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.



Rodríguez-Martínez X, Pascual-San-José E, Fei Z, et al., 2021, Predicting the photocurrent–composition dependence in organic solar cells, Energy & Environmental Science, ISSN:1754-5692

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

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