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Professor Marek Szablewski


BSc (App. Chem.), MPhil, PhD (Molecular Electronics), PGCert, FRSC, CChem, FInstP, CPhys, CF, FHEA, FRSA

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Professor in the Department of Physics155+44 (0) 191 33 43686
Member of the Centre for Materials Physics155+44 (0) 191 33 43686


 I) University- wide Responsibilities

Elected member of Durham University Senate (since 2001)

Vice-Chair of Academic Electoral Assembly Standing committee (since 2016)

Chair of Senate Agenda Setting Committee (since 2020)

Member of the Durham University Respect Commission (2018-19)

Member of Respect Commission Oversight Group (since 2020)

Member of the Vice-Chancellor & Warden Appointment Group (2020-21)

Vice-President of Durham UCU (Since 2008 -2020)

Member of Durham University Mediation Service Steering Committee.

Member of Health and Safety Consultative Committee (Since 2019)

 II) Responsibilities within the Physics Department

Co-Director of Student Experience (2020)

Co-Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (2020

Staff Co-Chair Physics UG Staff-Student consultative Committee (2020)

Member of Education Committee

Member of Research Staff Consultative Committee (2020)

Member of Admissions team

Member of Exam Working group (2020)

Academic Adviser

 III) Teaching activity

 Level One Physics Tutor, PhD supervisor, MSci Project supervisor.


ResearchGate profile

Research interests

  • The Recycling of Solar Panels
  • Magnetic Properties of organic electron acceptor-metallic materials
  • High dipole organic chromophores and polymers for nonlinear optics
  • Electrical and physical properties of metal polymer composite materials
  • Enviromentally sensitive luminescence of organic fluorophores
  • Langmuir-Blodgett films
  • The electron acceptor 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) and it's compounds
  • Engineering of 2-Dimensional materials such as graphene.
  • The synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles for PV applications.

Research groups

Esteem Indicators

  • 0000: 2011 Churchill Fellow:
  • 0000: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing (FRSA):
  • 0000: Member of the Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute:
  • 0000: Member of the Durham Energy Institute:
  • 0000: Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Physical Chemistry Journal:
  • 0000: Reviewer for the British Federation of Women Graduates awards for doctoral students:
  • 0000: Reviewer for the Georgian Academy of Sciences:


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