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Bhoj Gautam

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Bhoj Gautam received his Master's degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and PhD from the University of Utah. During his PhD he worked for Professor Valy Vardeny's research group. In his PhD research, he focused on studying the magnetic field effect (MFE) in organic films and organic optoelectronic devices, such as organic light emitting diodes, organic solar cells and organic spin valves. After his PhD, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Kenan Gundogdu since August 2013. His research is mostly focused on charge separation dynamics in organic solar cells using ultrafast spectroscopy.

Select Publications

Correlation between ultrafast transient photomodulation spectroscopy and organic photovoltaic solar cell efficiency based on RR-P3HT/PCBM blends
B. Pandit, B.R. Gautam, T.P. Basel , and Z.V. Vardeny
Organic Electronics 15 (2014) 1149–1154

Room-temperature magnetically modulated electroluminescence from hybrid organic/inorganic spintronics devices
D. Sun, T.P. Basel, B. R. Gautam, W. Han, X. Jiang, S.S.P. Parkin, and Z. V. Vardeny
Applied Physics Letters 103, 042411 (2013)

Organic bulk heterojunction solar cells enhanced by spin interaction
Y. Zhang, B. R. Gautam, T. P. Basel, D. J. Mascaro, and Z. V. Vardeny
Synthetic Metals, 173, 2-9 (2013)

Magnetic field effect spectroscopy of C60-based films and devices which lack hyperfine interaction
B. R Gautam, T. D. Nguyen, E. Ehrenfreund, and Z. V. Vardeny
Journal of Applied Physics, 113,143102 (2013)

Spin-enhanced organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaic solar cells
Y. Zhang, T. P. Basel, B. R. Gautam, X. Yang, D. J. Mascaro, F. Liu, and Z. V. Vardeny
Nature Communications, 3, 1043 (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Utah
  • 2011 Poster Award, 9th international conference on Optical Probes of π-conjugated polymers and organic nanostructures