Professor Paul Meredith

Professor, Physics

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office Academic - 403
Fourth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a Professor of Materials Physics and Sêr Cymru National Research Chair at Swansea University. I also hold an Honorary Professorship at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. My research interests lie in the area of sustainable advanced materials for applications such as solar energy, optoelectronics, and bioelectronics. I was educated at Swansea University and Heriot-Watt University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge before taking up an industry role as a senior scientist with Proctor & Gamble.

Between 2001 and 2017 I was an academic at the University of Queensland and held several positions including Director of the  Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics and Director of UQ Solar. I was also an Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award Fellow and played an active role in the development of the Queensland State Renewable Energy Target of 50% by 2030. In 2017 I returned to Swansea to establish a research effort in the physics of sustainable advanced materials and that has led to the new Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials which I lead. This £30M initiative will create a state-of-the-art new research fab for semiconductor science and engineering in support of the regional semiconductor industry and is due for completion in 2022. I have published > 240 papers with over 12,000 (H-index 55) and have a strong interest in innovation having established several start-up companies.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Solar energy science, technology
  • Bioelectronics
  • Organic and perovskite semiconductors
  • Integrative semiconductor materials
  • Photodetectors and optoelectronics
  • Electro-optical physics
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Innovation practises

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests



Semiconductor science and engineering

Materials physics

Research Award Highlights Collaborations