Dr Marc Kenneth Etherington, MPhys, PhD
Research Associate in the Centre for Material Physics
Member of the Diversity and Equality Committee (DEC)
Science Faculty Representative on the Research Staff Association
Tel.: +44 (0) 191 33 43590
I'm Marc and I joined the OEM group here in Durham in March 2015. I'm originally from Stockton-on-Tees and as such I am local to the area. I first came to Durham as an undergraduate student in 2007 studying for my MPhys at Grey College. This included a fourth year project under the supervision of Prof. Andy Monkman.
After graduating in 2011 I moved down to Cambridge where I undertook my PhD in Physics at Clare College under the supervision of Prof. Neil Greenham. The title of my thesis was 'Magnetic field effects on the triplet states in organic semiconductor devices'.
On my return to Durham I am now a research associate on the PHEBE project to investigate potential thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitters for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). This is in collaboration with Novaled, Astron Fiamm, TU Dresden and Kaunus University of Technology.
I am a supervisor in the Epiphany term long experiments for first year undergraduates.
I am also a member of University College and Grey College SCRs and in my spare time I like to take part in triathlons.
- Level 1 Epiphany Term Laboratory Supervisor
Centre for Materials Physics
- Excited state spectroscopy
- Organic light-emitting diodes
- Charge-transfer states
- Organic photovoltaics
- Higginbotham, Heather F., Etherington, Marc K. & Monkman, Andrew P. (2017). Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Anisotropy from Oriented Films of Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
- Etherington, Marc K., Franchello, Flavio, Gibson, Jamie, Northey, Thomas, Santos, Jose, Ward, Jonathan S., Higginbotham, Heather F., Data, Przemyslaw, Kurowska, Aleksandra, Dos Santos, Paloma Lays, Graves, David R., Batsanov, Andrei S., Dias, Fernando B., Bryce, Martin R., Penfold, Thomas J. & Monkman, Andrew P. (2017). Regio- and conformational isomerization critical to design of efficient thermally-activated delayed fluorescence emitters. Nature Communications 8: 14987.
- Huang, Rongjuan, Avó, João, Northey, Thomas, Chaning-Pearce, E. , dos Santos, Paloma L., Ward, Jonathan S. , Data, Przemyslaw, Etherington, Marc K., Fox, Mark A., Penfold, Thomas J., Berberan-Santos, Mário N. Lima, João C., Bryce, Martin R. & Dias, Fernando B. (2017). The Contributions of Molecular Vibrations and Higher Triplet Levels to the Intersystem Crossing Mechanism in Metal-Free Organic Emitters. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5(25): 6269-6280.
- Etherington, Marc K., Gibson, Jamie, Higginbotham, Heather F., Penfold, Thomas J. & Monkman, Andrew P. (2016). Revealing the spin–vibronic coupling mechanism of thermally activated delayed fluorescence. Nature Communications 7: 13680.
- Etherington, Marc K., Wang, Jianpu, Chow, Philip C. Y. & Greenham, Neil C. (2014). Recombination pathways in polymer:fullerene photovoltaics observed through spin polarization measurements. Applied Physics Letters 104(6): 063304.
- Chiang, Chien-Jung, Kimyonok, Alpay, Etherington, Marc K., Griffiths, Gareth C., Jankus, Vygintas, Turksoy, Figen & Monkman, Andrew P. (2013). Ultrahigh Efficiency Fluorescent Single and Bi-Layer Organic Light Emitting Diodes: The Key Role of Triplet Fusion. Advanced Functional Materials 23(6): 739-746.