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Dr. Deepa Madan

Assistant ProfessorMadan

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD  21250

Phone: (410) 455-3307
Office: ENGR221
Email:  deemadan@umbc.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (2013)

Master of Technology in solid state materials, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India (2000)

Master of Science in physics, University of Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India (1998)

Bachelor of Science, Maharshi Dayanand University (Palwal campus), Rohtak, India (1996)

Employment History

2016 – present Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2008-2010 Research Staff at ME & MSE collaborative laboratory at University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2004-2007 Device Engineer at STMicroelectronics, Singapore
2003-2004 Product Engineer at United Test and Assembly Center, Singapore
2000-2002 Product Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Pte Ltd., Singapore

Honors and Awards

2017 Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2017 UMBC Strategic Awards for Research Transitions (START)
2016 Teaching as Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
2010-2013 Full funding and tuition fee waiver, University of California at Berkeley
1998 University medal for standing first in Master of Science in physics, IIT Roorkee, India
1997 Merit scholarship in final year of M.Sc. Physics from IIT Roorkee, India

Research Interests

The primary research interest of our group is in thermoelectric materials, with a specific focus on the performance improvements of thermoelectric materials for use in flexible electronics. We synthesize and characterize composite thermoelectrics, and improve their performance using appropriate additives and materials processing techniques. We use these materials to print flexible electronic devices (e.g., thermoelectric generators). These devices find applications in wireless sensor networks, implantable medical devices, automobile engines, condition-monitoring sensors, and military equipment, among others. We focus on cost-effective and large-scale production worthy manufacturing techniques.

We are also interested in performance enhancement of rechargeable batteries that suffer from dendrite growth. By inhibiting dendrite growth in these batteries, we aspire to increase the battery’s life cycle.

Classes Taught at UMBC

ENME 301    Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials

ENME 810    Flexible Energy Harvesting Devices

Selected Publications

Deepa Madan, Zuoqian Wang, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “Printed Flexible Thermoelectric Generators for Use on Low Levels of Waste Heat,” Applied Energy 156, 587–592 (2015)

Zuoqian Wang, Rich Winslow, Deepa Madan, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, Malcolm Keif, Xiaoying Rong, “Development of MnO2 Cathode Inks for Flexographically Printed Rechargeable Zinc-based Battery,” Journal of Power Sources 268, 246-254 (2014)

Deepa Madan, Zuoqian Wang, Alic Chen, Rich Winslow, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “Dispenser Printed Circular Thermoelectric Devices using Bi and Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3,” Applied Physics Letters 104, 013902 (2014)

Deepa Madan, Zuoqian Wang, Alic Chen, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “High Performance Dispenser Printed MA p-type Bi0.5Sb0.5Te3 Flexible Thermoelectric Generators for Powering Wireless Sensor Networks,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5, 11872-11876 (2013)

Deepa Madan, Zuoqian Wang, Alic Chen, Rei-cheng Juang, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans,  “Enhanced Performance of Dispenser Printed MA n-type Bi2Te3 Composite Thermoelectric Generators,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 4, 6117-6124 (2012)

Zuoqian Wang, Alic Chen, R. Winslow, Deepa Madan, R.C. Juang, Michael Nill, James W. Evans, and Paul K. Wright, “Integration of dispenser-printed ultralow voltage thermoelectric and energy storage devices,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 22, 094001 (2012)

Deepa Madan, Alic Chen, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “Se doped MA n-type Bi2Te3 thick film thermoelectric generators using dispenser printer,” Journal of Electronic Materials 41(6), 1481 (2012)

Alic Chen, Deepa Madan, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “Dispenser-printed thick-film thermoelectric energy generators,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 21, 104006 (2011)

Deepa Madan, Alic Chen, Paul K. Wright, and James W. Evans, “Dispenser printed composite thermoelectric thick films for thermoelectric generator applications,” Journal of Applied Physics 109, 034906 (2011).

Patents

Howard Katz, Robert Ireland, Deepa Madan, Xingang Zhao, “Thermoelectric polymer composites” (Pending)

Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Deepa Madan, Alic Chen, “Dispenser Printed Mechanically-Alloyed p-Type Flexible Thermoelectric Generators” (US-2016-0172570-A1)