Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor



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Advanced materials and devices

Thomas Anthopoulos is a Professor of Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics and The Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London. He received his B.Eng., and Ph.D., from Staffordshire University in UK. He then moved to University of St. Andrews where he worked on organic light-emitting diodes. In 2003 he joined Philips Research Laboratories in The Netherlands to work on organic semiconductors for use in opto/electronic devices and integrated circuits. In 2005 he was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship and in 2007 a RCUK Fellowship both hosted in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London. His current research interest is focused on the physics of novel organics, inorganics and hybrid materials and devices. Ongoing research projects include: 

  • Novel inorganic transparent semiconductors 
  • High-mobility organic semiconductors & devices 
  • Nanoscale opto/electronic devices & systems 
  • Transparent photo-transistors for invisible electronics 
  • Charge carrier transport in semiconductors & devices 
  • Novel nano-lithography methods for plastic nanoelectronics 
  • Novel device concepts for energy harvesting & generation 


  • For self-funded PhD positions contact Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos 

Latest News 

  • Thomas Anthopoulos joins Editorial Board of Advanced Science [Oct. 2014] 
  • Joseph Shaw wins poster prize at E-MRS 2014 Fall meeting [Sep. 2014] 
  • John Labram wins 2014 Elings Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics [Jun. 2014] 
  • David Beesley wins the EPSRC ICT Pioneers competition for his work entitled "Extending Moore’s law via the control of adhesion forces: Next generation technology for sub 10 nm electronics" [Nov. 2012]
  • Simon Hunter wins the Sigma-Aldrich Prize for best MRes project entitled “Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy as a Tool for Analysing Charge Transport in Organic Thin Film Transistors” [Oct. 2012]  
  • Thomas Anthopoulos joins Advisor Board of Advanced Functional Materials
  • Thomas Anthopoulos wins European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (StG) award of €1.5M. The ERC is a highly prestigious five-year award designed to help the next generation of top research leaders in Europe to start or to consolidate their own independent research teams. [see video
  • Thomas AnthopoulosThomas Anthopoulos wins Ben Sturgeon Award. The Ben Sturgeon Award is made annually by the Society for Information Display (SID), to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the development of displays. 
  • John Labram wins Solid State Physics Thesis Prize 2012 for his outstanding PhD work. 
  • Joseph Shaw wins best DTC-PE poster award in The Society for Information Display (SID) workshop held at Imperial College over the 5-6 September 2011, the 5th meeting of its kind organised in the UK. Cambridge Display Technology, an industrial partner of the PE-DTC, sponsored the session and offered a prize for the best poster. 


Media Mentions  


  • Book chapter published: "Advanced in Carbon Nanomaterials: Science & Applications" [Google Books]

    Advances in carbon nanomaterials    

  • Book chapter published: "Organic Electronics: Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications" [Sample]
  •  Organic Electronics

Other Significant Activities

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Advanced Science, Wiley 
  • Member of the Advisor Board of Advanced Functional Materials, Wiley 

Further Information



Heeney MJ, Fei Z, Jiao X, et al., Alkylated indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene based non-fullerene acceptor with high crystallinity, low voltage loss and single junction solar cell efficiency greater than 13%, Advanced Materials, ISSN:0935-9648

Warman, J.M., de Haas, et al., 2006, The negative effect of high-temperature annealing on charge-carrier lifetimes in microcrystalline PCBM, Advanced Materials, Vol:18, Pages:2294-2298

Fei Z, Eisner FD, Jiao X, et al., 2018, An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses., Adv Mater

Panidi J, Paterson AF, Khim D, et al., 2018, Remarkable Enhancement of the Hole Mobility in Several Organic Small-Molecules, Polymers, and Small-Molecule:Polymer Blend Transistors by Simple Admixing of the Lewis Acid p-Dopant B(C6F5)(3), Advanced Science, Vol:5, ISSN:2198-3844

Sit WY, Eisner FD, Lin YH, et al., 2018, High-Efficiency Fullerene Solar Cells Enabled by a Spontaneously Formed Mesostructured CuSCN-Nanowire Heterointerface, Advanced Science

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