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.
Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University’s inaugural Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering, a professor of materials science and engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, believes in the power and potential of bio- and bio-inspired materials to improve human health.