Members

Faculty

Dr. Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

CPOS Director and Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Organic semiconducting materials for molecular electronics and optoelectronic devices.

Guillermo Bazan

Guillermo Bazan

Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

Polymer design, synthesis and processing.

Michael Chabinyc

Michael Chabinyc

Professor
Materials

Organic and inorganic materials for electronic and photonic applications

Alan Heeger

Professor
Physics, Materials

Semiconducting and metallic polymers with focus on high mobility field effect transistors and low cost “plastic” solar cells.

Dr. Alexander Mikhailovsky

Alexander A. Mikhailovsky

Optical Characterization Facility Coordinator
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ultrafast optical spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy, physics of nanostructures.

Javier Read de Alaniz

Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Chemistry & Biochemistry

The goal of our research is to develop robust and efficient synthetic approaches to functional materials, with a focus on the design and development of light-responsive materials and development of new methods to access well-defined polymers and biomaterials.

 

Lior Sepunaru

Lior Sepunaru

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Bioelectronics at the nano scale, including the study of enzyme catalysis and development of new generation of biosensors.

Yon Visell

Yon Visell

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Haptic engineering, robotics, and the mechanics and neuroscience of touch.

Vojtech Vlcek

Vojtech Vlcek

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Charge Transport and Charge Recombination; Interfaces in Organic Optoelectronics; Organic Semiconducting & Light Harvesting Materials

 

Fred Wudl

Fred Wudl

Research Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials

Organic & Bioorganic; Materials Chemistry; Molecular Design & Synthesis; Devices, Assembly & Nanochemistry

Postdoctoral Researchers

Alex Moreland

Alex Moreland

Posdoctoral Researcher
Chemistry, Materials Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Tung Dang Nguyen

Posdoctoral Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Functional fibers and textiles, polymer and device engineering, micro/nano fabrication and thin films

Resume

Seyeong Song

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Visiting Researchers

Jirat Chatsirisupachai

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Patchareepond Panoy

Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Dong Hwan Wang

Visiting Research Scientist - Center for Polymers and Organic Solids
Distinguished Scholar, School of Integrative Engineering Chung-Ang University

Organic Electronics (Organic Solar Cells & Photodetectors),  Conducting Polymers, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanopattern Fabrication, & Nanotechnology (Soft Lithography).

 

Graduate Students

Sangmin Chae

Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Morphological studies of thin films and opto-electronics devices.

Alana Dixon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Fundamental study of excitons in organic semiconductors

Zhifang Du

Zhifang Du

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

Understand loss mechanisms in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells with nonfullerene acceptors

Kelsey Harrisonn

3rd year Undergraduate student
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Study of ion transport in biopolymers. 

Jianfei Huang

Jianfei Huang

Graduate Student
Materials, Physics

OFET and organic ratchets.

Erin Lewis

2nd Year Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering

Fabrication and Characterization of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

Alexander Lill

Alexander Lill

Graduate Student
Materials Chemistry

Molecular assembly of high mobility polymers in organic field effect transistors (OFET)

Jakkarin Limwongyut

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry

Synthesis and molecular designs of conjugated oligoelectrolytes for whole-cell biocatalysis

Luana Llanes

Luana Llanes

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Benjamin Luginbuhl

Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers & Organic Solids
  • Organic Semiconducting and Light Harvesting Materials; Charge Transport and Charge Recombination; Renewable and Green Energy Technologies; Machine Learning
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Nora Schopp

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Study of charge-recombination in organic photovoltaics using non-fullerene acceptors

Max Schrock

3rd year Undergraduate student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

I was born in Monterey, California, and I grew up in the nearby town of Carmel. After I graduated from high school, I attended Santa Barbara City College, where my interest in science was refined into a love for organic chemistry and similar fields. After 3 years, I transferred to UCSB, where I currently pursue a B.S. in Chemistry.

Hiba Wakidi

Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Hao Yang

2nd Year Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering

Device physics of OFETs and OECTs

Sangcheol Yoon

Sangcheol Yoon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Characterization of organic photovoltaics

Ziyue Zhu

Ziyue Zhu

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry

Materials Chemistry

Staff

Elena Nicolae

Business Manager
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Vacant To be named

Financial/Faculty Assistant
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids