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Fall 2017


Prof. Rakesh Agrawal received the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research during the 2017 AIChE National Meeting.


Swapnil Deshmukh, Zheyu Jiang, Radhakrishna Tumbalamgooty, Taufik Ridha, and Parham Mobed presented their works during the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting.


Swapnil Deshmukh is recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for Best Poster in the Materials and Nanotechnology Category

Summer 2017


Swapnil Deshmukh and Ryan Ellis attend the Hands on Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE) educational conference and present their work on solution processed CIGSSe


Prof. Agrawal’s Sustainable Full Earth Concept Recognized in News Article from DNA


Dr. Rakesh Agrawal awarded NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) funding for graduate education in STEM fields


Scott McClary and Joseph Andler’s paper titled “Solution-Processed Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications” is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C


Joseph Andler presents a poster at the 2017 Crystal Growth and Assembly Gordon Research Conference entitled ” Luzonite Nanoparticle to Enrgaite Grain Polymorphic Transition for Thin-film Photovoltaics”


Taufik Ridha presents a poster at the 2017 EFRC-Hub-CMS PI Meeting entitled ” Systems-Level Molecular Mapping of Biomass-derived Molecules to Target Products”


Scott McClary is nominated for the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2017 PVSC


Scott McClary gives a talk at the 2017 Photovoltaic Specialist Conference in Washington DC titled, “Fabrication of Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films from Nanoparticles for Application in Solar Cells”


Resources

Resources for Graduate Students


Professional Development and Communication Skills

Registration for Professional Development Programs offered by GSPD:

https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/gspd/activities/workshops.html

Spring 2017 Communications Workshops including “Communicating Via Email,” “Conference Abstracts,” “Designing and Giving a Poster Presentation,” and many more:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Graduate/CommunicationsWorkshops


Educational Resources

PV Education Webpage, offering a wide variety of information on various photovoltaic technologies:

http://pveducation.org

  • As a part of NREL’s HOPE program, Dr. Caleb Miskin and Graduate Student Scott McClary contributed to PV education by adding new materials systems and concepts. Their CZTSSe page is now live at: http://pveducation.org/pvcdrom/materials/cztsse