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.


Applications from potential PhD candidates are welcome.



Paterson AF, Singh S, Fallon KJ, et al., 2018, Recent Progress in High-Mobility Organic Transistors: A Reality Check, Advanced Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0935-9648

Patra D, Lee J, Dey S, et al., 2018, Chalcogen Bridged Thieno- and Selenopheno[2,3-d:5,4-d ']bisthiazole and Their Diketopyrrolopyrrole Based Low-Bandgap Copolymers, Macromolecules, Vol:51, ISSN:0024-9297, Pages:6076-6084

Creamer A, Wood CS, Howes PD, et al., 2018, Post-polymerisation functionalisation of conjugated polymer backbones and its application in multifunctional emissive nanoparticles, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

Marsh AV, Cheetham NJ, Little M, et al., 2018, Carborane-Induced Excimer Emission of Severely Twisted Bis-o-Carboranyl Chrysene, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, Vol:57, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:10640-10645

Rodriquez D, Kohl JG, Morel P, et al., 2018, Measurement of Cohesion and Adhesion of Semiconducting Polymers by Scratch Testing: Effect of Side-Chain Length and Degree of Polymerization, Acs Macro Letters, Vol:7, ISSN:2161-1653, Pages:1003-1009

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