Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Subodh Gautam Mhaisalkar

Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships), Nanyang Technological University
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Prof Subodh Gautam Mhaisalkar

Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar is the Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships) and Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Subodh is also the Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), a pan-University multidisciplinary research institute for innovative energy solutions. Prior to joining NTU in 2001, Subodh has over 10 years of research and engineering experience in the microelectronics industry where he held senior managerial positions at STATS Singapore, National Semiconductor, and SIMTech.

Prof Subodh’s main areas of research comprise perovskite solar cells, light emitting devices, and printable electronics. Common to all these projects are methods of solution processing of semiconductors, fundamental device physics studies, and device integration. For his work in Organic Thin Film Transistors, Subodh and his team won the IEEE 2008 George E. Smith Award for their work in printable electronics. Subodh is also the recipient of Ohio State University’s Professional Achievement Award 2012, the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2012, and Singapore National Day Award 2014 - The Public Administration Medal (Silver), and the IIT-Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018.

Major research projects include Competitive Research Program Funding from the National Research Foundation on “Perovskite Optoelectronics;” Polymer & Molecular Electronics with A*STAR, and a DARPA funded program on printed charge storage devices. As the Executive-Director of the Energy Research Initiative @ NTU (ERI@N), Subodh leads a pan-university effort, coordinating all research activities within the University pertaining to energy and promoting interactions and collaborations between colleges in the area of energy research. In raising $220 M in research funding, ERI@N with a staff-strength of 230 full-time staff and 105 PhD students has set up 62 Industry partnership projects, including joint-laboratories (on NTU Campus) with global industry leaders BMW, Johnson Matthey, Vestas, Gamesa, Rolls-Royce, and Bosch.

Prof Subodh has graduated 35 Masters and PhD students and is currently supervising a group of 11 PhD students and research fellows.
Subodh has published more than 400 research papers and has active collaborations with UC Berkeley, CEA/CNRS France, IIT-Bombay, NUS, and local research institutes. Subodh received his Bachelors’ degree from IIT-Bombay and his MS/Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.
Research Interests
Prof Subodh’s main areas of research comprise semiconductor nanomaterials, photovoltaics, optoelectronics devices, and printed electronics. Common to these projects are methods of processing of semiconductors (perovskites, organic, nanocarbons, or oxide nanowires), fundamental device physics studies, and device integration.
Current Projects
  • 1. Layered Perovskite Materials Synthesis 2. Reliability And Physics Of Failure
  • 2012 Nanyang Awards for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Add-on Research Programme 2: AV Research
  • BMW Tech Office Singapore - Personal Assist I
  • CETRAN Autonomous Vehicle Test Centre
  • CNT Biosensors
  • Cloud-Based Parking Recommendation Service and Android App
  • Co-Funding for Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab (Renovation)
  • Construction, Characterization and Testing of a Memory Element
  • Core Infrastructure - Stage 1 ProjectLiving Lab Fund (LLF) For NTU REIDS Testbed Phase I And II
  • Design, Fabrication And System Integration Of Organics Asics
  • Development of Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Development of high-performance durable perovskite solar cells
  • Energy - Research Centre Funding Scheme (RCFS) on Development of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) - RIE2020
  • High Voltage Cathodes For Next Generation Lithium ION Batteries
  • Hole-Conductor-Free Carbon Based Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Ambient Stability
  • Innovative manufacturing processes for low cost flexible GaAs solar cells
  • Large Area Monolithic Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells With Efficiency Greater Than 30%
  • Large Area Printed Perovskite Solar Cells For BIPV
  • Ligand Mediated Defect Passivation of Inorganic NCs for Enhanced Quantum Effects
  • Mapping Research & Development on Renewable Energy Technologies and Policies in ASEAN
  • Microgrids Power Mix Management ProjectLiving Lab Fund (LLF) For NTU REIDS Testbed Phase I And II
  • Microgrids Power Mix Management ProjectLiving Lab Fund (LLF) For NTU REIDS Testbed Phase I And II
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research - Assoc Vice President Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar
  • NICOP - Multidimensional perovskites materials for air-stable and efficient photovoltaics
  • NTU - Development of Autonomous Electric Vehicle Testbed in NTU
  • NTU REIDS Testbed - 1
  • NTU REIDS Testbed - 2
  • Nanonets: New Materials, Devices for Integrated Energy Harnessing & Storage
  • Organic Photovoltaic
  • Parking Waiting Time – Field Counting
  • Perovskite Optoelectronics: Multidimensional Perovskites For High Performance Solution-Processed Light-Emitting Devices
  • Perovskite Optoelectronics: Multidimensional Perovskites for High Performance Solution-Processed Light-Emitting Devices
  • Printed CNT field emission vacuum electronic devices
  • Printed electronics: Printable electronic circuits for OLED backplane
  • Ready Go Module III - Smart Leadership
  • Research Collaboration with Bosch (ERI@N, RTP and Organic Lab at MSE)
  • Smart Multi-Energy System
  • Study of Degradation Mechanisms and Design of New Materials and Packaging Methods to Improve the Lifetime of Thin-film CIGS Solar Cells
  • Technischen Universität München (TUM) CREATE Programme on Electromobility in Megacities
  • The Living Lab Fund (LLF) For Trial Of Autonomous Electric Vehicles In NTU
  • Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Energy Poverty in ASEAN
  • Towards 30% efficient thin-film on silicon tandem solar cells
Selected Publications
  • Li MJ, Begum R, Fu JH, Xu Q, Koh TM, Veldhuis SA, Gratzel M, Mathews N, Mhaisalkar SG, Sum TC. (2018). Low threshold and efficient multiple exciton generation in halide perovskite nanocrystals. Nature Communications, 9, 4197.
  • Weiqiang Chen, Saikat Bhaumik, Sjoerd A. Veldhuis, Guichuan Xing, Qiang Xu, Michael Graetzel, Subodh Mhaisalkar, Nripan Mathews*, and Tze Chien Sum*. (2017). Giant five-photon absorption from multidimensional core-shell halide perovskite colloidal nanocrystals. Nature Communications, 8, 15198.
  • Mingjie Li, Saikat Bhaumik, Teck Wee Goh, Muduli Subas Kumar, Natalia Yantara, Michael Grätzel, Subodh Mhaisalkar, Nripan Mathews* & Tze Chien Sum*. (2017). Slow cooling and highly efficient extraction of hot carriers in colloidal perovskite nanocrystals. Nature Communications, 8, 14350.
  • Guichuan Xing, Nripan Mathews*, Swee Sien Lim, Natalia Yantara, Xinfeng Liu, Dharani Sabba, Michael Grätzel, Subodh Mhaisalkar and Tze Chien Sum*. (2014). Low-temperature solution-processed wavelength-tunable perovskites for lasing. Nature Materials, 13, 476 - 480.
  • Guichuan Xing, Nripan Mathews*, Shuangyong Sun, Swee Sien Lim, Yeng Ming Lam, Michael Graetzel, Subodh Mhaisalkar, Tze Chien Sum*. (2013). Long-Range Balanced Electron and Hole Transport Lengths in Organic-Inorganic CH3NH3PbI3. Science, 342, 344 - 347.

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