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Dhananjay  Kumar

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar

Associate Professor and ORNL Joint Faculty

Department of Mechanical Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
1407 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411


Location: Fort IRC Bldg., Suite 123
E-mail: dkumar@ncat.edu
Telephone: (336) 256-1151 x.2242
Fax: (336) 256-1153

Education:
Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, 1994; M.S., Chemistry Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, 1988; B.S., Chemistry Bhagalpur, University, Bhagalpur, 1985
Research Interest: Electronic materials, Magnetoresistance, Superconductivity, Fundamentals of thin film growth, Advanced materials processing, Magnetism and magnetic materials, Device applications, Laser ablation, Phosphor and Flat panel displays, Ferroelectrics and dielectrics, Nanocomposites, etc.

Important Contributions: (i) Development of a process to grow dielectric and ferroelectric films at relatively low temperatures on silicon substrates, (ii) Discovery of advantageous roles of silver metal generic to the growth of oxide thin films with significantly improved properties, (iii) Application of pulsed laser for post CMP cleaning of semiconductors, (iv) Synthesis of a novel compound in thin film form exhibiting a colossal magnetoresistance behavior needed in high density recording medium, (v) Optimization of photolithography and etching processes for microwave device fabrication of high temperature superconducting thin films.

Publications and Presentations: More than 100

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