Imperial College London (ICL) is a science, engineering and medicine-based university with 13,000 students and 6,000 staff, and is consistently ranked in the global top 20 universities. Plastic Electronics is one of the College’s key strategic themes for growth, with materials development an important component in the plastic
electronics research portfolio. The College has made significant recent investments to create one of the largest global research efforts in this field, encompassing some 25 academics and about 150 pre- and post-doctoral researchers across the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Materials. The Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE) research activities, occupy well-equipped laboratory space in Physics/Chemistry/Materials and have access to two state of the art clean rooms for device characterisation. The chemistry capability includes a synthetic laboratory area with over 20 recently refurbished fume hoods, flow chemistry, and equipped with small molecule and polymer characterisation equipment, controlled environment device fabrication and testing. A full range of specialist equipment for semiconductor optical and electrical characterization is in place.