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    Faculty - TERI University


    Som Mondal
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Energy and Environment

    Som Mondal has worked in experimental fabrication of silicon solar cell. His expertise lies in industrial silicon solar cell and application of various laser assisted processes in its fabrication. He has also worked on TCAD simulation and development of alternative device characterization methods for solar cell. Prior to joining at TERI University, he worked with Solar Energy Corporation of India and the Ministry of Shipping, GoI, for implementation of utility-scale solar PV projects at major Indian ports. He is also the Co-PI of Centre of Excellence in Thermal Energy Storage in which he is working on development of thermal energy storage for various applications using phase change materials.

    Courses taught
    ENR 124: Solar Technologies (PV)
    ENR 136: Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation (PV)
    ENR 186: Heat Transfer Lab
    ENR 122: Renewable Energy Resource Characteristics (solar)
    ENR 119: Fundamentals of Thermal and Electrical Engineering (thermal)

    Research interests
    - Novel high efficiency solar cells
    - Development of storage thermal energy storage materials and system for hot and cold applications
    - PV module cooling

    On-going projects
    Centre of Excellence in Thermal Energy Storage at TERI University, New Delhi (Co-PI).




    Educational Qualifications
    •  Ph D, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2016

    •  M Sc, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2009

    •  B Sc, University of Calcutta, 2007

    Selected Publications
     D-M-D Plasmonic Anti-reflector for Next-generation Thin c-Si Solar Cell Applications
    Hemant Kumar Singh, Som Mondal, Balraj Arunachalam, Anishkumar Soman, Pratibha Sharma and Chetan Singh Solanki
    Plasmonics, Vol. 13, 2018, pp. 705-714,

     Deep Diffusion of Phosphorus in Silicon using Microsecond-pulsed Laser Doping
    Som Mondal and Chetan Singh Solanki
    Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 59, 2017, pp. 10-17,

     Optimization and Fabrication of Rear Surface Passivated c-Si Solar Cells on 156 cm2 Area with Local Point Contacts Made by Microsecond-pulsed Laser Firing
    Som Mondal, Anishkumar Soman and Aldrin Antony
    Solar Energy, Vol. 158, 2017, pp. 360-366,

     Deep Diffusion of Phosphorous in Silicon using 1070 nm Laser
    Som Mondal and Chetan Singh Solanki
    29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, pp.911 - 914, 22 - 26 Sep, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

     Diffused Bulk Channels Instead of Laser Drilled Via-holes in Emitter Wrap-through Solar Cell Structure: A Simulation Study
    Som Mondal, Prasad Thakur and Chetan Singh Solanki
    Solar Energy, Vol. 96, 2013, pp. 119-127,


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