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Chris McNeill joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department in March 2011. He has a PhD in experimental physics, with five and a half years post-doctoral research experience working at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. His interested include organic electronic devices such as polymer solar cells and organic field-effect transistors, as well as structural characterisation of organic semiconductor films using synchrotron-based techniques. He has been awarded a number of high-profile fellowships including an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship to support his work in Cambridge, an ARC Future Fellowship and a veski innovation fellowship to enable him to establish his research activities in Australia.


  • Conjugated Polymers
  • Device Physics
  • Organic Field-Effect Transistors
  • Organic Semiconductors
  • Polymer Solar Cells
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • X-Ray Microscopy

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Research Output 2004 2019

Self-assembled 2D perovskite layers for efficient printable solar cells

Zuo, C., Scully, A. D., Vak, D., Tan, W., Jiao, X., McNeill, C. R., Angmo, D., Ding, L. & Gao, M., 24 Jan 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 9, 4, 9 p., 1803258.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

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., 22 Feb 2018, In : Advanced Materials. 30, 8, 7 p., 1705209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

An optical fibre-based sensor for the detection of gaseous ammonia with methylammonium lead halide perovskite

Ruan, S., Lu, J., Pai, N., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Cheng, Y. B., Ruan, Y. & McNeill, C. R., 14 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6, 26, p. 6988-6995 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Application of an A-A′-A-Containing Acceptor Polymer in Sequentially Deposited All-Polymer Solar Cells

Fang, Y., Jin, H., Raynor, A., Wang, X., Shaw, P. E., Kopidakis, N., McNeill, C. R. & Burn, P. L., 18 Jul 2018, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 10, 28, p. 24046-24054 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Blade Coating Aligned, High-Performance, Semiconducting-Polymer Transistors

Wu, D., Kaplan, M., Ro, H. W., Engmann, S., Fischer, D. A., DeLongchamp, D. M., Richter, L. J., Gann, E., Thomsen, L., McNeill, C. R. & Zhang, X., 27 Mar 2018, In : Chemistry of Materials. 30, 6, p. 1924-1936 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review