Associate Professor Ebinazar Namdas

Associate Professor

School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science

Associate Professor

School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 53274


Dr Ebinazar Namdas is an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland. Dr Namdas has a strong international track record in the field of organic optoelectronics materials and device research across several platforms including organic transistors, light emitting transistors, OLEDS, organic lasers, and photo-sensors. He has published more than 110 papers in top international journals including 15 x Advanced Materials; 4 x Nature Communications; 7 x Advanced Functional Materials; 11 x Advanced Optical Materials; Nature Materials; Nature Photonics; Science; 3 x Laser & Photonics Reviews; 2 x JACS; 5 x ACS Photonics and 10 x Applied Physics Letters. Additionally, he has co-authored the first ever academic textbook on semiconducting and metallic polymers with Nobel Laureate Professor Alan Heeger and Professor Serdar Sariciftci. The book, titled Semiconducting and Metallic Polymers was published by Oxford University Press. Currently, Dr Namdas is an Associate Editorial board member of Scientific Reports (

Research Interests

  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Photo sensors (2D materials, and organic semiconductors)
  • Organic Light Emitting Diodes (based on TADF; Triplet-Triplet Up-conversion, and Phosphorescent materials)
  • Electrically Driven Organic Semicondctor Lasers (including polariton lasing)
  • Thin Film Transistors (based on solution processed organic and inorganic semiconductors)
  • Light Emitting Field Effect Transistors
  • Flexible and Printable Integrated Optoelectronics and Systems

Research Impacts


  • 2012 ARC Future Fellowship.
  • 2016 UQ Fellowship (Success rate <15%).
  • 2016 Visiting Professorship at Kyushu University, Japan.
  • 2017 Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (Program Manager, Success rate <10%).
  • 2018 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core program (Core Manager, Australia)


  • Year 2006 – 2010: Project Scientist at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA, USA. This was a full-time research position in the team of Nobel Laureate Prof. Alan Heeger (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000).
  • Year 2006-2004: Senior Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Year 2004-2001: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
  • Year 1999-2001: Visiting Research Scientist at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Mumbai


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Featured Publications


  • Heeger, Alan J., Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar and Namdas, Ebinazar B. (2010). Semiconducting and metallic polymers. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Khanikar, Prabal Dweep, Moudgil, Akshay, Sandhu, Harmanpreet Kaur, Dewan, Sheetal, Sharma, Sumit, Lo, Shih-Chun, Namdas, Ebinazar B. and Das, Samaresh (2023). High Performance CVD Grown Nanolayered PtSe2/SOI Heterostructure for Broadband Photodetection. IEEE 23rd International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO), Jeju, South Korea, 2-5 July 2023. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/nano58406.2023.10231181

  • Muhieddine, Khalid, Ullah, Mujeeb, Namdas, Ebinazar B. and Burn, Paul L. (2015). Hybrid light emitting transistors. Conference on Organic Field-Effect Transistors XIV; and Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics, San Diego, CA, United States, 9-12 August 2015. BELLINGHAM: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. doi: 10.1117/12.2187005

  • Namdas, Ebinazar B. (2015). Light emitting transistor for lasers. Microoptics Conference (MOC), Fukuoka, Japan, 25-28 October 2015. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/MOC.2015.7416399

  • Namdas, Ebinazar B. (2015). Light emitting transistors: A new route for display pixels. Conference on Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XIX, San Diego Ca, 9-11th August, 2015. BELLINGHAM: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. doi: 10.1117/12.2187708

  • Kim, Il Ku, Meredith, Paul, Burn, Paul L., Lo, Shih-Chun and Namdas, Ebinazar B. (2015). Solution-processed non-polymeric organic photodiodes. Conference on Organic Field-Effect Transistors XIV; and Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics VIII, San Diego, CA., United States, 09-12 August 2015. Bellingham, WA., United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2187583

  • Jansen-Van Vuuren R.D., Maasoumi P., Namdas E.B. and Burn P.L. (2014). The development of dendronized polymers containing phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes for solutionprocessable OLED Devices. Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2014, Canberra, Australia, 2-5 December 2014. Washington, D.C.: Optical Society of America (OSA). doi: 10.1364/SOLED.2014.DW5C.4

  • Meredith, P., Mostert, B., Gentle, I. R., Hanson, G., Tandy, K., Namdas, E., Pratt, F. and Powell, B. J. (2011). Is melanin a semiconductor: The mysteries of electrical conduction and melanin bioelectronics?. ipcc2011: International Pigment Cell Conference. Skin and Other Pigment Cells: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Science, Bordeaux, France, 20-24 September 2011. Malden, MA, U.S.A.: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2011.00885.x

  • Yuen, Jonathan D., Menon, Reghu, Coates, Nelson E., Namdas, Ebinazar B., Cho, Shinuk, Hannahs, Scott T., Moses, Daniel and Heeger, Alan J. (2009). Quasi one-dimensional transport in doped PBTTT and PBTTT thin film transistors. SPIE Photonic Devices + Applications, San Diego, CA USA, 2009. doi: 10.1117/12.825695

  • Tiwari, S. P., Rao, V. Ramgopal, Tan, Huei Shaun, Namdas, E. B. and Mhaisalkar, Subodh G. (2007). Pentacene organic field effect transistors on flexible substrates with polymer dielectrics. International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications 2007, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 23-25 April 2007. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/VTSA.2007.378948

  • Anthopoulos, T. D., Namdas, E. B., Ruseckas, A., Samuel, I. D. W., Lo, S. C. and Burn, P. L. (2005). Dendrimers: Efficient solution-processed phosphorescent OLED materials. 25th International Display Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19-22 September 2005. Playa del Rey, CA, USA: Society for Information Display.

  • Namdas, E. B., Markham, J. P. J., Anthopoulos, T. D., Samuel, I. D. W., Lo, S. C., Richards, G. J., Frampton, M. J. and Burn, P. L. (2005). Invited paper: Dendrimers - Efficient solution-processed phosphorescent OLED materials. 2005 SID International Symposium, 25-27 May 2005. doi: 10.1889/1.2036382

  • Markham, Jonathan P. J., Anthopoulos, Thomas D., Namdas, Ebinazar B., Lo, Shih-Chun, Richards, Gary J., Frampton, Michael J., Salata, Olga, Burn, Paul L. and Samuel, I. D. W. (2004). Conjugated dendrimers: A modular approach to materials for full colour displays. Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VII, San Diego, CA, United States, 4-6 August 2003. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.512062

  • Ruseckas, A., Namdas, E., Theander, M., Svensson, M., Yartsev, A., Zigmantas, D., Andersson, M. R., Inganas, O. and Sundstrom, V. (2001). Luminescence from inter-chain aggregates in polythiophene films. 16th International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM 2000), Gastein, Austria, 15-21 July 2000. Lausanne, Switzerland: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/S0379-6779(00)00721-9

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.