Baquer Mazhari


Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur, UP 208016


(Also with Samtel Centre and National Centre for Flexible Electronics)

Tel. +91-512-2597924 (Office)

+91-512-2598528 (Res)

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B.Tech. -- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 1987

M.S. -- University of Maryland College park, 1989

Ph.D. -- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1993

Teaching Interests

1.    Organic Electronics (PG course) : Introduction

2.    Flexible Electronics (PG course): Introduction

3.    Analog Circuits (PG course) (Video lecture notes)

4.    Introduction to Bipolar and MOS Analog Circuits (UG course): video lecture notes

5.    Introduction to Semiconductor Devices (UG Couse): video lecture notes

6.    Introduction to digital IC Design: (UG Couse): video lecture notes

7.    Introduction to Electronics: Video lecture notes


Some unconventional views on Devices and Circuits:

1.    Why does depletion approximation in PN Junction work so well?

2.    What is the real reason for decrease of collector current with collector-emitter voltage in saturation ?

3.    What does doping in semiconductor have to do with drying of clothes?

4.    Is cut-in voltage of a diode an illusion?

5.    What exactly happens when we apply Thevenin and Norton Theorem?

6.    How does negative feedback decrease distortion in amplifiers?

7.    Is biasing in the middle optimum for maximum voltage swing in amplifiers?

8.    A Tradeoff perspective on Amplifiers

9.    Millers Theorem and the Mystery of the Missing Pole?

10 Electronics is a general purpose problem solving tool


All video lectures can be found at the following Youtube Channel

Research Interests

Organic and Flexible Electronics:

(Thin film Transistors; Solar cells; LEDs; Sensors)



Distinguished Teacher award, IIT Kanpur, 2015

Gopal Das Bhandari Distinguished Teacher award, IIT Kanpur, 2019

Excellence in Teaching award, IIT Kanpur, 2019


Recent Publications and Patents:


1.    S. M. H. Rizvi and B. Mazhari, "Investigation of Traps in Thin-Film Organic Semiconductors Using Differential Analysis of Steady-State Current-Voltage Characteristics," in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 3430-3437, Aug. 2018.


2.    R. Agarwal and B. Mazhari, "Floating Drain-Based Measurement of ON-State Voltage of an OTFT for Sensing Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 3460-3465, Aug. 2018.


3.    R. Agarwal and B. Mazhari, "An Organic Temperature Sensor Based on Asymmetric Metal Insulator Semiconductor Capacitor With Electrically Tunable Sensing Area," in IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-4, March 2018.


4.    Rizvi, S. M. H. and Mazhari, B, An improved method for extraction of mobility from space charge limited current in organic semiconductor films, Journal of Applied Physics, 2017


5.    B. Mazhari and A. Gangwar, An organic device with thin film transistor merged with light emitting diode through use of an accumulation layer in TFT as an electrode ,US patent no : US 9536935 , Jan. 3,2017


6.    B. Mazhari, A. Ashok, Four-Terminal Gate-Controlled Thin-Film organic Thyristor, US patent no : US Patent 9,831,453, 2017


7.    Ankita Gangwar and Baquer Mazhari, A Thin film transistor with high drain current induced by a trap-assisted electric double layer, IEEE Trans. Electron devices, 2016


8.    B. Mazhari and A. Gangwar,Thin Film Transistor With A Current-Induced Channel ,US patent : 9,515,273, 2016


9.    Ankita Gangwar and Baquer Mazhari, A Current-Induced Channel Organic Thin-Film Transistor, IEEE Trans. Electron devices, 63 (1), 459-464, 2016


10.          Ashish K. Agarwal, Rajesh Agarwal and B. mazhari Channel Pinch-Off Near Drain In Top Contact Organic Thin Film Transistor, IEEE Electron Device Lett., vol.36, no.9, pp.947-949, Sept. 2015


11.          M. N. Islam and B. Mazhari, Organic Thin Film Transistors with Asymmetrically Placed Source and Drain Contact, IEEE Trans. Electron devices, 2014.


12.          Traps signature in steady state current-voltage characteristics of organic diode, Rizvi, S. M. H. and Mantri, P. and Mazhari, B., Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 244502 (2014)


13.          Prachi Mantri, S.M.H. Rizvi, B. Mazhari, Estimation of built-in voltage from steady-state current-voltage characteristics of organic diodes, Organic Electronics, Volume 14, Issue 3, August 2013, Pages 2034-2038.


14.          Vinay Kumar Singh and Baquer Mazhari, Measurement of threshold voltage in organic thin film transistors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 253304 , June 2013.


15.                Arun Tej Mallajosyula, S. Sundar Kumar Iyer, Baquer Mazhari, Charge transport in polythiophene:fullerene:nanotube bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices investigated by impedance spectroscopy, Current Applied Physics, June 2013


16.          M. N. Islam and B. Mazhari, Organic Thin Film Transistors with Asymmetrically Placed Source and Drain Contact, Organic Electronics, Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 862-867.


17.          Ashish K. Agarwal, and B. mazhari, Simultaneous Extraction of Source and Drain Resistances inTop Contact Organic Thin Film Transistors From a Single Test Structure, Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications 13 (11) , pp. 2659-2666, Nov. 2012.


18.          Mallajosyula, Arun Tej, Iyer, S. Sundar Kumar; Mazhari Baquer,Capacitance-voltage characteristics of P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction solar cells with ohmic contacts and the impact of single walled carbon nanotubes on them, Org. Electronics, Volume 13, Issue 7, July 2012, Pages 1158-1165


19.          Vinay K. Singh, Baquer Mazhari, Impact of scaling of dielectric thickness on mobility in top-contact pentacene organic thin film transistors , J. Appl. Phys. 111, 034905 , Feb 2012


20.          Vinay K. Singh, Ashish K. Agarwal and Baquer Mazhari, Measurement of Source Resistance in Top Contact Organic Thin Film Transistors, IEEE Electron Device Lett., EDL-9, March 2012




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