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Dr Ajay Pandey

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems


Dr Ajay Pandey
Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - CDA
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Angers)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of IEEE Member of Institute of Physics Member of SPIE ORCID iD:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6599-745X


Exciton Science and Physics of Nanoscale Devices, Advanced Organic Optoelectronics for Machine Vision and Medical Robotics, Colour and Multispectral Imaging, Energy up-conversion in Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


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.
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  • Materials and Thermal Physics (PVB301)
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My research expertise is a combination of Electrical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, and Physical Chemistry, specifically related to the research problem of energy management in nano-structured optoelectronic devices. I have a strong record of publications in high quality academic journals and my research work in the domain of advanced optoelectronics has been supported by prestigious fellowship awards. Key areas of my current research activity include:

  • 3D reconstruction of surgical scenes using depth sensing cameras for Medical Robotics.
  • Soft Tactile Sensors and Flexible Electronic-skin. PhD Projects available!
  • Energy Conversion and Energy Up-conversion in Excitonic Semiconductor Heterojunctions.
  • Exciton recycling and Energy management in Organic and Hybrid Semiconductor Heterojunctions. Honours and PhD Projects available!
  • Singlet Exciton Fission and Triplet Exciton Dynamics in Organic Optoelectronic Devices. PhD Projects available!
  • Multispectral Photosensing for Machine Vision. Honours and PhD Projects available!
  • Development of Advanced Device Architectures for Third Generation Photovoltaics. Honours and PhD Projects available!
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For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
Nature Publishing Group- Scientific Reports (Chemical Physics, Molecular Electronics, Spintronics, Photonics, Nanotechnology)
Reference year
Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship on Medical and Healthcare Robotics
Reference year
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Research Fellowship on Singlet Exciton Fission

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

New class of intelligent robotic imaging system for keyhole surgeries
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Keyhole-Surgery; Stereopsis; Robot-Assisted Surgery; Soft-Tissue Tracking;


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