Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor



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4.10Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Honorary Professor NanjingTech University, NanjingTech University, 2013
  • UK Polymer Physics Group Founders Prize, Polymer Physics Group (Institute of Physics (IOP)/Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)/Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)), 2013
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Honorary Adjunct Chair Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 2012
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science, Institute for Scientific Information, 2011
  • Bakerian Lecture, Royal Society, 2010
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), New Years Honours for Services to Science, 2010
  • IET Faraday Medal, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2010
  • IOP Faraday Gold Medal and Prize, The Institute of Physics, 2009
  • Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, The Royal Society, 2007
  • Imperial College Research Excellence Award, Imperial College London, 2006
  • ESF European Latsis Prize, The European Science Foundation, 2005
  • SID Jan Rajchman Prize, The Society for Information Display, 2005
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Physics, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), 2004
  • CEC Descartes Prize, The Commission of the European Community, 2003
  • Top Cited Scientist in the United Kingdom: 3rd most cited in the Physical Sciences, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), 1999
  • Listed in Who's Who, 1997
  • Daiwa Award for Anglo-Japanese Research Collaboration, The Daiwa Foundation, 1994
  • Silver Medal as an Outstanding Graduate of The Royal College of Science, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), 1983

External Positions

  • Trustee and Chair, Rank Prize Funds Trustee and Optoelectronics Committee Chair, Rank Prize Funds, 2013
  • Chief International Academic Advisor, Faculty of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2012
  • Member, Science, Medicine, Engineering and Technology PhD Fellowship Selection Panel, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2012 - 2012
  • Member, Sub-panel 9 (Physics), 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), RCUK, 2011
  • Consultant Advisor, Expansion Project Steering Board, Printable Electronics Technology Centre (PETEC), 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Optoelectronics Advisory Committee, Rank Prize Funds, 2010 - 2013
  • Member, Plastic Electronics Leadership Group (PELG), UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2010
  • Director, Board, Solar Press (UK) Ltd, 2009
  • Member, Technical and Industrial Advisory Group, Printable Electronics Technology Centre (PETEC), 2009 - 2011
  • Member, Working Group, UK Printable Electronics Centres of Excellence (PECOE), 2009
  • Specialist Advisor: I advised on the Plastic Electronics case study embedded within the overall engineering inquiry, Inquiry on Engineering, UK parliament Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills (IUSS) Select Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Member, Review of UK Physics, RCUK, 2008 - 2008
  • Member, EUROCORES Committee, European Science Foundation, 2006 - 2006
  • Member, Jury Committee, Degussa European Science to Business Award, 2006 - 2006
  • Director, Imperial College London Consultants (ICON) Ltd, 2005 - 2006
  • Member, Strategic Review Panel, Science and Engineering of Advanced Materials (SEAM) Research Institute, University College Dublin, 2005 - 2005
  • Member, Action Group Manufacturing with Light: Photonics at the Molecular Level, DTI Foresight: Exploiting the Electromagnetic Spectrum Project, 2003 - 2004
  • Member, External Review of Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, 2003 - 2003
  • Member, Society for Information Display, UK & Ireland Chapter Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Member, Steering Committee, EPSRC IRC in Nanotechnology (Cambridge, Bristol, UCL), 2003 - 2005
  • Member, Electronic Applications Divisional Board, UK Institute of Materials, 2002 - 2004
  • Director, Molecular Vision Ltd, 2001 - 2012
  • Member, Laser Facility Committee Panel, SERC/EPSRC, 1991

Industrial Connections

  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc (Allentown, USA), Consultancy
  • Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd (Cambridge, UK), Consultancy
  • Avecia Ltd (Manchester, UK), Consultancy, Research collaboration, Materials supply, PhD studentship
  • BICC Cables (UK), Research contract
  • BP International & BP Solar (UK & USA), Research contracts
  • Cambridge Display Technology Ltd (Cambridge, UK), Consultancy, Research collaboration, Materials supply,
  • Cambridge Research and Innovation Ltd (Cambridge, UK), Consultancy
  • DuPont Displays Ltd (Bristol, UK), ConsultancyResearch Contract
  • DuPont Teijin Films, DTI/TSB projects
  • Kodak Ltd (Harrow, UK), Consultancy
  • LGPhilips LCD (Korea), Visiting Researcher
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, USA), Consultancy
  • Matsushita Electric Works, Research Contract, Visiting Researcher
  • Merck Chemicals Ltd (Southampton, UK), Consultancy, Research contracts, TSB projects,PhD studentship, Knowledge transfer secondment, Materials supply
  • MicroEmissive Displays Ltd (Edinburgh, UK), Consultancy
  • Molecular Vision Ltd (UK), Consultancy, Research contract, Knowledge Transfer Secondments
  • Opsys Ltd (Oxford, UK), Consultancy
  • Osram OptoSemiconductors (San Jose, USA), Visiting Researcher Dr Dmitri PoplavskyyConsultancy
  • PA Consulting Ltd (Meldreth, UK), Consultancy
  • Polytechnos Venture-Partners GmbH (Munich, Germany), Consultancy
  • Scientific Generics (Cambridge, UK), Consultancy
  • Sharp Labs of Europe Ltd (Oxford, UK), Consultancy, Research Contracts, PhD studentships
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company (Japan), Collaborative Research - supply of polymersPhD Studentship for Boon Kar Yap
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, USA), Consultancy, Research contracts, Materials supply, Collaborative research, PhD studentship, Secondments
  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan), Research Contracts; Visiting Researcher Yuki Yamada
  • University of Houston (Houston, USA), Consultancy
  • Zeneca Specialities (Manchester, UK), Research contracts, PhD studentship, Materials supply

Commercial Spinoffs

  • Cambridge Display Technology Ltd, Founder, Conjugated polymer light emitting diodes for displays and lighting. Part of the Sumitomo Chemical Group., 1992
  • Molecular Vision Ltd, Founder & Director (2000-2012), Organic semiconductor light source and detector instrumented lab-on-a-chip microanalysis systems, 2002


  • Fellow (FIET), Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2013
  • Fellow (FInstP), The Institute of Physics, 2005
  • Fellow (FRS), The Royal Society, 2004
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship, The Leverhulme Trust, 1997 - 1998
  • Royal Society Amersham International Senior Research Fellowship, The Royal Society, 1996 - 1997
  • Unilever Research Fellow in Chemical Physics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1987 - 1989
  • Toshiba Research Fellow, Chemical Laboratory, Toshiba R&D Center, Kawasaki, Japan, 1987 - 1988
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 1983

Editorial Boards

  • Organic Electronics, Member of editorial board, 2005