Corday-Morgan Prize 2013 Winner


Dr Martin Heeney
Dr Martin Heeney

Imperial College London

For his pioneering research into organic materials synthesis, achieved since moving from industry into successful independent academic career.

About the Winner


Martin Heeney is a Reader of Materials Chemistry and deputy director of the Plastic Electronics Doctoral Training Centre at Imperial College London.

He is a graduate of University of East Anglia, and received his PhD from the same institution in 1999 under the supervision of Prof Michael Cook. Following a postdoctoral position with a start-up company in the area of photodynamic therapy, he joined Merck Chemicals in 2000, eventually becoming project leader for the organic electronics team. 

He made the move to academia in 2007, joining the Materials Department at Queen Mary University of London as a senior lecturer. In 2009 he moved across London to join the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London.

His research interests include the design, synthesis and characterisation of novel organic materials for a variety of optoelectronic applications. He has published over 140 research papers, 4 book chapters and 40 patent families and is currently the editor of the Journal of Organic Semiconductors. 

He is also the co-founder and co-director of Flexink Ltd., a company commercialising organic semiconductor inks.


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