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Dr. Upendra Kumar Pandey

Lab address:
2nd Floor, ICER

Ph: +91 80 2293 3525
Fax: +91 80 2360 0472
E-mail: ukpandey@icer.iisc.ernet.in


  • Organic Photovoltaics / Electronics
  • DSSC / Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Charge Carrier Transport measurement

  • Ph. D. Science and Technology of Mesophase and Molecular Materials, 2011 from Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of Calabria, ITALY.
  • M. Tech. Opto-electronics, 2005 from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.
  • M. Sc. Electronics, 2002 from DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, INDIA.
  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty (IISc. Bangalore, October 2013 - present)
  • Post-doctoral Researcher (University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, Jan. 2012 - Sep. 2013)
  • Post-doctoral Researcher (University of Calabria, Italy, Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012)
  • Senior Engineer (Quantalase Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Indore - MP India, Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2008)
  • Constanza Ruiz, Upendra K. Pandey,Roberto Termine, Eva Maria Garcia-Furtos, Guzmán Lopéz-Espejo,Rocio Ponce Ortiz, Wei Huang, Tobin J Marks, Antonio Facchetti, M. Carmen Ruiz Delgado,Attilio Golemme, Berta Gomez-Lor, "Mobility vs Alignment of a semiconducting π-Extended Discotic Liquid Crystalline Triindole", ACS Appl Mater.Interfaces, 2016, 8(40),26964-26971.
  • Sherine Alex, Bikramjit Basu, Sanchita Sengupta, Upendra K. PandeyKamanio Chattopadhyay, “Electrodeposition of δ-phase based Cu-Sn mirror alloy from sulfate-aqueous electrolyte for solar reflector application”,Applied Thermal Engineering, 2016,, 109, 1003-1010.
  • Sanchita Sengupta, Upendra K. PandeyEashwer Umesh Athresh,“Regioisomeric donor–acceptor–donor triads based on benzodithiophene and BODIPY with distinct optical properties and mobilities”, ”, RSC Advances 2016, 6 (77), 73645-73649.
  • Diego Cortizo-Lacalle, Calvyn T Howells, Upendra K. PandeyJoseph Cameron, Neil J Findlay, Anto Regis Inigo, Tell Tuttle, Peter J Skabara and Ifor DW Samuel, “Solution processable diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) cored small molecules with BODIPY end groups as novel donors for organic solar cells” Beilstein journal of organic chemistry, 2014,, 10 (1), 2683-2695.
  • Angela Benito-Hernández, Upendra K. Pandey, Emma Cavero, Roberto Termine, Eva M. García-Frutos, José L. Serrano, Attilio Golemme and  Berta Gómez-LorChem. Mater. 2013, 25, 117−121
  • Mauro Sassi, Maurizio Crippa, Riccardo Ruffo, Martin Drees, Upendra K. Pandey,  Roberto Termine, Attilio Golemme, Antonio Facchetti and Luca Beverina, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 2631-2638
  • Eva M. García-Frutos,Upendra K. Pandey, Roberto Termine, Ana Omenat, Joaquín Barberá,  José L. Serrano, Attilio Golemme and  Berta Gómez-Lor , Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 7399 –7402.

Upendra was born in Kushinagar in India. He received M.Sc. Electronics from DDU Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur and an M.Tech. in Opto-electronics from Shri GS Institute of Tech. & Science. Indore, Madhya Pradesh India. For more than 3 years he has worked as a Senior Engineer, in Quantalase Ent. Pvt. Ltd. Indore, a laser based industry. He followed his passion towards organic electronics and did Ph.D. (2011) in Science and Technology of Mesosphase and Molecular Materials with Prof. Attilio Golemme, University of Calabria, Italy. After two successive postdoctoral stays at UNICAL, ITALY, 2011-2012 and Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics group, University of St. Andrews, UK from 2012- 2013, he joined IISc - Bangalore, India in October 2013 as DST-INSPIRE faculty. His research interest lies in the areas of Organic Electronics and Photonics.

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