National Physical Laboratory

Sebastian Wood

Research interests

Sebastian Wood
  • Optoelectronic properties of organic and hybrid semiconductors
  • Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) for nano-resolution characterisation of materials
  • In situ studies of electronic device operation and degradation mechanisms


Sebastian Wood is a Higher Research Scientist in the Electronic and Magnetic Materials Group, with a focus on developing new measurement techniques for characterising printed electronic materials. He has a particular interest in the nanoscale properties of organic semiconductors, both in terms of fundamental physics and also their industrial applications.

Prior to joining NPL, Sebastian completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at Imperial College London, followed by an MRes and PhD within the Doctoral Training Centre for Plastic Electronics, under the supervision of Prof Ji-Seon Kim and Prof Jenny Nelson. His doctoral research focused on the relationship between the morphology of organic semiconductors and their photovoltaic performance, with a view to developing materials and solution deposition techniques for manufacturing high performance, low cost flexible solar cells. He is also an enthusiastic communicator of physics, with experience presenting his work to a wide range of audiences from primary school children to Members of Parliament.

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Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 6251

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2017
Created: 19 Nov 2014


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