Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Chair in Polymer Materials



+44 (0)20 7594 5669i.mcculloch




Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City 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.

Please contact for more information about active projects in the group.



Kosco J, Bidwell M, Cha H, et al., 2020, Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from organic semiconductor heterojunction nanoparticles., Nat Mater, ISSN:1476-1122

Hamid Z, Wadsworth A, Rezasoltani E, et al., 2020, Influence of Polymer Aggregation and Liquid Immiscibility on Morphology Tuning by Varying Composition in PffBT4T-2DT/Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN:1614-6832

Savva A, Hallani R, Cendra C, et al., 2020, Balancing Ionic and Electronic Conduction for High-Performance Organic Electrochemical Transistors, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN:1616-301X

Keivanidis PE, Itskos G, Kan Z, et al., 2020, Afterglow Effects as a Tool to Screen Emissive Nongeminate Charge Recombination Processes in Organic Photovoltaic Composites, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:2695-2707

Wadsworth A, Chen H, Thorley KJ, et al., 2020, Modification of Indacenodithiophene-Based Polymers and Its Impact on Charge Carrier Mobility in Organic Thin-Film Transistors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:142, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:652-664

More Publications