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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Nikolka M, Schweicher G, Armitage J, et al., 2018, Performance Improvements in Conjugated Polymer Devices by Removal of Water-Induced Traps, Advanced Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0935-9648

Paterson AF, Singh S, Fallon KJ, et al., 2018, Recent Progress in High-Mobility Organic Transistors: A Reality Check, Advanced Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0935-9648

Du W, Ohayon D, Combe C, et al., 2018, Improving the Compatibility of Diketopyrrolopyrrole Semiconducting Polymers for Biological Interfacing by Lysine Attachment, Chemistry of Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0897-4756, Pages:6164-6172

Song X, Gasparini N, Nahid MM, et al., 2018, A Highly Crystalline Fused-Ring n-Type Small Molecule for Non-Fullerene Acceptor Based Organic Solar Cells and Field-Effect Transistors, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1616-301X

Strohm S, Machui F, Langner S, et al., 2018, P3HT: non-fullerene acceptor based large area, semi-transparent PV modules with power conversion efficiencies of 5%, processed by industrially scalable methods, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:11, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:2225-2234

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