Dr Gordon J. Hedley

Group Leader

ORC   0000-0002-1825-6296


  +44 (0)141 330 1763

  School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, U.K.

Academic Career

  • MSci, Physics and Astronomy
    Department of Physics, University of Durham, U.K.

  • PhD, Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics Group
    School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, U.K.

  • PDRA, Organic Semiconductor Centre
    School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, U.K.

  • PDRA, Lupton Group
    Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, University of Regensburg, Germany

  • Lecturer in Chemical Physics
    School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, U.K.



My expertise is in the spectroscopy of organic semiconductors. I have extensive experience of ultrafast photophysics, including fluorescence upconversion and transient absorption. My PhD was on the ultrafast photophysics of iridium complexes in Prof. Ifor Samuel's group in St Andrews, there I observed femtosecond internal conversion and intersystem crossing times in materials with strong electronic state mixing. I then broadened my remit in my postdoctoral work into the ultrafast photophysics of a wide variety of conjugated polymer materials used in OLEDs and organic solar cells. This was combined with cutting-edge morphology measurements by collaborators to give unique insights into the nanoscale organisation of materials in high performance bulk heterojunction solar cell blends. I then moved to work in Prof. John Lupton's group in Regensburg to diversify my research into single molecule spectroscopy of organic semiconductors. There I worked on developing new photon correlation techniques that form the basis of the scientific investigations pursued here in Glasgow.

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