Development of Energy Efficient Bistable Liquid Crystal Light Shutter

The aim is to develop energy efficient bistable liquid crystal light shutter. The bistable cholesteric liquid crystals light shutters are used in energy saving buildings, cars and photovoltaic devices. Cholesteric liquid crystal light shutter technologies have potential impact due to several good factors like transparency, scattering, reflection, bistability, easy implementation, less expensive in the process without much complex issues. These films keep house cool during summers, and according to the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), application of smart windows in building is likely to save up to 8% of a building’s total energy consumption. Globally, in display market, South Korea accounts for 47% of display technology powerhouse, despite a lack of core material. In terms of national competitiveness, current material and technology for more than 70% is occupied by Japan. Therefore, for the establishment of the domestic display industry, development of new material and device technology are absolutely required.


Meet the Team

  • Ridhima Gahrotra

    Ph.D. scholar, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Vandna Sharma

    Asst. Professor (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Pankaj Kumar

    Dean (PhD Programme)
    Chitkara University, Punjab


Contact Information

Ridhima Gahrotra
Email –
Mobile – 9779469456