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, Creamer A, Wood C, et al., Quantitative post-polymerisation functionalisation of conjugated polymer backbones and its application in multi-functionalised semiconducting polymer nanoparticles, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

Marsh AV, Cheetham NJ, Little MS, et al., 2018, Carborane Induced Excimer Emission of Severely Twisted Bis-o-Carboranyl Chrysene., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

Datko BD, Walwark DJ, Fei Z, et al., 2018, Resolving Anomalous Heavy Atom Effects from Discrete Triplet Mediated Photochemistry Events on Single Conjugated Polymer Chains, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:122, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:9718-9725

Wijeyasinghe N, Tsetseris L, Regoutz A, et al., 2018, Copper (I) Selenocyanate (CuSeCN) as a Novel Hole-Transport Layer for Transistors, Organic Solar Cells, and Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1616-301X

Squeo BM, Gregoriou VG, Han Y, et al., 2018, alpha,beta-Unsubstituted meso-positioning thienyl BODIPY: a promising electron deficient building block for the development of near infrared (NIR) p-type donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:4030-4040

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