Rana Biswas

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Senior Scientist

Main Office

244 ASC I
Ames, IA 50011-3025
Phone: 515-294-7732
Fax: 515-294-0689

Other Office(s)

A506 Zaffarano Hall (Physics Addition)
Ames, IA 50011-3160
Phone: 515-294-6987
Fax: 515-294-0689


PhD, Physics, Cornell University (1984) MS, Physics, Cornell University (1982) M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1978)

Interest Areas

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

Selected Publications

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.