"Photoluminescence Investigations in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," 7th. Annual Joint Meeting of the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramics Society, New Mexico section, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct 30, 1995.

        

"Transparent Conducting Contacts to CdS and CdTe for Thin Film Solar Cells," 7th. Annual Joint Meeting of the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramics Society, New Mexico section, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct 30, 1995.

        

"Effect of Substrate Temperature on ACTFEL Device Performance," 7th. Annual Joint Meeting of the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramics Society, New Mexico section, Albuquerque. N.M., Oct.30, 1995.

        

"Development of CdS-CdTe Solar Cells for Space and Terrestrial Applications," NASA-CSP, Management Advisory Board Meeting, TAMU, College Station, TX, March 3, 1996.

        

"Novel CdS-CdTe Solar Cell Structures on Flexible Metal Foil Substrates," Ballistic Missile

Defense Organization (BMDO) Visit, Technical Review, UTEP Site Visit, March 27, 1996, El Paso, TX.

        

"Solar Cell Research Activities in the Electronic Devices Lab. At UTEP," Elect. & Comp. Eng. Dept. Graduate Seminar, March 28, 1996.

        

"Lightweight CdS-CdTe Solar Cells for Space Applications," Physics Dept. Seminar, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, April 22, 1996.

        

"Characterization of ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices with ERC-PECVD Deposited silicon Nitride Dielectric Layers,” 1996 International Symposium of the Society, for Information Display (SID-96) San Diego, CA, May 12-17, 1996.

        

"An Atomic Force Microscopy Investigation of Surface Roughness and Device Performance in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices,"  8th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence (EL-96), Berlin, Germany, August 13-15, 1996.

        

"Activator Clustering and Efficiency in ZnS:Mn A. C. Thin Film Electroluminescence Display Devices," 8th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence, (EL-96) Berlin, Germany; August 13-15, 1996.

 

"PECVD Silicon Nitride-Aluminum Oxide Dielectric Layer Stacks for Reduced Current Crowding in ZnS:Mn ACTFEL Display Devices," Proc. of 16th IDRC/Euro display, Oct. 1-3, 1996, Birmingham, England.

        

“Transparent Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Contacts to Solution Grown Cadmium Sulfide Films,” Proceedings 9th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC – a) Miyazaki, Japan, Nov. 11, 1996.

 

"Design Issues in CdTe Solar Cells for Space Applications," National CdTe Workshop, UTEP El Paso, Texas, Feb 12-l3, 1997.

 

"Methods for Measuring the Device Efficiency of ACTFEL Display Devices," Proc. of the 11th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Texas, Austin, April 24-26, 1997.

 

"A comparative Study of ACTFEL Device Efficiency Measurements Methods," Technical Digest, Society for Information Display, 1997 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, May 11-16, 1997, Hynes Convention Center, Boston Massachusetts.

 

"Analysis of Space Charge and Luminance in Srs:Ce ACTFEL display Devices," Proc. of the Third International Conference on the Science and Technology of Display Phosphors, Huntington Beach, Ca., Nov. 3-5, 1997.

 

 “CdTe-CdS Solar Cells on Lightweight, Flexible Foil Substrates,” Invited Talk, International Materials Congress, Sept. 1-4, 1997, Cancun, Mexico.

 

“Investigation of ZnO CdS CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells on Molybdenum Substrates,” J. C. McClure, V.P. Singh, G. Thompson, W. Wang and X. Wang, 2nd World Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, Austria, July 6-10, 1998    

 

“Manufacturing Vision” UTEP, March 22, 1999.

 

“An Analysis of Field Dependent Capture of Electrons by Ionized Activators in SrS Based Blue Emitting ACTFEL Displays Devices”, Society for Information Displays, International Symposium, San Jose, California, May 18-20, 1999.

 

“Electron Transport and Luminance Mechanism in Blue Emitting SrS:Ce Electroluminescent Displays Devices”, Invited Talk, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, April 20, 1999.

 

“Electro-optical Characterization of thin Films CdS-CdTe Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Invited Talk, International Materials Research Congress, August.29-Sept.2, 1999, Cancun Mexico.

 

“Characterization and Analysis of CdS_CdTe Junction in Thin Film Solar Cells Using Various Deposition Techniques for CdS and CdTe”, Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Dec.14-18, 1999, New Delhi, India.

 

“Electron Transport and Luminance Behavior in A.C. Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices”, Invited Talk, Tenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Dec.14-18, 1999, New Delhi, India.

 

“Modeling of Optoelectronic Processes in SrS:Cu ACTFEL Display Devices”, Society for Information Displays International Symposium, Long Beach, California, May 16-18, 2000.

 

“Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Film Solar Cells”, Invited Talk, University of Louisville, November 13, 2000.

 

“Design Issues in the Fabrication of the Top Transparent Contact to CdS in CdTe-CdS Solar Cells on Molybdenum Foil Substrates”, Invited Talk, International Symposium on New Materials, Renewable Energy and Environment, International Materials Research Congress, Aug. 28-Aug. 31, 2000, Cancun, Mexico.

 

“The Electric Century and the New Challenges for Electrical Engineers”, Talk given at IEEE Lexington Chapter Meeting, September 2000, Lexington, Kentucky.

 

“Thin Film CdTe-CdS Heterojunction Solar Cells”,  Invited Talk, University of Louisville, Materials Science Research Seminar, October 13, 2000, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

“Chemical Processing Issues in the Manufacture of Thin Film CdTe-CdS Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Invited Talk, IUPAC, International Symposium on Green Chemistry, University of Delhi, January 10-13, 2001, Delhi, India.

 

“A.C Thin Film Electro Luminescent Display Devices for Flat Panel Display Applications”, Invited Talk, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Computer Science”, University Of Cincinnati, Ohio, May 24, 2002.

 

 “Electron Transport and Luminance in A.C. thin Film Electoluminescent Display Devices,” Invited Talk, International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminiscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

“On Impact Ionization and Other Electron Transport Processes in SrS:Cu ACTFEL Devices,” International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminiscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

“Steady State Responses of Luminance and Current in SrS: Cu, Ag, SrS:Ce, SrS:Eu and ZnS:Mn Devices,” International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminiscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

“Transient Responses of Luminance and Current in SrS: Cu, Ag, SrS:Ce, SrS:Eu and ZnS:Mn Devices,” International Symposium on Materials Development in Liquid Crystal and Electroluminiscent Displays, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 25-29, 2002).

 

“A New Method for Fabrication Nano-structured Cadium Sulfide for Applications in CdS based Thin Film Solar Cells,” The First International Workshop on Nano-structured Materials for New Energy Systems, Conversions and Applications, Mexico City, Mexico (February 27-28, 2003).

 

A new method for fabricating nano-structured CdS for applications in CdS based solar cells,” First Annual Kentucky Innovation and Enterprise Conference, Lexington, KY (March 5, 2003).

 

“A new method for fabricating nano-structured CdS for applications in CdS based solar cells,”  KSEF-2003, Hyatt Hotel, Lexington, KY (May 2003).

Cancun 2003-Invited…       details to be added; Cancun 2003-contributed… details to be added; Cancun 2004-Invited… … details to be added; Cancun 2004-contributed.. details to be added

Invited Talk, Vijay P. Singh “Organic inorganic Hetero-junction solar cells,” 10th Annual Kentucky EPSCOR Conference, Hyatt Hotel, Lexington Kentucky (May 13, 2004).

Invited Talk, Vijay P. Singh “Porous Alumina templates for nanoscale hetero-junctions,” 10th Annual Kentucky EPSCOR Conference, Hyatt Hotel, Lexington Kentucky (May 13, 2004).

Invited Talk, Vijay P. Singh “ Nanoscale Electronic Devices: Principles and Applications”, Talk given to Central Kentucky Inventors Council, Lexington, KY., March 1, 2005.

Invited Talk, Symposium on Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, International Materials Research Congress, 2004, Cancun, Mexico, August 22-26, 2004.

 

Invited Talk, Vijay P. Singh, “Nanostructured Solar Cells Based on Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors,” 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India, December 13-17, 2005, pp 100-107.

Invited Talk, Vijay P. Singh, “Electro-Optical Characterization and Analysis of CuPc – Based Solar Cells with Hith Photovoltage”, 50th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, December 5-9, 2005, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai, 400085, India.

Invited Talk , Vijay P. Singh “Copper phthalocyanine based Schottky diode solar cells”, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico (August 21-25, 2006).

 

 

Invited Talk, “High Quality Nanoporous Alumina Templates for Nanoscale  Devices and Systems”, UK Connections Day-“Research Leading to New Businesses”, Hardymon Building, University of Kentucky, March 28, 2007.

 

“Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Gas Sensing Applications”, NANO-DDS-2007, Organized by Electronic Devices and Systems for Defense & Security (EDSDS) Association, Washington,DC, June 19, 2007.

 

“NANOSTRUCTURED TIN OXIDE AND TITANIUM OXIDE FOR LOW TEMPERATURE GAS  SENSOR APPLICATIONS”, NANO-DDS-2007, Organized by Electronic Devices and Systems for Defense & Security (EDSDS) Association, Washington,DC, June 20, 2007.



 

 

 

 

 


MAJOR TECHNICAL REPORTS

(Needs to be updated)

                                                       

"Optical Efficiency of the Backwall Cu2S/CdS and Cu2S/ (ZnCd) S Cells,"   by V. P. Singh and E. W. Butler, Report No. DRD-81-1, Photon Power Inc., March 5, 1981, 25 pages.

        

“Influence of Substrate Temperature, Spray Time and Flow Rate on Tin Oxide Film Characteristics," by V. P. Singh, M. C. Bost and E. W. Butler, Report No. MDR-81-2, Photon Power Inc., July 23 1981 64 pages.

        

"Film Cracking in Heat Treated Tin Oxide Float Class Structures," by V. P. Singh, E. W. Butler and M. C. Bost, Report No. MDR-81-3, Photon Power Inc., November 6, 1981, 14 pages.

        

"Effect of Various Process Parameters on the Characteristics of Sprayed tin Oxide Films," by V. P. Singh, M. C. Bost and E. W. Butler, Report No. MDR-81-4, Photon Power Inc., March 15, 1982, 131 pages.

        

"Initial Results on the Study of Void in Plant QIS Films," by D. P. Love and V. P. Singh, Report No. MDR-81-5, Photon Power Inc., August 6, 1982, 6 pages.

         "Identification of a Critical Parameter in the S. A. Proceeds," by S. P. Albright, D. P. Love and V. P. Singh, Report No. MDR-81-23, Photon Power Inc., November 19, 1982, 12 pages.

        

"Effect of Dip Time on CuxS Penetration and Short-Circuit Current Density- in S. A. Cells," by S. P. Albright, C. M. Lampkin and V. P. Singh, Report No. MDR-83-37, Photon Power Inc., March 30, 1983, 15 pages.

        

"The Effect of Substrate Temperature on CdS-1 Films Produced by the Spray- Pyrolysis Method," by S. P .Albright C. M. Lampkin and V. P. Singh Report No. MDR-83-38, Photon Power Inc., April 3, 1983, 42 pages.

         “Mechanism of Electrolumiescence in Blue SrS:CeF3 Thin Film EL Devices," by V. P. Singh, Final Contractor Report, U. S. Army Research Office, Electronics Technology and Devices Lab, Fort Monmouth, NJ, August 22, 1986 (74 pages).

        

"Electroluminescence in SrS/CeF3 ACTFEL Devices," by V. P. Singh, Final Report for U. S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, August 1987, Contract; No. DAAL03-86-D-0001 52 pages.

        

"Photo-excited Electroluminescence in ACTFEL Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, Final Report for U. S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, September 1988, Contract No. DAAL03-86-D-001, Delivery Order No.1019, 36 pages.

        

"Effect of Prong-Wire Interaction on Optical Turbulence Measurements with Fine Wire Resistance Temperature Transducers," by- V. P. Singh, Final Report for U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory-, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Contract No. DAAL03-86-D-001, Delivery Order No.1326, 41 pages.

   

"Electro-Optical Characterization and Modeling of AC Thin Film Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh, Final Report for U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab., Fort Manmouth, New Jersey, September 1990, Contract No. 03-86-D-0001, Delivery Order No. 1678, 69 pages.

"Charge Transport and Luminescence in A.C Thin Film SrS:Ce and ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, First Annual Report to National Science Foundation, Grant No. R11-8904751, November 7,1990, 38 pages.

"Charge Transport and Luminescence is A.C Thin Film SrS:Ce and ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Second Annual Report to National Science Foundation, Grant No. R11-8904731, November 22 1991, 80 pages.

        

"Charge Transport and Luminescence in A.C Thin Film SrS:Ce and ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Final Report, National Science Foundation, Washington. D.C., March 1993. RII-8904751.

        

"Aging Mechanisms and Device Designs for Higher Luminance in A. C. Thin Film and D.C. Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Annual Report, National Science Foundation, April 1994. HRD-9253547.

        

"Fabrication and Characterization of High Efficiency Thin Film CdS-CdTe Solar Cells," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Final Report, Texas Coordinating Board Advanced Technology Program, August 1994. 003661-016.

        

"Foil Mounted CdS-CdTe solar Cells," by V. P. Singh, J.C. McClure and C. Johnson, Final

Report NASA-Center for Space Power, June 1994. NAGW-1194-L20075-2500-83.

        

"Development of Low Cost Thin Film Solar Cells," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Final Report, Institute of Manufacturing and Materials Management, August 1993.

        

"Investigation of Forming and Degradation Mechanisms in D.C. Powder ZnS:Mn Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Final Report, Cherry Display Products Inc., July 1992.

 

         "Conduction Mechanism and Deep Levels in ZnS:Mn and SrS:Ce ACTFEL Display Devices," by V.P. Singh, Final Report Bdattelle Inc., July 1992.

 

         "Aging Mechanisms and Device Designs for Higher Luminance in A. C. Thin Film and D.C. Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Annual Report National Science Foundation, MRCE, April 1995.

        

"Aging Mechanisms and Device Designs for Higher Luminance in A. C. Thin Film and D.C. Powder Electroluminescent Display Devices," by V. P. Singh and J.C. McClure, Annual Report, National Science Foundation, MRCE, April 1996.

 

(Add details on NSF Final Reports, KSEF reports, ACNP Reports etc………)