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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Kiefer D, Kroon R, Hofmann AI, et al., 2019, Double doping of conjugated polymers with monomer molecular dopants., Nat Mater, Vol:18, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:149-155

Hallani RK, Fallah Hamidabadi V, Huckaba AJ, et al., 2018, A new cross-linkable 9,10-diphenylanthracene derivative as a wide bandgap host for solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:12948-12954

Xie C, Heumueller T, Gruber W, et al., 2018, Overcoming efficiency and stability limits in water-processing nanoparticular organic photovoltaics by minimizing microstructure defects, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

Thorley KJ, McCulloch I, 2018, Why are S-F and S-O non-covalent interactions stabilising?, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:12413-12421

Kosco J, Sachs M, Godin R, et al., 2018, The Effect of Residual Palladium Catalyst Contamination on the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Conjugated Polymers, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:8, ISSN:1614-6832

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