Dr. Murali Banavoth, Assistant Professor at School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected an “Associate Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Sciences(TAS)” for the year 2019.

Dr. Murali Banavoth’s research interest are Advanced Functional Materials for Solar Energy Conversion, Perovskite Photovoltaics: Single crystal solar cells, Quantum dot solar cells, Thin film highly efficient solar cells, Lead free perovskite solar cells,  Heterovalent doping,  Anisotropic charge transport, Tandem devices with Quantum dot interlayers, ETL/HTL engineering,  Photodectection (PD), Lasing applications, Light emitting diodes (LEDS),  Nanostructured photovoltaics,  All solution/Vacuum photovoltaics, Organic Photovoltaics:Bulk Heterojunctions (BHJ) highly efficient solar cells, LEDS. PDs, Tandem devices, Hybrid concepts, All solution/Vacuum photovoltaics, Inorganic Photovoltaics: Chalcogenide /chalcopyrite (Cu2ZnSnS4, Cu2ZnSnSe4, Cu2CoSnS4, Cu(In,Ga)Se2, Cu(In,Al)Se2, Cu3BiS3) vacuum thin film / nanostructured photovoltaics and photodectection.

Dr. Banavoth has recently conferred with the prestigious National Academy of Sciences NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards 2019. He has also been bestowed with the prestigious young scientist award at the 105th Indian Science Congress on 20th March 2018 and also from the International society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability on Jan 1st 2018. Earlier in July 2017, he was awarded the young scientist award for 2nd BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meeting held during July 11-15, 2017 at Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Murali Banavoth after obtaining his Ph.D., from Indian Institute of Science, moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) at Solar Center as a postdoctoral associate and carried out pioneering work in the field of hybrid functional materials for solar harvesting. Dr. Banavoth’s contribution to the photovoltaic (Solar Cells) research is evident from his outstanding 45 publications in Nature, Advanced Materials, JACS, Angew. Chem., etc. are a few to name. His research interests are broadly classified as organic, inorganic, and hybrid solar cells and photovoltaics.