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.



Boufflet P, Casey A, Xia Y, et al., 2017, Pentafluorobenzene end-group as a versatile handle for para fluoro "click" functionalization of polythiophenes, Chemical Science, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:2215-2225

Casey A, Green JP, Tuladhar PS, et al., 2017, Cyano substituted benzotriazole based polymers for use in organic solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:6465-6470

Creamer A, Casey A, Marsh AV, et al., 2017, Systematic Tuning of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole Acceptor Strength by Monofunctionalization with Alkylamine, Thioalkyl, or Alkoxy Groups in Carbazole Donor-Acceptor Polymers, Macromolecules, Vol:50, ISSN:0024-9297, Pages:2736-2746

Fei Z, Chen L, Han Y, et al., 2017, Alternating 5,5-Dimethylcyclopentadiene and Diketopyrrolopyrrole Copolymer Prepared at Room Temperature for High Performance Organic Thin-Film Transistors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:139, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:8094-8097

Fei Z, Han Y, Gann E, et al., 2017, Alkylated Selenophene-Based Ladder-Type Monomers via a Facile Route for High-Performance Thin-Film Transistor Applications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:139, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:8552-8561

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