Dr. Archana Sinha is a Postdoctoral Researcher at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operated by Stanford University. Her recent research activities involve the investigation of the structural changes of degraded PV module components (encapsulants and backsheets) through the Synchroton based X-ray techniques.

She earned the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Energy Science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India in 2017. Prior joining at SLAC, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Mani's PV materials reliability group at Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory, Arizona State University. She has also worked as a Project Engineer in Prof. Juzer Vasi's group at NCPRE (Phase II) project at IIT Bombay.

Her research interests include PV modules reliability analysis, which primarily includes the qualification and reliability testing, PV device and material characterization, lifetime prediction modeling, field degradation/ failure analysis.

She has contributed several papers in peer-reviewed journals, international conference proceedings and one Indian patent (filed).

Professional Education

  • Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology (2017)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology (2017)

All Publications

  • Understanding PV Polymer Backsheet Degradation through X-ray Scattering Moffitt, S. L., Yuen, P., Owen-Bellini, M., Miller, D. C., Jenket, D. R., Maes, A. M., Hartley, J. Y., Sinha, A., Karin, T., Hacke, P., Dauskardt, R. H., Schelhas, L. T., IEEE IEEE. 2019: 2394–97