Academic Profile

Assoc.-Prof. Grimsdale joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nov 2006. He received his Bachelors, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1983, 1984 and 1990 respectively. His research interests include the synthesis of conjugated molecules and polymers for electronic applications, and supramolecular assembly of organic materials. He has done significant research work in his research areas and published over 150 top quality international journal papers which have received over 14,000 citations (h-index >50). He has often been a referee and reviewer for a number of premier journals, including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Macromolecules, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Organic Letters, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, is on the editorial panel for Scientific Reports, and has acted as an external referee for PhD theses from foreign universities, of grant proposals for bodies such as the CERG grants committee, Hong Kong and the European Research Council, and as a judge of student projects for the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair.
Dr. Grimsdale is a member of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute.
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Assoc Prof Andrew Clive Grimsdale
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Prof Grimsdale's areas of expertise are the synthesis of conjugated molecules and polymers for electronic applications, particularly light-emitting diodes, solar cells and thin-film transistors. His current research work focus on the synthesis of materials for solar cells and transistors and on the supramolecular assembly of organic materials.
  • Design singlet fission material/perovskite interface-Optimize charge generation
  • Hongwei Hu, Daming Zhao, Yang Gao, Xianfeng Qiao, Teddy Salim, Bingbing Chen, Elbert E. M. Chia, Andrew C. Grimsdale and Yeng Ming Lam. (2019). Harvesting triplet excitons in lead-halide perovskites for room-temperature phosphorescence. Chemistry of Materials, 31(7), 2597-2602.

  • Andrey V. Lunchev, Kim Seng Tan, Andrew C. Grimsdale, Rachid Yazami. (2018). Electrical and electrochemical properties of lithium solvated electron solutions derived from 1, 3, 5-triphenylbenzenes.. New Journal of Chemistry, 42(19), 15678-15683.

  • Tan Kim Seng, Andrew C. Grimsdale, Rachid Yazami. (2017). A room-temperature refuelable lithium, iodine and air battery. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 6502(1-8).

  • Andrey Lunchev, Kim Seng Tan, Rachid Yazami, Andrew C. Grimsdale. (2017, July). Hexa-peri-hexabenzacoronene based Materials for Anolyte Applications in Secondary Batteries. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore.

  • Kim Seng Tan, Animesh Ghosh, Andrew Clive Grimsdale, Rachid Yazami. (2017, July). Preparation & Study of Lithium Solvated Electron Solutions (LiSES) Using Benzimidazole Derivatives As Electron Receptors.. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, (ICMAT 2017),.

  • Animesh Ghosh, Maja Budanovic, Tianjiao Li, Caihong Liang, Maciej Klein, Cesare Soci, Richard D. Webster, Gagik G. Gurzadyan, Andrew C. Grimsdale (2021). Synthesis of 5-azatetracene and comparison of its optical and electrochemical properties with tetracene. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 10 (10), 2571-2579.

  • Walter P. D. Wong, John V. Hanna, Andrew C. Grimsdale. (2021). The classification of 1D 'perovskites'. Acta Crystallographica, B77, 408-415.