Professor, Regular Administrative Appoint

Contact InformationHany Aziz

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36848
Location: E3 3141


Biography Summary

Hany Aziz is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a cross-appointment to the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is Associate Director of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program. He is also Associate Director of the Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre. He previously held the appointment of NSERC- DALSA Research Chair in organic electronics.

Professor Aziz’s group conducts research in the interdisciplinary area of organic electronics and optoelectronics including both electroluminescent (such as Organic Light-Emitting Devices or OLEDs and quantum dot LEDs ) and light harvesting (such as organic photovoltaics and optical sensing) materials and devices. The research spans a wide range of areas ranging from studying fundamental phenomena in organic semiconductors (such as carrier injection and transport, exciton dynamics, carrier-exciton interactions) to developing novel devices and fabrication technologies for next generation electronics (such as flexible flat panel displays and printable electronics).

Professor Aziz’s research contributions are widely cited in the organic electronics community, and have resulted in over 130 peer-reviewed publications to date. He has several inventions including the industry’s benchmark long-life and thermally-stable OLED and the contrast enhancing Black Cathode™ Technology. He holds 51 U.S. patents.

Research Interests

  • Organic electronic
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Charge and energy transfer
  • Amorphous semiconductors
  • Materials for flexible and printable electronics
  • Nano-structured materials
  • Nanofabrication
  • Silicon Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Energy harvesting/bio-energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Nano-electronics
  • Organic light emitting devices (OLEDs)
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Optical sensing/imaging


  • 1999, Doctorate, Materials Science & Engineering, McMaster University
  • 1996, Master of Science, Materials Science & Engineering, McMaster University
  • 1989, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Mechanical Engineering, The American University in Cairo


  • ECE 730 - Special Topics in Solid State Devices
    • Taught in 2014
  • NE 402 - Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2014
  • NE 408 - Nanosystems Design Project
    • Taught in 2014, 2016
  • NE 409 - Nanosystems Design Project and Symposium
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017
  • ECE 634 - Organic Electronics
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • NE 479 - Special Topics in Nanoelectronics
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Davidson-Hall, Tyler and Aziz, Hany, The Role of Polyethylenimine in Enhancing the Efficiency of Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Devices, Nanoscale, 2018
  • Zhang, Yingjie and Sims, Marc and Li, Sergey and Aziz, Hany, Triplet-induced degradation: An important consideration in the design of solution-processed hole injection materials for organic light-emitting devices, Organic Electronics, 48, 2017, 217 - 222
  • Song, Wook and Lee, Jun Yeob and Cho, Yong Joo and Yu, Hyeonghwa and Aziz, Hany and Lee, Kang Mun, Electroplex as a New Concept of Universal Host for Improved Efficiency and Lifetime in Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Science, 2017
  • Davidson-Hall, Tyler and Kajiyama, Yoshitaka and Aziz, Hany, Organic Light Emitting Device Materials for Displays, Materials for Solid State Lighting and Displays, 2017, 183 - 230
  • Stolz, Sebastian and Zhang, Yingjie and Lemmer, Uli and Hernandez-Sosa, Gerardo and Aziz, Hany, Degradation Mechanisms in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Polyethylenimine as a Solution-Processed Electron Injection Layer, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9(3), 2017, 2776 - 2785