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Professor in the Department of Physics141+44 (0) 191 33 43616
Member of the Centre for Materials Physics141+44 (0) 191 33 43616
Member of the Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Electronics  


Responsibilities within department

Director of the University of Durham Photonic Materials Centre. Head of the Organic Electroactive Materials research group.

Research interests

Organic light emitting displays, ultrafast laser spectroscopy materials characterisation, optical spectroscopy, developement of new spectroscopic techniques.

Research interests

  • organic electroactive materials

Research groups

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Awarded Grants

  • 2018: OCTA: Organic Charge Transfer Applications(£187500.00 from Interreg (ERDF) Europe)
  • 2015: EXCILIGHT: Donor-Acceptor light emitting exciplexes as OLED lighting(£369841.88 from European Commission)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2013: : Conference Chairman and organiser of the 2013 International Conference on Optical Probes for Conjugated System to be hosted in Durham.
  • 2012: : UK-Japan International University-to-Business Symposium, British Embassy Tokyo. Presented case study on joint academic-industry research projects.
  • 2012: : EU Project Assessor; projects CELLO, OLED100, SCOOP and Flex-OLED
  • 2012: CS3: UK team member Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3) San Francisco, California, United States
  • 2011: : Chaired British Council DelPHE-Iraq Exploratory meeting held in Istanbul. A report was submitted to Basra University on a feasible structure for a Nanophotonics Centre.
  • 2011: : UK Korean Embassy Plastic Electronics Event (speaker); companies in attendance included Samsung SDi and Display, LG and various research organisations.
  • 2011: : Member of the UK Plastic Mission led by British Embassy Tokyo, talks given at Sumitomo, Panasonic, Toshiba, British Embassy event, Lumiotec, Yamagata University, AIST, NEDO.
  • 2010: : The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards 2010, best Environmental Technology, for Project TOPLESS
  • 2010: Academy of Finland: Chairman Photonics Panel, Academy of Finland Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Committee.
  • 2003: IoP: Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 2002: Fellow: Leverhulme Fellow

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Industrial materials: organic electroactive materials
  • Industrial materials: conductive polymers
  • Industrial materials: laser spectroscopy
  • Industrial materials: ultra fast lasers


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