Professor Martin Taylor holds a Personal Chair in the University of Wales and heads Organic Electronics Research at Bangor. He gained both his BSc in Electronic Engineering and PhD from the University of Wales the latter awarded for a thesis entitled "Electrical Characteristics of Polymeric Materials". Professor Taylor is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and has served on the Committee of the IOP Static Electrification Group for many years. He is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer.
He has published many papers on the electrical properties of thin films, including insulating polymers, silicon dioxide, Langmuir-Blodgett films and semiconducting organic materials. This last interest led to his current research programmes - interfaces in organic MIS devices, organic thin film transistors and circuits, the development of a vacuum-evaporation route to the fabrication of plastic electronic circuits and organic resistive RAMs. These programmes have been funded by EPSRC, Welsh Assembly, TSB/Innovate and industry.
He is a member of EPSRC’s Peer Review College, an External Advisory Board Member for Imperial College’s Doctoral Training Centre and the Centre for Plastic Electronics and for Cambridge University’s Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre for Large Area Electronics and an EU FP7 project reviewer.