Assoc. Prof. Girish Lakhwani | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Assoc. Prof. Girish Lakhwani

Chief Investigator

Lakhwani's expertise covers chiroptical spectroscopy, single molecule spectroscopy, device physics and master equation based coarse-grained simulations. He coordinates programs across the themes of materials, theory, instrumentation and devices.

Qualifications: 
PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2009
M.Sc (Integrated), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2005
ORCID iD: 
0000000310705859
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion
2. Control of Excitons
3. Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing

Publications

Journal Articles
Yang, T.; Jin, C.; Qu, J.; Darvish, A. Asadpoor; Sabatini, R.; Zhang, X.; Chen, H.; Ringer, S. P.; Lakhwani, G.; Li, F.; et al. Solution Epitaxy of Halide Perovskite Thin Single Crystals for Stable Transistor. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13 (31), 37840 - 37848 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c08800. doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c08800
Sabatini, R. P.; Lakhwani, G. Achromatic polarization control in the visible. Nature Photonics 2021, 15 (11), 797 - 799 DOI: 10.1038/s41566-021-00897-6. doi: 10.1038/s41566-021-00897-6
Li, Y.; Sabatini, R. P.; Prasad, S. K. K.; Hockings, E. T.; Schmidt, T. W.; Lakhwani, G. Improved optical confinement in ambipolar field-effect transistors toward electrical injection organic lasers. Applied Physics Letters 2021, 119 (16), 163303 DOI: 10.1063/5.0063336. doi: 10.1063/5.0063336
Wang, T.; Sabatini, R. P.; Chan, B.; Hou, J.; Huynh, V. T.; Proschogo, N.; Xie, Z.; Wang, T.; Gao, L.; Zhang, J.; et al. Fluorescence Enhancement through Confined Oligomerization in Nanochannels: An Anthryl Oligomer in a Metal-Organic Framework. ACS Materials Letters 2021, 3 (11), 1599 - 1604 DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00332. doi: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00332
Stamper, C.; Sabatini, R. P.; Bernardi, S.; Liao, C.; Dennis, E.; Sharma, A.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Saidaminov, M. I.; Ho‐Baillie, A. W. Y.; Lakhwani, G. Magnetic optical rotary dispersion and magnetic circular dichroism in methylammonium lead halide perovskites. Chirality 2021, 33 (10), 610 - 617 DOI: 10.1002/chir.23346. doi: 10.1002/chir.23346
Sharma, A.; Athanasopoulos, S.; Kumarasamy, E.; Phansa, C.; Asadpoordarvish, A.; Sabatini, R. P.; Pandya, R.; Parenti, K. R.; Sanders, S. N.; McCamey, D. R.; et al. Pentacene–Bridge Interactions in an Axially Chiral Binaphthyl Pentacene Dimer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2021, 125 (33), 7226 - 7234 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c05254. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c05254
Sabatini, R. P.; Liao, C.; Bernardi, S.; Mao, W.; Rahme, M. S.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Bach, U.; Huang, S.; Ho‐Baillie, A. W. Y.; Lakhwani, G. Solution‐Processed Faraday Rotators Using Single Crystal Lead Halide Perovskites. Advanced Science 2020, 7 (7), 1902950 DOI: doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902950. doi: doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902950
Zhang, B.; Lyskov, I.; Wilson, L. J.; Sabatini, R. P.; Manian, A.; Soleimaninejad, H.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Lakhwani, G.; Jones, D. J.; et al. FRET-enhanced photoluminescence of perylene diimides by combining molecular aggregation and insulation. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2020, 8 (26), 8953 - 8961 DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02108C. doi: 10.1039/D0TC02108C
Long, G.; Sabatini, R.; Saidaminov, M. I.; Lakhwani, G.; Rasmita, A.; Liu, X.; Sargent, E. H.; Gao, W. Chiral-perovskite optoelectronics. Nature Reviews Materials 2020, 5 (6), 423 - 439 DOI: 10.1038/s41578-020-0181-5. doi: 10.1038/s41578-020-0181-5
Sabatini, R. P.; Maasoumi, F.; Prasad, S. K. K.; Zhang, B.; Clark, C.; Schmidt, T. W.; Wong, W.; Lakhwani, G. Organic polariton lasing with molecularly isolated perylene diimides. Applied Physics Letters 2020, 117 (4), 041103 DOI: 10.1063/5.0012461. doi: 10.1063/5.0012461
Rahme, M. S.; Sabatini, R. P.; McGregor, S. K. M.; Wawrzinek, R.; Namdas, E. B.; Lo, S. - C.; Lakhwani, G. Strong coupling and energy funnelling in an electrically conductive organic blend. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2020, 8 (33), 11485 - 11491 DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02239J. doi: 10.1039/D0TC02239J
Steinmetz, V.; Climente, J. I.; Pandya, R.; Planelles, J.; Margaillan, F.; Puttisong, Y.; Dufour, M.; Ithurria, S.; Sharma, A.; Lakhwani, G.; et al. Emission State Structure and Linewidth Broadening Mechanisms in Type-II CdSe/CdTe Core–Crown Nanoplatelets. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2020, 124 (31), 17352 - 17363 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c04547,10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c04547.s001. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c04547,10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c04547.s001
Sharma, A.; Wojciechowski, J. P.; Liu, Y.; Pelras, T.; Wallace, C. M.; Müllner, M.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Thordarson, P.; Lakhwani, G. The Role of Fiber Agglomeration in Formation of Perylene-Based Fiber Networks. Cell Reports Physical Science 2020, 1 (8), 100148 DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100148. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100148
Long, G.; Zhou, Y.; Zhang, M.; Sabatini, R.; Rasmita, A.; Huang, L.; Lakhwani, G.; Gao, W. Theoretical Prediction of Chiral 3D Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites. Advanced Materials 2019, 31 (17), 1807628 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201807628. doi: 10.1002/adma.201807628
Sabatini, R. P.; Zhang, B.; Gupta, A.; Leoni, J.; Wong, W.; Lakhwani, G. Molecularly isolated perylene diimides enable both strong exciton–photon coupling and high photoluminescence quantum yield. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2019, 7 (10), 2954 - 2960 DOI: 10.1039/C9TC00093C. doi: 10.1039/C9TC00093C
Sharma, A.; Campbell, A.; Leoni, J.; Cheng, Y. Theng; Müllner, M.; Lakhwani, G. Circular Intensity Differential Scattering Reveals the Internal Structure of Polymer Fibrils. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2019, 10 (24), 7547 - 7553 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02993. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02993
Pandya, R.; Steinmetz, V.; Puttisong, Y.; Dufour, M.; Chen, W. M.; Chen, R. Y. S.; Barisien, T.; Sharma, A.; Lakhwani, G.; Mitioglu, A.; et al. Fine Structure and Spin Dynamics of Linearly Polarized Indirect Excitons in Two-Dimensional CdSe/CdTe Colloidal Heterostructures. ACS Nano 2019, 13 (9), 10140 - 10153 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03252. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03252
Sharma, A.; Athanasopoulos, S.; Tapping, P. C.; Sabatini, R. P.; McRae, O. F.; Müllner, M.; Kee, T. W.; Lakhwani, G. Emission Decay Pathways Sensitive to Circular Polarization of Excitation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (42), 23910 - 23916 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07482. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07482