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.



Marsh AV, Little M, Cheetham NJ, et al., 2020, Highly Deformed o-Carborane Functionalised Non-linear Polycyclic Aromatics with Exceptionally Long C-C Bonds, Chemistry-a European Journal, ISSN:0947-6539

Heeney M, Kafourou P, Park B, et al., 2020, One-step Six-fold Cyanation of Benzothiadiazole Acceptor Units for Air-Stable High-Performance n-Type Organic Field-Effect Transistors, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN:1433-7851

Lin Y, Nugraha MI, Firdaus Y, et al., 2020, A Simple n-Dopant Derived from Diquat Boosts the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells to 18.3%, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:3663-3671

Basu A, Niazi MR, Scaccabarozzi AD, et al., 2020, Impact of p-type doping on charge transport in blade-coated small-molecule:polymer blend transistors, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:8, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:15368-15376

He Q, Eisner FD, Pearce D, et al., 2020, Ring fusion in tetrathienylethene cored perylene diimide tetramers affords acceptors with strong and broad absorption in the near-UV to visible region, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, ISSN:2050-7526

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