Mandal, Krishna C.

Associate Professor

Nano-materials, quantum dot (Q-dot) and inorganic-organic based photovoltaics, crystal growth, semiconductors and scintillators, nuclear safeguard, radiation shielding, nuclear (alpha, beta, tritium, x-ray, gamma ray, neutron) detectors, front-end electronics, medical imaging - direct read-out real-time diagnostics (chest radiography, mammagraphy, CT), explosive detection, SERS for CBW agents detection, LW- and MW-IR lasers, THz Electronics, Li-batteries, Fuel cells

Biographical Profile

College Engineering & Computing, College of
Department Electrical Engineering
Phone 803-777-2722
Tenure Status Tenure Track

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
Photovoltaics, Nanomaterials, Quantun Dots, Thin Film Devices, Crystal Growth, Semiconductors, Scintillators, Nuclear Safeguard, Radiation Shielding, THz, Sensors, Detectors, Mid- and LW-IR Lasers, Medical Imaging, Alpha, Beta, Tritium, X-ray, Gamma-ray, Neutron, Front-end Read-out Electronics, Biomolecular Crystallography, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectrscopy (SERS), Li-batteries, Fuel Cells
Institutional Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Future Fuels, Homeland Security, Materials Research, Science and Engineering (Other), Health Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
Photovoltaics, Nuclear Detectors, Medical Imaging Devices, Front-end Real-time Read-out Electronics, THz-Electronics & Imaging, Sensors, and Detectors

International Activity

International Activities
Type of Activity
Research, Service
France, Canada, India
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes (Canada)
Speaks Non-English Language
Yes (French)

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1990 - 1994 Ecole Polytechnique, Materials Engineering Department Montreal, Canada Post Doctoral Fellow & Research Associate
1989 - 1990 Ecole Polytechnique, Condensed Matter Physics Division Paris, France CNRS Fellow
1987 - 1989 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Chemical Physics Group Mumbai, India Fellow
1981 - 1988 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) India Ph.D. Photovoltaic Solar Cells

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
1990 - Present Membership IEEE, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, SPIE Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Carolina

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1994 - 1997 Scientist, Electronic Materials & Devices, Noranda Advanced Materials (NorAM), Now Analogic-Canada, Montreal, Canada Noranda, Inc.
1997 - 1998 Staff Scientist, Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD), Inc., Watertown, MA 02172, USA RMD, Inc.
1998 - 2006 Senior Scientist, Advanced Materials Research Division, EIC Laboratories, Inc., Norwood, MA 02062, USA EIC, Labs., Inc.
2006 - 2009 Director, Solid-State Sensors and Detectors, Advanced Materials Research Division, EIC Laboratories, Inc., Norwood, MA 02062, USA EIC Labs., Inc.
2009 - Present Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA University of South Carolina, Columbia

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
1974 Award National Merit Scholarship, Government of India Government of India
1981 Award Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Fellow, Department of Science and Technology Fellow, Government of India Government of India
1987 Award Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Chemical Physics Group, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai, Government of India Government of India
1989 Award CNRS Fellow, Condensed Matter Physics Group, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Government of France
1990 Award Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Materials Engineering Department, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Government of Canada
2010 Award Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Young Faculty Award (YFA) DARPA, US Government
2012 Award ASPIRE-I (Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence-I) Award University of South Carolina
2013 Award ASPIRE-III: Infrastructure (Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence-III) Award (Co-PI) University of South Carolina
2013 Award IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Program, $3.0M, Sept.01, 2013 - Aug.31, 2018 IGERT NSF (Photovoltaics Thrust Leader)
2014 Award ASPIRE-I (Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence-I) Award University of South Carolina

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as PI (Past Seven Years)

Fabrication of Thin Films on Ceramic Substrates (15530-FB09)
Sponsor:  SC Universities Research & Education Foundation (SCUREF)/SRNS/DOE
Total Requested:  $50,000
Grant # WEST181, 08/11/2010 - 11/30/2011
Quantum Cutting Core-Shell Nanocrystals for Enhanced Solar Cell Efficiency (15530-FB06)
Sponsor:  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC)Pacific/DARPA/DOD
Total Requested:  $299,390
Grant # N66001-10-1-4031, 06/28/2010 - 06/26/2013
Enriched Boron-Doped Amorphous Selenium Based Position-Sensitive Solid-State Thermal Neutron Detector for MPACT Applications (15530-FB28)
Sponsor:  Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC/DOE
Total Requested:  $1,120,000
Grant # 120563, 10/12/2011 - 10/26/2015
Fabrication and Characterization of Semi-insulating Silicon Carbide Sensors for Low-energy X-ray Detection (15530-FB24)
Sponsor:  Los Alamos National Laboratory/DOE
Total Requested:  $125,000
Grant # 143479, 05/24/2011 - 09/30/2014

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as Co-PI (Past Seven Years)

Development of High Quality 4H-SiC Thick Epitaxy for Reliable High Power Electronics Using Chlorinated Precursors (15530-FB01)
PI:  Sudarshan, Tangali
Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Total Requested:  $600,002
Grant # N00014-10-1-0530, 04/01/2010 - 05/30/2015
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