Prof Michael Turner

Professor of Materials Chemistry

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Research interests

Mike Turner is Professor of Materials Chemistry and Director of the Organic Materials Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester (

My principal research interests concern the synthesis of novel conjugated molecules, particularly conjugated liquid crystals and conjugated polymers, and in using these novel molecules in organics electronic and electrooptical devices such as organic transistors, organic light emitting diodes, sensors and solar cells. This research is carried out as part of the Organic Materials for Electronics Consortium ( of the EPSRC, an interdisciplinary consortium that consists of research groups from the School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Imperial College . Other areas of interest include sol-gel chemistry, polymer synthesis, auxetic materials and device fabrication at the nanoscale.


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