Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Solid State Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7567alasdair.campbell




908Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Professor Alasdair James Campbell has a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics from Queen Mary College and an MSc in Solid State Physics from Chelsea College, both parts of the University of London. He did his PhD on semiconducting polymers in the Department of Materials, Queen Mary College. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Kings College, London and the University of Sheffield. In 2000 he took up his academic position at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Society for Information Display (SID).

His research is in the area of organic semiconductor materials and devices. This includes organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) for applications such as large area, flexible and energy-efficient displays and lighting, lightweight wearable electronics, and optoelectronic sources and sensors for quantum optics and biomedicene. Current areas of focus are:

- Organic Chiral Optoelectronics

- Large-Area Contact Printed Plastic Electronics

- Organic Semiconductor Device Physics

- Biomedical Organic Electronic Sensors

- Novel Organic Semiconductor Materials, Devices and Fabrication Methods 


**Positions available**

- PhD studentships (start 2018) (funded (UK), self-funded) in chiral optoelectronics, organic bioelectronics and printed devices have been advertised November/December 2017.

- PhD studentships (start 2019) supported by Imperial College President’s PhD Scholarship and Imperial College China Scholarship Scheme. I am happy to discuss potential projects. Please first check the eligibility criteria before contacting.




Yang Y, Rice B, Shi X, et al., 2017, Emergent Properties of an Organic Semiconductor Driven by its Molecular Chirality, Acs Nano, Vol:11, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:8329-8338

Thiburce Q, Porcarelli L, Mecerreyes D, et al., 2017, High performance photolithographically-patterned polymer thin-film transistors gated with an ionic liquid/poly(ionic liquid) blend ion gel, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:110, ISSN:0003-6951

Thiburce Q, Campbell AJ, 2017, Low-Voltage Polyelectrolyte-Gated Polymer Field-Effect Transistors Gravure Printed at High Speed on Flexible Plastic Substrates, Advanced Electronic Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2199-160X

Brandt JR, Wang X, Yang Y, et al., 2016, Circularly Polarized Phosphorescent Electroluminescence with a High Dissymmetry Factor from PHOLEDs Based on a Platinahelicene, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:138, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:9743-9746

Campbell A, Rawcliffe R, Guite A, et al., 2016, Charge-Carrier Density Independent Mobility in Amorphous Fluorene-Triarylamine Copolymers, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:26, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:3720-3729

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