Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Andrew Clive Grimsdale

Associate Professor

School of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 6728
Office: N4.1-01-13

  • PhD University of Auckland 1990
  • MSc(Hons) University of Auckland 1984
  • BSc University of Auckland 1983
Asst.-Prof. Grimsdale is currently in the School of Materials Science and Engineering since 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 polymers for electronic applications, and supramolecular assembly of organic materials. He has done significant research work in his research areas and published over 70 top quality international journal papers. He has been often used as 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, Journal of Polymer Science (A): Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Bulletin, Synthetic Metals, and has acted as an external referee for PhD theses from foreign universities and for the CERG grants committee, Hong Kong 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.
Research Interests
Prof Grimsdale?s areas of expertise are the synthesis of conjugated polymers for electronic applications, particularly light-emitting diodes, solar cells and thin-film transistors. His current research works focus on the synthesis of materials for solar cells and transistors and on the supramolecular assembly of organic materials.
Current Projects
  • Amphiphilic “nano-leaf” for light-driven aqueous-organic biphasic reactions
  • Biomimetic-Based Antifouling Coatings as a Route to Imporve Energy Efficiency of Ships and Port Structures
  • Carbon Nanotube Grafting on Carbon Fibres to Improve Interface Strength of Composites and other Functional Applications
  • Fundamental studies of solvated electron solutions using aromatic hydrocarbons
  • High-Reliability, Long-life and Low-cost lithium Ion Batteries For Green Energy Storage Applications
  • Nanostructured Materials for Energy Harvesting
  • Synthesis of New Donor-Acceptor Materials for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
  • Toward Efficient Sunlight Harvesting
  • Towards Efficient Sunlight Harvesting
  • Towards the synthesis of cycloheteroarenes
  • Two- and Three- Dimensional Assemblies of Conjugated Units and Nanoparticles for Use in Electronic Devices
  • Two- and Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Networks of Conjugated Oligomers
Selected Publications
  • 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).
  • 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),.
  • 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.
  • Xianglin Li, Manjunath Puttaswamy, Zhiwei Wang, Tan Chiew Kei, Andrew C Grimsdale, Nazir P. Kherani, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok. (2017). A Pressure Tuned Stop-flow Atomic Layer Deposition Process for MoS2 on High Porous Nanostructure and Fabrication of TiO2/MoS2 Core/shell Inverse Opal Structure. Applied Surface Science, 422, 536.
  • James Kristianto, Kim Seng Tan, Rachid Yazami, Andrew Clive Grimsdale. (2016, December). On the study of Isoquinoline as a possible e- -receptor for LiSES preparations. Paper presented at 7th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials & 7th Trilateral Conference Nanoscience: Energy, Water & Healthcare, Singapore (Poster Presentation), Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU.

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