Renuka Hyderkhan

Doctoral Candidate (Department of EEE) - Thesis submitted, applying for postdoc position

MEMS, Microfluidics & Nanoelectronics Lab

Research Areas: Renewable energy, Photovoltaics, Multiferroics and Ferroelectrics


Ph.D. (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)-Aug 2018 to Jan 2022 (Expected)

    • Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS)-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

    • Topic: “ Fabrication and characterization of transition metal doped BiFeO3 photovoltaic devices and their interfacial Engineering with 2D materials.

    • Supervisors: Dr. Sanket Goel

    • Co-Supervisors: Dr. Souvik Kundu, Dr. Kannan Ramaswamy, Dr. Harihara Venkataraman

M.E. (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering )-Aug 2012 to Jul 2014

    • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, JNTUH, Hyderabad, India.

    • Thesis: “A Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition System to Control soft front panels

B.Tech (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering)-Aug 2007 to May 2011

    • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, JNTUH, Hyderabad, India.

    • Thesis: “Working model of Zigbee Based Assist for Deaf and Dumb People


    • Familiarization workshop and training on Nanofabrication Technologies (IIT B): Training on ICPCVD,LPCVD, PECVD, ALD, PLD, Sputter system, Thermal and E-beam Evaporators, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Furnaces for oxidation, diffusion and annealing, AFM, XPS, XRD, Surface Profilometer, C-V, I-V & Reliability measurements

    • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Govt. of India: Studies on alteration in the mass of the system upon temperature changes, light matter interactions and optics of the materials used which allowed me to develop skills in optoelectronics and spectroscopic studies. Working separately in two different labs has enhanced and strengthened my domain experience.

    • Intel IoT certification and training in collaboration with IBM: Highlights of training: Knowledge of IoT Network Architecture, Device Architecture and Client-Server Architecture, Python Programming for Raspberry-Pi Boards, HTTP server configuration and cloud computing software’s such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.


  • Life Member, Instrument Society of India (ISOI)

  • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

Prior Research Experience

  • Project Intern

Company Name: Centre for Innovation in Public Systems (CIPS), Govt. of India.

Dates Employed: Nov, 2013- Sep, 2014


Method Of Fabricating A Graphene Electrode Based Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cell, S Goel, Renuka Hyderkhan & PK Enaganti, Indian Patent, filed, 202111032227, July-21.


Journal Publication

9. Renuka, H., Enaganti, P.K., Kundu, S. and Goel, S., 2022. Laser-induced graphene electrode based flexible heterojunction photovoltaic cells. Microelectronic Engineering, 251, p.111673.

8. Renuka, H., Garudapalli, A., Raman, T.A., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K., Raju, K.J., Goel, S. and Kundu, S., 2021. Enhanced photovoltaic response in ferroelectric Ti-doped BFO heterojunction through interface engineering for building integrated applications. Solar Energy, 225, pp.863-874.

7. Renuka, H., Enaganti, P.K., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K., Kundu, S. and Goel, S., 2021. Submerged solar energy harvesting using ferroelectric Ti‐doped BFO‐based heterojunction solar cells. International Journal of Energy Research, 45(14), pp.20400-20412.

6. Renuka, H., Sharma, S., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K., Chappanda, K.N., Kundu, S. and Goel, S., 2021. Extensive Enhancement in Charge Collection Efficiency of Ferroelectric Cr-Doped BFO-Based Solar Cells by Using TiO 2 Nanotube Arrays. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11(5), pp.1278-1284.

5. Renuka, H., Joshna, P., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K. and Kundu, S., 2020. Understanding the efficacy of electron and hole transport layers in realizing efficient chromium doped BiFeO3 ferroelectric photovoltaic devices. Solar Energy, 207, pp.767-776.

4. Renuka, H., Joshna, P., Wani, W.A., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K. and Kundu, S., 2020. Plasmonic gold nanorods mediated p-BFCrO/n-rGO heterojunction in realizing efficient ferroelectric photovoltaic devices. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 109, p.104937.

3. Renuka, H. and Goutam, B., 2014. Hand gesture recognition system to control soft front panels. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 3(12), pp.5-10.

2. Ganganaik, P.B., Abhijith, G., Raj, P.M.P., Renuka, H., Rao, B.P. and Kundu, S., 2020. Realization of Memristive State Machine for Smart Edge Detector Applications. IETE Journal of Research, pp.1-11.

1. Boppidi, P.K.R., Joshna, P., Som, D., Renuka, H., Biswas, P., Bhattacharyya, D., Kanungo, S., Banerjee, S. and Kundu, S., 2020. Understanding the efficacy of Cu in creating oxygen vacancies and temperature dependent electrical transport in solution processed Cu: ZnO thin films. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 120, p.105311.

Conference Publication

3. Renuka, H., Venkataraman, B.H., Ramaswamy, K., Kundu, S. and Goel, S., 2021, June. A Study on the effect of Cr doping on the Structural, Optical and Photovoltaic Properties of BFO based Heterostructures. In 2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) (pp. 1182-1186). IEEE.

2. Boppidi, P.K.R., Raman, S.S., Renuka, H. and Kundu, S., 2020, November. Pt/Cu: ZnO/Nb: STO memristive dual port for cache memory applications. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2265, No. 1, p. 030212). AIP Publishing LLC.

1. H. Renuka, Pavar Sai Kumar, Himanshi Awasthi and Sanket Goel, 13th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2021)-Abstract submitted-article recommended for Journal Publication 2022.


Renuka Hyderkhan

MEMS, Microfluidics & Nanoelectronics Lab

J-204, J-Block, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal

Hyderabad-500078, Telangana, India