Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

The center, founded in 1982 as Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids (IPOS) by Alan Heeger and Fred Wudl, was converted to CPOS in 2000. CPOS is an interdisciplinary effort that merges efforts in physics, chemistry, polymer science and biology. It draws upon expertise from these fields to conduct fundamental research on a new class of materials: small molecules, conjugated organic polymers with delocalized electronic states showing electrical conductivity, anisotropic linear and nonlinear optical properties, and novel electrochemical properties.

Overview

Interdisciplinary research center at UC Santa Barbara founded in 1982 merging efforts in physics, chemistry, polymer science, and biology.

Research

Conjugated organic polymers with delocalized electronic conductivity, anisotropic linear and nonlinear optical properties, and novel electrochemical properties.

People

Contact information for CPOS Faculty, Administrative Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Student Researchers.

Administrative Support

Providing CPOS administrative Personnel, Purchasing, and Travel Reimbursements support.