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, 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

Fei Z, Eisner FD, Jiao X, et al., 2018, An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses., Adv Mater

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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