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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Onwubiko N, McCulloch I, Fused electron deficient semiconducting polymers for air stable electron transport, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

Collado-Fregoso E, Hood SN, Shoaee S, et al., 2017, Intercalated vs Nonintercalated Morphologies in Donor-Acceptor Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: PBTTT:Fullerene Charge Generation and Recombination Revisited, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol:8, ISSN:1948-7185, Pages:4061-4068

Cha H, Wu J, Wadsworth A, et al., 2017, An Efficient, "Burn in" Free Organic Solar Cell Employing a Nonfullerene Electron Acceptor, Advanced Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0935-9648

Chen H, Hurhangee M, Nikolka M, et al., 2017, Dithiopheneindenofluorene (<bold>TIF</bold>) Semiconducting Polymers with Very High Mobility in Field-Effect Transistors, Advanced Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0935-9648

Saadatmand SN, McCulloch IP, 2017, Detection and characterization of symmetry-broken long-range orders in the spin-1/2 triangular Heisenberg model, Physical Review B, Vol:96, ISSN:2469-9950

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