Nishit Murari

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Physics                                                                                          
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA July 2011 
 
MS, Applied Physics                   
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India, June 2006
 

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008- 2009 
University of Puerto Rico Graduate Fellowship, 2010- 2011
 

Publications

  1. N. M. Murari, R. Mansergh, Y. Huang, M. Kast, D. A. Keszler, and J. F. Conley, In progress.a
  2. N. M. Murari, R. Mansergh, Y. Huang, D. A. Keszler, and J. F. Conley, In progress.
  3. N. M. Murari, Y. Hwang, F.S. Kim, and S. A. Jenekhe, “Organic nonvolatile memory devices utilizing intrinsic charge trapping phenomena in an n-type polymer semiconductor”, Organic Electronics 31, 104 (2016).
  4. H. Li, T. Earmme, G. Ren, A. Saeki, S. Yoshikawa, N. M. Murari, S. Subramaniyan, M. J. Crane, S. Seki, and S. A. Jenekhe, “Beyond Fullerenes: Design of Nonfullerene Acceptors for Efficient Organic Photovoltaics” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136(13), 14589 (2014).
  5. S. Subramaniyan, H. Xin, F.S. Kim, N. M. Murari, B. Courtright, and S. A. Jenekhe,” Thiazolothiazole Donor–Acceptor Conjugated Polymer Semiconductors for Photovoltaic Applications”, Macromolecules. 47(13), 4199 (2014).
  6. N. M. Murari, M. J. Crane, T. Earmme, Y. Hwang, and S. A. Jenekhe, “Annealing temperature dependence of the efficiency and vertical phase segregation of polymer/polymer bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104(22), 223906 (2014).
  7. S. Subramaniyan, T. Earmme, N. M. Murari, and S. A. Jenekhe,” Naphthobisthiazole diimide-based n-type polymer semiconductors: synthesis, π-stacking, field-effect charge transport, and all-polymer solar cells”, Polym. Chem., 5, 5707 (2014).
  8. T. Earmme, Y. Hwang, N. M. Murari, S. Subramaniyan, and S. A. Jenekhe,” All-polymer solar cells with 3.3% efficiency based on naphthalene diimide-selenophene copolymer acceptor”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(40), 14960 (2013).
  9. Y. Hwang, N. M. Murari, and S. A. Jenekhe,” New n-type polymer semiconductors based on naphthalene diimide and selenophene derivatives for organic field-effect transistors”, Polym. Chem. 4(11), 3187 (2013).
  10. Y. Hwang, G. Ren, N. M. Murari, and S. A. Jenekhe,” n-Type Naphthalene Diimide–Biselenophene Copolymer for All-Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Macromolecules, 45(22): 9056 (2012).
  11. S. P. Pavunny, R. Thomas, A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Dielectric properties and electrical conduction of high-k LaGdO3 ceramics”, J. Appl. Phys, 111 (10), 102811 (2012).
  12. N. M. Murari, S. Hong, H. N. Lee, and R. S. Katiyar,” Direct observation of fatigue in epitaxially grown Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films using second harmonic piezoresponse force microscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99(5), 052904 (2011). 
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3619839a
  13. S. P. Pavunny, R. Thomas, N. M. Murari, J. Schubert, V. Niessen, R. Luptak, T. S. Kalkur, and R. S. Katiyar,” Structural and Electrical Properties of Lanthanum Gadolinium Oxide: Ceramic and Thin Films for High-k Application”, Integ. Ferroeletrics, 125: 44 (2011).
  14. N. K. Karan, R. Thomas, S. P. Pavunny, J. J. Saavedra-Arias, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Preferential grain growth and improved fatigue endurance in Sr substituted PZT thin films on Pt (111)/TiO x/SiO 2/Si substrates”, J. Alloy. Compd. 482(1-2), 253 (2009). 
  15. N. M. Murari, R. Thomas, R. E. Melgarejo, S. P. Pavunny, and R. S. Katiyar, “Structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of chemical solution deposited BiFe1−xTixO3 and BiFe0. 9Ti0.05Co0.05O3 thin films”, J. Appl. Phys. 106(1), 014103 (2009).
  16. N. M. Murari, R. Thomas, and R. S. Katiyar,” DyScO3 buffer layer for a performing metal-ferroelectric-insulator-semiconductor structure with multiferroic BiFeO3 thin film”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(14), 142907 (2009).
  17. N. M. Murari, R. Thomas, A. Winterman, R. E. Melgarejo, S. P. Pavunny, and R. S. Katiyar,” Structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of chemical solution deposited Bi(Fe0.95Cr0.05)O3 thin films on platinized silicon substrates”, J. Appl. Phys. 105 (8), 084110 (2009).
  18. A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Investigation of dielectric and electrical behavior in Pb(Fe0.66 W0.33)0.50Ti0.50O3 thin films by impedance spectroscopy”, J. Alloy. Compd, 469(1-2): 433 (2009).
  19. R. Thomas, R. E. Melgarejo, N. M. Murari, S. P. Pavunny, and R. S. Katiyar,” Metalorganic chemical vapor deposited DyScO3 buffer layer in Pt/Bi3.25Nd0.75Ti3O12/DyScO3/Si metal–ferroelectric–insulator–semiconductor diodes”, Solid State Commun. 149(45-46) 2013 (2009). 
  20. S. P. Pavunny, A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, R. Thomas and R. S. Katiyar,” Temperature-Dependent 
    Structural Disintegration of Delafossite CuFeO2”, MRS Spring Meeting Proceedings, 1183 (2009).
  21. N. M. Murari, R. Thomas, and R. S. Katiyar,” Fabrication of BiFeO3 capacitor structures with reduced leakage current”, 17th IEEE International Symposium 2(23-28), 1 (2008).
  22. N. M. Murari, A. Kumar, R. Thomas, and R. S. Katiyar,” Reduced leakage current in chemical solution deposited multiferroic BiFeO3/Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 heterostructured thin films on platinized silicon substrates”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(13), 132904 (2008)
  23. R. Thomas, R. E. Melgarejo, D. K. Pradhan, N. K. Karan, J. J. Saavedra-Arias, R. Pallai, N. M. Murari and R. S. Katiyar,” Metal-Ferroelectric-Insulator-Semiconductor (MFIS) Devices Based on DyScO3 Buffer Layer and Ferroelectric Bi3.25Nd0.75Ti3O12 Thin Film”, ECS Transactions. 13 (2), 363 (2008).
  24. N. K. Karan, J. J. Saavedra-Arias, N. M. Murari, R. Thomas, and R. S. Katiyar,” Effect of Sr substitution on tunability and dielectric properties in Pb(Zr0.50Ti0.50)O3 thin films fabricated by chemical solution deposition”, 17th IEEE International Symposium, 3(23-28), 1 (2008). 
  25. A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Observation of one magnon and magnon-phonon-electric dipole coupling in multiferroics bismuth ferrite thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(15), 152907 (2008).
  26. J. F. Scott, R. Palai, A. Kumar, M. K. Singh, N. M. Murari, N. K. Karan, and R. S. Katiyar,” New phase transitions in perovskite oxides: BiFeO3, SrSnO3, and Pb(Fe2/3W1/3)1/2Ti1/2O3”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 91(6), 1762 (2008). 
  27. R. Thomas, J. J. Saavedra-Arias, N. K. Karan, N. M. Murari, R. S. Katiyar, P. Ehrhart, and R. Waser,” Thin films of high-k dysprosium scandate prepared by metal organic chemical vapor deposition for metal–insulator–metal capacitor applications”, Solid State Commun. 147(7-8), 332 (2008).
  28. A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar, “Probing the ferroelectric phase transition in sol–gel‐derived polycrystalline bismuth ferrite thin films “, J. Raman Spectrosc. 39(9), 1262 (2008). 
  29. A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Diffused phase transition and relaxor behavior in Pb(Fe2/3W1/3)O3 thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(16), 162903 (2007). 
  30. A. Kumar, N. M. Murari, and R. S. Katiyar,” Probing the ferroelectric phase transition through Raman spectroscopy in Pb(Fe2/3W1/3)1/2Ti1/2O3 thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(26), 262907 (2007). 

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Physics theory (Giancoli I) 3 Credits, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Fall 2010
Undergraduate Physics theory (Giancoli I) 3 Credits, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Spring 2011
Graduate Advance Physics Lab (Material Processing) 3 Credits, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Fall 2007

Leadership Experience

Shared facilities lab maintenance, Jan 2014-Cont.;                                                
M.Eng. Committee member 
IEEE Senior Member selection committee member
Technical adviser to the IEEE Oregon Section for current and emerging technology
Associate Member Sigma Xi
Amateur Extra License (WP4OIG) American Radio Relay League
Popularization of Science via NSF sponsored “Nano days” for school students.  
Organized “International symposium for Integrated Functionality”, San Juan PR.
 
Scientific Journal Referees              
Applied Physics Letter
Journal of Applied Physics  
Electronic Materials Letter
Microscopy Research and Techniques