Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Imperial College Research Fellow



jessica.wade CV




Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Jess is an Imperial College Research Fellow investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials. Broadly speaking, her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. She currently works in SPIN-Lab at Imperial, which is led by Professor Sandrine Heutz. She previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fuchter and Campbell groups at Imperial College London, where she optimised these chiral systems such that can absorb/emit circularly polarised (CP) light for CP OLEDs and OPDs. For her PhD Jess concentrated on organic photovoltaics and the development of advanced characterisation techniques to better understand molecular packing under the supervision of Dr Ji-Seon Kim

Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and since the start of 2018 has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day.



Wan L, Shi X, Wade J, et al., 2021, Strongly Circularly Polarized Crystalline and beta-Phase Emission from Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene)-Based Deep-Blue Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Optical Materials, ISSN:2195-1071

Greenfield JL, Wade J, Brandt JR, et al., 2021, Pathways to increase the dissymmetry in the interaction of chiral light and chiral molecules, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

Wade J, Higgins SG, Heutz S, et al., 2021, In memoriam Alasdair James Campbell (11 May 1961-27 February 2021), Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:6100-6102

Ball P, Britton TB, Hengel E, et al., 2021, Gender issues in fundamental physics: Strumia’s bibliometric analysis fails to account for key confounders and confuses correlation with causation, Quantitative Science Studies, Vol:2, Pages:263-272

Razzell Hollis J, Fornaro T, Rapin W, et al., 2021, Detection and Degradation of Adenosine Monophosphate in Perchlorate-Spiked Martian Regolith Analogue, by Deep-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy, Astrobiology, Vol:21, ISSN:1531-1074, Pages:511-525

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