About Ossila


Founded in 2009 by organic electronics research scientists, Ossila aims to provide the components, equipment, and materials to enable intelligent and efficient scientific research and discovery. Over a decade on, we're proud to supply our products to over 1000 different institutions in over 80 countries globally.

With decades of academic and industrial experience in developing organic and thin-film LEDs, photovoltaics, and FETs, we know how long it takes to establish a reliable and efficient device fabrication and testing process. As such, we have developed coherent packages of products and services - enabling researchers to jump-start their organic electronics development program.

The Ossila Guarantee


Worldwide Shipping

Eligible orders ship free to anywhere in the world

Fast Secure Dispatch

Rapid dispatch on in-stock items via secure tracked courier services

Quality Assured

Backed up by our free two year warranty on all equipment

Clear Upfront Pricing

Clear pricing in over 30 currencies with no hidden costs

Large Order Discounts

Save 8% on orders over £8000 and 10% on orders over £10000

Expert Support

Our in-house scientists and engineers are always ready to help

Trusted Worldwide


Great products and service. Have already recommended to many people.

Dr. Gregory Welch, University of Calgary

Wonderful company with reasonably priced products and so customer-friendly!

Shahriar Anwar, Arizona State University

The Ossila Team


Ossila Chairman, Prof. David Lidzey

Prof. David Lidzey - Chairman

As professor of physics at the University of Sheffield, Prof. David Lidzey heads the university’s Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials research group (EPMM). During his career, David has worked in both academic and technical environments, with his main areas of research including hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductor materials and devices, organic photonic devices and structures and solution processed photovoltaic devices. Throughout his academic career, he has authored over 220 peer-reviewed papers.

Managing Director of Ossila, Dr. James Kingsley

Dr. James Kingsley - Managing Director

James is a co-founder and managing director of Ossila. With a PhD in quantum mechanics/nanotech and over 12 years’ experience in organic electronics, his work on the fabrication throughput of organic photovoltaics led to the formation of Ossila and the establishment of a strong guiding ethos: to speed up the pace of scientific discovery. James is particularly interested in developing innovative equipment and improving the accessibility of new materials for solution-processable photovoltaics and hybrid organic-inorganic devices.

Technical Director of Ossila, Dr. Alastair Buckley

Dr. Alastair Buckley - Technical Director

Alastair is a lecturer of Physics at the University of Sheffield, specialising in organic electronics and photonics. He is also a member of the EPMM research group with a focus on understanding and applying the intrinsic advantages of functional organic materials to a range of optoelectronic devices. Alastair’s experience has not been gained solely in academia; he previously led the R&D team at MicroEmissive Displays and therefore has extensive technical experience in OLED displays. He is also the editor and contributor of "Organic Light-Emitting Diodes" by Elsevier.

Our research scientists and product developers have significant experience in the synthesis and processing of materials and the fabrication and testing of devices. The vision behind Ossila is to share this experience with academic and industrial researchers alike, and to make their research more efficient. By providing products and services that take the hard work out of the device fabrication process, and the equipment to enable accurate, rapid testing, we can free scientists to focus on what they do best - science.

The customer care team is responsible for the customer journey at Ossila. From creating and providing quotes, through to procurement and inventory management, the customer care team is devoted to providing first class customer service. The general day to day responsibilities of a customer care team member involves processing customers orders and price queries, answering customer enquiries, arranging the shipment of parcels and notifying customers of updates on their orders.

Ossila is pleased to be involved in the below projects as an industrial collaboration partner.

University of Loughborough Prof. Mike Walls SuperSolar Consortium 2012 - 2017
Imperial College London Prof. Jenny Nelson Perovskite Photovoltaics 2015 - 2018
University of Sheffield Prof. David Lidzey Industrial Sponsor of PhD Student, Emma Spooner 2017 - 2021
University of Liverpool Prof. Ken Durose Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PV 2014 - 2023

Please contact the customer care team for all enquires, including technical questions about Ossila products or for advice on fabrication and measurement processes.

Location and Facilities


Ossila is based at the Solpro Business Park in Attercliffe, Sheffield.

We operate a purpose-built synthetic chemistry and device testing laboratory on site, where all of our high-purity, batch-specific polymers and other formulations are made. This is complemented by a dedicated suite of thin-film and organic electronics testing and analysis tools within the device fabrication cluster housed in a class 1000 cleanroom in the EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility in Sheffield.

All our electronic equipment is manufactured on-site.