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Dr. Subhadra Gupta

Professor Emerita


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  • B. Sc., Physics, University of the West Indies, 1976
  • M.S., Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1978
  • Ph. D., Physics, university of Cincinnati, 1981

Magnetic thin films and devices
Perovskite solar cells
Transparent conductive oxides
Magnetic tunnel junctions for STT and SOT/RAM
Founding director of Micro-Fabrication Facility
Mentored and graduated dozens of undergraduates and high school students, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. students in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Affiliated Areas
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Selected Publications

  • “Optimization and Structural Properties of ITO Electrodes for Perovskite Solar Cells” Firdous Ali and Subhadra Gupta (submitted to J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 2023).
  • “Development of Indium-Tin Oxide Thin Films on PAMAM Dendrimer Layers for Perovskite Solar Cell Applications”, Firdos Ali, Alecsander D. Mshar, Ka Ming Law, Xiao Li, A. J. Hauser, Shanlin Pan, Dawen Li and Subhadra Gupta, Energy Technology 2023, S. Alam et al. eds., The Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, p.27 (2023).
  • “FORC Analysis of Nanopatterned vs. Unpatterned Films: Coercivity and Switching Mechanisms,” Alecsander D. Mshar, Allen G. Owen, Daniel D. Arnold, Pieter B. Visscher, Randy K. Dumas and Subhadra Gupta, AIP Advances 12, 035230 (2022); https://doi: 10.1063/9.0000336
  • “Stable High Rate Reactive Sputtering”, W. Xiong and S. Gupta, U. S. Patent No. 6,537,428 issued March 25, 2003.
  • “Linear Sweeping Magnetron in Scanning Batch Tool”, S. Gupta and A. Ruspini, U. S. Patent No. 7,101,466 issued September 5, 2006.

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society, (2018).
  • IEEE Life Senior Member (2021).
  • Sony Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1991): “Development of High Productivity Processes for MiniDisc Coating Applications”.
  • Class 1 NASA Tech. Brief Award (1985): “Selective Electroplating on Laser-Irradiated Surfaces”.
  • One of 100 top innovations of 1984-85 selected by Science Digest magazine: “Fabrication of MOSFETS in Laser-Recrystallized Silicon-on-Garnet”.

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