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.
Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country's 10th – and just recently announced – Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Energy will support the institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is expected from the institute's partners. Read the full story