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.



Eder S, Yoo D-J, Nogala W, et al., 2020, Switching between local and global aromaticity in a conjugated macrocycle enables high-performance organic sodium-ion battery anodes., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

Hodsden T, Thorley KJ, Panidi J, et al., 2020, Core fluorination enhances solubility and ambient stability of an IDT‐based n‐type semiconductor in transistor devices, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:1-12

He Q, Shahid M, Jiao X, et al., 2020, The crucial role of fluorine in fully alkylated ladder type carbazole based non-fullerene organic solar cells, Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:9555-9562

Leventis A, Chmovzh TN, Knyazeva EA, et al., 2020, A novel low-bandgap pyridazine thiadiazole-based conjugated polymer with deep molecular orbital levels, Polymer Chemistry, Vol:11, ISSN:1759-9954, Pages:581-585


Firdaus Y, He Q, Lin Y, et al., 2020, Novel wide-bandgap non-fullerene acceptors for efficient tandem organic solar cells, 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) - Symposium P on Advanced Inorganic Materials and Thin Film Technology for Solar Energy Harvesting and Electronic Application, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, Pages:1164-1175, ISSN:2050-7488

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