Martin Heeney

Professor, Chemistry

Physical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich (1999)
  • BSc (Hons), University of East Anglia, Norwich (1994)

Research Interests

Professor Heeney’s research interests are focused upon the design, synthesis and characterization of solution processed materials and polymers for a range of applications in electronics, energy generation and storage and sensors. His research is highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative covering aspects of organic, polymer and materials chemistry with a central goal of establishing relationships between molecular design, synthetic methodology, processing and performance.

Selected Publications

  • Ding, D.; Kim, G.; Kim, Y.; Eisner, F. D.; Gutiérrez-Fernández, E.; Martín, J.; Yoon, M.-H.; Heeney, M. Influence of Backbone Curvature on the Organic Electrochemical Transistor Performance of Glycolated Donor–Acceptor Conjugated Polymers Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 19679.
  • Kafourou, P.; Park, B.; Luke, J.; Tan, L.; Panidi, J.; Glöcklhofer, F.; Kim, J.; Anthopoulos, T. D.; Kim, J-S.; Lee, K.; Kwon, S.; Heeney, M. One‐Step Sixfold Cyanation of Benzothiadiazole Acceptor Units for Air‐Stable High‐Performance n‐Type Organic Field‐Effect Transistors Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 5970
  • Jang, S. Y.; Kim, I. B.; Kang, M.; Fei, Z.; Jung, E.; McCarthy-Ward, T.; Shaw, J.; Lim, D. H.; Kim, Y. J.; Mathur, S.; Heeney, M.; Kim, D. Y., Diseleno[3,2-b:2 ',3 '-d]selenophene-Containing High-Mobility Conjugated Polymer for Organic Field-Effect Transistors. Adv. Sci. 2019, 6, 1900245.
  • Creamer, A.; Wood, C. S.; Howes, P. D.; Casey, A.; Cong, S.; Marsh, A. V.; Godin, R.; Panidi, J.; Anthopoulos, T. D.; Burgess, C. H.; Wu, T.; Fei, Z.; Hamilton, I.; McLachlan, M. A.; Stevens, M. M.; Heeney, M., Post-polymerisation functionalisation of conjugated polymer backbones and its application in multifunctional emissive nanoparticles. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 3237.
  • Fei, Z.; Eisner, F. D.; Jiao, X.; Azzouzi, M.; Röhr, J. A.; Han, Y.; Shahid, M.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Easton, C. D.; McNeill, C. R.; Anthopoulos, T. D.; Nelson, J.; Heeney, M., An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2‐b]thiophene‐Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1705209.