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MVS Chandrashekhar

Assistant professor of electrical engineering, University of South Carolina

M. V. S. Chandrashekhar “Chandra” was born in India, raised in Singapore, and educated in the U.S. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2007.,He stayed on with Cornell University until June 2009 as a Postdoctoral Associate. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia. He has had a broad exposure to the various types of energy problems that different economies face. This has focused his research toward novel, low-cost, fast-energy-payback solutions to sustainable energy production, including dye-sensitized solar cells from SiC and GaN powders, photolytic/photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, as well as nanoelectronic materials such as graphene and SiC for electrical-power management, sensing, and emissions monitoring. His other interests are in the physics of novel materials such as epitaxial graphene and new graphene-based electronic devices.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, University of South Carolina
  • 2018–2018
    Visiting professor, Morgan State University
  • 2009–2015
    Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
  • 2007–2009
    Postdoctoral associate, Cornell University


  • 2007 
    Cornell University, PhD
  • 2001 
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS