Professor Nazir Kherani elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Professor Nazir P. Kherani (MSE/ECE) has been elected as a 2018 APS Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS).

Kherani received this prestigious distinction for his contributions to the development of betavoltaic, photovoltaic, and nanoplasmonic devices for long-lived batteries, high efficiency Si heterojunction solar cells, graded gratings for high sensitivity bio/chem-sensing applications, and contributions to understanding the Staebler- Wronski effect.

An internationally recognized expert in tritium science and technology, Kherani is a leading figure in solar photovoltaics research and development. His group, the Advanced Photovoltaics and Devices (APD) Research Group, actively carries out innovative research and technology developments in the areas of photovoltaics and the allied fields of photonics and electronics.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.