Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
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)
|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|
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
A complete list of publications can be found in Google Scholar by clicking here.
Eunhwa Jang, Aswani Poosapati, and Deepa Madan, ” Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of F4TCNQ Doped P3HT and Its Use as a Binder for Sb2Te3 Based Printed Thermoelectric Films”, ACS Applied Energy Materials, (March 2018).
Deepa Madan, Xingang Zhao, Robert M. Ireland, Howard E. Katz, “Conductivity and Power Factor Enhancement of n-type Semiconducting Polymers Using Sodium Silica Gel Dopant,” APL Materials 5, 086106 (2017).
Xingang Zhao, Deepa Madan*, Yan Cheng, Jiawang Zhou, Hui Li, Susanna M. Thon, Arthur E. Bragg, Mallory E. DeCoster, Patrick E. Hopkins, Howard E. Katz*, “High Conductivity and Electron-Transfer Validation in an n-Type Fluoride-Anion-Doped Polymer for Thermoelectrics in Air,” Advanced Materials 1606928 (2017). *corresponding authors
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).
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)