Salil Rabade

Salil Rabade


Personal Profile

The aim of Salil Rabade's work is to quantify module degradation due to wear in photovoltaics. He focuses on aspects of gridline surface wear in silicon solar cells. It includes mechanical fatigue experiments followed by data analysis, finite element modeling, and scanning electron microscopy. This is a problem broadly in the fields of tribology and wear. 

Research Interests

Renewable energy

AI-integrated medical device development

Semiconductor packaging technologies

Professional Experience

Technical Sales and Services, Thermax Ltd. (2013–2014)

Eco Efficiency/Mechanical Engineering Intern, Applied Materials (2017)

R&D Intern, NeoLight LLC (2017–2018)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune


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