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Prof Michael Turner

Professor of Materials Chemistry

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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Organic Materials Innovation Centre

The Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) was one of five University Innovation Centres established by the UK government in late 2002. It received initial funding of £4.3m over five years from the Department of Trade and Industry.

OMIC helps companies innovate and grow through access to leading edge science in organic materials. These materials include bulk, specialty and engineering polymers, oligomers, surfactants, lubricating oils and active ingredients for use in applications as diverse as coatings, electronics, biomaterials, packaging, home and personal care.

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