Goutam Paul

Goutam Paul


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Goutam Paul's research focuses on the application of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques for probing the surface properties of photovoltaic (PV) semiconducting materials and the interfaces of PV devices. At NREL, he is carrying out in-situ and ex-situ AFM electrical characterization of crystalline and polycrystalline devices (e.g., silicon, perovskites, cadmium telluride, and  copper indium gallium diselenide) for renewable energy applications. 

Research Interests

Scanning probe microscopy

Device physics

Solar cells 

Professional Experience

Intern, Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Internship Program, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (2019) 

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Master, Physics, University of Calcutta

Bachelor, Physics, University of Calcutta


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