Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Tushar Shimpi

Research Scientist

Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas

Currently working on Sputter Deposition of Cadmium Zinc Telluride Films. Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) is a high band gap material. It has a potential for a top cell in a multi junction solar cell and also holds a promise to form an electron reflector when deposited on the back of CdTe devices. My focus is to carry out deposition of CZT films by RF sputtering on various devices structures. The structures are then characterized by using different tools and the performance is tested under standard conditions.


  • M.S., Colorado State University—Mechanical Engineering
    • Thesis: Effect of Hail Impact on Thermally Tempered Glass Substrates Used for Processing CdTe PV Modules
  • B.E., University of Mumbai—Mechanical Engineering