Assist Prof Dr. Ankur Solanki - Materials Engineering and Physics - Research Excellence AwardūüŹÜ

Pandit Deendayal Energy University Gandhinagar Gujarat - India 

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits :

He began his academic journey with a B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Ch. Charan Singh University in 2003. He pursued M.Sc. in Physics & Electronics from the same university in 2005. Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Solanki completed his M.Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2008. His thesis focused on investigations of organic solar cell devices. Later, he earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2017, conducting research on morphology-dependent photophysics in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells.

Professional Endeavors :

After his postdoctoral research stint (2017-2019) at the School of Physics and Applied Physics, Nanyang Technological University, where he explored high-efficiency solar cells, memristor devices, and fundamental properties of halide perovskites, he joined Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics in July 2019.

Contributions and Research Focus in Materials Engineering and Physics :

His research primarily centers on a diverse range of topics, including hybrid perovskites, flexible electronics, memristors, memory devices, synapses, nociceptors, photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, nanomaterials, Materials Engineering and Physics thin film characterizations. Noteworthy projects led by him include the development of low-cost, flexible memristor devices for high-density data storage and neuromorphic applications, hybrid perovskite-based flexible memristors, and the development of stable and efficient memristor devices based on mixed halide perovskites.

Accolades and Recognition :

He has received recognition for his impactful research, evident from the grants and funding received for various projects from esteemed organizations like SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), DST (Department of Science and Technology), and GUJCOST (Gujarat Council on Science and Technology).

Impact and Influence :

His mentorship experience extends to guiding multiple Ph.D. students, FYP/Master students, and JRFs, thereby nurturing the next generation of researchers in the field of materials science, electronics, and physics. His collaborations with esteemed international and national researchers signify his influence and impact on cutting-edge research initiatives in the scientific community.

Legacy and Future Contributions :

His legacy lies in his substantial contributions to the field of materials science, particularly in hybrid perovskites, flexible electronics, and memristor technology. His multidisciplinary approach, coupled with a focus on practical applications, suggests a promising future in advancing innovative technologies that could revolutionize data storage, energy harvesting, and flexible electronics.


A total of 3279 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

                   Citations            1690        1589
                    h-index               24             23
                   i10-index             28             28

Notable Publications :

Ankur Solanki | Materials Engineering and Physics | Research Excellence Award

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