Dr. Sisir Yalamanchili

Alumni - Industry and Private Sector


Sisir is a graduate student in Materials Science. He joined Atwater Group in 2014 researching and is researching Si microwire growth and new photoanodes for solar fuels in JCAP (Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis).

Sisir received (Dual Degree) Bachelors of Technology in Energy Engineering and Masters of Technology in Energy Systems Engineering, with Minor in Electrical Engineering. He is awarded Institute Gold Medal (2013), Institute Silver Medal (2013), and Institute Academic Prize for Academic Excellence in 2009, 2010, and 2012 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

His previous research projects include the work on Inverse Architecture Extremely Thin Absorber Solar Cells at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, and Optical Properties of Nanomaterials at University of Toronto.

Outside academics he is interested in playing sports like Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, etc. He is also interested in hiking and wildlife.

Available Publications

Silicon heterojunction solar cells with effectively transparent front contacts

Rebecca Saive, Mathieu Boccard, Theresa Saenz, Sisir Yalamanchili, Colton R. Bukowsky, Phillip Jahelka, Zhengshan J. Yu, Jianwei Shi, Zachary Holman and Harry A. Atwater
Sustainable Energy and Fuels (2017)

Enhanced Absorption and <1% Spectrum-and-Angle-Averaged Reflection in Tapered Microwire Arrays

Sisir Yalamanchili, Hal S. Emmer, Katherine T. Fountaine, Christopher T. Chen, Nathan S. Lewis, and Harry A. Atwater
ACS Photonics (2016) - Micro- and Nanowires

Profiling Photoinduced Carrier Generation in Semiconductor Microwire Arrays via Photoelectrochemical Metal Deposition

Mita Dasog, Azhar I. Carim, Sisir Yalamanchili, Harry A. Atwater, and Nathan S. Lewis
Nano Letters (2016) - Micro- and Nanowires

Effectively Transparent Front Contacts for Optoelectronic Devices

Rebecca Saive, Aleca M. Borsuk, Hal S. Emmer, Colton R. Bukowsky, John V. Lloyd, Sisir Yalamanchili, and Harry A. Atwater
Advanced Optical Materials (2016) - Photovoltaics