S. Sundar Kumar Iyer
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur, India 208016

Office location: WL 122

Email: sskiyer [AT] iitk.ac.in
Tel:   +91-512-259 7820
Fax:  +91-512-259 0063

I am also a part of the National Centre for Flexible Electronics (FlexE Centre) which forms a bridge between academia and industry with a goal of creating an eco-system for flexible electronic manufacturing in India. It operates under the Samtel Centre for Display Technologies at IIT Kanpur. I am currently the coordinator of these centres.


Research and Development Interests

o   Organic Solar Cells

o   Flexible Photovoltaic Technology

o   Flexible Electronics


Technologies Developed

o   Organic photovoltaic solar modules on glass substrate (Supported by MNRE, Govt. of India)

o   Organic solar modules on paper substrate (Supported by MeitY, Govt. of India)


In the Press

o   International Edition and Indian Edition of pv magazine about the OPV modules built on paper substrates (29th September, 2020)

o   Interview in the The Electronics on Flexible Electronics on the occasion of launching of Innovation Challenge at the FlexE Centre, IIT Kanpur (12th February, 2021)


Recent Publications

o   Improvement of hole mobility in PTB7 polymer film with a low temperature electric field treatment, Anirban Bagui and S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Journal of Applied Physics, 02 December 2020, 128, 215501 (8 pages)

o   Organic Photovoltaic Modules Built on Paper Substrates, Eswaran Jayaraman and S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Advanced Materials Technologies, 21 September 2020, 2000664 (10 pages)

o   Spin and doctor-blade coated PEDOT:PSS back electrodes in inverted organic solar cells, Sandeep Kumar, Honggyun Kim, Deok-kee Kim and S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Solar Energy, Volume 204, 1 July 2020, pp. 64-70

o   Tuning Thin Film Properties by Structural Modulations in Red Fluorescent Protein Chromophore Analogues, Ashish Singh, Raghav Gupta, Nazia Siddiqui, S. Sundar Kumar Iyer and Gurunath Ramanathan, ChemistrySelect, Volume 4, Issue 45, 6 December, 2019, pp. 13320-13326

o   Building a Planar Single and Binary Blend Stack Ternary Organic Solar Cells, Shubham Yadav and S.Sundar Kumar Iyer, Flexible and Printable Electronics, Volume 4, 12 August 2019, 034003 (8 pages)

o   Organic Solar Cells on Paper Substrates, Madhu Rawat, Eswaran Jayaraman, Sambathkumar Balasubramanian and S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Advanced Materials Technologies, 20 May 2019, 1900184 (11 pages)

o   Ag back electrode bonding process for inverted organic solar cells, Honggyun Kim, Sandeep Kumar, Og Jin Kim, S. Sundar Kumar Iyer and Deok-kee Kim, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 777, 10 March 2019, pp. 294-301

o   A method to discern voltage dependent internal photoemission component from photoconductivity content in spectral response of metal-organic semiconductor-metal devices and evaluate the interface barriers, Sandeep Kumar and S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Organic Electronics, Volume 65, February 2019, pp. 215-221


Recently Filed Patents

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201911019219 Dated: 14-05-2019 Electron transport layer based on doped ZnO layer and method thereof Inventors: Dhirendra Kumar Chaudhary and S Sundar Kumar Iyer

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201911012276 Dated: 28-03-2019 Mechanical Scriber to Isolate Solar Cells During Monolithic Fabrication of Organic Solar Cell Modules on Substrates Inventors: Eswaran Jayaraman and S Sundar Kumar Iyer

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201811047532 Dated: 26-03-2019 A Method of Manufacturing an Organic Semiconductor Film having Improved Conductivity Inventors: Anirban Bagui and S Sundar Kumar Iyer

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201911004465 Dated: 05-02-2019 A method for coating on lignocellulosic fibrous material substrate to facilitate building of electronics Inventors: Madhu Rawat, Eswaran Jayaraman and S Sundar Kumar Iyer

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201711038757 Dated: 31-10-2017 Portable charger for electronic devices Inventors: Eswaran Jayaraman and S Sundar Kumar Iyer

o  Indian Patent Application No. 201611002575 Dated: 22-01-2016 An apparatus for shadow-mask deposition and method thereof Inventors: Anukul Prasad Parhi and S Sundar Kumar Iyer


Education

o   Ph.D. -- University of California at Berkeley, 1998

o   M.S. -- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1993

o   B.Tech -- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1990

o   Higher Secondary Class XII Council Exams -- St. Lawrence High School, Calcutta, 1986

o   Secondary Class X Board Exams -- St. Lawrence High School, Calcutta, 1984


Industry Experience

o   Staff Engineer and later Advisor Engineer at IBM Microelectronics, Hopewell Junction New York (1998 to 2004)

o   Summer internship at Texas Instruments, Dallas (Summers of 1993 and 1995)


Teaching Experience

o   Faculty member at IIT Kanpur from July 2004 till date

o   Visiting faculty member at IIT Kanpur from July to December, 2003


Some other interests:

 

Asha for Education - an action group that attempts to bring socio-economic change in India through education