Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy


Graham Turnbull is Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, where he served as Head of School from 2015 to 2019. His research interests include smart lighting solutions for applications in sustainability, spanning environmental sensing, photobioreactors for algal growth and optical wireless communications. He was elected a Senior Member of the IEEE in 2010, and Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2019.

Selected publications

S. Y. Zhang, D. Tsonev, S. Videv, S. Ghosh, G. A. Turnbull, I. D. W. Samuel, H. Haas, “Organic solar cells as high-speed data detectors for visible light communication”.  Optica 2, 607-610 (2015)
Karl, M., Glackin, J. M. E., Schubert, M., Kronenberg, N. M., Turnbull, G. A., Samuel, I. D. W. & Gather, M. C., “Flexible and ultra-lightweight polymer membrane lasers”.  Nature Communications 9, 1525 (2018)
Gillanders, R. N., Glackin, J. M. E., Filipi, J., Kezic, N., Samuel, I. D. W. & Turnbull, G. A., “Preconcentration techniques for trace explosive sensing”.  Science of the Total Environment 658, 650-658 (2019)
Yoshida, K., Manousiadis, P., Bian, R., Chen, Z., Murawski, C., Gather, M. C., Haas, H.*, Turnbull, G. A. & Samuel, I. D. W., “245 MHz bandwidth organic light-emitting diodes used in a gigabit optical wireless data link”.  Nature Communications 11, 1171 (2020)
Gillanders, R. N., Glackin, J. ME., Babić, Z., Muštra, M., Simić, M., Kezić, N., Turnbull, G.A. & Filipi, J., “Biomonitoring for wide area surveying in landmine detection using honeybees and optical sensing”. Chemosphere 273, 29646 (2021)