Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Chair in Polymer Materials



+44 (0)20 7594 5669i.mcculloch




RCS 1 M229ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Iain McCulloch is currently Professor of Polymer Materials in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London, having joined in October 2007. His research focus is in the development of high performance organic semiconductor materials for application in organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices.These activities are carried out in collaboration with colleagues within both the Physics and Chemistry Departments at Imperial College.

Iain is co-inventor on over 50 patent families filed from these research activities, and has published over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals.

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Giovannitti A, Thorley K, Nielsen C, et al., Redox-stability of alkoxy-BDT copolymers and their use for organic bioelectronic devices, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN:1616-301X

Tan C-H, Gorman J, Wadsworth A, et al., 2018, Barbiturate end-capped non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells: tuning acceptor energetics to suppress geminate recombination losses, Chemical Communications, Vol:54, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:2966-2969

Chen H-Y, Nikolka M, Wadsworth A, et al., 2018, A Thieno[2,3-b]pyridine-Flanked Diketopyrrolopyrrole Polymer as an n-Type Polymer Semiconductor for All-Polymer Solar Cells and Organic Field-Effect Transistors, Macromolecules, Vol:51, ISSN:0024-9297, Pages:71-79

Onwubiko A, Yue W, Jellett C, et al., 2018, Fused electron deficient semiconducting polymers for air stable electron transport, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

Cha H, Wheeler S, Holliday S, et al., 2018, Influence of Blend Morphology and Energetics on Charge Separation and Recombination Dynamics in Organic Solar Cells Incorporating a Nonfullerene Acceptor, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1616-301X

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