Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Associate







2M11Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Stuart Higgins is a Research Associate in the Departmental of Materials at Imperial College London. Stuart works within the group of Prof. Molly Stevens, focusing on the microfabrication of innovative materials for biomedical applications.

Photograph of a flexible electrical circuit

His current research interests include the microfabrication of novel interfaces for interacting with cells, biosensing and organic bioelectronics.

His work has also included exploring the fabrication of flexible electronics based on organic semiconductors. In particular he developed organic field-effect transistors for use in complementary logic circuits, and organic diodes for high-performance energy harvesting systems.

Previously, Stuart was a Research Associate in the group of Prof. Henning Sirringhaus in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD under the supervison of Prof. Alasdair Campbell in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. He graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci degree in Physics, during which he spent a year working at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Germany under the supervision of Priv.-Doz. Dr. José Ramón Crespo López-Urrutia.

He is a Member of the Institute of Physics.

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Higgins SG, Agostinelli T, Markham S, et al., 2017, Organic Diode Rectifiers Based on a High-Performance Conjugated Polymer for a Near-Field Energy-Harvesting Circuit, Advanced Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0935-9648

Higgins SG, Stevens MM, 2017, Extracting the contents of living cells, Science, Vol:356, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:379-380

Higgins SG, Muir BVO, Dell'Erba G, et al., 2016, Complementary Organic Logic Gates on Plastic Formed by Self-Aligned Transistors with Gravure and Inkjet Printed Dielectric and Semiconductors, Advanced Electronic Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2199-160X

Higgins SG, Muir BVO, Dell'Erba G, et al., 2016, Self-aligned organic field-effect transistors on plastic with picofarad overlap capacitances and megahertz operating frequencies, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:108, ISSN:0003-6951

Higgins SG, Muir BVO, Heeney M, et al., 2015, Indacenodithiophene-benzothiadiazole organic field-effect transistors with gravure-printed semiconductor and dielectric on plastic, Mrs Communications, Vol:5, ISSN:2159-6859, Pages:599-603

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