Solid State Devices Laboratory

Solid State Devices Laboratory

Director: Pritpal Singh, PhD, Professor, Mark Jupina, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Nisha Kondrath, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Focus: Materials and device fabrication and characterization, battery characterization and modeling, and power electronics circuit development.

Research Highlights:

  • Development of nanostructured solar cells.
  • Development of power electronic circuits for battery management and electric energy conversion.
  • Characterization of novel, high frequency semiconductor device structures.
  • Fabrication of microelectronic devices including discrete devices and thin film integrated circuits.
  • Fabrication of thin film antennas on dielectric substrates.

Facility Highlights:

  • Class 1000 modular clean room units, including:
    • Spin coater
    • Mask aligner/exposure unit
    • Oxidation/diffusion furnaces
    • Rinse/developer units
  • Electrodeposition units
  • 1300 °C tube furnace
  • Two probe stations
  • Solar cell characterization station
  • 5kW fuel cell stack
  • Spectrum, network, and impedance analyzers
  • DC source/monitor units
  • Phase noise measurement system
  • Noise figure meter
  • Two Solartron 1280B electrochemical system impedance measurement units
  • Tenney Jr. thermal chambers
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Function generators
  • Multimeters
  • Electrometers
  • Electronic loads
  • 10 kW diesel generator
  • 5 kW Lithium ion battery pack
  • Power electronic test benches with network analyzer, high-current probes and amplifiers, differential probe, and a high voltage power supply
  • Four programmable power electronic converters (~10kW)
  • Licenses to various simulation software such as PSpice, Labview and Multisim

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Nisha Kondrath, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nisha.kondrath@Villanova.edu
610-519-8143