AFRAN

Ajay Pandey

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Name

Ajay Pandey

Title

Dr.

Bio

Ajay Pandey is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in Medical and Healthcare Robotics at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was awarded a PhD on the physics and models of plastic photovoltaic devices with mention tres honourable from Université d’Angers, France. He holds a Master of Technology (M. Tech.) degree in Laser Science & Applications and a Master of Science (M. Sc.)degree in Physics with specialisation in Atomic, Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy. Prior to his current appointment he held a prestigious Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Research Fellowship on Singlet Fission- a physical process that permits external quantum efficiency of photodetection to values > 100% at the University of Queensland. His previous appointments include postdoctoral researcher cum junior group leader in Organic Photovoltaics at the University of Queensland and a postdoctoral research fellow position in Color-selective image sensors for digital imaging and machine vision at School of Physics and Astronomy with Prof. Ifor Samuel at University of St Andrews, UK.

He has broad experience in the field of advanced organic optoelectronics research. He has developed and published novel physical processes of technological importance to light detection, energy conversion and energy up-conversion in thin film organic semiconductor heterojunctions. His publications in this discipline have often set the research agenda and reinvigorated the subject of filter free color selective light detection (Organic Photodiodes: The Future of Color Detection and Image Sensing, Advanced Materials, 28, 4766-4802, 2016) and harvesting of dark triplet states in energy conversion and up- converted electroluminescence (Singlet fission and Triplet Exciton Dynamics in Rubrene/Fullerene Heterojunctions: Implications for Electroluminescence, Advanced Electronic Materials, 1, 1500229, 2015) in organic semiconductors. Dr Ajay Pandey’s work is consistently cited by top academic as well as industrial research groups. So far he has published >45 research articles in the field of organic optoelectronics that have attracted >1100 citations (source Google Scholar; https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=xLA_Xr8AAAAJ&hl=en).
His research group at QUT specialises in technological implementation of fundamental mechanisms such as singlet exciton fission, triplet fusion and triplet energy transfer in organic heterojunctions for highly efficient energy conversion, energy up-conversion and optoelectronic sensing. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports- a Nature Publishing Group journal. As an Editor of this open-access interdisciplinary journal he handles manuscripts falling within the wider remit of Chemical Physics and Molecular Electronics.

Country

Australia

State

QLD

Fields of Research

Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Medical and Health Sciences

University or Institution of affiliation

Queensland University of Technology

personal or institutional webpage

staff.qut.edu.au/staff/pandey7

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