Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Organic Materials



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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.

More details can be found at the group website.

Applications from potential PhD candidates are welcome.



Polak DW, Andrews I, Farrow G, et al., 2023, Conjugation-length dependence of regioregular oligo 3-alkyl(thienylene-vinylene)s demonstrates polyene-like behaviour with weak electron-electron correlations., Phys Chem Chem Phys, Vol:25, Pages:11205-11215

Ding B, Jo I-Y, Yu H, et al., 2023, Enhanced Organic Electrochemical Transistor Performance of Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers Modified with Hybrid Glycol/Ionic Side Chains by Postpolymerization Modification., Chem Mater, Vol:35, ISSN:0897-4756, Pages:3290-3299

Anies F, Furlan F, Qiao Z, et al., 2023, A comparison of para, meta, and ortho-carborane centred non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol:11, ISSN:2050-7526, Pages:3989-3996

Creamer A, Lo Fiego A, Agliano A, et al., 2023, Modular synthesis of semiconducting graft co-polymers to achieve ‘clickable’ fluorescent nanoparticles with long circulation and specific cancer targeting, Advanced Materials, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:1-14

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