Members

Faculty

Dr. Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

CPOS Director and Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Organic semiconducting materials for molecular electronics and optoelectronic devices.

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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

Yang Yang

Assistent Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Yang laboratory devises novel biocatalytic strategies to tackle challenging problems in synthetic organic chemistry.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Qi Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Wenzhen Fu

Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Rui Guo

Postdoctoral Associate
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Shuyun Ju

Postdoctoral Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dian Li

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

My research direction is to realize non-natural reactions catalyzed by enzymes through the directed evolution of enzymes.

Jakkarin Limwongyut

Postdoctoral Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Chemistry

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

Hoang Luong

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Nanofabrication, Optics and Magnetic Characterizations, Hydrogen Sensors, Organics Spintronics.

 

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

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Visiting Researchers

Chokchai Kaiyasuan

Visiting Graduate Student Researcher
Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand

 

 

Banu Koz

Visiting Research Scientist
Assistant Professor, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Turkey

Synthesis and characterization of functional materials for applications in organic optoelectronic devices

Melissa Moore

Summer Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Ana Pedro Paracana de Oliveira

Visiting Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Focus on the study, processing, and photonic application of organic semiconductors, mostly in its crystaline form. 

Ahra Yi

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher
Multi-scale Integrated Chemical Engineering (MICE) Pusan National University

Structural engineering of organic semiconducting and hybrid perovskite materials

Graduate Students

Jaden Elizondo

Summer Student Intern
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Ivan Hernandez

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Natalia Neris

2nd Year Graduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sangmin Chae

Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Morphological studies of thin films and opto-electronics devices.

Betty Chen

1st Year Graduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Lida Cheng

3rd year Undergraduate student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Michael Chin

3th Year Graduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dylan Choi

4th year Undergraduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dylan's research interests are focused on OPV and Machine Learning.

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

Juan Huerta

3rd year Undergraduate student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Brian Kim

2nd Year Undergraduate Student
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Benjamin Krohn-Hansen

3rd year Undergraduate student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Emmanuel Lanuza

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors and Conjugated Polyelectrolytes. Molecular Structure relationship to Organic semiconductor devices.

Kunyu Li

2nd Year Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering

Organic Electrochemical Transistors

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

Kristina Shi

3th Year Undergraduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Hiba Wakidi

Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

Yuxiang Wan

Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering

Jinyang Wan

1st Year Graduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sangcheol Yoon

Sangcheol Yoon

Graduate Student Researcher
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Characterization of organic photovoltaics

Yunlong Zhao

3th Year Undergraduate Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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