Dr. Dhananjay Kumar
Dhananjay  Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 E. Market Street,
Fort IRC Bldg., Suite 219
Greensboro, NC 27411

Telephone: (336) 285-3227
Fax: (336) 256-1153

Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, 1994;
M.S., Chemistry Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, 1988;
B.S., Chemistry Bhagalpur, University, Bhagalpur, 1985

Research Interest: 

Thin film deposition and processing, Nanophase materials, Electronic materials, Magnetoresistance, Superconductivity, Device applications, Laser ablation, Sputtering, Thermal & e-beam evaporation, Phosphor and Flat panel displays, Ferroelectrics and dielectrics, Nanocomposites, etc.

Teaching Interest:

Fundamentals of thin film growth, Advanced materials processing, Nanotechnology, Magnetism and magnetic materials, Structural characterization techniques, Atomic
Important Contributions:

(i) Development of a process to grow dielectric and ferroelectric films at relatively low temperatures on silicon substrates,
(ii) Discovery of advantageous roles of silver metal generic to the growth of oxide thin films with significantly improved properties,
(iii) Application of pulsed laser for post CMP cleaning of semiconductors,
(iv) Synthesis of a novel compound in thin film form exhibiting a colossal magnetoresistance behavior needed in high density recording medium,
(v) Optimization of photolithography and etching processes for microwave device fabrication of high temperature superconducting thin films.

Publications: More than 100.