Prasanth Kumar Enaganti, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral fellow in Gan Group

Research Interests

Prasanth’s research primarily focuses on

(i) Studying the solar cells on water bodies (especially under submerged conditions) for self powered marine electronic devices, naval corps, remotely controlled autonomous vehicles and various other sensor networks.
(ii). Thermal management of solar cells and Soiling losses on Solar PV systems
(iii) Developing novel electrode materials for supercapacitors to enhance their energy density for the electric vehicles, as well as flexible and wearable electronic applications.
(iv) Radiative cooling and water condensation 

Selected Publications

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells as promising candidates for underwater photovoltaic applications
    Prasanth K. Enaganti, Suraj Soman, Sabu S. Devan, Sourava Chandra Pradhan, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Joshua M. Pearce, Sanket Goel
    Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 30 (6), 632-639, 2022
  • Experimental investigations for dust build-up on low-iron glass exterior and its effects on the performance of solar PV systems
    Prasanth K Enaganti, Ankur Bhattacharjee, Aritra Ghosh, Yusuf N Chanchangi, Chanchal Chakraborty, Tapas K Mallick, Sanket Goel
    Energy 239, 122213, 2022
  • MoS 2/cellulose paper coupled with SnS 2 quantum dots as 2D/0D electrode for high-performance flexible supercapacitor
    PK Enaganti, V Selamneni, P Sahatiya, S Goel
    New Journal of Chemistry 45 (19), 8516-8526, 2021
  • Analysis of submerged amorphous, mono-and poly-crystalline silicon solar cells using halogen lamp and comparison with xenon solar simulator
    PK Enaganti, PK Dwivedi, AK Srivastava, S Goel
    Solar Energy 211, 744-752, 2021
  • Analysing consequence of solar irradiance on amorphous silicon solar cell in variable underwater environments
    PK Enaganti, PK Dwivedi, AK Srivastava, S Goel
    International Journal of Energy Research 44 (6), 4493-4504, 2020 


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS) - Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India, 2022.
  • M.Tech ., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India, 2018.
  • B.E., SIR CRR College of Engineering, (Andhra University), India, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2022 to present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • July 2018 – Dec 2018: Junior Research Fellow, Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS) - Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India.
  • 2017-2018: Project Fellow, Centre for Carbon Materials (CCM), International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, India 


Excellence in Research, Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS) - Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India. 2018-2019 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) 

Research Interests Keywords

Submerged Solar Photovoltaics Soiling losses on PV modules Supercapacitors Radiative cooling and water condensation