Parameswar Hari - Faculty & Adjuncts

Parameswar Hari, PhD

Parameswar Hari, PhD
SURPP Director
Professor of Physics
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Physics and Engineering Physics
918-631-3128 Website Keplinger Hall Room 1265


PhD – University of Utah MS – Ohio University


Parameswar 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.

Dr. Hari is a full professor in the physics and engineering physics department at TU.

Dr.Hari serves as the director of the Oklahoma Photovoltaic Research Institute (OKPVRI) , an interdisciplinary institute with collaborators from TU, OU, OSU and industry.

Research Interests

Solar Cells
Condensed Matter Physics
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Teaching Interests

Solid State Physics
Math Methods


Journal Articles

  • Ganga R. Neupane, Amrit Kaphle, and Parameswar Hari, Microwave-assisted Fe-doped ZnO nanoparticles for enhancement of silicon solar cell efficiency, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 201, pp. 110073 (2019) (Impact Factor: 6.019)

  • E. Echeverria, A. Kaphle, A. Austin, L. Bastatas, P. Hari, and D. Mcllroy, Evolution
    of the Stoichiometry and Electronic Structure of Cobalt Oxide in Thermally Treated Co-Doped ZnO
    Nanorods for Solar Cells, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2, 4113-4120 (2019)

  • A. Kaphle, E. Echeverria, D. McIlroy, K. Roberts and P. Hari, Structural, optical, and thermal
    analysis of cobalt doped ZnO nanorods, Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience , Volume 19, Number 7, pp. 3893-3904(12) (2019) (impact factor: 1.354)

  • A. Kaphle , T. Reed, A. Apblett and P. Hari, Doping Efficiency in Cobalt Doped ZnO Nanostructured Materials, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2019, Article ID 7034620, (2019) (Impact Factor 2.207)

  • A. Kaphle, M. Borunda and P. Hari, Influence of cobalt doping on residual stress in ZnO nanorods, Materials In Semiconductor Processing, 84, 131-137 (2018) (Impact Factor: 2.359)

  • A. Kaphle, M. Borunda and P. Hari, Influence of cobalt doping on residual stress in ZnO nanorods, Materials In Semiconductor Processing, 84, 131-137 (2018)

  • A. Kaphle and P. Hari, Variation of Index of Refraction in Cobalt Doped ZnO Nanostructures,
    Journal of Applied Physics 122, 165304 (2017); (Impact factor 2.08)

  • Selective Spectral Filtration With Nanoparticles for Concentrating Solar Collectors. Vol. 5, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2015, p. 057008.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Plasmonic Nanoparticle Based Spectral Fluid Filters for Concentrating PV/T Collectors”. SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology, 2014, pp. 917509–917509.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Dissertation
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics in Physical Sciences
  • General Physics II
  • Independent Study
  • Liberal Art of Physics
  • Introduction to Nanoscience
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Quantum Mechanics II

Professional Affiliations

  • Materials Research Society
  • American Physical Society

Awards & Honors

  • • Faculty Mentor: Oklahoma Governor’s Cup (First Place) for Innovative Technology, 2013
  • • Faculty-Graduate Student HOPE (Hands-On Photovoltaic Experience) Fellowship, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2018 summer)
  • • Inaugural Sesquicentennial Lecture, Physics Department, University College, Kerala University, June 16, 2015, Title: Nanomaterials in Nature.
  • • Zelimir Schmidt Award for Outstanding Research, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Tulsa, 2019
  • Outstanding TURC Mentor Award