Priyabrata Sadhukhan received his first degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and his Ph.D. in 2021 from Jadavpur University, India, under the supervision of Dr. Sachindranath Das. In his doctoral. research, he worked on the correlation of structural, electrical, and optical properties of various hybrid perovskite materials with their application in photovoltaic devices. He has worked extensively on the solid-state synthesis of these hybrid perovskites and led one of the first few reports on a solventless solid-state synthesis route for the preparation of mixed halide perovskites. He showed that this green synthesis route allows superior control over the perovskite composition of mixed anion or mixed cation perovskites and thus results in excellent phase purity with a high product yield. Additionally, he has explored the application of hybrid perovskites in piezoelectric nanogenerator and supercapacitor devices.
In his postdoctoral research with Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sadhukhan will study the operational lifetime of perovskite photovoltaics using concentrated sunlight and machine learning methods. He will also work on perovskite-based integrated solar energy harvesting and storage devices.