Hany Aziz, PEng

Hany Aziz, PEng
Professor, University Research Chair
Location: E3 3141
Phone: 519-888-4567 x36848


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 served as the Associate Director of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program from 2015-2019. 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 150 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 electronics
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Charge and energy transfer in amorphous semiconductors
  • Materials for flexible and printable electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Renewable energy
  • Nano-electronics
  • Organic light emitting devices (OLEDs)
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Optical sensing/imaging


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


  • ECE 634 - Organic Electronics
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • NE 340L - Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology Laboratory
    • Taught in 2020, 2021
  • NE 408 - Nanosystems Design Project
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • NE 409 - Nanosystems Design Project and Symposium
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022
  • NE 454B - Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 1
    • Taught in 2020
  • NE 455B - Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 2
    • Taught in 2020, 2021
  • NE 459 - Nanotechnology Engineering Research Project
    • Taught in 2020
  • NE 476 - Organic Electronics
    • Taught in 2021, 2022
  • NE 479 - Special Topics in Nanoelectronics
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • T. Davidson-Hall and H. Aziz, Perspective: Toward highly stable electroluminescent quantum dot light-emitting devices in the visible range, Applied Physics Letters, 0105021, 2020
  • M. Sadeghian-Lemraski, T. Davidson-Hall, B. Lee, Z. Leonenko and H. Aziz, Enhanced photo-stability of inverted organic solar cells via using polyethylenimine in the electron extraction layers, Organic Electronics, 26, 2019
  • H. Yu and H. Aziz, Direct Observation of Exciton-induced Molecular Aggregation in Organic Small Molecule Electroluminescent Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 16424, 2019
  • T. Davidson-Hall and H. Aziz, The Role of Excitons Within the Hole Transporting Layer in Quantum Dot Light Emitting Device Degradation, Nanoscale, 8310, 2019
  • Y.J. Cho and H. Aziz, The Root Causes of the Limited Electroluminescence Stability of Organic Light-emitting Devices Made by Solution-coating, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 18113, 2018

Graduate Studies