Dr. Sudhir Ranjan  ( Pittsburgh, USA )
1-412-268-3039 (o)
1-412-580-1267 (cell)
ransud@yahoo.com
Sindri, Jharkhand
 
  Designation :
Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
 
  Academic Qualification :
1. Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
2. M.Sc. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
3. B.Sc.(H) Chemistry, L. S. College (BR Ambedkar Bihar University), Muzaffarpur, India
 
  Professional Skill :
2007 - Present   Researcher, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
2006 - 2007   Chemist, KMG2 Sensors Corp, State College, PA, USA
2004 -2006   Researcher/Project Leader, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2002 - 2003   Post Doc Researcher, Chemistry Department, University of Louisville, USA
1999 - 2002   Post Doc Research Associate, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
 
  Awards/Achievements/Others :
1. Secured First position in the BRA University of Bihar (B.Sc. program), Muzaffarpur (India)
2.Joint University Grants Commission "Council of Scientific and Industrial Research" (UGC-CSIR) National Level Fellowship: (1992-1997), India
3. National Merit Scholarship (1984-1989), Bihar, India.

Biosketch
Dr. Sudhir Ranjan is a specialist in the area of synthetic chemistry with expertise ranging from low temperature (-78 degree C) reactions to high-temperature (1500 degree C) processes and manipulations. With more than 15 years of experience in research and in solving problems using variety of scientific techniques, his skills are multi-disciplinary and embody specific areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Photo-chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Nano-Chemistry. Range of syntheses maneuvering extend from photosensitizers for solar energy conversion to new process development of Silicon wafering for Solar cells, detouring to various other synthesis of precursors in view of their application in various molecular electronic devices and CO2 reduction. He was assigned to lead a feasibility study project on "Tubular form TiO2 nanofiber and its use for the solar-capacitor". With such humungous background, he was entrusted to co-author a book entitled "Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis" (Springer Publication, 2008), [http://www.springer.com/engineering/power+engineering/book/978-0-387-33198-0?detailsPage=toc] which is his one of the major achievements as an inter-disciplinary scientist.

Founded on his background as a chemist, his ambitions is, firstly, to develop a novel high-temperature casting process of making a single-crystalline Silicon sheet (or wafer) continuously. Secondly, he aspires to develop TiO2 (or other) nano-structured based self-assembled systems (e.g. photoanodes) having desired location of different functionalities, and subsequent use of these systems for different energy related modern challenges such as solar cells and solar hydrogen production/storage.

Dr. Sudhir Ranjan’s scientific activity is well documented in the peer reviewed international journals as well as conferences. He is an active member of American Chemical Society and has enrolled to ACS member network to raise the concerns for the promotion of science for society.

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