Excitonics and Nanostructures Laboratory
The Shankar Research Group


Karthik Shankar

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Officer, NRC National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT)

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Madras (2000)
M.S., Pennsylvania State University, PA (2002)
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, PA (2007)

Office : W2-083 ECERF
Lab : W6-060 ECERF
Phone : (780) 492-1354
Email : kshankar@ualberta.ca


Research Interests

Semiconducting nanotube and nanowire arrays, Bottom-up nanofabrication, Excitonic processes and devices, Photovoltaics, Photoelectrochemistry, Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), and Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs).


Current Research

The Shankar group's research is at the intersection of nanotechnology and organic electronics. We are interested in (i) the growth of ordered nanostructured organic and inorganic semiconductors (ii) the exploration and exploitation of unique properties at the nanoscale, and (iii) the construction of electronic and photonic devices incorporating nanostructured semiconductors as the active layer.