Vidhya Chakrapani

About

Professor Chakrapani’s primary research focus is on semiconductor electrochemistry, especially the study of energy and charge transfer processes occurring at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface. These reactions play a vital role in several important technological processes, ranging from energy scavenging by photoelectrochemical solar cells to energy storage by Li-ion batteries. Improvements in device performance require understanding the physics of the semiconductor excitonic transitions and the chemistry of the interfacial processes. The work in her lab is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and spans fundamental studies of interfacial phenomena, spectroscopic techniques in ultrafast time scale—which probe excited state transitions, synthesis of nanomaterials, and fabrication of photoelectrochemical solar cells, energy efficient smart windows, and Li-ion batteries for energy storage.

Education & Training

B.S. 2001, Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India M.S. 2004, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University Ph.D. 2007, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Other affililations: Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Research

Other Focus Areas

Semiconductor Electrochemistry, Advanced materials, Quantum dot solar cells, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Li ion batteries, optical and electronic properties of Group III- Nitrides

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Vidhya Chakrapani has 47 indexed publications in the subjects of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Physics and Astronomy.

Nicholas Smieszek, Xinran Li, Vidhya Chakrapani
Materials Advances
, 3
, 2022
, pp.7241-7247
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Vidhya Chakrapani, Chenying Wang, Qi Wang, Nicholas Smieszek
Surface and Interface Analysis
, 54
, 2022
, pp.1192-1202
.
Indroneil Roy, Chenying Wang, Nicholas Smieszek, Xinran Li, Leonidas Tsapatsaris, Vidhya Chakrapani
ChemSusChem
, 15
, 2022
.
Nicholas Smieszek, Siddharth Joshi, Vidhya Chakrapani
Applied Physics Letters
, 120
, 2022
.
Chenying Wang, Nicholas Smieszek, Vidhya Chakrapani
Chemistry of Materials
, 33
, 2021
, pp.7805-7817
.
Xinran Li, Indroneil Roy, Vidhya Chakrapani
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
, 125
, 2021
, pp.15166-15175
.
Vidhya Chakrapani
Applied Physics Letters
, 119
, 2021
.
Somdatta Bhattacharya, Indroneil Roy, Aaron Tice, Caitlyn Chapman, Ranodhi Udangawa, Vidhya Chakrapani, Joel L. Plawsky, Robert J. Linhardt
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
, 12
, 2020
, pp.19369-19376
.

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