Vikram L Dalal

  • Anson Marston Distinguished Professor
  • Thomas Whitney Professor
  • Director of ECpE Research

Main Office

133 ASC I
Ames, IA 50011-3025
Phone: 515-294-1077
Fax: 515-294-9584

Other Office(s)

2126 Coover
Ames, IA 50011-3060
Phone: 515-294-1077
Fax: 515-294-9584


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University (1969) MPA, Economics, Princeton University (1975) BE, Electrical Engineering, University of Bombay, India (1964)

Interest Areas

Photovoltaic solar energy conversion devices, plasma processing, semiconducting materials and devices, sensor devices Core Research Area: Microelectronics and photonics Strategic Research Area: Energy infrastructure

Selected Publications

Curtin, Benjamin, Rana Biswas, and Vikram Dalal. Photonic Crystal Based Back Reflectors for Light Management and Enhanced Absorption in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells. Applied Physics Letters 95, (2009): 231102. Dalal, Vikram, Atul Madhavan, S. Saripalli, Nayan Chakravarty, and Max Noack. Device Physics of Nanocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells. In Proc. IEEE 34th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 7-12, 2009: 1667-1671. Saripalli, S., P. Reusswig, P. Sharma, and V. L. Dalal. Transport Properties of Nanocrystalline Si and (Si,Ge). Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 354, (2008): 2426-2429. Madhavan, A. and V. Dalal. Alternative Designs for Nanocrystalline Si Solar Cells. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 354, (2008): 2403-2406. Jaju, V. and V. L. Dalal. Growth and Properties of Fluorinated Plasma Oxide for MOSFET Devices. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 354, (2008): 2839-2842.