Parameswar Hari

Parameswar Hari

Associate Professor Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Physics CoordinatorKeplinger Hall L165
hari@utulsa.eduFaculty Web site

Dr. Hari earned his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Utah. He conducted his post-doctoral training at the National high field lab, Texas A& M University and Vanderbilt University. He worked as an assistant professor at Cal state Fresno for three years.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph. D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (1995)

Areas of Research Focus

  • In-organic Solar Cell Materials (Copper Indium di selenide and sulfide)
  • Organic and Plastic Photovoltaics
  • Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR)
  • Conductivity and Mobility of thin film Semiconductors
  • Amorphous and Glassy Semiconductors
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Nano materials (ZnO nanorods , nano iron and fluid transport in CNT )
  • Photodarkening and Photo-structrual cahnges in Chalcogenide Glassy materials
  • Carbon nanotube composites

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, Assistant Professor, Cal. State Fresno

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • 1998 – 1999
    Visiting Scholar, Center for Molecular and Atomic Studies at
    Surfaces and Keck Foundation Free Electron Laser Center,
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 1996 - 1998
    Visiting Scientist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL),
    Tallahassee, FL
  • 1997 – 98
    Assistant Research Scientist, Engineering Imaging Laboratory, Texas A&M
    University, College Station, TX
  • 1995 – 97
    Post - Doctoral Research Fellow, Physics Department, University of Utah,
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1991 – 95
    Research Assistant, Semiconductors Research Group, Physics Department,
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society (APS) Division of Condensed Matter Physics and California APS Division
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Association of Engineering Education

Courses Taught at TU

  • Methods of Theoretical Physics (PHYS 7153)
  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuits (EE 7043)

Awards & Recognition

  • TURC Outstanding Mentor Award 2008
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2007 Edition of Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation
  • 2004-05: Chevron-Texaco- Seed Project Award (With Dr. Holden Zhang, Petroleum Engineering), $55,000.
  • 1999: Claude C. Laval Award for Innovative Technology ($5000),
  • 1994: Garr - Cutler Energy Foundation Award for Research on Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon ($1000 Cash Prize and a Plaque),
  • 2002: Dean’s Performance Award, CSU-Fresno ($1500),
  • 1999-2002 Equipment Award, CSU-Fresno ($71,596),
  • 1994: Materials Research Society Outstanding Graduate student Award Finalist


  • P. Hari, M. Baumer, W. Tennyson and L. A. Bumm, Deposition of ZnO nanorods by chemical bath method, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 354/19-25 , 2843 (2008)

  • P. Hari, A. Isley*, G. Medders* and G. Purser , Kinetics of Arsenic and Chromium reduction/adsorption in water treated with micro/nano iron and iron oxide particles, , Fall MRS Proceeding, Vol. 1045, V05-08 (2008) (* TURC-SURPP student)

  • P. Hari, D. Spencer , Low temperature growth of ZnO nanorods, CIMTEC 2008 Proceeding, TTP publications, Switzerland , Published on web : (2008)

  • M. Mathew, S. Kartha, K. P. Vijayakumar , J. Elgin* and P. Hari ,Band gap engineering of InS2 by tin doping, (*SURPP and TURC student), Mat. Res. Soc. Proc, Vol. 1012, Y12-14 (2007)