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Photo of Prof Mike Turner (2011)

The group’s research covers a broad range of functional polymeric materials, and encompasses the synthesis, optimisation and development of these materials for new applications in industry.

Of particular interest is the synthesis of novel conjugated molecules, particularly conjugated liquid crystals and conjugated polymers. These novel molecules are prepared and evaluated for use in organic electronic and electro-optical devices such as organic transistors, organic light emitting diodes, sensors and solar cells.

Other areas of interest include sol-gel chemistry, polymer synthesis, auxetic materials and device fabrication at the nanoscale.