Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2006
  • B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Hindi

Dr. Chaudhary's multidisciplinary expertise and over 15 years of broad technical experience cross-cuts fields of electrical engineering, optics, materials engineering, and physical sciences. From electrical engineering perspective, he has extensive experience in solar cells, light-emitting diodes and displays, capacitors, memories, transistors, sensors, and circuits.

Dr. Chaudhary's materials background includes organic and inorganic semiconductors, metals, nanomaterials, biomaterials, thin-films, and material interfaces. He specializes in device physics, materials and thin-film processing, device fabrication, improving functional performance, analyzing failures, and understanding process-structure-property-performance relationships across material, component, device, and system levels. His characterization tool skill-set includes a wide range of electrical, optical, microscopic, and spectroscopic techniques.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Chaudhary was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Iowa State University, where he was the head of the Nano Architectonics and Organic Electronics Laboratory, and Associate at the US Department of Energy Ames Laboratory. During this period, he developed new materials processing approaches and optical architectures to improve efficiency of thin-film solar cells. His photovoltaic material expertise includes conjugated polymers/molecules, cadmium telluride, perovskite, and silicon material systems. He also made multiple contributions in the area of defect characterization in semiconductor thin-films. His other key works include projects on titania based memory devices, optical and bio(chemical) sensors, organic thin-film transistors, organic light-emitting displays, and photonic components such as waveguides, anti-reflection coatings, transparent electrodes, and plasmonic structures. For characterization purposes, Dr. Chaudhary has extensively utilized a wide range of electrical, optical, microscopic, and spectroscopic techniques. During his doctoral studies, he worked with materials such as organic semiconductors, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanotemplates, and biomolecules on developing functional hybrids and embodiments pertinent to consumer electronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Dr. Chaudhary has assisted clients in developing metrology solutions for opto-electronic thin-films, investigating performance bottlenecks in solar cells, and characterizing new synthetic materials for consumer electronic device applications. He has also consulted for edtech clients and has over 8 years of experience teaching courses on electric circuits, semiconductor materials and devices, flexible electronics, and energy systems. Dr. Chaudhary has published 50 peer-reviewed research articles in top international journals and presented his work in major international conferences. He has received several awards and honors during his career, including the nationally prestigious US National Science Foundation CAREER Award.