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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge


GEC-Marconi Research Centre

  • 1984 - 1990: Senior Research Scientist in Displays Section

Cavendish Laboratory

  • 1990 - 1997: Research Associate in PCS/OE group
  • 1997 - 2001: Technical Officer in OE group
  • 2001 - present: Senior Technical Officer in OE group
  • 2002 - present: Departmental Laser Safety Officer


I support the research carried out in the Optoelectronics group.


Key publications: 

R. H. Friend., R. W. Gymer, A. B. Holmes, J. H. Burroughes, R. N. Marks, C. Taliani, D. D. C. Bradley, D. A. dos Santos, J. L. Bredas, M. Logdlund and W. R. Salaneck "Electroluminescence in conjugated polymers" Nature 397(6715), 121-128 (1999). ISI:000078085000034

P. L. Burn, A. B. Holmes, A. Kraft, D. D. C. Bradley, A. R. Brown, R. H. Friend and R. W. Gymer "Chemical tuning of electroluminescent copolymers to improve emission efficiencies and allow patterning" Nature 356 , 47-49 (1992). ISI:A1992HG60200050

P. Broms, N. Johansson, R. W. Gymer, S. C. Graham, R. H. Friend and W. R. Salaneck "Low energy electron degradation of poly(p-phenylene vinylene)" Adv. Mater. 11(10), 826-833 (1999). ISI:000081724300010

I. D. Parker, R. W. Gymer, M. G. Harrison, R. H. Friend and H. Ahmed "Fabrication of a novel electrooptical modulator from the conjugated polymer poly (2,5-dimethoxy-p-phenylene vinylene)" Appl. Phys. Lett. 62(13), 1519-1520 (1993). ISI:A1993KU74000026

Senior Technical Officer OE Group
Physics Department Laser Safety Officer
 Richard  Gymer