Imperial College London

Thomas W. Phillips

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Postgraduate



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Thomas is a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics supervised by Professor John de Mello and Professor Martin Heeney. Thomas received a first class MSci degree in Chemistry in 2011 from Imperial College London followed by an MRes (distinction) in Plastic Electronics in 2012.

He works on the synthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles using novel flow reactor technology. He is particularly interested in metal nanowires for the replacement of indium tin oxide as the transparent conducting electrode in organic photovoltaic applications.



Edwards AN, Yamazaki M, Krishnadasan SH, et al., 2015, Photostable phosphorescent polymer nanospheres for high sensitivity detection, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:3, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:6565-6572

Phillips TW, Bannock JH, deMello JC, 2015, Microscale extraction and phase separation using a porous capillary, Lab on a Chip, Vol:15, ISSN:1473-0197, Pages:2960-2967

Nightingale AM, Phillips TW, Bannock JH, et al., 2014, Controlled multistep synthesis in a three-phase droplet reactor, Nature Communications, Vol:5, ISSN:2041-1723

Phillips TW, Lignos IG, Maceiczyk RM, et al., 2014, Nanocrystal synthesis in microfluidic reactors: where next?, Lab on a Chip, Vol:14, ISSN:1473-0197, Pages:3172-3180

Bannock JH, Phillips TW, Nightingale AM, et al., 2013, Microscale separation of immiscible liquids using a porous capillary, Analytical Methods, Vol:5, ISSN:1759-9660, Pages:4991-4998

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