Associate Professor Prashant Sonar

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2000 – 2004 : Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, Dr. Rer. Nat. in Natural Sciences (PhD), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (completed in 3 and 1/2 years) Advisor: Professor Klaus Mullen, Director, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research and President of German Chemical Society
  • 1996-1998: School of Chemical Sciences, North Maharashtra University (NMU), India, Master of Science (MSc) in Polymer Chemistry, 1st Class with Distinction, (Stood first in Department of Chemical Sciences)
  • 1993-1996: S. G. Patil Senior College, North Maharashtra University (NMU), India, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry, 1st Class with Distinction, (College Topper)

Current Employment: Associate Professor, CPME School, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT

Areas of Expertise

  • Organic and Flexible Printed Electronics
  • Organic Semiconducting/Conducting Materials and Optoelectronics
  • Organic Electronic Devices (Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Field Effect Transistors, Organic Light Emitting Transistors, Organic Photodetectors, Organic Photovoltiacs, Perovskites Solar Cells, Chemical Sensors, Memory Devices, Logic Circuits)
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Organic Bioelectronics
  • Organic 3D Printed Electronics
  • Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanostructuring
  • Printable Flexible Prototypes
  • Solution Processable Metal Oxide Semiconductors

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Royal Chemical Society, UK (2017)
  • Member of Material Research Society (MRS)-Singapore (2008-present)
  • Member of Australian PV Institute (APVI)-Australia (2014-present)
  • Member of International Society for Plastics and Electronics (SPIE)-USA (2011-present)
  • Member of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC)-Singapore (2012-present)
  • Member of Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia (2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Vice-Chancellors Performance Award, 2016
  • 2016 Theeman Australia-Technion Academic Exchange Scholarship
  • Foreign Collaborator Award, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan (2016)
  • Editorial Board Member of ” Printed and Flexible Electronics” journal by Institute of Physics (London)
  • Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council ( 2014 to 2018) Australia
  • Long Service Award (IMRE- 2012), Singapore
  • Nominated for GSK-SNIC Award in Organic Chemistry(SNIC-2013), Singapore
  • Nominated for President’s Science and Technology Award (PSTA-2011), Singapore
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, (2004-2006)
  • Oral Presentation Award in International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICON, 2003), India
  • Max Planck International School Fellowship for PhD Study, Germany (June, 2000)
  • School of Chemical Sciences Topper Award for Master, India (NMU, February 1998)
  • Chief Minister Fellowship for Master Study, India (NMU, 1997)
  • Yashwant Gungaurav Award for BSc, India (College Topper, 1996)

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Associate Professor Prashant Sonar founded and leads the Organic and Printed Electronics Research Group at QUT. Recently, A/Prof. Sonar established Organic and Printed Electronics Device Fabrication and Testing facilities in association with Dr. Soniya Yambem at QUT using the Future Fellowship and QUT support funds.

Information on the Organic and Printed Electronics Research Group at QUT  can be found on the following website. (external link).