Dr Onkar Game
Onkar grew up in Pune city, which is known as the cultural capital and a major educational hub in western India. After completing his Bachelors of Science, Physics from Fergusson College, Pune he obtained Masters from Department of Physics, University of Pune in 2008. His Master’s thesis involved synthesis and optical characterization of solution processed core-shell quantum dots, which stimulated his interest to pursue advanced research in optoelectronics.
He joined Prof. Satishchandra Ogale at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune as research project assistant and later awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship to do research on “Engineered Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting and Photosensor applications”. He was awarded PhD for this research by University of Pune, India in 2014.
Following his PhD he moved to School of Engineering, Brown University, USA to carry out postdoctoral research (2015-2017) in exciting field of hybrid perovskites. His research at Brown University with Prof. Nitin Padture and Prof. Angus Kingon involved fabrication of perovskite solar cells and temperature dependent studies of ion migration in hybrid perovskites.
He moved to UK (2017) to continue his research on hybrid perovskite photovoltaic devices with Prof. David Lidzey at the University of Sheffield.
Onkar is very passionate about teaching Physics to senior school students and undergrads. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sitcoms and movies.