Prof Graham Turnbull

Prof Graham Turnbull


Researcher profile



Research areas

Graham Turnbull’s research interests are focused on photonic applications of soft materials, including organic semiconductors, plastic lasers, chemical sensing and nanophotonics.

Current research activities include the development of miniature organic and perovskite lasers, explosive vapour sensors, nanoimprint lithography , hybrid optoelectronics, photophysics of organic semiconductors, visible light data communications, and strong coupling in organic materials.

 Admin & Teaching

  • Head of School (2015-2019)

Collaborative Research Projects

past projects

  • TIRAMISU: Humanitarian Demining
  • UP-VLC: Visible light communications

External positions

  • Chair of the St Andrews Physics Trust 

PhD supervision

  • Junyi Gong
  • David Webster
  • Edward Ogugu
  • Michele Duarte Tonet
  • Aswin Sasi
  • Aveena Abee Varghese

Selected publications


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