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MPhil Student Nipun Sawhney

MPhil Student Nipun Sawhney
Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave,
Cambridge, CB3 0HE



I am currently pursuing a MPhil (by research) in the Optoelectronics group.

Termination details:

I am currently pursuing a MPhil (by research) in the Optoelectronics group.

Research Interests

My work is largely focused on solving the global energy problem through scientific advances in solar energy conversion technologies.

Broadly the themes I am working on are:

  • Solar Energy
  • Hybrid Solar Cells
  • Singlet Exciton Fission
  • Charge Carrier Dynamics
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Nano Films


  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Energy
  • Hybrid Nanomaterials,
  • Photovoltaics
  • NanoPhotonics

Key Publications

Research Papers And Articles

1. Sawhney, Nipun, Anubhav Raghav, and Soumitra Satapathi. "Utilization of Naturally Occurring Dyes as Sensitizers in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells." IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 7.2 (2017): 539-544.

2. Chaudhri, N., Sawhney, N., Madhusudhan, B., Raghav, A., Sankar, M., & Satapathi, S. Effect of functional groups on sensitization of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using free base porphyrins. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines21.03 (2017), 222-230.

3. Using Indian summer fruit jamun to make solar cells. Nature India, 13 April 2017. 

Patents and Inventions

1. Sawhney, Nipun, Purnendu Mishra and Soumitra Satapathi. Device and Method for Real Time Parameter Controlled Spin Coating. E-106/43/2016/DEL/201611039173 (Provisionally Patent)

2. Sawhney, Nipun, and Soumitra Satapathi. Tandem Solar Energy Convertor Using Selective Waveband Concentration. Patent Pending.

3. Sawhney, Nipun and Advait Patil. Concentrator Photovoltaic Based on Macroscopic Light Trapping.

Conference Presentations

1. N. Sawhney, P. Mishra and S. Satapathi. “Spin Coating With Real Time Parameter Control” Nanobioteck-2016, 24-26 Nov. 2016, New Delhi

2. N. Chaudhri, N. Sawhney, et al. “Effect of Functional Groups on Sensitization of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Using Free Base Porphyrins” Poster Presented at: International Conference for Advanced Materials-2016, 4-7 Mar. 2016, Roorkee