Journal publications



Toolan, D. T. W., Weir, M. P., et al. Insights into the kinetics and self-assembly of hybrid small-molecule organic semiconductor / quantum dot blends during blade coating, Nanoscale Horizons, Accepted manuscript (2023). [DOI]

Toolan, D. T. W., Weir, M. P., Kilbride, R. C., et al. Mixed Small-Molecule Matrices Improve Nanoparticle Dispersibility in Organic Semiconductor-Nanoparticle Films, Langmuir, 39, 4799-4808 (2023). [DOI]


**Toolan, D. T. W., Weir, M. P., et al. Linking microscale morphologies to localised performance in singlet fission quantum dot photon multiplier thin films. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 10, 11192 (2022). [DOI]

Zhang, Z., et al. Ultrafast exciton transport at early times in quantum dot solids. Nature Materials, 21, 533-539 (2022). [DOI]

**Toolan, D. T. W., Weir. M. P., et al. Insights into the Structure and Self-Assembly of Organic Semiconductor/Quantum-Dot Blends. Advanced Functional Materials, 32, 2109252 (2022). [DOI]


**Toolan, D. T. W.,  Weir, M. P., et al. Controlling the structures of organic semiconductor-quantum dot nanocomposites through ligand shell chemistry. Soft Matter, 16, 7970-7981 (2020)[DOI]


*Weir. M. P., Toolan, D. T. W., et al. Ligand Shell Structure in Lead Sulfide-Oleic Acid Colloidal Quantum Dots Revealed by Small-angle Scattering. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10, 4713-4719 (2019). [DOI]

Gaspar, H. et al. Evolution of dispersion in the melt compounding of a model polymer nanocomposite system: a multi-scale study. Polymer Testing, 76, 109-118 (2019). [DOI]


Bernardo, G. et al. Does 1, 8-diiodooctane affect the aggregation state of PC71BM in solution? Open Science, 5 (9), 180937 (2018). [DOI]

Boothroyd, S. C. et al. Controlled Structure Evolution of Graphene Networks in Polymer Composites, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 1524-1531 (2018). [DOI]


Hsu, Y.-C. et al. The effect of comonomer concentration and distribution on the photo-oxidative degradation of linear low density polyethylene films, Polymer119, 66-75 (2017). [DOI]

Gaspar, H. et alA Journey along the Extruder with Polystyrene:C60 Nanocomposites: Convergence of Feeding Formulations into a Similar Nanomorphology, Macromolecules503301–3312 (2017). [DOI]

Garvey, C. J. et al. Localisation of alkaline phosphatase in the pore structure of paper, Colloid and Polymer Science, 295, 1293-1304 (2017). [DOI]


*Weir, M. P. et al. Distortion of chain conformation and reduced entanglement in polymer-graphene oxide nanocomposites, ACS Macro Letters, 5, 430-434 (2016). [DOI]

*Weir, M. P. et al. Extrinsic wrinkling and single exfoliated sheets of graphene oxide in polymer composites, Chemistry of Materials, 28, 1698–1704 (2016). [DOI]

2013 and previous

Yiapanis, G. et al. Molecular mechanism of stabilization of thin films for improved water evaporation protection. Langmuir 29, 14451–9 (2013). [DOI]

Topham, P. D. et al. The relationship between charge density and polyelectrolyte brush profile using simultaneous neutron reflectivity and in situ attenuated total internal reflection FTIR. Langmuir 29, 6068–76 (2013). [DOI]

Hsu, Y.-C. et al. A fundamental study on photo-oxidative degradation of linear low density polyethylene films at embrittlement. Polymer 53, 2385–2393 (2012). [DOI]

Weir, M. P. & Parnell, A. J. Water Soluble Responsive Polymer Brushes. Polymers, 3, 2107–2132 (2011). [DOI]

*Weir, M. P. et al. Voltage-induced swelling and deswelling of weak polybase brushes. Langmuir 27, 11000–7 (2011). [DOI]

Edmondson, S. et al. Layer-by-layer deposition of polyelectrolyte macroinitiators for enhanced initiator density in surface-initiated ATRP. Langmuir 24, 7208–15 (2008). [DOI]

Sharp, J. S., Thomas, K. R. & Weir, M. P. Mechanically driven wrinkling instability in thin film polymer bilayers. Physical Review E 75, 011601 (2007). [DOI]


Allardice, J. et al. Ligand Directed Self-Assembly of Bulk Organic Semiconductor/Quantum-Dot Blend Films Enables Near Quantitative Harvesting of Triplet Excitons. arXiv arXiv:2009.0576 (2020).

Conference Proceedings

Boothroyd, S. C. et al. The dispersion and stability of graphene oxide in polystyrene. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials July 2015 (2015).

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** = joint first authorship

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