Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Materials



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133ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Martin Heeney is a Professor of Organic Materials  in the department of chemistry at Imperial College. His research concentrates upon the design, synthesis and characterisation of organic semiconductor materials for a range of optoelectronic applications, including field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes and sensors. His research is highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative covering aspects of organic, polymer and materials chemistry with a central theme of establishing relationships between molecular design, synthetic methodology, processing and performance.


Applications from potential PhD candidates are welcome.



Charlton RJ, Fogarty R, Bogatko S, et al., Implicit and explicit host effects on excitons in pentacene derivatives, Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN:0021-9606

Fei Z, Eisner FD, Jiao X, et al., 2018, An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses, Advanced Materials, Vol:30, ISSN:0935-9648

Lu R, Han Y, Zhang W, et al., 2018, Alkylated indacenodithieno[3,2-b] thiophene-based all donor ladder-type conjugated polymers for organic thin film transistors, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7534, Pages:2004-2009

Panidi J, Paterson AF, Khim D, et al., 2018, Remarkable Enhancement of the Hole Mobility in Several Organic Small-Molecules, Polymers, and Small-Molecule:Polymer Blend Transistors by Simple Admixing of the Lewis Acid p-Dopant B(C6F5)(3), Advanced Science, Vol:5, ISSN:2198-3844

Wijeyasinghe N, Tsetseris L, Regoutz A, et al., 2018, Copper (I) Selenocyanate (CuSeCN) as a Novel Hole-Transport Layer for Transistors, Organic Solar Cells, and Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN:1616-301X

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