Professor Donal D.C. Bradley CBE, FRS, CEng, FIET, FInstP, FRSA
"Conformation as a Vector for Optoelectronic and Photonic Property Control in Conjugated Polymers."
Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Professor of Engineering Science and Physics at the University of Oxford.
As Head of Division, Professor Bradley has overall responsibility for science and engineering, addressing both strategic and operational aspects of the delivery of education, research and impact, and ensuring an environment that supports excellence in scientific research.
In addition, he leads a research programme within the Departments of Engineering Science and Physics. His research focuses on the physics and application of novel materials and devices, especially the use of solution processed semiconductors for energy efficient displays and lighting, solar energy, sensing, imaging and communications. He is a co-inventor of conjugated polymer electroluminescence, an innovation that launched the wider field of plastic electronics.
Professor Bradley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004, of the Institute of Physics in 2005 and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2013. He was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to science.