Personal details

Dr Ajay Pandey
Senior Lecturer
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, Biomedical Engineering, Quantum Physics
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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:


Exciton Science and Physics of Nanoscale Devices, Advanced Bionics and Medical Robotics, Multispectral Imaging and Machine Vision, Wearables, Smart Skins and Soft Robotics, Energy conversion and Energy up-conversion, Electroluminescence and Night Vision, Singlet Fission and Multi-exciton generation, Quantum sensing, Optogenetics (devices)

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


Ajay Pandey is a Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Autonomous Systems 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 Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in Medical Robotics at QUT and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Research Fellowship in Singlet Fission 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 photo detection, energy conversion and energy up-converted electroluminescence in thin film organic semiconductor heterojunctions. His publications in this discipline have often set the research agenda and reinvigorated the subject of colour selective light detection, 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. He has published >50 research articles in the field of organic optoelectronics that have attracted >1500 citations (source Google Scholar;
He leads an interdisciplinary research group at QUT that specialises in technological implementation of advanced functional materials for applications in Intelligent Bionics, Medical Robotics, Soft Robotics, Energy conversion and Night Vision.  He also serves as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports- a Springer Nature Group journal. As Editor of this open-access interdisciplinary journal he handles manuscripts falling within the interdisciplinary mix of Photonics, Chemical Physics, Molecular and Printed Electronics and Medical Physics.

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  • Materials and Thermal Physics (PVB301)
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My most recent research activity is focussed on:

  • 3D reconstruction of surgical space using RGB-D cameras for Medical Robotics.
  • Soft Tactile Sensors and Flexible Electronic-skin for Social and Medical Robots. PhD Projects available!
  • Energy Up-conversion and Night Vision. PhD Projects available!
  • Multispectral imaging for Medical Robotics. PhD Projects available!
This information has been contributed by Dr Ajay Pandey.


For more 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;


Current supervisions