Dr. Upendra Pandey | Department of Electrical Engineering


Dr. Upendra
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Block-C, Shiv Nadar University
Dadri Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Upendra earned his Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Mesosphase and Molecular Materials from the University of Calabria, Italy. He obtained his M.Tech. degree in Opto-electronics from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Post his Ph.D., Upendra was a Post-Doctoral Fellow for one year at University of Calabria, Italy. Later, in January 2013 he moved to University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to join Organic Semiconductor Centre to carry out his research work on different Novel Organic Semiconductors for their Organic Electronic Application with emphasis on Solar Cell. In October 2013, Upendra moved from St. Andrews to join Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as DST Inspire faculty fellow  to work on Organic and Perovskite solar cells in October 2013 where he worked till April 15, 2019. At IISc. Upendra has guided one M.Tech. and was co-guiding two Ph.D. students.

Ph.D. Position Available: 

We have openings for students who want to pursue exciting PhD program in the field of Organic and Molecular Electronics (Organic Solar Cells, Field Effect Transistor,  Perovskite Solar Cells , Study of Charge transport in Organic Semiconductors...).

  • The students are expected to be motivated, curious and willing to take interdisciplinary research.
  • Candidates having valid UGC CSIR JRF-NET / GATE  andor more than one year Industrial experience will be preferred.

For admissions, kindly look at https://snu.edu.in/admissions/graduate-programs. Alternatively you can also contact me through email :  upendra.pandey@snu.edu.in 

Educational Qualifications 
University of Calabria, Italy
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal Madhya, Pradesh, India
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
I currently work here
DST Inspire Faculty Fellow,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
University of St. Andrews,
Scotland, United Kingdom
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
University of Calabria,
Quantalase Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.,
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Teaching & Research Interests: 
  • Device architecturing, evaluation of novel donor acceptor materials for OSC for improved performance & stability, Stability / degradation of OSCs.
  • Perovskite Solar Cells: Study of alternate hole & electron transporting materials for perovskite, Stability / degradation studies in perovskite solar cells.
  • Charge carrier transport and mobility measurements in organic semiconductors.
  • Flexible Electronics

DST-Inspire Faculty Fellowship (Engineering) from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India


Ph.D. Scholarship of  Scuola di Dottorato Scienza e Tecnica "Bernardino Telesio" during 2008-2011 in “Science and Technology of Mesophase & Molecular Materials” from University of Calabria, Italy

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

​​(Selected Journal Publications)

@ Shiv Nadar University



  1. Indu Bala, Harpreet Kaur, Madhusudan Maity, Rohit Ashok Kumar Yadav, Joydip De, Santosh Gupta, Jwo-Huei Jou, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, "Electroluminescent aggregation-induced emission-active discotic liquid crystals based on alkoxy Cyanostilbenes functionalized benzenetricarboxamide with ambipolar charge transport",  ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2022, 4,3, 1163-1174, DOI: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsaelm.1c01251 (IF: 3.314) *Joint Corresponding author


  1. Samir Kumar Sarkar, Lauren J. Kang, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Christine K. Luscombe*, Pakkirisamy Thilagar*, "Triarylborane-BODIPY Conjugate: An Efficient Non-Fullerene Electron Acceptor for Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cell", Solar Energy, 2021, 230, 242-249; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.10.048  (IF: 5.742) *Joint Corresponding author
  2. Indu Bala, Joydip De, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, "Enabling efficient ambipolar charge carrier mobility in H-bonded heptazine-triphenylene system forming segregated donor-acceptor columnar assemblies" J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 8552-8561; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TC01898A (IF: 7.393)*Joint Corresponding author
  3. Shallu Dhingra, Indu Bala, Joydip De, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, "An Electron-Deficient Tris(triazole)-based Disctotic Liquid Crystal that exhibits Fast Electron Transport" J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 5628-5632; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TC00866H (IF: 7.393)*Joint Corresponding author
  4. Kavita Rani, Upendra Kumar Pandey and Sanchita Sengupta, "Efficient Electron Transporting and Panchromatic Absorbing FRET Cassettes Based on Aza-BODIPY and Perylenediimide Towards Multiple Metal FRET-Off Sensing and Ratiometric Temperature Sensing", J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 4607-4618;  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TC00068C (IF: 7.393)


  1. Indu Bala, Joydip De, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Harpreet Singh, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, "High Hole Mobility in Room Temperature Discotic Liquid Crystalline Tetrathienoanthracenes" , Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 5629 - 5632.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CC01226B  (IF: 6.222) *Joint Corresponding author
  2. Joydip De, Indu Bala, Santosh Prasad Gupta, Upendra Kumar Pandey*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, "HIgh Hole Mobility and Efficient Ambipolar Charge Transport in Heterocoronene-Based Ordered Columnar Discotics", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (47), 18799-18805. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b09126  ; Selected for JACS Young Investigators 2020 (IF: 15.420)*Joint Corresponding author


  1. Gourav Tarafdar,  Upendra Kumar Pandey *, Sengupta Sengupta*, Praveen C. Ramamurthy*, "Effect of Structural Isomerism in BODIPY based donor-acceptor co-polymers on their photovoltaic performance"Solar Energy2019, 186, 215-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.04.093 (IF: 5.742) *Joint Corresponding author


@ IISc Bangalore, St. Andrews, U.K., UNICAL, Italy (Selected)

  • Elangovan H., Pandey U.K., Chattopadhyay K., Ramamurthy P.C., Doped silicon nanoparticles for enhanced charge transportation in organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells,  Solar Energy, 2018, 173, 744-751.
  • Cheppudira Thimmaiah P, Panda A, Pandey U. K, McCague C, Dutta P., Majid B.,  A New Approach to Compute the Porosity and Surface Roughness of Porous Coated Capillary-Assisted Low Pressure Evaporators, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8 (1), pp: 11708. ( Nature research Journal
  • Sengupta S., Pandey U. K., Dual emissive bodipy-benzodithiophene-bodipy TICT triad with a remarkable Stokes Shift of 194 nm, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2018, 16, 2033-2038. 
  • Sengupta S.*, Pandey U. K.*, Athresh E. U., Regioisomeric Donor-Acceptor-Donor triads based on benzodithiophene and BODIPY with distinct optical properties and mobilities, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 73645-73649. *Joint Corresponding author
  • Ruiz C., Pandey U. K., Termine R., García-Frutos E. M., Espejo G. L., Rocío Ponce Ortiz R.P., Huang W., Marks T. J., Facchetti A., Carmen M., Delgado R., Golemme A. and Gómez-Lor B., Mobility versus alignment of a semiconducting π extended discotic liquid crystalline triindole, ACS Applied Materials & interfaces, 2016, 8 (40), 26964-26971.
  • Benito-Hernández, A., Pandey, U. K., Cavero, E., Termine, R., García-Frutos, E. M., Serrano, J.L., Golemme, A. Gómez-Lor, B., High hole mobility in triindole-based columnar phases: Removing the bottleneck of homogeneous macroscopic orientation , Chemistry of Materials, 2013, 25, 117–121.
  • Sassi M., Crippa M., Ruffo R., Turrisi R., Drees M., Pandey U. K.,Termine R.,Golemme A., Facchetti A.,Beverina L., Open circuit voltage tuning through molecular design in hydrazone end capped donors for bulk heterojunction solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 20131, 2631-2638.
  • 11. García-Frutos, E. M., Pandey, U. K., Termine, R., Omenat, A., Barberá, J., Serrano, J. L., Golemme, A., Gõmez-Lor, B., High charge mobility in discotic liquid-crystalline triindoles: Just a core business? Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 7399 –7402.

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