Professor Georg Mehl

Professor Georg Mehl

Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summary

Prof Georg Mehl joined the University of Hull as academic staff a Lecturer in 1997 and has been Professor for Organic and Materials Chemistry since 2010.

Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on piezoelectric LC polymers at the University, after completing his PhD at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers

Merkel, K., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Piecek, W., & Mehl, G. H. (2019). Dielectric response of electric-field distortions of the twist-bend nematic phase for LC dimers. The Journal of chemical physics, 151(11), 114908. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5114824

A cholesteric liquid crystal device having stable uniform lying helix structure

Yip, W., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). A cholesteric liquid crystal device having stable uniform lying helix structure. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 299, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112141

Macroscopic chirality of twist-bend nematic phase in bent dimers confirmed by circular dichroism

Stevenson, W. D., Zeng, X., Welch, C., Thakur, A. K., Ungar, G., & Mehl, G. H. (2020). Macroscopic chirality of twist-bend nematic phase in bent dimers confirmed by circular dichroism. Journal of materials chemistry. C, 8, 1041-1047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tc05061b

Probing molecular ordering in the nematic phases of para-linked bimesogen dimers through NMR studies of flexible prochiral solutes

Heist, L. M., Samulski, E. T., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Mehl, G. H., Vanakaras, A. G., & Photinos, D. J. (in press). Probing molecular ordering in the nematic phases of para-linked bimesogen dimers through NMR studies of flexible prochiral solutes. Liquid crystals, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2019.1711214

Temperature dependence of bend elastic constant in oblique helicoidal cholesterics

Iadlovska, O. S., Babakhanova, G., Mehl, G. H., Welch, C., Cruickshank, E., Strachan, G. J., …Shiyanovskii, S. V. (2020). Temperature dependence of bend elastic constant in oblique helicoidal cholesterics. Physical Review Research, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevresearch.2.013248

Postgraduate supervision

emerging chirality

liquid crystals

functional naoparticles

Awards and prizes

"LG Displays Mid Career Award

2016 - 2016

Shaanxi Province "1000 talents" innovaton award

2018 - 2022

Honorary position

Visiting Professor

2018 - 2022

Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

Journal editorial role

Member Editorial Board

2018

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Materials" Materials; ISSN 1996-1944

National/International learned society/body role

Chair, British Liquid Crystal Society

2017 - 2019

Chair, British Liquid Crystal Society

Member, Awards Committee , International Liquid Crystal Society

2016 - 2020

Member of the five person panel which selects the awardees for the awards given by the International Liquid Crystal Society

Member, management committee; ILCS

2016 - 2020

Member for the UK of the management panel of the International Liquid crystal Society

Scholarship role

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2016

Fellow, Higher Education Academy Recognition Reference: PR1 14994 I am not sure whether there is a public list of Fellows, but it can certainly be verified with the HEA