Dr Girish Lakhwani

MSc (Integrated) IIT Kanpur; PhD TU Eindhoven
Lecturer
Deputy Honours and Graduate Diploma Coordinator

F11 - Chemistry Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5783
Fax +61 2 9351 3329

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Biographical details

  • M.Sc (Integrated), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2005
  • PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2009
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2009-2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK, 2011-2014
  • Lecturer, University of Sydney, 2014-

Research interests

  • Structure-property relationships in conjugated polymers
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Device physics of organic solar cells
  • Chirality and Chiroptical spectroscopy
  • Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Computer simulations

For research opportunities, get in touch at girish.lakhwani@sydney.edu.au

Teaching and supervision

  • Deputy Honours and Graduate Diploma Coordinator

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lakhwani, G., Rao, A., Friend, R. (2014). Bimolecular recombination in organic photovoltaics. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 65, 557-581. [More Information]
  • Kumar, A., Lakhwani, G., Elmalem, E., Huck, W., Rao, A., Greenham, N., Friend, R. (2014). Interface limited charge extraction and recombination in organic photovoltaics. Energy and Environmental Science, Advance Article. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Lakhwani, G., Greenham, N., McNeill, C. (2013). Voltage-dependent photocurrent transients of PTB7:PC70BM solar cells: Experiment and numerical simulation. Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 034502-1-034502-9. [More Information]
  • Adachi, T., Lakhwani, G., Traub, M., Ono, R., Bielawski, C., Barbara, P., Vanden Bout, D. (2012). Conformational effect on energy transfer in single polythiophene chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical.
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2012). Insights from chiral polyfluorene on the unification of molecular exciton and cholesteric liquid crystal theories for chiroptical phenomena. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory, 116(4), 1121-1128. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2011). Circular selective reflection of light proving cholesteric ordering in thin layers of chiral fluorene polymers. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2(13), 1497-1501. [More Information]
  • Traub, M., Lakhwani, G., Bolinger, J., Vanden Bout, D., Barbara, P. (2011). Electronic energy transfer in highly-aligned MEH-PPV single chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 115(33), 9941-9947. [More Information]
  • Gilot, J., Abbel, R., Lakhwani, G., Meijer, E., Schenning, A., Meskers, S. (2010). Polymer photovoltaic cells sensitive to the circular polarization of light. Advanced Energy Materials, 22(20), E131-E134. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Roijmans, R., Kronemeijer, A., Gilot, J., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2010). Probing charge carrier density in a layer of photodoped ZnO nanoparticles by spectroscopic ellipsometry. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 114(35), 14804-14810. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Anisotropic dielectric tensor for chiral polyfluorene at optical frequencies. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 113(43), 14165-14171. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2009). Beta phase in chiral polyfluorene forms via a precursor. Macromolecules, 42(12), 4220-4223. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Gielen, J., Kemerink, M., Christianen, P., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Intensive chiroptical properties of chiral polyfluorenes associated with fibril formation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 113(43), 14047-14051. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Large photoinduced circular dichroism in chiral polyfluorene. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory, 113(41), 10891-10894. [More Information]
  • Savoini, M., Biagioni, P., Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S., Duo, L., Finazzi, M. (2009). Near-field circular polarization probed by chiral polyfluorene. Optics Letters, 34(22), 3571-3573. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S., Janssen, R. (2007). Circular differential scattering of light in films of chiral polyfluorene. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 111(19), 5124-5131. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Koeckelberghs, G., Meskers, S., Janssen, R. (2007). The chiroptical properties of chiral substituted poly[3-((3S)-3,7-dimethyloctyl)thiophene] as a function of film thickness. Chemical Physics Letters, 437(4-6), 193-197. [More Information]

2014

  • Lakhwani, G., Rao, A., Friend, R. (2014). Bimolecular recombination in organic photovoltaics. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 65, 557-581. [More Information]
  • Kumar, A., Lakhwani, G., Elmalem, E., Huck, W., Rao, A., Greenham, N., Friend, R. (2014). Interface limited charge extraction and recombination in organic photovoltaics. Energy and Environmental Science, Advance Article. [More Information]

2013

  • Li, Z., Lakhwani, G., Greenham, N., McNeill, C. (2013). Voltage-dependent photocurrent transients of PTB7:PC70BM solar cells: Experiment and numerical simulation. Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 034502-1-034502-9. [More Information]

2012

  • Adachi, T., Lakhwani, G., Traub, M., Ono, R., Bielawski, C., Barbara, P., Vanden Bout, D. (2012). Conformational effect on energy transfer in single polythiophene chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical.
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2012). Insights from chiral polyfluorene on the unification of molecular exciton and cholesteric liquid crystal theories for chiroptical phenomena. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory, 116(4), 1121-1128. [More Information]

2011

  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2011). Circular selective reflection of light proving cholesteric ordering in thin layers of chiral fluorene polymers. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2(13), 1497-1501. [More Information]
  • Traub, M., Lakhwani, G., Bolinger, J., Vanden Bout, D., Barbara, P. (2011). Electronic energy transfer in highly-aligned MEH-PPV single chains. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 115(33), 9941-9947. [More Information]

2010

  • Gilot, J., Abbel, R., Lakhwani, G., Meijer, E., Schenning, A., Meskers, S. (2010). Polymer photovoltaic cells sensitive to the circular polarization of light. Advanced Energy Materials, 22(20), E131-E134. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Roijmans, R., Kronemeijer, A., Gilot, J., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2010). Probing charge carrier density in a layer of photodoped ZnO nanoparticles by spectroscopic ellipsometry. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 114(35), 14804-14810. [More Information]

2009

  • Lakhwani, G., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Anisotropic dielectric tensor for chiral polyfluorene at optical frequencies. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 113(43), 14165-14171. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S. (2009). Beta phase in chiral polyfluorene forms via a precursor. Macromolecules, 42(12), 4220-4223. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Gielen, J., Kemerink, M., Christianen, P., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Intensive chiroptical properties of chiral polyfluorenes associated with fibril formation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 113(43), 14047-14051. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Janssen, R., Meskers, S. (2009). Large photoinduced circular dichroism in chiral polyfluorene. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory, 113(41), 10891-10894. [More Information]
  • Savoini, M., Biagioni, P., Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S., Duo, L., Finazzi, M. (2009). Near-field circular polarization probed by chiral polyfluorene. Optics Letters, 34(22), 3571-3573. [More Information]

2007

  • Lakhwani, G., Meskers, S., Janssen, R. (2007). Circular differential scattering of light in films of chiral polyfluorene. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 111(19), 5124-5131. [More Information]
  • Lakhwani, G., Koeckelberghs, G., Meskers, S., Janssen, R. (2007). The chiroptical properties of chiral substituted poly[3-((3S)-3,7-dimethyloctyl)thiophene] as a function of film thickness. Chemical Physics Letters, 437(4-6), 193-197. [More Information]

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