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Chris McNeill

Chris McNeill

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering & ARC Future Fellow & VESKI Innovation Fellow
+61 3 990 24896
Room 107, 20 Research, Clayton Campus
Override B. Math., B.Sc. (Hons I), Ph.D.

Teaching Commitments:

  • MTE5882/6882
  • MTE5884/6884


  • F. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Schuettfort, C. -A. Di, X. Gao, C. R. McNeill, L. Thomsen, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, W. Yuan, H. Sirringhaus, D. Zhu "Critical Role of Alkyl Chain Branching of Organic Semiconductors in Enabling Solution-Processed N-channel Organic Thin-film transistors with mobility of up to 3.50 cm2/Vs," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(6) 2338-2349 (2013).
  • Y. Tang and C. R. McNeill "All-polymer solar cells utilizing low bandgap polymers as donor and acceptor," J. Polym. Sci. B 51(6) 403-409 (2013).
  • T. Schuettfort, L. Thomsen and C. R. McNeill "Observation of a distinct surface orientation in films of a high mobility conjugated polymer," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(3) 1092-1101 (2013).
  • B. A. Collins, Z. Li, J. R. Tumbleston, E. Gann, C. R. McNeill and H. Ade "Absolute measurement of domain composition and nanoscale size distribution explains performance in PTB7:PC71BM solar cells," Adv. Energy Mater. 3(1) 65-74 (2013).
  • C. R. McNeill and H. Ade, "Soft x-ray characterisation of organic semiconductor films," J. Mater. Chem. C 1(2) 187-210 (2013).
  • T. J. K. Brenner, Y. Vaynzof, Z. Li, D. Kabra, R. H. Friend and C. R. McNeill, "White-light bias external quantum efficiency measurements of standard and inverted P3HT:PCBM photovoltaic cells," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45(41) 415101 (2012).
  • H. Yan, T Schuettfort, A. J. Kronemeijer, C. R. McNeill and H. Ade, "Influence of dielectric-dependent interfacial widths on device performance in top-gate P(NDI2OD-T2) field-effect transistors," Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(9) 093308 (2012).
  • X. He, B. A. Collins, B. Watts, H. Ade and C. R. McNeill "Studying polymer/fullerene intermixing and miscibility in laterally patterned films with x-ray spectromicroscopy," Small 8(12) 1920-1927 (2012).
  • B. Collins, J. E. Cochran, H. Yan, E. Gann, C. Hub, R. Fink, T. Schuettfort, C. R. McNeill, M. Chabinyc and H. Ade "Polarized x-ray scaattering reveals non-crystalline orientational ordering in organic films," Nature Materials 11(6) 536-543 (2012).
  • T. Schuettfort, B. Watts, L. Thomsen, M. Lee, H. Sirringhaus and C. R. McNeill, "Microstructure of polycrystalline PBTTT films: Domain mapping ans structure formation," ACS Nano 6(2) 1849-1864 (2012).
  • C. R. McNeill "Morphology of all-polymer solar cells," Energy & Environment Science 5(2) 5653-5667 (2012).
  • H. Yan, B. Collins, E. Gann, C. Wang, H. Ade and C. R. McNeill, "Correlating the efficiency and nanomorphology of polymer blend solar cells utilizing resonant soft x-ray scattering," ACS Nano 6(1) 677-688 (2012).
  • B. Collins, Z. Li, C. R. McNeill and H. Ade, "Fullerene-dependent miscibility in the silole-containing copolymer PSBTBT-08," Macromolecules 44(24) 9747-9751 (2011).
  • C. Sciasci, N. Martino, T. Schuettfort, B. Watts, G. Grancini, M. R. Antognazza, M. Zavelini Rossi, C. R. McNeill and M. Caironi, "Sub-micrometer charge modulation microscopy of a high-mobility polymeric n-channel field-effect transistor," Adv. Mater. 23(43) 5086-5090 (2011).
  • T. J. K. Brenner, Z. Li and C. R. McNeill "Phase-dependent photocurrent generation in polymer/fullerene solar cells," J. Phys. Chem. C 115(44) 22075-22083 (2011)
  • T. J. K. Brenner and C. R. McNeill "Spatially resolved spectroscopic mapping of photocurrent and photoluminescence in polymer blend photovoltaic devices," J. Phys. Chem. C 115(39) 19364-19370(2011)
  • C. R. McNeill "Imaging the domain structure of organic semiconductor films," J. Polym. Sci. B 49(13) 909-919 (2011)
  • Z. Li, F. Gao, N. C. Greenham and C. R. McNeill "Comparison of the operation of polymer/fullerene, polymer/polymer and polymer/nanocrystal solar cells: A transient photocurrent and photovoltage study," Adv. Funct. Mater. 21(8) 1419-1413 (2011)
  • B. Watts, T. Schuettfort and C. R. McNeill "Mapping of domain orientation and molecular order in polycrystalline semiconducting polymer films with soft x-ray microscopy," Adv. Funct. Mater. 21(6) 1121-1131 (2011)
  • T. Schuettfort, S. Huettner, S. Lilliu, J. E. Macdonald, L. Thomsen and C. R. McNeill "Surface an bulk structural characterization of a high-mobility electron-transporting polymer," Macromolecules 44(6) 1530-1539 (2011)
  • H. Yan, S. Swaraj, C. Wang, I. Hwang, N. C. Greenham, C. Groves, H. Ade and C. R. McNeill "Influence of annealing and interfacial roughness on the performance of bilayer donor/acceptor polymer photovoltaic devices," Adv. Funct. Mater. 20(24) 4209-4399 (2011)
  • B. Watts and C. R. McNeill "Simultaneous surface and bulk imaging of polymer blends with x-ray spectromicroscopy," Macromol. Rapid Comm. 31(19) 1706-1712 (2010)
  • C. R. McNeill and N. C. Greenham "Conjugated polymer blends for optoelectronics," Adv. Mater. 19(19) 3103-3111 (2009)
  • C. R. McNeill, I. Hwang and N. C. Greenham "Photocurrent transients in all-polymer solar cells: Trapping and detrapping effects," J. Appl. Phys. 106(2) 024507 (2009)
  • C. R. McNeill, A. Abrusci, J. Zaumseil, R. Wilson, M. J. McKiernan, J. J. M. Halls, N. C. Greenham and R. H. Friend "Dual electron donor/electron acceptor character of a conjugated polymer in efficient photovoltaic devices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(19) 193506 (2007)
  • C. R. McNeill, B. Watts, L. Thomsen, W. J. Belcher, N. C. Greenham and P. C. Dastoor "Nano-scale quantitative chemical mapping of conjugated polymer blends," Nano Lett. 6(6) 1202-1206 (2006)
  • C. R. McNeill, H. Frohne, J. L. Holdsworth and P. C. Dastoor "Near-field scanning photocurrent measurements of polyfluorene blend devices: directly correlating morphology with current generation," Nano Lett. 4(12) 2503-2507 (2004)
  • S. Swaraj, C. Wang, H. Yan, B. Watts, J. Luning, C. R. McNeill and H. Ade "Nanomorphology of bulk heterojunction thin films probed with resonant soft x-ray scattering," Nano Lett. 10(8) 2863-2869 (2010)
  • T. J. K. Brenner, I. Hwang, N. C. Greenham and C. R. McNeill "Device physics of inverted all-polymer solar cells," J. Appl. Phys. 107(11) 114501 (2010)


  • Member of Scientific Advisory Panel of Energy & Environment Science

Research Interests:

  • Organic semiconductor device physics
  • Polymer solar cells
  • Organic field-effect transistors
  • Synchrotron-based soft x-ray techniques in particular NEXAFS and STXM