Imperial College London

Dr Pabitra Shakya Tuladhar

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Technician in Organic Electronics



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Pabitra Shakya Tuladhar has been working in materials chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London since October 2009. Before joining Imperial, she did her PhD with thesis titled “Charge Injection and Magneto-transport Studies in Small Molecule Organic Light Emitting Diodes” at Queen Mary, University of London, under supervision of Prof William Gillin.  In her study, she investigated small molecules such as tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) of  Aluminium (Alq3), Gallium (Gaq3) and Indium ( Inq3) as potential OLED materials and alkaline metal quinolines such as (Mqs) (M=Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs) as electron Injection Interface layer as an alternative material to existing LiF electron injection layer for OLEDs.

She is currently working on the screening of wide range of organic materials for applications on organic solar cells. Her interests include understanding the role of different interface materials at cathode and anode interfaces in order to improve the performance of the charge extractions and injections in solar cells and organic light emitting diodes respectively. In addition to that she is a specialist on the device fabrication training for new comers and doctoral training (DTC) students of Centre of Plastics Electronics (CPE) and taking responsibilities towards managing the Cleanroom in the Chemistry department and Durrant Group's research facilities.



Wu J, Luke J, Lee HKH, et al., 2019, Tail state limited photocurrent collection of thick photoactive layers in organic solar cells, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Dimitrov SD, Azzouzi M, Wu J, et al., 2019, Spectroscopic Investigation of the Effect of Microstructure and Energetic Offset on the Nature of Interfacial Charge Transfer States in Polymer: Fullerene Blends., J Am Chem Soc, Vol:141, Pages:4634-4643

Dong Y, Cha H, Zhang J, et al., 2019, The binding energy and dynamics of charge-transfer states in organic photovoltaics with low driving force for charge separation, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:150, ISSN:0021-9606

Francas Forcada L, Burns E, Steier L, et al., 2018, Rational design of a neutral pH functional and stable organic photocathode., Chemical Communications, Vol:2018, ISSN:1359-7345

Utzat H, Dimitroy SD, Wheeler S, et al., 2017, Charge-Separation in Intermixed Polymer:PC70BM Photovoltaic Blends: Correlating Structural and Photophysical Length Scales as a Function of Blend Composition, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:121, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:9790-9801

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