Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Materials



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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.

More details can be found at the group website.

Applications from potential PhD candidates are welcome.



Rimmele M, Nogala W, Seif-Eddine M, et al., 2021, Functional group introduction and aromatic unit variation in a set of π‑conjugated macrocycles: revealing the central role of local and global aromaticity, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, ISSN:2052-4110

Yoo D-J, Heeney M, Glocklhofer F, et al., 2021, Tetradiketone macrocycle for divalent aluminium ion batteries, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-9

Adamczak D, Perinot A, Komber H, et al., 2021, Influence of synthetic pathway, molecular weight and side chains on properties of indacenodithiophene-benzothiadiazole copolymers made by direct arylation polycondensation, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:4597-4606

Paterson AF, Li R, Markina A, et al., 2021, N-Doping improves charge transport and morphology in the organic non-fullerene acceptor O-IDTBR dagger, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:4486-4495

Heeney M, Kafourou P, Park B, et al., 2021, One-step six-fold cyanation of benzothiadiazole acceptor Units for air-stable high-performance n-type organic field-effect transistors, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol:60, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:5970-5977

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