Imperial College London

Prof. John de Mello

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Professor



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John de Mello is a Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanomaterials, with a particular emphasis on their use in sensors and electronic devices. He was a co-recipient of the Royal Society''s Brian Mercer Award for Innovation in Nanotechnology and previously held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship with Millennium Inorganic Chemicals. He was a co-founder of Molecular Vision Ltd. - a company specialising in the use of organic LEDs and photodiodes for chemical sensing.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Bannock JH, Krishnadasan SH, Nightingale AM, et al., 2013, Continuous Synthesis of Device-Grade Semiconducting Polymers in Droplet-Based Microreactors, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:23, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:2123-2129

Ong K-H, Lim S-L, Tan H-S, et al., 2011, A Versatile Low Bandgap Polymer for Air-Stable, High-Mobility Field-Effect Transistors and Efficient Polymer Solar Cells, Advanced Materials, Vol:23, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:1409-1413

Leem D-S, Kim S, Kim JW, et al., 2010, Rapid Patterning of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Interlayer Lithography, Small, Vol:6, ISSN:1613-6810, Pages:2530-2534

Ooi ZE, Tam TL, Sellinger A, et al., 2008, Field-dependent carrier generation in bulk heterojunction solar cells, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:1, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:300-309

Krishnadasan S, Brown RJC, deMello AJ, et al., 2007, Intelligent routes to the controlled synthesis of nanoparticles, Lab on a Chip, Vol:7, ISSN:1473-0197, Pages:1434-1441

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