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DONAL D. C. BRADLEY

Vice President for Research
Distinguished Professor, Materials Physics & Device Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division


Affiliations

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory and Churchill College
  • BSc, ARCS, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London

Research Interests

Professor Bradley's research interests include materials design and characterization for light emission, charge carrier transport and photocharge generation; photophysical studies of optical and optoelectronic behaviors; development of electrode and interlayer materials; high-efficiency solution-processed organic light emitting diodes including polymer/small molecule and fluorescent/phosphorescent/thermally activated delayed fluorescence systems; charge injection and transport; optical probes of local environment; photonics spanning optical gain, amplification, switching, wavelength conversion and lasing; bulk heterojunction and hybrid solar cells; microfluidic and lateral flow lab-on-a-chip diagnostic structures; hybrid nitride/organic structures using organic emission materials; development of novel deposition and patterning methods for high-throughput device fabrication; and electronics including organic and metal-oxide devices and circuits. His publications have been cited more than 80,000 times with an h-index of 125 (Google Scholar) and he is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher; he is also a named inventor on more than 25 patent families.

Selected Publications

  • Burroughes, J.H., Bradley, D.D.C., Brown, A.R., Marks, R.N., Mackay, K., Friend, R.H., Burns, P.L., and Holmes, A.B. Light-emitting diodes based on conjugated polymers. Nature 347, 539, 1990.
  • Lidzey, D.G., Bradley, D.D.C., Skolnick, M.S., Virgili, T., Walker, S., and Whittaker, D.M. Strong exciton-photon coupling in an organic semiconductor microcavity. Nature 395, 53, 1998.
  • Kim, Y., Cook, S., Tuladhar, S.M., Choulis, S.A., Nelson, J., Durrant J.R., Bradley, D.D.C., Giles, M., McCulloch, I., Ha, C.S., and Ree, M. A strong regioregularity effect in self-organising conjugated polymer films and high efficiency polythiophene:fullerene solar cells. Nature Materials 5, 197, 2006.
  • Yap, B.K., Xia, R., Campoy-Quiles, M., Stavrinou, P.N., and Bradley D.D.C. Simultaneous optimization of charge carrier mobility and optical gain in semiconducting polymer films. Nature Materials 7, 376, 2008.
  • Perevedentsev, A., Sonnefraud, Y., Sharma, S., Cass, A.E.G, Maier, S.A., Kim, J.S., Stavrinou, P.N., and Bradley, D.D.C. Dip-pen patterning of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) chain-conformation-based nanophotonic elements. Nature Comm. 6, 5977, 2015.
  • Le Roux, F., and Bradley, D.D.C. Conformational control of exciton-polariton physics in metal - poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) - metal cavities. Physical Review B 98, 195306, 2018.