Assistant Professor
Physical Sciences
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Academic Details:

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur, India, 2017 - Present
  • Post-Doc. : Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERIAN), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Advisor : Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar and Prof Hilmi Volkan Demir, 2016
  • Post-Doc. : Department of Physics (EXSS), Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, UK, Advisor : Prof Donal D C Bradley, 2015
  • Ph.D. : Institute for Applied PhotoPhysics (IAPP), Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD), Germany, Advisor: Prof Karl Leo, 2012
  • MSc. : University of Stuttgart/Max Planck Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
Research Interest:

  • Semiconductor Nanostructures (Quantum Dots, Metal Oxide Materials)
  • Properties of Organic & Molecular Semiconductors
  • Light Emitting Diodes (QD-LED, O-LED, Perovskite-LED)
  • Printed photovoltaic devices (Perovskites)
  • Flexible, stretchable and transparent electronics

  • Xin Yu Chin, Ajay Perumal, Annalisa Bruno, Natalia Yantara, Sjoerd A. Veldhuis, Laura Martínez Sarti, Bevita Chandran, Vladimir Chyrvony, Alencious Shu-Zee Lo, Jinkyu So, Cesare Soci, Michael Grätzel, Henk J. Bolink, Nripan Mathews, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar., "Self-assembled Hierarchical Nanostructured Perovskites Enable Highly Efficient LEDs via Energy Cascade" Energy & Environmental Science, 2018 (Impact Factor-30)!divAbstract

  • Zhanhua Wei*,Ajay Perumal*, Rui Su, Sushant Shendre, Jun Xing, Qing Zhang, Swee Tiam Tan, Hilmir Volkan Demir, Qihua Xiong 2016 “Solution-processed Highly Bright and Durable Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Light-emitting Diodes” Nanoscale (Impact Factor-7) *Equal contribution!divAbstract

  • Ajay Perumal, Sushant Shendre, Mingjie Li, Yong Kang Eugene Tay, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Shi Chen, Zhanhua Wei, Qing Liu, Yuan Gao, Pio John S Buenconsejo, Swee Tiam Tan, Chee Lip Gan, Qihua Xiong, Tze Chien Sum, Hilmi Volkan Demir 2016 “High brightness formamidinium lead bromide perovskite nanocrystal light emitting devices” Scientific Reports (Impact Factor-5.5)

  • Joseph Shaw, Ajay Perumal, Paul Stavrinou, Donal D.C. Bradley and Thomas Anthopoulos 2016 “Nanoscale current spreading analysis in solution-processed graphene oxide/silver nanowire transparent electrodes via conductive atomic force microscopy” Journal of Applied Physics (Impact Factor-2.1)

  • Neil Treat, Nir Yaacobi-Gross, Hendrik Faber, Ajay Perumal, Donal Bradley, Natalie Stingelin, and Thomas Anthopoulos 2015 " Copper Thiocyanate (CuSCN): An Attractive Hole Transport/Extraction Layer for use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells " Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor-3.1)

  • Nir Yaacobi-Gross, Neal D treat, Pichaya Pattanasattayavong, Hendrik Faber, Ajay Perumal, Natalie Stingelin, Donal D.C.Bradley, Paul Stavrinou, Martin Heeney and Thomas Anthopoulos 2014 "High Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Cells Based on the Solution-Processable Hole Transporting Interlayer Copper Thiocyanate (CuSCN) as a Replacement for PEDOT:PSS" Advanced Energy Materials (Impact Factor-16.1)

  • Ajay Perumal, Hendrik Faber, Nir Yaacobi-Gross, Pichaya Pattanasattayavong, Paul Stavrinou, Thomas Anthopoulos and Donal D.C. Bradley 2014 "Low voltage, high performance solution processed phosphorescent green organic light emitting device with transparent inorganic hole injection and transport layer" Advanced Materials (Impact Factor-17.4)

  • Ajay Perumal, Markus Fröbel, Sandeep Gorantla, Thomas Gemming, Björn Lüssem, Jürgen Eckert and Karl Leo 2011 "Novel approach for alternating current (AC) driven organic light emitting devices" Advanced Functional Materials (Impact Factor-11.8)

  • Ajay Perumal, Björn Lüssem and Karl Leo 2009 "Organisches elektrolumineszentes Bauelement" (Alternating current organic light emitting device) Patent Appl DE-102009016957A1
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Honors & Awards:

  • Early Career Research award from DST-SERB, Govt. of India, 2018
Teaching Experiences:

  • PHY-201: Quantum Physics
  • PHY 103: General Physics Laboratory I
  • PHY 104: General Physics Laboratory II
  • PHY 203: General Physics Laboratory III
  • PHY 204: Electronics Laboratory
  • PHY 307: Physics Laboratory I
  • PHY 308: Physics Laboratory II
  • PHY-310: Waves and Optics
  • PHY-419: Experimental Techniques

Principal Investigator: Ajay Perumal

Ph.D. Students:

  • Tanwistha Chakrabarti (since July, 2018): M.Sc. in Physics from Presidency University, Kolkata (DST INSPIRE FELLOW)
  • Susmita Mukherjee (since July, 2018): M.Sc. in Physics from University of Burdwan
    Post-doctoral fellow:
  • Dr. Arup Sarkar (since 12th April, 2019): Ph.D. Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) Bangalore (2012 – 2019)