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Hany Aziz, PEng


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Hany AzizEmail:

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36848

Location: E3 3141

Fax: (519) 746-3077

Cross appointed with: Chemical Engineering

Biography Summary

Hany Aziz is a Full Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor department with cross-appointments in the Chemical Engineering department. 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 and optoelectronic materials and devices (OLEDs, optical sensing/imaging, photovoltaics)
  • Charge and energy transfer processes in amorphous semiconductors
  • Materials for flexible and printable electronics
  • Nano-structured materials and nanofabrication


  • BSc, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • MSc, McMaster University
  • PhD, Material Science & Engineering, McMaster University

Further Information

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