Professor Poopathy Kathirgamanathan C. Chem. FRSC. C. Phys. F. Inst. P. C. Sci. (Professor of Electronic Materials Engineering, Wolfson Centre, Brunel University, UK) was a world leading expert in Organic Electronics. Born in Inuvil, Sri Lanka in 1952 he gained his Chemistry degree at Colombo University. After his Ph.D at Exeter University in the UK, where he was made a Sir Arthur Reed Scholar, he pioneered research and development in the area of Organic Electronics at Newcastle University, Cookson Group plc., University College, London and London South Bank University where he was Chair in Electronic Materials Engineering from 1993 to 2009. Poopathy was proud that he was early in the field of publishing electroluminescence from polymers (Materials Letters Volume 40, Issue 6 in 1999) as well as small molecule technology where he is better known.