Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Chair in Polymer Materials



+44 (0)20 7594 5669i.mcculloch




RCS 1 M229ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Iain McCulloch is currently Professor of Polymer Materials in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London, having joined in October 2007. His research focus is in the development of high performance organic semiconductor materials for application in organic field effect transistors (OFET) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices.These activities are carried out in collaboration with colleagues within both the Physics and Chemistry Departments at Imperial College.

Iain is co-inventor on over 50 patent families filed from these research activities, and has published over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals.

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Hu H, Deng W, Qin M, et al., 2019, Charge carrier transport and nanomorphology control for efficient non-fullerene organic solar cells, Materials Today Energy, Vol:12, Pages:398-407

Ghasemi M, Hu H, Peng Z, et al., 2019, Delineation of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Factors that Control Stability in Non-fullerene Organic Solar Cells, Joule, Vol:3, ISSN:2542-4351, Pages:1328-1348

Nikolka M, Broch K, Armitage J, et al., 2019, High-mobility, trap-free charge transport in conjugated polymer diodes, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Speller EM, Clarke AJ, Aristidou N, et al., 2019, Toward improved environmental stability of polymer:fullerene and polymer:non-fullerene organic solar cells: a common energetic origin of light and oxygen induced degradation, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:4, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:846-852

Babics M, Duan T, Balawi AH, et al., 2019, Negligible Energy Loss During Charge Generation in Small-Molecule/Fullerene Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells Leads to Open-Circuit Voltage over 1.10 V, Acs Applied Energy Materials, Vol:2, ISSN:2574-0962, Pages:2717-2722

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