PhD, Physics, Cornell University (1984)
MS, Physics, Cornell University (1982)
M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1978)
Photovoltaic materials; solar cells; photonic crystals and devices; sensors; computational electromagnetics; and semiconductors and nanoscale materials
Core Research Areas: Microelectronics and photonics; communications and signal processing
Strategic Research Area: Small-Scale Technology
Biswas, R., D. Zhou, I. Puscasu, E. Johnson, A. Taylor, and W. Zhao. Sharp Thermal Emission and Absorption from Conformally Coated Metallic Photonic Crystal with Triangular Lattice. Applied Physics Letters 93, no. 063307 (2008).
Zhou, D. and R. Biswas. Photonic Crystal Enhanced Light-trapping in Thin-film Solar Cells. Journal of Applied Physics 103, no. 093102 (2008).
Biswas, R., C. Christensen, J. Muehlmeier, G. Tuttle, and K-M. Ho. Waveguide Bends and Circuits in Three-dimensional Photonic Crystals, Photonics and Nanostructures 6, no. 208 (2008).
Sigalas, M. and R. Biswas. Slot Defect in Three-dimensional Photonic Crystals. Physics Review B 78, no. 033101 (2008).
Biswas, R., S. Neginhal, C. G. Ding, I. Puscasu, and E. Johnson. Mechanisms Underlying Extraordinary Transmission in Sub-wavelength Hole Arrays. Journal of the Optical Society of America B 24, (2007): 2489-95.
Reza Montazami, an Iowa State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been working on transient technology for years. The latest development from his lab is a self-destructing, lithium-ion battery capable of delivering 2.5 volts and dissolving or dissipating in 30 minutes when dropped in water. The battery can power a desktop calculator for about 15 minutes. Read More...