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Stream Leader, Thin Film Solar Cells, CSIRO

Dr Scott Watkins is the Stream Leader for Thin Film Solar Cells in CSIRO’s Future Manufacturing Flagship and is based in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria. Scott has a PhD in Chemistry from UNSW and has developed research interests which span the synthesis and analysis of new materials through to the fabrication and testing of devices. Between 2000 and 2004 Scott worked with Cambridge Display Technologies in the UK on the development of light-emitting polymers for display and lighting applications. Scott joined CSIRO in 2004 to work on materials and applications in the field of flexible electronics. Specific applications of the technology include Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) and Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs) using molecular, polymeric or nanoparticle-based semiconductors. At CSIRO Scott has led projects on both OLEDs and OPVs and coordinates CSIRO’s involvement in a number of national and international consortia aimed at developing applications of flexible electronics by linking industry with research.


  • –present
    Stream Leader for Organic Photovoltaics, CSIRO


    UNSW, BSc(Hons), Chemistry
  • 2000 
    UNSW, PhD