Creativity in Industry Prize 2009 winner
Awarded for his outstanding creative work and innovative solutions in the art of organic synthesis.
Imperial College London
About the winner
Iain McCulloch's industrial career began in 1989, following a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Strathclyde University, when he joined the US Research Division of Hoechst. As a research scientist and team leader, he designed and commercialised antireflective polymer systems for lithography as well as developed nonlinear optical polymers and drug delivery formulations. He then joined Merck Chemicals as Research Manager, responsible for the organic electronic materials program. His group was most recognized for the design of novel semiconducting polymers for organic electronic and solar cell applications, resulting in some of the first successful commercial organic electronic semiconductor products, and he was the winner of 4 international organic electronic industry awards.
Iain is currently Professor of Polymer Materials in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College, London as well as a co-founder and Director of Flexink Ltd, a specialty semiconductor materials start-up company and is a partner in the technology consultancy organisation, C-Change LLP. He has been co-inventor on over 50 patent families filed from his research activities, and published over 100 papers, cited over 800 times in 2008. He is an associate editor of Materials Science and Engineering Reports and serves on review panels for the UK government, is a Technology Strategy Board Monitoring Officer, is on the scientific advisory committee of several government funded projects and sits on review panels for the TSB and EPSRC.
Iain McCulloch's webpage
Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London
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