Professor Stephen Kelly

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw

Ward, R. A., Welham, K. J., Zein, S. H., Richards, D. I., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., …Lawrence, N. (2021). Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw. Electrochemistry communications, 124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2021.106942

Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (=60 m/min) Printing

Ward, H. J., Armstrong-Telfer, T. A., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2020). Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (=60 m/min) Printing. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 872, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114328

Regular Solution Theory for Polymer Permeation Transients: A Toolkit for Understanding Experimental Waveshapes

Wadhawan, J., Craster, B. ;., Lawrence, N., & Kelly, S. M. (2020). Regular Solution Theory for Polymer Permeation Transients: A Toolkit for Understanding Experimental Waveshapes. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 36(18), 5003-5020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00589

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

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.