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.



Pletzer M, Plasser F, Rimmele M, et al., 2021, []Paracyclophanetetraenes (PCTs): cyclic structural analogues of poly(p‑phenylene vinylene)s (PPVs), Open Research Europe, Vol:1, ISSN:2732-5121, Pages:1-12

Huang Y, Lukito Tjhe DH, Jacobs IE, et al., 2021, Design of experiment optimization of aligned polymer thermoelectrics doped by ion-exchange, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:119, ISSN:0003-6951

Dey S, Attar S, Manley EF, et al., 2021, Transition-Metal-Free Homopolymerization of Pyrrolo[2,3-d:5,4-d']bisthiazoles via Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:13, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:41094-41101

Ding B, Kim G, Kim Y, et al., 2021, Influence of Backbone Curvature on the Organic Electrochemical Transistor Performance of Glycolated Donor–Acceptor Conjugated Polymers, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:133, ISSN:0044-8249, Pages:19831-19836

Brabec CJ, Heeney M, Kim Y, et al., 2021, Preface to the Special Issue of ChemSusChem on Advanced Organic Solar Cells, Chemsuschem, Vol:14, ISSN:1864-5631, Pages:3426-3427

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