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Professor Stephen Kelly

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering Office

Summary

Professor Kelly is one of only three chemists to report the synthesis of over 3,000 liquid crystals described in over 160 peer-reviewed publications, 45 conference papers and book chapters, an RSC Monograph as well as over 75 patents.

An active member of the Nanotechnology and Materials research theme his research interests include: organic electroluminescence, organic photovoltaics, mesoporous non-oxide ceramics, organic/inorganic nanocomposites and semiconductor nanocrystals.

Professor Kelly is a co-founder of Polar OLED, a spin-out company from the University of Hull, which is developing OLED technology in partnership with the IP Group.

Conference Proceeding

Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion

Halls, J. E., Ward, H. J., Althali, A. A., Testut, L., Kocsis, D., Alhassan, H. S., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2018). Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion. In F. Kongoli, H. Inufasa, M. Boutelle, R. Compton, J. Dubois, & F. Murad (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS2018 Volume 2. Amatore Intl. Symp. / on Electrochemistry for Sustainable Development, 121-130

Journal Article

Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods

Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1, 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods

Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1(1), 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites

Jaafar, A. H., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials, 5(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900197

Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices

Alharthi, F. A., Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Kemp, N. T., Lee, A. F., Isaacs, M. A., …Kelly, S. M. (2017). Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, 6(5), 1038-1047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tc04197g

Synthesis and antimicrobial effects of highly dispersed, cellulose-stabilized silver/cellulose nanocomposites

Alahmadi, N. S., Kelly, S. M., Betts, J. W., Heinze, T., Wadhawan, J. D., & Koschella, A. (2018). Synthesis and antimicrobial effects of highly dispersed, cellulose-stabilized silver/cellulose nanocomposites. RSC advances, 8(7), 3646-3656. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra12280b

Research interests

Organic electroluminescence

Organic photovoltaics

Cellulose-stabilised nanocomposites

Mesoporous non-oxide ceramics

Semiconductor nanocrystals

Postgraduate supervision

Completed PhDs

W. L. Duffy "Novel Nematic Liquid Crystals for Display Applications", 2000.

D. D. Parghi "Anferroelectric Liquid Crystals: Hosts and Binary Mixtures", 2000.

G. J. Richards, "Electroluminescent Liquid Crystals for Polarised Emission", 2001.

A. J. Eastwood "Electroluminescent Liquid Crystals for OLEDs", 2002.

J. H. Wild "Flexoelectric Liquid Crystals for Flat Panel Display Devices", 2002.

N. L. Campbell "Liquid Crystals for Liquid Crystal Display Devices", 2003.

C. Fang-He [Wu] "Columnar and Polycatenar Liquid Crystals", 2003.

P. Vlachos "Electroluminescent Heterocyclic Liquid Crystals for OLEDs", 2003.

M. P. Aldred, "Electroluminescent Liquid Crystals for OLEDs", 2004.

N. Sultana, "Columnar Liquid Crystals for OLEDs", 2005.

N. Aziz, "Flexoelectric Liquid Crystals", 2006.

A. Löbbert, "Photoalignment Layers for LCDs", 2006.

M. O. Piepenbrock, “Cadmium and Mercury Telluride: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications”, 2006.

S. P. Kitney “Electroluminescent Liquid Crystals for OLEDs”, 2007.

M. S. Dixon “The Synthesis of Liquid Crystalline Materials for Organic Semiconductor Device Applications”, 2009.

J. Betts, “Microreactor synthesis of labelled polyphenols: a route to antibacterial modes of action in important hospital pathogens”, 2012.

G. T. R. Chaplain, “Development of a Continuous Flow Microreactor for Chemical synthesis with In-line Catalysis, Heating and Detection ”, 2013.

N. S. M. AlAhmadi “Nanoparticles/Polysaccharide Nanocomposites for Water Purification”, 2014.

W. Bao “Liquid Crystalline Organic Semiconductors for Application in Opto-electronic Devices”, 2014.

M. Reddy Billa, “Liquid Crystalline Organic Semiconductors for Application in Opto-electronic Devices”, 2015.

S. M. Sajedin “Cellulose/Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites and Silicon Diimide Gel as a Stationary Phase for Chromatography”, 2015.