Alexandra F. Paterson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Dr. Paterson's background and current research interests lie in emergent transistor technologies for microelectronic and bielectronic applications. In particular, she uses device engineering strategies to improve critical device operating parameters and understand the relationship between electronic performance and real-life applications.

Selected Publications

  • ​Enabling thin-film transistor technologies and the device metrics that matter
    A.F. Paterson, T.D. Anthopoulos
    Nature Communications, 9, 5264, 2018
  • The impact of molecular p-doping on charge transport in high-mobility small-molecule/polymer blend organic transistors
    A.F. Paterson, Y.-H. Lin, A.D. Mottram, Z. Fei, M.R. Niazi, A.R. Kirmani, A. Amassian, O. Solomeshch, N. Tessler, M. Heeney, T.D. Anthopoulos
    Advanced Electronic Materials, 4, 64, 2017
  • Small molecule/polymer blend organic transistors with hole mobility exceeding 13 cm2 V−1 s−1
    A.F. Paterson, N.D. Treat, W. Zhang, Z. Fei, G. Wyatt‐Moon, H. Faber, G. Vourlias, P.A. Patsalas, O. Solomeshch, N. Tessler, M. Heeney, T.D. Anthopoulos
    Advanced Materials, 28, 7791, 2016


  • ​Ph.D., Physics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, 2017
  • B.Sc., Physics, Exeter University, United Kingdom, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​2018- present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Bioelectronics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017- 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Advanced Materials & Applications, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013- 2017: PhD researcher, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009- 2013: Applied Physicist, QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough, United Kingdom

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Institute of Physics


  • ​Best poster award, Centre for Plastic Electronics Annual Symposium, London, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

​Biological and Environmental 
Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Organic semiconductors Organic bioelectronics Device engineering Transistors