Welcome Mike Bennison!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Bennison to the group. Mike, whose background is in both synthetic and polymer chemistry, will be working with the team on the SPECTRACON project funded by the ERC, looking at ways to develop new spectral conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrid polymers.

New paper out in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.

Congratulations to current and former group members Morton and James whose paper entitled “Luminescent Solar Concentrators Based on Energy Transfer from an Aggregation-Induced Emitter Conjugated Polymer” has been accepted for publication in ASC Applied Polymer Materials. This work reports a multilumophore LSC design that circumvents the problems of incomplete solar harvesting and aggregation-caused quenching through … Continue reading New paper out in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.

New paper out in J. Mater. Chem. C.

Congratulations to current and former group members Elaine and Judith whose paper entitled “Multimodal control of liquid crystalline mesophases from surfactants with photoswitchable tails” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. This work reports a family of neutral azobenzene photosurfactants which, using small-angle X-ray scattering and polarised optical microscopy, are shown … Continue reading New paper out in J. Mater. Chem. C.

Materials Chemistry 14, Birmingham, 8-11th July 2019

Members of the group travelled to Birmingham to present their work at Materials Chemistry 14, organised by the RSC. Rachel gave a keynote talk on the Bottom-Up Design of Integrated Spectral Conversion Materials for Luminescent Solar Devices. Morton also presented a poster on this subject. Tom Parton, Elaine and Kieran presented posters on photoresponsive materials, … Continue reading Materials Chemistry 14, Birmingham, 8-11th July 2019