Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Materials



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133ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Martin Heeney is a Professor of Organic Materials  in the department of chemistry at Imperial College. His research concentrates upon the design, synthesis and characterisation of organic semiconductor materials for a range of optoelectronic applications, including field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes and sensors. His research is highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative covering aspects of organic, polymer and materials chemistry with a central theme of establishing relationships between molecular design, synthetic methodology, processing and performance.


Applications from potential PhD candidates are welcome.



Heeney MJ, Boufflet P, Bovo G, et al., The Influence of Backbone Fluorination on the Dielectric Constant of Conjugated Polythiophenes, Advanced Electronic Materials, ISSN:2199-160X

Heeney MJ, Fei Z, Jiao X, et al., Alkylated indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene based non-fullerene acceptor with high crystallinity, low voltage loss and single junction solar cell efficiency greater than 13%, Advanced Materials, ISSN:0935-9648

Wade J, Wood S, Collado-Fregoso E, et al., 2017, Impact of Fullerene Intercalation on Structural and Thermal Properties of Organic Photovoltaic Blends, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:121, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:20976-20985

Wijeyasinghe N, Regoutz A, Eisner F, et al., 2017, Copper(I) Thiocyanate (CuSCN) Hole-Transport Layers Processed from Aqueous Precursor Solutions and Their Application in Thin-Film Transistors and Highly Efficient Organic and Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:27, ISSN:1616-301X

Green JP, Cryer SJ, Marafie J, et al., 2017, Synthesis of a Luminescent Arsolo[2,3-d:5,4-d']bis(thiazole) Building Block and Comparison to Its Phosphole Analogue, Organometallics, Vol:36, ISSN:0276-7333, Pages:2632-2636

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