Imperial College London

Dr Martyn A McLachlan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Professor of Thin Films, Interfaces and Electronic Devices



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I'm a Professor in the Department of Materials where I have been since joining Imperial in 2004. I initially joined as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2007 was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. Following this I was appointed as Lecturer in 2013, then Senior Lecturer (2015), Reader (2017) and most recently to Professor in 2020.

During my time at Imperial I have held a number of additional roles including course Director of our Advanced Materials Science and Engineering MSc and Director of Undergraduate Studies. I was also a College Warden for almost a decade and recently joined the Engineering Faculty Team as Deputy Faculty Senior Tutor.

For a number of years I have had close involvement with the Centre for Processable Electronics here at Imperial and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronic Materials (PE-CDT).

I'm proud to supervise a fabulous group of researchers here at Imperial, you can find out more about them on my personal website.

Some examples of recent work from my group and our collaborators:



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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Franklin JB, Downing JM, Giuliani F, et al., 2012, Building on Soft Foundations – New Possibilities for Controlling Hybrid Photovoltaic Architectures, Advanced Energy Materials

Adamopoulos G, Stuart T, Bradley DDC, et al., 2011, High-mobility low-voltage ZnO transistors based on ZrO2 high-kdielectric grown by spray pyrolysis in ambient air, Advanced Materials, 2011, Vol:23

Mclachlan MA, McComb DW, Ryan MP, et al., 2011, Probing local and global ferroelectric phase stability and polarization switching in ordered macroporous PZT, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:21, Pages:941-947

Franklin JB, Zou B, Petrov P, et al., 2011, Optimised Pulsed Laser Deposition of ZnO Thin Films on Transparent Conducting Substrates, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol:21, Pages:8178-8182

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