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Professor Paul Dastoor

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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Physics)

Shining light on organic electronics

Professor Paul Dastoor

Addressing global issues as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety, Professor Paul Dastoor and his team are at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. Designing revolutionary devices such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests, Professor Dastoor's innovations are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.

Paint-on energy

Currently in the final stages of perfecting the process of printing water-based solar paint, Professor Dastoor and his team of 30 researchers at the University of Newcastle's Centre of Organic Electronics are about to start printing hundreds of metres of solar cells per day. They have also become the first in the world to build energy-efficient devices from water-soluble solar paint materials.

"The greatest issue the world is facing is energy production. We have billions of people who have no access to energy or electrical power at all," Professor Dastoor said.

"How do we solve this issue? We capture the sun's energy through solar paint and turn our homes, cars and appliances into solar power stations."

Organic electronics deals with carbon-based electronic materials that are soluble in a variety of liquids. This makes them able to be dissolved into solutions, which can be printed, painted or sprayed onto different surfaces whilst still being able to conduct electrical charges.

Professor Dastoor first began experimenting with the class of plastics known as semiconducting polymers in the mid 1990s. By breaking the semiconducting materials down into tiny particles, Professor Dastoor developed a method of suspending them in water, which led to the concept of producing a solar paint or ink that could be applied to surfaces.

This ambition and ingenuity has captured the imagination of the general public, resulting in Professor Dastoor being part of the Australian TV 'New Inventors' Grand Final in 2011 with his solar paint technology.

The Centre of Organic Electronics, which Professor Dastoor is the Founder and Director of, also recently produced the highest-ever performance of solar paint cells at 2.5 to 3 per cent. The cells can already produce at lower light levels than existing solar-based silicon cells with installation costs approximately one-tenth of installing a silicon solar system.

"The sun provides us with many times the energy we need every day – we just don't use it. We are focusing on using up stored sunlight in the form of coal or oil. Our ability to dig something out of the ground and utilise it is diminishing rapidly," he said.

"Solar paint technology allows us to harvest that energy now. It's lighter, more flexible and less expensive."

"By removing the constraints provided by inflexible solar cells, we can open up acres of surfaces to harness the sun's energy more efficiently."

When painted across a roof, the cells produce enough electricity to power a household. Dastoor estimates that if the 2.2 million houses in NSW were to use these cells, it would be the equivalent to an entire power station.

Within the next six months, the Centre for Organic Electronics is also welcoming new infrastructure and equipment that will help build the next layers of the cells. A newly installed printer at the University's Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) has made it possible to print up to a hundred metres of solar cells a day. Professor Dastoor expects the first prototypes to be available within a year.

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Pain-free testing for diabetics using bio-sensors

The same technology is also being adapted by the team to build a new generation of sensors for a range of industry sectors from health to mining and safety.

"Because we have developed paint with semi-conducting particles, we can now 'download' electronic designs, print them relatively cheaply from an inkjet printer and, in principle, build any electronic device."

"These materials are all carbon-based, so they are more related to our own chemistry than silicon-based materials that you see used in traditional electronic items like computers and mobile phones. This compatibility provides exciting opportunities for medical applications and we have been exploring ways we can integrate bio-molecules or chemical signatures into printed transistors."

"For example, we have now developed a saliva-based test of glucose levels for diabetic sufferers, potentially making blood tests a thing of the past. Our test is up to a hundred times more sensitive than current blood sensors and can be built from an inkjet printer."

"With predictions that there will be 500 million people with diabetes by 2020, this will have huge implications in the medical world and for communities around the world – one fantastic benefit being no more needles to test sugar levels."

"Sensors which can identify different chemical signatures have potential for applications in many other fields. Our team is currently designing what could become the first integrated explosion detonator system based on organic electronics that will improve mining safety and there has been interest in developing a food poisoning sensor, which can sense the chemical signature of bacteria like listeria or salmonella."

Making a fundamental difference

While the projects vary across different sectors, together they create a web of interconnected activities that springboard off each other.

"What makes the Centre for Organic Electronics and the University of Newcastle different to any other University is that we work from the fundamental and concept stage of physics and chemistry through to applied science then to pilot-scale and large-scale production – we do the whole project from start to finish."

"Many of the things we are doing on one project are interconnected and have implications for the other projects. This is displayed with the work we are doing with Cambridge University to build the world's first atom microscope, which has come about from our work on organic electronics.

"At the fundamental end of physics, we are currently at the birth of feasibility for a new technology. We hope to have images produced from the microscope within a year."

With a number of breakthroughs for all these projects expected to take place in the next six months, Professor Dastoor is making a fundamental difference to our organic electronic future.

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Professor Paul Dastoor

Shining light on organic electronics

Addressing global issues as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety, Professor Paul Dastoor and his team are at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. Designing revolutionary devices such as solar paint and needle-free glucose…

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Something new under the sun

Professor Paul Dastoor's solar paint technology could turn every residential roof into an electricity generator.

The idea of a photovoltaic paint seemed like pure science fiction when Professor Paul Dastoor began investigating alternative solar energy technology 15 years ago.

Yet the physicist is now on the threshold of bringing to fruition a commercial-scale energy system based on solar cells that can be printed, and ultimately painted, onto surfaces.

Dastoor began experimenting with a class of plastics known as semiconducting polymers in the mid 1990s. While most polymers are electrical insulators, the conductive properties of this group of materials posed the prospect that they could be used in electronic devices such as photo-voltaics.

"Traditional silicon cell solar technology was very expensive then, and still is now, so the idea was to develop an alternative material that would be more cost-effective," Dastoor explains.

"I had read papers about semiconducting polymers and thought, naively, 'How hard can it be to build a polymer solar cell?'

"The answer: bloody difficult! Working out how to handle these materials and make them perform the way we wanted them to was a steep learning curve."

By breaking the semiconducting materials down to tiny particles, Dastoor developed a method of suspending them in water, which led to the concept of producing a solar paint or ink that could be applied to surfaces, such as plastic.

Dastoor then moved to the stage of fabricating solar cells onto a substrate, or base. The first rudimentary prototypes measured just two millimetres by two millimetres and could be produced with a common inkjet printer.

Now, a project that Dastoor started with one vacation student, hosts a team of 25 researchers and was the catalyst for the formation of the Centre for Organic Electronics, the field of study into conductive polymers.

The next step in Dastoor's solar paint research is building a customised printing machine capable of coating solar paint onto hundreds of metres of plastic sheeting. This plastic sheeting could be installed onto roofs of residential houses then wired to inverter boxes to produce electricity in the same way that conventional silicon solar panels operate.

"Our research indicates that a roll of this sheeting on a typical-sized roof of about 150 square metres will provide enough electricity for an average household," Dastoor says.Professor Paul Dastoor in the laboratory

"However, the installation cost could be approximately one-tenth of installing a silicon solar system that produces the same amount of electricity."

Dastoor likens the basic construction of the solar sheeting - a metal coating on a plastic substrate with coloured ink printed on it - to that of a simple chip packet.

"And we make chip packets so cheaply that we throw them away when we are finished with them," he says, "which gives you an indication of how inexpensively we could manufacture this product."

Coating the solar cells onto plastic sheeting is the first step in realising the technology. Dastoor believes ultimately it will be possible to paint the conductive liquid directly onto a roof or wall, or even apply it as a window tint.

The new large-scale printing facility, funded by a $1 million grant from the Australian National Fabrication Facility, will begin operating later this year at the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) site on the University campus and Dastoor is seeking $15 million investment to turn the promising lab results into a commercially viable product within three years.

The solar project will also benefit from collaboration between the Centre for Organic Electronics, of which Dastoor is the director, and the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle. The two entities have joined forces to establish a joint Research Centre for Organic Photovoltaics.

"One of the many exciting things about this technology is that it opens up the prospect of a new industry for Newcastle," Dastoor says.

"We sit at the head of the largest coal export port on the planet and yet we know we are not going to be able to mine this coal forever.

"What we are offering is low-cost, environmentally sustainable technology, being developed right here in this University, that could help this region and Australia make the transition to a more diverse, progressive economy."

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Career Summary

Biography

Paul Dastoor is a Professor in Physics in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the director of the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He received his B.A. degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and his PhD in Surface Physics, also from the University of Cambridge, in 1995. After completing his doctorate he joined the Surface Chemistry Department at British Steel in 1994 before taking up his present appointment at the University of Newcastle in 1995. He was an EPSRC Visiting Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK in 2002 and a CCLRC Visiting Research Fellow at the Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, UK in 2004-05.

Research Expertise

Since arriving in mid-1995, I have established and developed a completely new research group within Physics at the University of Newcastle. This group is now the largest research group in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and one of the largest groups in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. The projects currently undertaken within my research group encompass both fundamental and applied physics fields.

It is my firm belief that there is considerable synergy between research projects and students when a strong and active research interest is maintained in both fundamental and applied physics topics. These projects have attracted significant external funding and high-quality research students and involve multi-disciplinary collaborations with other researchers in Australia and overseas. Indeed, the research funding for these programmes has been awarded by a wide variety of funding agencies (both domestic and overseas), including the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, AusIndustry, the Australian Synchrotron Research Programme, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), UK.

My expertise covers surface analysis, electron spectroscopy, thin film growth, organic electronics, organosilane chemsitry, polymer films, atom beam optics and microscopy and medical devices. My research can be grouped in 3 main areas: (1) Helium Atom Microscopy, (2) Polymer Adsorption on Metal Surfaces and (3) Organic Electronic Devices. Helium Atom Microscopy Atomic scattering from surfaces has matured into a unique analytical technique for the study of formation of thin film structures. The wave properties of atomic beams mean that it is possible, in principle, to build a microscope that uses helium atoms (rather than, say, light or electrons) to image a surface. Furthermore, because atoms have a greater mass than electrons, their wavelength is much shorter than that of an electron and thus could image even smaller objects. In principle, it should be possible to image structures with a resolution less than a nanometre. My research at Newcastle is part of a large multinational collaboration with the University of Cambridge, which is at the forefront of international efforts in nanotechnology and provides Australian science with an opportunity to contribute to the development of a unique instrument with unprecedented resolution the Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM). Polymer Adsorption on Metal Surfaces The second project area, investigating polymer adsorption on metal surfaces, arises from the technological problems faced within the steel industry in attempting to produce painted products. Current production techniques involve pre-treating the steel surface with environmentally hazardous chemicals. However, silane-based polymers are an alternative non-toxic pre-treatment and my research studies how these materials interact with oxide surfaces. In a major achievement, we have demonstrated that we can control the adsorption and subsequent orientation of molecules on surfaces. This research has lead to new projects aimed at developing molecular nanowires on surfaces using selective adsorption of these silane molecules as templates and involves accessing synchrotron research facilities to perform near-edge X-ray absorption experiments (NEXAFS) in Hsinchu (Taiwan), Pohang (South Korea) and Tsukuba (Japan). Access to these facilities is peer-reviewed and highly competitive. Organic Electronic Devices In 1998 I began a new research programme in the area of organic electronic devices. Since then, this research programme has grown dramatically to encompass a multinational, multidisciplinary collaboration with the University of Wollongong, University of Sydney and Massey University in New Zealand. I have established extensive fabrication and characterisation facilities.

Teaching Expertise
I have established a very a strong foundation in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as evidenced by: " Preparing and delivering 15 undergraduate level and 1 Honours level subjects " Designing and developing new, non-physics, first year subjects " Designing and developing a restructured new First-Year Advanced Physics Course (PHYS1210 and PHYS1220) " Designing and developing a new teaching initiative (Integrated Learning) in the Department of Physics " Receiving a University of Newcastle Teaching Excellence Award and a competitive Teaching Development Grant. " Publishing a refereed conference paper on the implementation of the new Integrated Learning Initiative " Consistently achieving excellent student assessments of my teaching performance

Administrative Expertise
I was the 2005 Chair of the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics. This committee is the State decision-making body for the Australian professional organisation representing physicists but unfortunately had been inactive for a number of years. In only a few months, I effectively reactivated the Branch and built an organised and more vigorous committee. For the first time in several years there were several high profile AIP events organised for 2005, including Prof. Malcolm Longair (Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge) who presented a series of public lectures at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney to commemorate Einstein International Year of Physics. I was entirely responsible for all of the planning of this event, including attracting Prof. Longair to Australia, negotiating with the Powerhouse Museum, attracting external sponsorship and presenting budget proposals to the Federal AIP Executive. This event was repeated in Newcastle and considerably enhanced the profile of Physics in our region.

In 2003 I became the Newcastle member of the ASRP Board. The Board is the executive of the ASRP, determining policy and strategy. I have been an active member of this Board as evidenced by the fact that I was elected Vice-Chair in 2004. I have been an active participant in determining the future role of the ASRP with the advent of the new Australian synchrotron in 2007. For example, I was asked to be part of the initial contact group to develop increased interaction with the Australian synchrotron. In addition, I was asked to join the subcommittee specifying and overseeing the contract for the new soft X-ray end-station. This contract was worth over $1 million and I played a major role in ensuring that all of the user communitys requirements would be met by the new facility. I was invited to be a member of the local organising committee for the ICSM-7 conference that took place in Wollongong in 2004. This is a biannual conference that attracts delegates (typically 800 1000) from the area of conducting polymer science from around the world. The role involved monthly meetings over the 12 months leading up to the conference organising all aspects of the conference. I played an active role in the organisation of this conference as evidenced by my role in assessing whether the conference submissions warranted acceptance as papers. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Cambridge - UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Cambridge - UK

Keywords

  • Photovoltaics
  • Physics
  • Polymers
  • Surface Physics

Languages

  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030399Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified20
030699Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified30
020499Condensed Matter Physics not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/2005 - Vice-Chair - Policy and Review BoardAustralian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP)
Australia
1/11/2004 - 1/02/2005Visiting FellowCouncil for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2003Visiting FellowFitzwilliam College
United Kingdom
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2003Visiting Fellow - EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
United Kingdom
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2005Senior Lecturer
Physics
University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2001Lecturer
Physics
University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/06/1995 - 1/12/1999Associate Lecturer
Physics
University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Committee Member- CH-016, SpectroscopyThe Council of Standards
Australia
Committee Member - CH-016-05 Surface AnalysisThe Council of Standards
Australia
Member - Australian Institute of PhysicsAustralian Institute of Physics
Australia
Member and Chartered Physicist - Institute of Physics (UK)Institute of Physics, London
United Kingdom

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2006ARC Federation Fellowship Nominee
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Invited by UoN and CSIRO to apply for the prestigious Federation Fellowship programme. Total cash contribution from supporting institutions: $2,875,000 and in-kind resources of $3,480,207.
2006OECD Global Science Forum on Scientific Challenges for Energy Research 2006 Invitee
Organisation: OECD Description: Select meeting of 200 participants from basic and applied fields, funding agencies, parliamentarians, industrial R&D, international organisations in energy policy domain.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Dastoor PC, 'Auger Electron Spectroscopy and Microscopy - Techniques and Applications', Surface Analysis Methods in Materials Science, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 577 (2003) [B2]
2003McNeill CR, Dastoor PC, 'Charge generation and conduction mechanisms in poly(p-phenylenevinylene) based photovoltaic devices: Recent progress towards a plastic solar cell', Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Molecular Systems in Condensed Phases, Researcg Signpost, Kerala, India 377-418 (2003) [B1]

Journal article (122 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Mulligan CJ, Bilen C, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Levelised cost of electricity for organic photovoltaics', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 133 26-31 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2014.10.043Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2015Dam HF, Holmes NP, Andersen TR, Larsen-Olsen TT, Barr M, Kilcoyne ALD, et al., 'The effect of mesomorphology upon the performance of nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 138 102-108 (2015)

Abstract Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) compositional mapping has been used to probe the mesomorphology of nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized from two very different p... [more]

Abstract Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) compositional mapping has been used to probe the mesomorphology of nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized from two very different polymer:fullerene blends: poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and poly[4,8-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)benzo(1,2-b:4,5-b')dithiophene-alt-5, 6-bis(octyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)-5,5'-diyl] (PSBTBT): PCBM. The STXM data shows that both blends form core-shell NP structures with similar shell compositions, but with different polymer:fullerene ratios in the core regions. P3HT:PCBM and PSBTBT:PCBM NP organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices have been fabricated and exhibit similar device efficiencies, despite the PSBTBT being a much higher performing low band gap material. By comparing the measured NP shell and core compositions with the optimized bulk hetero-junction (BHJ) compositions, we show that the relatively higher performance of the P3HT:PCBM NP device arises from the fact that its shell composition is much closer to the optimal BHJ value than that of the PSBTBT:PCBM NP device.

DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2015.02.028
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2015Lyu M, Yun J-H, Ahmed R, Elkington D, Wang Q, Zhang M, et al., 'Bias-dependent effects in planar perovskite solar cells based on CH3NH3PbI3-xClx films', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 453 9-14 (2015)

A unique bias-dependent phenomenon in CH<inf>3</inf>NH<inf>3</inf>PbI<inf>3-</inf><inf>x</inf>Cl<inf>x</inf> based planar perovskite solar cells has been demonstrated, in which th... [more]

A unique bias-dependent phenomenon in CH3NH3PbI3-xClx based planar perovskite solar cells has been demonstrated, in which the photovoltaic parameters derived from the current-voltage (I-V) curves are highly dependent on the initial positive bias of the I-V measurement. In FTO/CH3NH3PbI3-xClx/Au devices, the open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current increased by ca. 337.5% and 281.9% respectively, by simply increasing the initial bias from 0.5V to 2.5V.

DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2015.04.041
2015Griffith MJ, Cooling NA, Vaughan B, O'Donnell KM, Al-Mudhaffer MF, Al-Ahmad A, et al., 'Roll-to-Roll Sputter Coating of Aluminum Cathodes for Large-Scale Fabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices', ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, 3 428-436 (2015)
DOI10.1002/ente.201402174Author URL
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2015Hansson R, Ericsson LKE, Holmes NP, Rysz J, Opitz A, Campoy-Quiles M, et al., 'Vertical and lateral morphology effects on solar cell performance for a thiophene-quinoxaline copolymer: PC70BM blend', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 3 6970-6979 (2015)
DOI10.1039/c5ta00683jAuthor URL
2015Fahy A, Barr M, Martens J, Dastoor PC, 'A highly contrasting scanning helium microscope.', Rev Sci Instrum, 86 023704 (2015)
DOI10.1063/1.4907539Author URL
2014Berriman GA, Routley B, Holdsworth JL, Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Mapping chemical concentration in binary thin organic films via multi-wavelength scanning absorption microscopy (MWSAM)', Measurement Science and Technology, 25 095901 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-0233/25/9/095901
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, John Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher
2014Barr M, Fahy A, Jardine A, Ellis J, Ward D, Maclaren DA, et al., 'A design for a pinhole scanning helium microscope', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 340 76-80 (2014) [C1]

We present a simplified design for a scanning helium microscope (SHeM) which utilises almost entirely off the shelf components. The SHeM produces images by detecting scattered neu... [more]

We present a simplified design for a scanning helium microscope (SHeM) which utilises almost entirely off the shelf components. The SHeM produces images by detecting scattered neutral helium atoms from a surface, forming an entirely surface sensitive and non-destructive imaging technique. This particular prototype instrument avoids the complexities of existing neutral atom optics by replacing them with an aperture in the form of an ion beam milled pinhole, resulting in a resolution of around 5 microns. Using the images so far produced, an initial investigation of topological contrast has been performed.

DOI10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.028
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Enhanced regeneration of degraded polymer solar cells by thermal annealing', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.4878408Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Nicolaidis N, Vaughan B, Mulligan CJ, Bryant G, Zillger T, Trnovec B, et al., 'Solution processable interface materials for nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014) [C1]

Nanoparticulate zinc oxide can be prepared at low temperatures from solution processable zinc acetylacetonate. The use of this material as a cathode interfacial layer in nanoparti... [more]

Nanoparticulate zinc oxide can be prepared at low temperatures from solution processable zinc acetylacetonate. The use of this material as a cathode interfacial layer in nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices results in comparable performances to those based on reactive calcium layers. Importantly, the enhanced degradation stability and full solution processability make zinc oxide a more desirable material for the fabrication of large area printed devices. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

DOI10.1063/1.4863216
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2014Griffith MJ, Cooling NA, Elkington DC, Muller E, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Printable sensors for explosive detonation', Applied Physics Letters, 105 (2014) [C1]

Here, we report the development of an organic thin film transistor (OTFT) based on printable solution processed polymers and employing a quantum tunnelling composite material as a... [more]

Here, we report the development of an organic thin film transistor (OTFT) based on printable solution processed polymers and employing a quantum tunnelling composite material as a sensor to convert the pressure wave output from detonation transmission tubing (shock tube) into an inherently amplified electronic signal for explosives initiation. The organic electronic detector allows detection of the signal in a low voltage operating range, an essential feature for sites employing live ordinances that is not provided by conventional electronic devices. We show that a 30-fold change in detector response is possible using the presented detector assembly. Degradation of the OTFT response with both time and repeated voltage scans was characterised, and device lifetime is shown to be consistent with the requirements for on-site printing and usage. The integration of a low cost organic electronic detector with inexpensive shock tube transmission fuse presents attractive avenues for the development of cheap and simple assemblies for precisely timed initiation of explosive chains.

DOI10.1063/1.4897140
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2014Elkington D, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Zhou XJ, 'Detection of saliva-range glucose concentrations using organic thin-film transistors', Applied Physics Letters, 105 043303-1-043303-4 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.4892012
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2014Feron K, Ulum S, Sesa E, Gong BB, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'The effect of calcium-induced fullerene migration on the performance of thermally stable nanoparticle organic solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (2014) [C1]

The impact of a calcium interface layer in combination with a thermal annealing treatment on the performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-buteric acid methyle... [more]

The impact of a calcium interface layer in combination with a thermal annealing treatment on the performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-buteric acid methylester (PCBM) nanoparticle photovoltaic devices is investigated. Annealing is found to disrupt the microstructure of the nanoparticle active layer leading to a reduction in fill factor. However, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements show that the calcium interface layer causes PCBM to preferentially migrate to the cathode interface upon annealing, resulting in better charge extraction from the PCBM moiety, an increase in the built-in voltage, open-circuit voltage, and power conversion efficiency. Moreover, the annealing trends could be completely explained by the observed PCBM migration. Unlike P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction devices, the P3HT:PCBM nanoparticle devices showed a remarkable thermal stability up to 120°C. As such, OPVs fabricated from aqueous nanoparticle inks provide an attractive alternative to conventional organic solvent based bulk heterojunction devices.

DOI10.1063/1.4896249
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2014Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'A dynamic Monte Carlo study of anomalous current voltage behaviour in organic solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (2014) [C1]

We present a dynamic Monte Carlo (DMC) study of s-shaped current-voltage (I-V) behaviour in organic solar cells. This anomalous behaviour causes a substantial decrease in fill fac... [more]

We present a dynamic Monte Carlo (DMC) study of s-shaped current-voltage (I-V) behaviour in organic solar cells. This anomalous behaviour causes a substantial decrease in fill factor and thus power conversion efficiency. We show that this s-shaped behaviour is induced by charge traps that are located at the electrode interface rather than in the bulk of the active layer, and that the anomaly becomes more pronounced with increasing trap depth or density. Furthermore, the s-shape anomaly is correlated with interface recombination, but not bulk recombination, thus highlighting the importance of controlling the electrode interface. While thermal annealing is known to remove the s-shape anomaly, the reason has been not clear, since these treatments induce multiple simultaneous changes to the organic solar cell structure. The DMC modelling indicates that it is the removal of aluminium clusters at the electrode, which act as charge traps, that removes the anomalous I-V behaviour. Finally, this work shows that the s-shape becomes less pronounced with increasing electron-hole recombination rate; suggesting that efficient organic photovoltaic material systems are more susceptible to these electrode interface effects.

DOI10.1063/1.4903530
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2014Barr M, Fahy A, Jardine A, Ellis J, Ward D, Maclaren DA, et al., 'A design for a pinhole scanning helium microscope', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 340 76-80 (2014) [C1]

We present a simplified design for a scanning helium microscope (SHeM) which utilises almost entirely off the shelf components. The SHeM produces images by detecting scattered neu... [more]

We present a simplified design for a scanning helium microscope (SHeM) which utilises almost entirely off the shelf components. The SHeM produces images by detecting scattered neutral helium atoms from a surface, forming an entirely surface sensitive and non-destructive imaging technique. This particular prototype instrument avoids the complexities of existing neutral atom optics by replacing them with an aperture in the form of an ion beam milled pinhole, resulting in a resolution of around 5 microns. Using the images so far produced, an initial investigation of topological contrast has been performed.

DOI10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.028
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Barr M, Fahy A, Jardine A, Ellis J, Ward D, MacLaren DA, et al., 'A design for a pinhole scanning helium microscope', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 340 76-80 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.028
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Martens J, Fahy A, Barr M, Jardine A, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Development of a permanent magnet alternative for a solenoidal ion source', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 340 85-89 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nimb.2014.07.033
2014Mulligan CJ, Wilson M, Bryant G, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A projection of commercial-scale organic photovoltaic module costs', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 120 9-17 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2013.07.041Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Darwis D, Holmes N, Elkington D, Kilcoyne ALD, Bryant G, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant-free nanoparticulate organic photovoltaics', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 121 99-107 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2013.10.010Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Elkington D, Cooling N, Zhou XJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Single-step annealing and encapsulation for organic photovoltaics using an exothermically-setting encapsulant material', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 124 75-78 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.039Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Holmes NP, Ulum S, Sista P, Burke KB, Wilson MG, Stefan MC, et al., 'The effect of polymer molecular weight on P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic device performance', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 128 369-377 (2014) [C1]

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), at six molecular weights varying from 5 kDa to 72 kDa (Mw), was used to prepare P3HT: phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) nanoparticulate o... [more]

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), at six molecular weights varying from 5 kDa to 72 kDa (Mw), was used to prepare P3HT: phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic (NP OPV) devices and the effect of this variation on device performance is reported. Power conversion efficiency (PCE) is observed to peak for the mid-range of molecular weights tested, this behaviour varies from the trend generally observed with bulk heterojunction (BHJ) devices, where high molecular weight polymers deliver the highest PCEs. Here we demonstrate that polymer molecular weight affects the electronic, morphological and compositional structure of the nanoparticulate film. Significantly, it is the domain composition that is most highly correlated with device performance and this composition is driven by the PCBM mobility and aggregation within the nanoparticulate structure. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2014.05.046
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Vaughan B, Williams EL, Holmes NP, Sonar P, Dodabalapur A, Dastoor PC, Belcher WJ, 'Water-based nanoparticulate solar cells using a diketopyrrolopyrrole donor polymer', PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 16 2647-2653 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1039/c3cp55037kAuthor URL
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2014Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Nicolaidis NC, Gong BB, Zhou X, et al., 'Comparative Degradation and Regeneration of Polymer Solar Cells with Different Cathodes', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6 5281-5289 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1021/am500637nAuthor URL
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2014Elkington D, Cooling N, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Organic Thin-Film Transistor (OTFT)-Based Sensors', Electronics, 3 234-254 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3390/electronics3020234
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2014Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Solar Paint: From Synthesis to Printing', POLYMERS, 6 2832-2844 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3390/polym6112832Author URL
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2013Feron K, Ulum S, Holmes NP, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'Modelling transport in nanoparticle organic solar cells using Monte Carlo methods', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 103 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.4829152Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2013Darwis D, Elkington D, Ulum S, Bryant G, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Novel low voltage and solution processable organic thin film transistors based on water dispersed polymer semiconductor nanoparticulates', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 401 65-69 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jcis.2013.03.052Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2013Sista P, Kularatne RS, Mulholland ME, Wilson M, Holmes N, Zhou X, et al., 'Synthesis and photovoltaic performance of donoracceptor polymers containing benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b]dithiophene with thienyl substituents', Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 51 2622-2630 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/pola.26650Author URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2013Duck BC, Vaughan B, Cooling N, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Wen LL, et al., 'An equivalent circuit model for ternary blend P3HT:pC(6)TP:PCBM low band gap devices', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 114 65-70 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2013.02.029Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, John Holdsworth
2013Ulum S, Holmes N, Darwis D, Burke K, Kilcoyne ALD, Zhou X, et al., 'Determining the structural motif of P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 110 43-48 (2013) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2013Duck BC, Vaughan B, Wen L, Heth CL, Rasmussen SC, Zhou X, et al., 'Probing the structure-function relationship in pC(6)TP:PCBM based organic photonic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 110 8-14 (2013) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2013Holmes NP, Burke KB, Sista P, Barr M, Magurudeniya HD, Stefan MC, et al., 'Nano-domain behaviour in P3HT:PCBM nanoparticles, relating material properties to morphological changes', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 117 437-445 (2013) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2013Berriman G, Routley B, Clothier S, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou XJ, Dastoor PC, 'Development of a multi-wavelength photocurrent mapping system', Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (2013) [C1]
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Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2013Dastoor PC, 'Solar paint: Harvesting light', Nature Photonics, 7 425-426 (2013) [C3]
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2013Sista P, Wilson M, Holmes N, Kularatne RS, Rainbolt EA, Biewer MC, et al., 'Non-Dependence of Polymer to PCBM Weight Ratio on the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with Benzodithiophene Donor Polymer', SCIENCE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, 5 512-518 (2013) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2013Lechner BAJ, Sacchi M, Jardine AP, Hedgeland H, Allison W, Ellis J, et al., 'Jumping, Rotating, and Flapping: The Atomic-Scale Motion of Thiophene on Cu(111)', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 4 1953-1958 (2013) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 5
2013Ulum S, Holmes N, Barr M, Kilcoyne ALD, Bin Gong B, Zhou X, et al., 'The role of miscibility in polymer:fullerene nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', NANO ENERGY, 2 897-905 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nanoen.2013.03.009Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Vaughan BS, Stapleton AJ, Xue B, Sesa E, Zhou X, Bryant GW, et al., 'Effect of a calcium cathode on water-based nanoparticulate solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, 101 053901 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Feron K, Fell CJ, Rozanski LJ, Gong BB, Nicolaidis NC, Belcher WJ, et al., 'Towards the development of a virtual organic solar cell: An experimental and dynamic Monte Carlo study of the role of charge blocking layers and active layer thickness', Applied Physics Letters, 101 193306 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Bruce King
2012Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Exciton transport in organic semiconductors: Forster resonance energy transfer compared with a simple random walk', Journal of Applied Physics, 111 044510 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Shearer CJ, Fahy AJ, Barr MG, Moore KE, Dastoor PC, Shapter JG, 'Field emission from single-, double-, and multi-walled carbon nanotubes chemically attached to silicon', Journal of Applied Physics, 111 044326 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012Sista P, Xue B, Wilson MG, Holmes NP, Kularatne RS, Nguyen H, et al., 'Influence of the alkyl substituents spacing on the solar cell performance of benzodithiophene semiconducting polymers', Macromolecules, 45 772-780 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2012Burke KB, Luber EJ, Holmes NP, Murray AJ, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'A knife-edge measurement of the beam profile of STXM 5.3.2.2 using a focussed ion beam milled metallic glass', Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 185 453-457 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Cooling NA, Zhou X, Sales TA, Sauer SE, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: Electronic effects in porphyrinoid ternary blend bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 98 308-316 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2012Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Xue B, Sesa E, Burke KB, Zhou X, et al., 'A multilayered approach to polyfluorene water-based organic photovoltaics', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 102 114-124 (2012) [C1]
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Erica Wanless, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Barr MG, O'Donnell KM, Fahy AJ, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'A desktop supersonic free-jet beam source for a scanning helium microscope (SHeM)', Measurement Science & Technology, 23 1-7 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012O'Donnell K, Fahy AJ, Barr MG, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Field ionization detection of helium using a planar array of carbon nanotubes', Physical Review B, 85 113404 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2012Feron K, Belcher WJ, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'Organic solar cells: Understanding the role of Forster resonance energy transfer', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13 17019-17047 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2012Supangat A, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Synthesis of indium oxide nanowires encapsulated in amorphous carbon nanostructures on indium tin oxide substrate', Materials Research Innovations, 16 101-104 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2012Supangat A, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Templated growth of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) nanostructures by chemical vapour deposition', Materials Research Innovations, 16 91-95 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2012Burke KB, Shu Y, Kemppinen P, Singh B, Bown M, Liaw II, et al., 'Single Crystal X-ray, AFM, NEXAFS, and OFET Studies on Angular Polycyclic Aromatic Silyl-Capped 7,14-Bis(ethynyl)dibenzo b,def chrysenes', Crystal Growth & Design, 12 725-731 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1021/co201020w
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2012Elkington DC, Darwis D, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'The fabrication and characterization of poly(4-vinylpyridine)-based thin film transistors exhibiting enhanced ion modulation', Organic Electronics, 13 153-158 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2012Shearer CJ, Fahy AJ, Barr MG, Dastoor PC, Shapter JG, 'Improved field emission stability from single-walled carbon nanotubes chemically attached to silicon', Nanoscale Research Letters, 7 1-4 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2011Nicolaidis NC, Routley BS, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, Dastoor PC, 'Fullerene contribution to photocurrent generation in organic photovoltaic cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 7801-7805 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1021/jp2007683
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, John Holdsworth, Xiaojing Zhou
2011Poh C-H, Rosa L, Juodkazis S, Dastoor PC, 'FDTD modeling to enhance the performance of an organic solar cell embedded with gold nanoparticles', Optical Materials Express, 1 1326-1331 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1364/ome.1.001326
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 10
2011Lim ZB, Xue B, Bomma S, Li H, Sun S, Lam YM, et al., 'New moderate bandgap polymers containing Alkoxysubstituted-Benzo[c][1,2,5] thiadiazole and Thiophene-based units', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 49 4387-4397 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1002/pola.24879
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2011Cooling NA, Burke KB, Zhou X, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, Jones TW, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: A steric approach to controlling charge recombination', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95 1767-1774 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2011O'Donnell K, Fahy AJ, Thomsen L, O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, 'Field ionization detectors: a comparative model', Measurement Science & Technology, 22 015901 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-0233/22/1/015901
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2011Fahy AJ, O'Donnell K, Barr MG, Zhou X, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Development of an improved field ionization detector incorporating a secondary electron stage', Measurement Science and Technology, 22 115902 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-0233/22/11/115902
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou
2011Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales', NANOTECHNOLOGY, 22 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-4484/22/26/265710Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 25
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2011Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales', Nanotechnology, 22 1-6 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-4484/22/26/265710
CitationsScopus - 29
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2010Xue B, Vaughan B, Poh C-H, Burke KB, Thomsen L, Stapleton AJ, et al., 'Vertical stratification and interfacial structure in P3HT: PCBM organic solar cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 15797-15805 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1021/jp104695j
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Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2010Sista P, Nguyen H, Murphy JW, Hao J, Dei DK, Palaniappan K, et al., 'Synthesis and electronic properties of semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene with alkyl phenylethynyl substituents', Macromolecules, 43 8063-8070 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma101709h
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2010Supangat A, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Chemical vapour deposition of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) nanofilms for use in organic photovoltaics', Materials Research Innovations, 15 S18-S20 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1179/143307511X13031890747372
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2009Burke KB, Belcher WJ, Thomsen L, Watts B, McNeill CR, Ade H, Dastoor PC, 'Role of solvent trapping effects in determining the structure and morphology of ternary blend organic devices', Macromolecules, 42 3098-3103 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma802632y
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2009McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, Ade H, 'Evolution of laterally phase-separated polyfluorene blend morphology studied by X-ray spectromicroscopy', Macromolecules, 42 3347-3352 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma801816r
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2009Watts B, Belcher WJ, Thomsen L, Ade H, Dastoor PC, 'A quantitative study of PCBM diffusion during annealing of P3HT: PCBM blend films', Macromolecules, 42 0024-9297 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma901444u
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2009Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'Fabricating semi-conducting polymer photonic structures via near-field scanning optical lithography', Synthetic Metals, 159 456-461 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2008.11.007
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2009Dastoor PC, 'Organic electronics', Australian Physics, 46 36-40 (2009) [O1]
2008Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Tachiya M, Dastoor PC, 'Erratum: Investigation of the photochemistry of the poly {p-phenylenevinylene} precursor system: Implications for nanolithography (Journal of Chemical Physics (2007) 126 (174703))', Journal of Chemical Physics, 128 - (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1063/1.2824927
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2008Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'The origin of fine structure in near-field scanning optical lithography of an electroactive polymer', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 195107 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0022-3727/41/19/195107
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2008Wen L, Duck BC, Dastoor PC, Rasmussen SC, 'Poly(2,3-dihexylthieno[3,4-b]pyrazine) via GRIM polymerization: Simple preparation of a solution processable, low-band-gap conjugated polymer', Macromolecules, 41 4576-4578 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma801057s
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2008Wakeham D, Donne SW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Electrochemical and morphological characterization of electrodeposited poly(2,2':5',2'-terthiophene) for photovoltaic applications', Synthetic Metals, 158 661-669 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2008.04.022
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsScott Donne, Warwick Belcher
2008McNeill CR, Watts B, Swaraj S, Ade H, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Evolution of the nanomorphology of photovoltaic polyfluorene blends: sub-100 nm resolution with x-ray spectromicroscopy', Nanotechnology, 19 1-7 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-4484/19/42/424015
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 35
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2008Shearer CJ, Yu J, O'Donnell K, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, Quinton JS, Shapter JG, 'Highly resilient field emission from aligned single-walled carbon nanotube arrays chemically attached to n-type silicon', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18 5753-5760 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1039/b811546j
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2007Harris CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Effect of film thickness and morphology on the performance of photoelectrochemical cells based on poly(terthiophene)', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 1127-1136 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2007.03.018
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007Belcher WJ, Wagner KI, Dastoor PC, 'The effect of porphyrin inclusion on the spectral response of ternary P3HT : porphyrin : PCBM bulk heterojunction solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 447-452 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2006.09.007
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007Dastoor PC, McNeill CR, Frohne H, Foster CJ, Dean B, Fell CJ, et al., 'Understanding and improving solid-state Polymer/C-60-Fullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells using ternary porphyrin blends', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111 15415-15426 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Investigation of the photochemistry of the poly{ p -phenylenevinylene} precursor system: Implications for nanolithography', Journal of Chemical Physics, 126 1-8 (2007) [C1]
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Ade H, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'X-ray microscopy of photovoltaic polyfluorene blends: Relating nanomorphology to device performance', Macromolecules, 40 3263-3270 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1021/ma070132d
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2007O'Donnell K, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'A simple method for creating nanotube field emitters from a surfactant dispersion', Surface Science, 601 5775-5778 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.susc.2007.06.058
2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, Greenham NC, 'PMSE 472-Nanostructured polymer electrolytes: Decoupling ion conduction and mechanical properties', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 232 386-386 (2006)
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2006Thomsen L, Watts B, Dastoor PC, 'A NEXAFS orientation study of gamma-aminopropyltriethoxysilane on zinc oxide surfaces', Surface and Interface Analysis, 38 1139-1145 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1002/sia.2369
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2006Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'A simple polarimeter for quantifying synchrotron polarization', Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 151 208-214 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.elspec.2005.12.003
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2006Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Methods in carbon K-edge NEXAFS: Experiment and analysis', Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 151 105-120 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.elspec.2005.11.006
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2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'Nanoscale quantitative chemical mapping of conjugated polymer blends', Nano Letters, 6 1202-1206 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl060583w
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2006McNeill CR, Watts B, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Kilcoyne ALD, Greenham NC, Dastoor PC, 'X-ray spectromicroscopy of polymer/ fullerene composites: Quantitative chemical mapping', Small, 2 1432-1435 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1002/smll.200600300
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 44
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2006McNeill CR, Dastoor PC, 'Photocurrent pattern formation in polymer/methanofullerene blends imaged by near-field scanning photocurrent microscopy', Journal of Applied Physics, 99 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.2165414
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2005Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Measurement of molecular order and orientation in nanoscale organic films', Synthetic Metals, 152 21-24 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.07.099
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2005Thomsen L, Watts B, Cotton DV, Dastoor PC, 'Measuring the Tilt Angle of ODTMS Self-Assembled Monolayers on Al Oxide Surfaces', Synthetic Metals, 154 9-12 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.07.002
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2005McNeill CR, Fell CJ, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Screening for artifacts in near-field scanning photocurrent microscopy images of polymer solar cells', Synthetic Metals, 153 85-88 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.07.159
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth
2005Cotton DV, Thomsen L, Watts B, Dastoor PC, 'Towards fabrication of synthetic metal nanowires', Synthetic Metals, 154 33-36 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.07.009
2005Wallace GG, Too C, Officer DL, Dastoor PC, 'Photoelectrochemical Cells Based on Inherently Conducting Polymers', MRS Bulletin, 30 46-49 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1557/mrs2005.9
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2005Thomsen L, Watts B, Cotton DV, Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Adsorption and orientation kinetics of self-assembled films of octadecyltrimethoxysilane on aluminium oxide surfaces', Surface and Interface Analysis, 37 472-477 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1002/sia.2037
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2005Dastoor PC, O'Connor JD, Maclaren DA, Allison W, Noakes TCQ, Bailey P, 'Step mediated surface alloy formation of Pt/Cu(111)', Surface Science, 588 101-107 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.susc.2005.05.034
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2004Frohne H, McNeill CR, Dastoor PC, 'Photoenhanced injection currents in organic solar cells', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 85 1042-1044 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.1779354
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2004Frohne H, McNeill CR, Wallace GG, Dastoor PC, 'Enhancement of polymer electronics via surface states on highly doped polymeric anodes', JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 37 165-170 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0022-3727/37/2/004
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Direct influence of morphology on current generation in conjugated polymer: methanofullerene solar cells measured by near-field scanning photocurrent microscopy', SYNTHETIC METALS, 147 101-104 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2004.06.042
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth
2004Maclaren DA, Bacon RT, Allison W, O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, Noakes TCQ, Bailey P, 'Submonolayer alloying of copper on vicinal platinum: a combined atom and ion scattering study', Physical Review B, 70 125-403 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.70.125403
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Furst JE, King BV, Dastoor PC, 'Direct photocurrent mapping of organic solar cells using a near-field scanning optical microscope', NANO LETTERS, 4 219-223 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl0349496
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 43
Co-authorsJohn Furst, John Holdsworth, Bruce King
2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Near-Field Scanning Photocurrent Measurements of Polyfluorene Blend Devices: Directly Correlating Morphology with Current generation', NANO LETTERS, 4 2503-2507 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl048590c
CitationsScopus - 65Web of Science - 62
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth
2004McNeill CR, Clifton-Smith MJ, Quinton JS, King BV, Hotta S, Dastoor PC, 'The photovotaic properties of phenyl-capped thiophene oligomers', CURRENT APPLIED PHYSICS, 4 335-338 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cap.2003.11.042
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsBruce King
2003Riley DJ, Mann M, Maclaren DA, Dastoor PC, Allison W, Teo KBK, et al., 'Helium Detection via Field Ionization from Carbon Nanotubes', Nano Letters, 3 1455-1458 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl034460c
CitationsScopus - 42Web of Science - 48
2003Cenna AA, Allen SP, Page NW, Dastoor PC, 'Modelling the three-body abrasive wear of UHMWPE particle reinforced composites', WEAR, 254 581-588 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0043-1648(03)00067-X
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 12
2003Dastoor PC, Allison W, 'Geometric contrast mechanisms in helium atom scattering: The growth of the Fe/Cu(100) system', Physical Review B, 67 - (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.67.245403
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2002Riley DP, O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, Brack N, Pigram PJ, 'Comparative Analysis of Ti3SiC2 and Associated Compounds Using X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 35 1603-1611 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2002Green D, Maclaren DA, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Developments in the analysis of Helium Atom Scattering Data: the sequential Filtering Lomb Periodogram Technique', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 35 3216-3220 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2002Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Determining the angular admittance of a cylindrical mirror analyser', Surface and Interface analysis, 34 782-785 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2002Watts B, Thomsen L, Fabien JR, Dastoor PC, 'Understanding the Conformational Dynamics of Organosilanes: g-APS on Zinc Oxide Surfaces', Langmuir, 18 148-154 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 16
2001Cenna AA, Dastoor P, Beehag A, Page NW, 'Effects of graphite particle addition upon the abrasive wear of polymer surfaces', Journal of Materials Science, 36 891-900 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 24
2001Cenna AA, Allen S, Page NW, Dastoor PC, 'A polyethylene-reinforced polymer composite abraded by bulk solids', Wear, 249 663-671 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 21
2001Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Molecular dynamics study for structural stability of the interface at elevated temperatures', Surface and Interface Analysis, 32 271-274 (2001)

The high-temperature structure of the ¿ = 5 bicrystalline interface of B2 NiAl with a large boundary plane is investigated by molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers... [more]

The high-temperature structure of the ¿ = 5 bicrystalline interface of B2 NiAl with a large boundary plane is investigated by molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers. It is observed that the atoms in the grain boundary region tend to form clusters in a thermal structural disorder transition, which is initiated at a temperature well below the thermodynamic melting point Tm (~0.52 Tm). The number and size of the clusters are monitored over a wide temperature range including Tm. Below Tm, the number and size of the clusters increase continuously with increasing temperature. When the temperature is up to Tm, the abrupt growth of the clusters induces melting. Once above Tm, the number and size of the clusters decrease significantly upon raising the temperature. The calculations of the potential energy also indicate that the thermal disorder transition is a continuous process, in contrast to the first-order melting transform ation. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/sia.1052
2001Dastoor PC, Allison W, 'Growth of Co on Cu(111): Temperature dependence and interlayer spacings', Physical Review B, 64 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2001Cutler CA, Burrell AK, Collis GE, Dastoor PC, Officer DL, Too CO, Wallace GG, 'Photoelectrochemical cells based on polymers and copolymers from terthiophene and nitrostyrylterthiophene', Synthetic Metals, 123 225-237 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 42Web of Science - 38
2001Langley RA, Dastoor PC, O'Connor JD, 'Calibrated variable leak for use in ion source operation', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 19(2) 673-674 (2001) [C1]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2000Cenna AA, Doyle J, Page NW, Beehag A, Dastoor P, 'Wear mechanisms in polymer matrix composites abraded by bulk solids', WEAR, 240 207-214 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 51Web of Science - 52
2000Gladys M, Dastoor PC, Page NW, 'Novel polymer insulating surfaces for electromagnets', Surface Coatings & Technology, 124 243-247 (2000) [C1]
Co-authorsMichael Gladys
2000Gladys MJ, Greig PL, Dastoor PC, 'Measuring the Electrical Characteristics of Thin Polymeric Films', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 18(1) 257-260 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMichael Gladys
2000Wallace GG, Dastoor PC, Officer DL, Too CO, 'Conjugated Polymers:New Materials for Photovoltaics', Chemical Innovation, 30(4) 14-22 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 14
1999Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'The Effect of Experimental Conditions on the Oscillatory Adsorption of Propyltrimethoxysilane on Aluminium Oxide Surfaces', Applied Surface Science, 152 131-137 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
1999Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Characterising the Bonding Mechanisms at Silane-Metal Interfaces: A Model System', Journal of Materials Science Letters, 18 1833-1835 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 16
1997Quinton J, Thomsen L, Dastoor P, 'Adsorption of organosilanes on iron and aluminium oxide surfaces', SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, 25 931-936 (1997)
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CitationsScopus - 47Web of Science - 47
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Conference (55 outputs)

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2014Gladys M, Furst J, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor P, King B, 'Do Students Need Face-to-face Teaching?', ACSME Proceedings, Sydney (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth, Bruce King, Michael Gladys, John Furst
2014Dastoor P, 'Solar paint: A new paradigm in organic photovoltaics', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Dallas, TX (2014) [E3]
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2013Mulligan CJ, Nicolaidis NC, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Fabrication of Large-Area Organic Photovoltaics Using a Draw-Bar Coating Technique', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1557/opl.2013.249Author URL
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2013Sulaiman K, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Low temperature growth of graphene-based carbon electrodes for organic solar cells', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2013) [E2]

Conductive transparent carbon thin film electrodes have been grown on a copper foil using poly(methyl methacrylates) as a carbon source at a temperature below 450 °C, in contrast... [more]

Conductive transparent carbon thin film electrodes have been grown on a copper foil using poly(methyl methacrylates) as a carbon source at a temperature below 450 °C, in contrast to the preparation temperature above 800 °C in the previously reported chemical vapour deposition method. Raman and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy have been used to identify their graphene based composition. Scanning electron microscopy and Transmission electron microscopy have been used to characterize the film quality. Conductivity and transmittance of the thin films have been evaluated. Using the conductive transparent electrodes, organic solar cells have been successfully fabricated. This work paves a potential pathway for an easier and cheaper production of organic solar cells. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/NANO.2013.6720905
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2012Stefan MC, Sista P, Kularatne R, Biewer MC, Dastoor P, Wilson M, et al., 'Benzodithiophene semiconducting polymers for organic solar cells', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, San Diego, CA (2012) [E3]
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Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2011Poh C-H, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Using moisture in solvent to probe the degradation mechanism in organic solar cells', AMN-5: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Wellington, New Zealand (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2011Darwis D, Elkington DC, Sesa E, Cooling NA, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant free P3HT/PCBM nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics (OPV)', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1063/1.3667236
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2011Darwis D, Elkington DC, Ulum MS, Stapleton AJ, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'High-performance thin film transistor from solution-processed P3HT polymer semiconductor nanoparticles', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1063/1.3667237
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2011Sesa E, Vaughan BS, Ulum MS, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Comparing model parameters of bulk heterojunction and nanoparticulate photovoltaic cells using a two-diode model', AIP Conference Proceedings: 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1063/1.3667241
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, John Holdsworth
2011Poh C-H, Poh C-K, Bryant GW, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Organic solar cells: Evaluation of the stability of P3HT using time-delayed degradation', Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices: Proceedings of SPIE, Hawthorn, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2011Poh C-H, Bryant GW, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Poh C-K, 'Plasmonic nanostructure embedded within photoactive layer for enhanced power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells', 2011 IEEE Winter Topicals, WTM 2011, Keystone, Colorado (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2011Elkington DC, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Investigations into current modulation mechanisms in low operating voltage organic thin film transistors and their relationship to the materials employed', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials-Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1557/opl.2011.1016
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou
2011Stefan MC, Biewer MC, Sista P, Nguyen H, Bhatt M, Xue B, et al., 'Semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene with phenylethynyl substituents', Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA (2011) [E3]
2010Dastoor PC, 'Vertical stratification in P3HT:PCBM organic solar cells', CIMTEC 2010: Proceedings of the 5th Forum on New Materials, Montecatini Terme, Italy (2010) [E3]
DOI10.1021/jp104695j
2010Mulligan CJ, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A strategic analysis of printing and coating technologies for fabricating organic photovoltaics', Chemeca 2010: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher
2009Ade H, Watts B, Swaraj S, McNeill C, Thomsen L, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'NEXAFS microscopy of polymeric materials: Successes and challenges encountered when characterizing organic devices', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Zurich, Switzerland (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1088/1742-6596/186/1/012102
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2009O'Connor JD, McLaren DA, Allison W, Dastoor PC, Noakes TCQ, 'Growth and transition of Fe on Pt(001)', 5th International Workshop on High-Resolution Depth Profiling HRDP-5: Abstract, Kyoto, Japan (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2009Berriman GA, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Photocurrent mapping of polymer photovoltaic cells', Nanophotonics Down Under 2009: Devices and Applications: Program, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher
2009Zhou XJ, Mutkins KE, Elkington D, Sirois K, Belcher W, Dastoor PC, 'Effects of device architecture on the performance of organic thin film transistors', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2009) [E2]

The impact of device dimension and architecture on the device performance of an all-solution fabrication organic thin film transistor (OTFT) has been investigated. The saturation ... [more]

The impact of device dimension and architecture on the device performance of an all-solution fabrication organic thin film transistor (OTFT) has been investigated. The saturation drain current is inversely proportional to the channel length, indicating that a characteristic of field - effect like transistor has been obtained. In contrast, the drain current is independent of the thickness of polyvinylphenol (PVP) dielectric layer and a large leakage current is observed at the gate electrode indicating that the device also shows electrochemical transistor characteristics. Although separate conductance measurements of a single poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) layer and a P3HT/PVP layer reveal that the conductance is proportional to the thickness of the layer, the maximum achieved drain current in the fabricated OTFT is inversely proportional to the P3HT thickness. Using this data, an interface of P3HT/PVP or a maximum P3HT thickness for a working transistor of approximately 160 ± 16 nm can be extracted. The mechanism of operation of these devices is discussed. © 2009 Materials Research Society.

CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007Belcher WJ, Rusmussen SC, Dastoor PC, 'Characterization of N-functionalized poly(dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyrrole)s in ternary blend bulk heterojunction structured organic electronic devices', Polymer Preprints, Chicago, IL (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher
2007O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, Maclaren DA, 'Surface structure analysis of Ni/Cu(100), Fe/Cu(100) and Ni/Fe/Cu(100)', 15th Australian Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis & 9th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress. Proceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2006Duck BC, Dean B, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Mode Structure in Continuum Generation', ACOFT/AOS 2006 - Proceedings, RMIT University, Melbourne (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsJohn Holdsworth
2006Mitchell TK, Nguyen AV, Evans GM, Tremain BJ, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Adsorption of Mercaptan and Thionocarbamate Surfactants onto Chalcopyrite Minerals Studied by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy', Conference Proceedings, CHEMECA 2006, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsGeoffrey Evans
2006Cotton DV, Watts B, Thomsen L, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'A NEXAFS Investigation of Alignment Effects in PPV Lithography', RiverPhys AIP Congress Brisbane 2006: Refereed Papers, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006O'Donnell K, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Rapid Deposition of LDS/Carbon Nanotube Composites: A Novel Nanotube Field Emission Source', ICONN2006: 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Proceedings, Brisbane (2006) [E1]
2006Thomsen L, Watts B, Cotton DV, Dastoor PC, 'PTMS alignment on Aluminium Oxide', Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Duck BC, Downs JL, Dastoor PC, 'Near-field scanning optical lithography of PPV for functional devices', Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006O'Donnell K, Thomsen L, Dastoor P, 'Rapid deposition of LDS/Carbon nanotube composites: A novel nanotube field emission source', 2006 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOLS 1 AND 2, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (2006)
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2004O'Connor JD, Maclarne DA, Noakes TCQ, Bailey P, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Growth and alloying of submonolayer Cu on Pt(12 12 11)', Vacuum: surface engineering, surface instrumentation & vacuum technology, Zenigorod, Russia (2004) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2004O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, Maclaren DA, Bacon RT, Allison W, Noakes TCQ, Bailey P, 'Alloying of Copper on Pt(111) Vicinal Surface', ICACS 21 - Programme and Abstracts, Genova, Italy (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2004Fell CJ, Cotton DV, Dastoor PC, 'Near-Field Optical Lithography of Polyphenylenevinylene for Photonic Structures', Proceedings, Wollongong (2004) [E2]
2004Dastoor PC, O'Connor JD, Noakes TCQ, Bailey P, Bacon RT, Allison W, Maclaren DA, 'Nanostructured alloy growth of copper on vicinal platinum: A combined atom and ion scattering study', Technical Program, 16th International Vacuum Congress, Venice, Italy (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2003Maclaren DA, Dastoor PC, O'Connor JD, Noakes TC, Townley-Jones L, Riley DJ, et al., 'Thin-film growth of copper on vicinal platinum(111) studied by atom and ion scattering', Abstract, Liverpool, UK (2003) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2003Maclaren DA, Dastoor PC, O'Connor JD, Townley-Jones L, Riles DJ, Noakes TC, et al., 'A step-by-step guide to alloying in the Pt/Cu(111) system: A combined ion and atom scattering study', Abstract, Liverpool, UK (2003) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2003Fournet P, Coleman JN, O'Brien DF, Lahr B, Drury A, McNeill CR, et al., 'Carbon nanotube composites as efficient charge transport media in organic optoelectronic devices', OPTO-IRELAND 2002: OPTICS AND PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, PTS 1 AND 2, GALWAY, IRELAND (2003)
DOI10.1117/12.463921Author URL
2003Dastoor PC, 'Using De Broglie waves as a probe of surface structure', Proceedings, Lucas Heights NSW (2003) [E2]
2003Cotton DV, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'Near field optical lithography and the preparation of a conjugated polymer for the production of nanostructures', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003Foster C, Dastoor PC, 'Porphyrin dyes as light harvesting molecules in polymer photovoltaic cells', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003Furst JE, McNeill CR, Clifton-Smith M, Holdsworth J, King BV, Dastoor PC, 'Optical and electrical characteristics of phenyl-capped oligothiopher', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn Furst, Bruce King
2003Harris C, Dastoor PC, 'The effect of changing nanotube length on the performance of single walled nanotubes polymer photovoltaic devices', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E2]
2003Thomsen L, Watts B, Quinton JS, Cotton DV, O'Connor JD, Dastoor PC, 'Tailoring organosilane adsorption: an investigation of ODTMS and PTMS films on aluminium', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
2003Watts B, Thomsen L, Dastoor PC, 'Methods in C K-edge NEXAFS experimentation and data analysis', Proceedings, Lucas Heights, Sydney (2003) [E2]
2003Williams AP, Furst JE, Cleary K, Dastoor PC, 'An Integrated Learning Module: Teaching Physics to Engineers', IEE, Southampton, U.K. (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, John Furst
2001Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Oscillatory Adsorption: A First-Principles Linear Kinetic Model', Surface and Interface Analysis, Beijing, China (2001) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 7
2000Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Conformational dynamics of g-APS on the iron oxide surface: an adsorption kinetic study using XPS and ToF-SIMS', Surface and Interface Analysis, Seville, Spain (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 39Web of Science - 38
2000Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Modelling the observed oscillations in the adsorption kinetics of propyltrimethoxysilane on iron and aluminium oxide surfaces', Surface and Interface Analysis, Seville, Spain (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 16
1999Xi J, Dastoor PC, King BV, O'Connor JD, 'Shallow Surface Depth Profiling with Atomic Resolution', 11th Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and 5th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress Proceedings, Sydney (1999) [E3]
Co-authorsBruce King, John Oconnor
1999Li M, O'Connor JD, Timmers H, Dastoor PC, Langley RA, 'A Study of Charge State Approach to the Stopping Power of MeV B, N and O ions in Carbon', 11th Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and 5th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress Proceedings, Sydney (1999) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor
1999Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Adsorption Oscillations in Organosilane Film Growth on Metal Oxides', Proceeding of the 11th Australian Conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and the 5th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress, NSW, Australia (1999) [E2]
1999Xi J, Dastoor PC, King BV, O'Connor JD, 'Shallow Surface Depth Profiling with Atomic Resolution', Proceeding of the 11th Australian Conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and the 5th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress, NSW, Australia (1999) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn Oconnor, Bruce King
1999Dastoor PC, Allison W, 'Analysis of Lattice-Rod Scans in Thermal Energy Helium-Surface Scattering', Surface Science, Birmingham, U.K. (1999) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
1999Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, 'Influence of Surface Electrokinetics on Organosilane Adsorption', Surface and Interface Analysis, Singapore (1999) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 22
1999Dastoor PC, Allison W, 'Simulated Growth Morphology of Cobalt on Copper(111)', Surface and Interface Analysis, Singapore (1999) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
1998Quinton JS, Dastoor PC, Allison W, 'PTMS on iron and aluminium oxide surfaces: a study of damped adsorption kinetics', Surface Science, Twente, The Netherlands, September 1997 (1998) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 15
1992DASTOOR P, ARNOTT M, MCCASH EM, ALLISON W, 'INITIAL GROWTH-MORPHOLOGY IN MOLECULAR-BEAM EPITAXY OF FCC IRON ON CU(100)', SURFACE SCIENCE, JULICH, GERMANY (1992)
DOI10.1016/0039-6028(92)91432-BAuthor URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 32
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Patent (1 outputs)

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2004Dastoor PC, Multicompent Organic Solar Cells (2004) [I3]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants114
Total funding$14,689,745

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20152 grants / $164,356

Australian National Fabrication Facility – Materials Node$82,178

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding bodyAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeShared
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500001
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Peptide Sensor Project$82,178

Funding body: U.S. Air Force

Funding bodyU.S. Air Force
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeAsian Office Of Aerospace Research and Development
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500008
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20145 grants / $1,307,538

Australian National Fabrication Facility - Materials Node - NCRIS2013$497,369

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding bodyAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeShared
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400734
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Australian National Fabrication Facility - Materials Node - NCRIS2013$497,369

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding bodyAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeShared
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400734
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Solar Paint: Models and Mechanisms $300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Frederik Krebs
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300379
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new mate 05691$6,400

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Synchrotron Access Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401531
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new materials$6,400

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Synchrotron Access Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401532
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

201312 grants / $916,460

mobiDRIP: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Healthcare Costs$215,000

Funding body: Health Administration Corporation

Funding bodyHealth Administration Corporation
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeMedical Devices Fund (MDF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301049
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Advanced Stopped Flow - Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Apparatus for Measurement of Short-Lived Free Radicals in Engineering, Science and Medicine$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Scott Donne
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200569
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Advanced Stopped Flow - Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Apparatus for Measurement of Short-Lived Free Radicals in Engineering, Science and Medicine$175,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Scott Donne, Professor Adam McCluskey
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200186
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Australian National Fabrication Facility - Materials Node - CRIS$113,000

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding bodyAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeShared
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1400733
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Australian National Fabrication Facility - Materials Node - CRIS$113,000

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding bodyAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeShared
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1400733
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Abandoned: Nanoparticle Fabrication$40,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Bruce King
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200136
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Determining the Mechanism of Low Temperature Graphene Growth$30,875

Funding body: U.S. Air Force

Funding bodyU.S. Air Force
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeAsian Office Of Aerospace Research and Development
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300139
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

Solar Paint from Synthesis To Printing: Fundamental Mechanisms and Models$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300457
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new materials ALS-05691$11,300

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Synchrotron Access Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201202
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new materials ALS-05691$6,800

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms NATALIE Holmes, Mr Matthew Barr
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1400324
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2013$4,485

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeVisiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1401134
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2012 EIA Impact Trial travel grant$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300370
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20129 grants / $2,851,844

CRC for Polymers funding for Project 3.2$1,068,000

Funding body: CRC for Polymers

Funding bodyCRC for Polymers
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Mr Gareth Sciffer
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201174
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

CRC for Polymers funding for Project 3.3$935,000

Funding body: CRC for Polymers

Funding bodyCRC for Polymers
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1300613
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials$250,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Bruce King
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100628
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials $250,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor David Officer, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Gunther Andersson, Dr William Allison
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100805
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

PRCOE OTFT Sensors Project$150,000

Funding body: AEL Mining Services (African Explosives Limited)

Funding bodyAEL Mining Services (African Explosives Limited)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1300137
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

A Prototype Scanning Helium Atom Microscope (SHeM) for Soft Materials $100,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor David Officer, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Gunther Andersson, Dr William Allison
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200755
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Large Scale Synthesis of Multifunctional Molecular and Nano Materials$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100629
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Cost effective industrial scale synthesis of regio regular poly-3-hexylthiophene using flow chemistry techniques.$37,544

Funding body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Funding bodyAustralian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Mr Mitchell Wilson
SchemePost Doctoral Research Scholarships (ASI)
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200633
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Scanning x-ray transmission microscopy (SXTM) of nanoparticulate films for organic photovoltaics$11,300

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200858
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20119 grants / $494,640

Interfacial Mapping Facility$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000635
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Materials Node for ANFF - SLF Funding$96,000

Funding body: NSW Office for Science & Medical Research

Funding bodyNSW Office for Science & Medical Research
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeScience Leveraging Fund
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100010
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000466
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$40,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100411
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

The development of novel waterbased materials for commercial organic photovoltaics$38,640

Funding body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Funding bodyAustralian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Project TeamDoctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemePost Doctoral Research Scholarships (ASI)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100160
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Interfacial Mapping Facility$30,000

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor Erica Wanless, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Ewa Goldys, Professor Deborah Kane, Dr James Downes, Dr Gregory Wilson, Doctor Chris Fell
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100872
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Scanning x-ray transmission microscopy (SXTM) of nanoparticulate films for organic photovoltaics$11,300

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100808
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Overseas travel grant$5,000

Funding body: Australian Nanotechnology Network

Funding bodyAustralian Nanotechnology Network
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeOverseas Travel Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100956
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Scanning X-ray Transmission Microscopy (SXTM) of nanoparticulate films for organic photovoltaics$3,700

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1200667
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20107 grants / $1,744,165

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$720,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding bodyDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeEducation Investment Fund (EIF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000372
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190402
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000873
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$200,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000477
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Mass-Printing of Organic Solar Cells using Novel Water-Based Functional Materials$31,900

Funding body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Funding bodyDepartment of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Science Linkages - Australia-Germany Solar Photovoltaics Research Call 2010/11
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000468
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Scanning x-ray transmission microscopy (SXTM) of nanoparticulate films for organic photovoltaics$11,300

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1100286
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Vertical profiling of alignment and composition oat both cathode and anode interfaces in organic photovoltaic devices$965

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000912
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20095 grants / $1,802,070

Organic Photovoltaics Joint Research Centre (JRC)$1,200,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeCollaborative Relationship Agreement
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190532
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Developing the Helium Atom Pinhole Camera$46,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr William Allison
SchemeLinkage International Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189174
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Scanning X-ray Tansmission Microscopy (SXTM) of polymer blend films composites for organic electronics$11,070

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
SchemeAccess to Major Research Facilities Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189860
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20084 grants / $1,468,000

Integrated surface fabrication and characterisation laboratory$750,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Catherine Stampfl, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Assoc. Prof Alexander Hamilton, Dr Adam Micolich, Doctor Chris Fell, Dr Scott Watkins, Dr Mark Bown, Dr Anton Stampfl, Dr Peter Evans
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187931
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Partner contributions for Integrated surface fabrication and characterisation laboratory$320,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Catherine Stampfl, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Assoc. Prof Alexander Hamilton, Dr Adam Micolich, Doctor Chris Fell, Dr Scott Watkins, Dr Mark Bown, Dr Anton Stampfl, Dr Peter Evans
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189562
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Imaging with Neutral Atomic Beams: A Completely New Tool for Nanotechnology$298,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr William Allison
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187483
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Active Coatings - Harvesting Sunlight through Improved Organic Photovoltaics$100,000

Funding body: Orica Dulux

Funding bodyOrica Dulux
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188091
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20078 grants / $872,065

Materials Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFFL)$500,000

Funding body: National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

Funding bodyNational Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian National Fabrication Facility Limited (ANFFL)
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188345
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Extending the spectral response of organic solar cells$167,238

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeNational Research Flagship Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0185900
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

International Consortium in Next Generation Organic Solar Cells (ICINGS)$136,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding bodyCSIRO - Energy Technology
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188101
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

International Consortium in Next Generation Organic Solar Cells (ICINGS)$46,821

Funding body: Department of Education, Science and Training

Funding bodyDepartment of Education, Science and Training
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Science Linkages Programme - Competitive Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187142
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

(44) PRC - Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics & OrganoBiosensors$6,751

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemePublication Performance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187988
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Coupling agents for nano-architectured organic electronic devises$6,475

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron Research Program

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188068
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Modelling Fine Particle Agglomeration with Chemical Spacers$6,280

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron Research Program

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187347
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

2007 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, 26/11/2007 - 30/11/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188352
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20066 grants / $768,492

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics & OrganoBiosensors$549,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Scott Donne, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186946
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Nanostructure Deposition Facility$180,240

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor Marian Radny, Professor Robert Lamb, Dr Paul Meredith, Associate Professor Michael Ford, Dr Gerard Gadd, Dr Peter Evans, Professor Gordon Wallace, Associate Professor Peter Innis, Dr Andrew Minett, Dr Jeffrey Reimers, Professor Maxwell Crossley, Emeritus Pr Noel Hush, Dr Kostya Ostrikov, Professor David McKenzie
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185533
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

New technologies for encapsulation and durability of organic photovoltaics$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186707
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Scanning X-ray Transmission Microscopy (SXTM) of polymer/fullerene composites for photovoltaic applications$10,290

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Lars Thomsen, Doctor Warwick Belcher
SchemeAccess to Major Research Facilities Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186889
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Application for Support for Access to the Synchotron Radiation Research Centre$6,280

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron Research Program

Funding bodyAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186803
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

The International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals 2006, 2-7 July 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186746
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20056 grants / $683,241

Organic Field Effect Transistors for Biosensor Applications$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Ronald Warrener
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184405
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Helium Atom Detection in Scanning Helium Microscopy$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor, Dr William Allison, Dr T Noakes
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184407
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Electrostatic Behaviour of Polyester Powder Particles$60,000

Funding body: UNICHE - Joint Program with Orica

Funding bodyUNICHE - Joint Program with Orica
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Erica Wanless, Associate Professor George Franks
SchemePhD Scholarship Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185343
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Chemical Spacers for Fine Powder Particles$10,551

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Associate Professor George Franks, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184727
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Scanning X-ray Transmission Microscopy (SXTM) of polymer/fullerene composites for photovoltaic applications$10,290

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAccess to Major Research Facilities Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185511
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

2005 MRS Fall Meeting, 28/11/05 - 2/12/05$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0186038
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20046 grants / $39,390

Contrast mechanisms in Magnetic Multilayer Systems: Fe on Cu(1000)$11,075

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAccess to Major Research Facilities Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184086
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Molecular alignment of organosilanes on surfaces studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy$7,195

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184272
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

A Portable Fluid Delivery System$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184176
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

A Portable Fluid Delivery System$6,000

Funding body: Logikal Health Products PTY LTD

Funding bodyLogikal Health Products PTY LTD
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeUniversity Grant Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184228
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Using photoluminescence to characterise conjugated polymers$5,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Furst, Professor Paul Dastoor
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183440
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Visit of Dr Donald MacLaren 5/01/04 to 1/03/04$3,820

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183797
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20034 grants / $169,820

Polymer Band Gap Engineering.$105,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr I Maxwell
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182174
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Polymer Band Gap Engineering$50,250

Funding body: Redfern Polymer Optics Pty Ltd

Funding bodyRedfern Polymer Optics Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr I Maxwell
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183864
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Molecular alignment of organosilanes on surfaces studied by X-ray absorption spectoscopy.$7,375

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183299
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Molecular alignment of organosliances on surfaces studied by X-ray absorsption spectroscopy$7,195

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182963
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20026 grants / $693,432

Active Polymer Research Facility.$424,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Simon Biggs, Professor Bruce King, Professor John O'Connor, Emeritus Professor Neil Page, Professor Erica Wanless
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181516
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Plastic Solar Cells: Polymers that Harvest Sunlight$182,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr C Too, Professor David Officer, Professor A Burrell
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181062
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Harvesting Sunlight with Polymeric Photovoltaics$63,032

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor
SchemeMulti-Year Project Grant Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0179968
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Modelling and characterisation of abrasive wear of polymer matrix composite materials abraded by bulk solids$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Neil Page, Professor Paul Dastoor
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181293
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Vapour Depostition of Organosilanes using a Micro Environmental Cell$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181448
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The role of molecular orientation upon the adsorption of aminopropyltriethoxysilane on metal oxide surfaces.$6,400

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181661
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20017 grants / $363,156

Electronic Effects in Atomic Scattering from Surfaces: Towards an Atom Beam Microscope$153,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor John O'Connor
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179258
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Developing green surface treatment processes for metal products.$117,376

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr J Fabien
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179626
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Developing Green Surface Treatment Processes for Metal Products.$58,200

Funding body: OneSteel Market Mills Technology

Funding bodyOneSteel Market Mills Technology
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr J Fabien
SchemeSPIRT Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181510
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Electronic effects in atomic scattering from surfaces: Towards an atom beam microscope.$20,700

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeInternational Researcher Exchange Program (IREX)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180185
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Role of Molecular Orientation on Metal Surfaces.$6,870

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180842
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Support for access to the Photon Factory, Japan, 2001$4,610

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180750
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

9th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis Avignon, France 30 September - 5 October 2001$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181521
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20004 grants / $36,660

New Green Pre-treatment Processes for Coated Products.$25,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding bodyDepartment of Industry, Science & Resources
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTechnology Alliances-Targetted Research Alliances
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179200
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Developing new Materials for Plastic Solar Cells.$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178824
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Asia-Pacific Surface & Interface Analysis Conference, China 23-26 October 2000$2,380

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180410
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Orientation of Organosilane Molecules Adsorbed on Metal Oxide Surfaces. Funding to support the Photon Factory in Japan.$2,280

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding bodyANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeAustralian Synchrotron Research Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179198
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

19993 grants / $200,400

Diffusion and Growth in Ultra-thin Layers$189,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Paul Dastoor
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177796
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Plastic Solar Cells$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178193
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

18th European Conference on Surface Science Vienna, Austria.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179071
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19982 grants / $6,298

Visitor: Dr Hubert Gnaser, Physics Department, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 15/9/98 - 13/11/98.$3,898

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178009
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

International Vacuum Congress, UK 31 August - 4 September 1998$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0179756
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19977 grants / $89,718

Enhancing depth resolution in surface science$59,471

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John O'Connor, Professor Bruce King, Professor Paul Dastoor
SchemeMulti-Year Small Grant Scholarship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176613
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Polymer Coatings for Soft Magnetic Materials$13,075

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding bodyAINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176924
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Soft magnets made from coated powders.$8,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Neil Page, Professor Paul Dastoor
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176669
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Dastoor - Allison - 1/4/97-5/8/97$5,999

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Dr William Allison
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177502
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

17th European Conference on surface Science, The Netherlands, 15-19 September, 1997$1,745

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179444
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

22nd Australasian Polymer Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 Feb 1997$714

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176994
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

22nd Australasian Polymer Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 February 1997$714

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179440
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19962 grants / $18,000

Polymer Pretreatments of Steel Based Materials$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0177029
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Polymer Adsorption on Steel Based Substrates$8,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Research Labs

Funding bodyBHP Billiton Research Labs
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176315
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Development of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Computational Modelling of the Fabrication Characterisation and Viability of Printing Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Optical Modelling for Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Fabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014High-Efficiency Metalloporphyrin/Polymer Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Development of Novel Binary and Ternary Blend OPVs from Solar Paint
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014The study of interface materials for organic electronic devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Alternative Light Absorbing Semiconductors/Hole Transport Materials for Perovskite Based Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Permanent Magnet Solenoidal Ioniser for the Newcastle Scanning Helium Microscope
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Inverted Structure Organic Photovoltaics with a Nanoparticulate Active Layer
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Photocurrent Mapping of OPVs
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011Morphology and Performance of Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaics
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010Development of a Helium Atom Microscope
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010Development of a Novel Field Ionisation Based 2D Neutral Atom Detector
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007Determining the Relationship Between Morphology and Charge Carrier Mobility in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Morphological Studies of Organic Photovoltaic Blends
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2015Preparation of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and its Precursor Monomer, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene, Using Low Pressure Flow Synthesis Techniques
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2015Optical Properties of Nanoparticulate Organic Photovoltaics and Pathways to Implementation
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Towards Production Scale-Up of Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014The Growth of Graphene/Graphite Thin Film Allotropes on Copper Substrates
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Graded Heterojunction for Improved Performance and Stability of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Fabrication and Characterisation of Organic Thin-Film Transistors for Sensing Applications
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Ternary Porphyrinoid:Polymer:Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013Fabricating Nanoparticulate Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Devices Using Inkjet Printing
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013A Novel Electrical Model for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013Improving Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaic Device Performance
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013A Dynamic Monte Carlo and Experimental Study of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Towards Large Scale Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Chemical Vapour Deposition Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Materials
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011Nanoparticle Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011Characterisation of Organic Photovoltaics by Synchrotron Soft X-ray Techniques
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011Methods and Materials for the Investigation and Extension of the Performance of Polymer Photovoltaic Devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010Field Ionization Detection for Atom Microscopy
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010Development of a Novel Organic Transistor Towards Microbiosensing of Glucose
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008Near-Field Scanning Optical Lithography for Nanostructuring Electroactive Polymers
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007The Importance of Structure and Mophology on the Performance of Plastic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006The Orientational Dynamics of y-APS on Zinc Oxide Surfaces
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005Probing Charge Generation and Conduction Mechanisms in Plastic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005Stress-Wave Monitoring of Erosive Particle Impacts
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2004Tailoring Organosilane Adsorption on Metal Oxide Surfaces
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2003Growth and Structure of Clean and Adsorbate Covered Ultrathin Pt Films on Rh(100): A LEIS and LEED Study
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2003Atomic Layer-by-Layer Composition Depth Profiling Using Electron and Low-Energy Ion Spectroscopy
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2002Analysis of Alloy Surfaces using Laser Post-ionisation
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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News

Prof Paul Dastoor widget

Researchers print needle-free glucose tests

March 10, 2015

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have developed a saliva-based glucose test using a 2D printer, which could spell the end of needles and blood tests for diabetics.

Art and Science Symposium

Symposium explores how science emerges from art

December 9, 2013

Legendary performance artist Stelarc is one of several international experts participating in a University of Newcastle-hosted symposium this week that will challenge the idea that art and science exist at opposite ends of the spectrum.

UoN researcher, Paul Dastoor, antibiotic device

Medical innovation

July 23, 2013

University researcher's antibiotic device to improve home healthcare

Professor Paul Dastoor

Newcastle Uni's solar panel painting

March 19, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers are about to perfect printing water-based solar paint that will revolutionise the application of solar energy.

Professor Paul Dastoor

Position

Professor
Centre for Organic Electronics
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Physics

Contact Details

Emailpaul.dastoor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5426
Fax(02) 4921 6907

Office

RoomP123
BuildingPhysics
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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