Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Chair in Polymer Materials



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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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Wadsworth A, Moser M, Marks A, et al., 2019, Critical review of the molecular design progress in non-fullerene electron acceptors towards commercially viable organic solar cells, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol:48, ISSN:0306-0012, Pages:1596-1625

Dimitrov SD, Azzouzi M, Wu J, et al., 2019, Spectroscopic Investigation of the Effect of Microstructure and Energetic Offset on the Nature of Interfacial Charge Transfer States in Polymer: Fullerene Blends, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:141, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:4634-4643

Moia D, Giovannitti A, Szumska AA, et al., Design and evaluation of conjugated polymers with polar side chains as electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage in aqueous electrolytes, Energy & Environmental Science, ISSN:1754-5692

Dong Y, Cha H, Zhang J, et al., 2019, The binding energy and dynamics of charge-transfer states in organic photovoltaics with low driving force for charge separation, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:150, ISSN:0021-9606

Tan C-H, Wadsworth A, Gasparini N, et al., 2019, Excitation Wavelength-Dependent Internal Quantum Efficiencies in a P3HT/Nonfullerene Acceptor Solar Cell, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:123, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:5826-5832

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