MARK E. THOMPSON RESEARCH GROUP

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Current Members
Research Advisor
- Dr. Mark Thompson
Administrative Assistant
- Judy Hom
Research Professor
- Peter Djurovich, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellows
- Karim El Roz, Ph.D.
- Bin Li, Ph.D.
- Tian Yi Li, Ph.D.
Graduate Students
- Ali Akil
- Rasha Hamze
- Taylor Hodgkins
- Muazzam Idris
- Moon Chul Jung
- Savannah Kapper
- Jie Ma
- Austin Mencke
- Brenda Ontiveros
- Patrick Saris
- Shuyang Shi
- Daniel Sylvinson
- Abegail Tadle
- Narcisse Ukwitege
- Rebecca Wilson
Undergraduate Students
- Han-Ming Hau


Current Members

Research Advisor

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Dr. Mark Edward Thompson

Group Research Advisor

Research Interests:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
- Organic PhotoVoltaic Devices (OPV or Solar Cells)
- Development of Nano-Biotic Sensors
- Development of Abiotic-Biotic Intrfaces

Email: met@usc.edu

Credentials: Full Curriculum Vitae


Administrative Assistant

hom  

Judy Fong

Group Administrative Assistant

Education:
B.A., Humanities, University of California - Los Angeles, 2001

Email: judyhom@usc.edu


Research Professor

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Peter Djurovich, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Inorganic photochemistry

Email: djurovic@usc.edu


Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Karim El Roz, Ph.D.

Education:
Ph.D., Chemistry, North Carolina State University- Raleigh, NC, 2017

Research Project:
- Hybrid White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (WOLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Designing blue fluorescent dopant materials with high internal/external quantum efficiencies.
- Steady-state and time resolved photophysical characterization of fluorescent materials in both solution and in doped thin films.

Email: elroz@usc.edu


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Bin Li, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S., Polymer Materials and Engineering, Anhui University, 2009
Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS, 2015

Research Project:
- Thermoreversible bioadhesive

Area of Expertise:
- Polymers, biomaterials, hydrogels


Email: binli@usc.edu


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Tian Yi Li, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 2011
M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2014
Ph.D. Physics, Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany, 2018

Research Project:
- Novel complexes for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Design and synthesis of organic/organometallic compounds.
- Semiconductor device design and characterization

Email: tli30737@usc.edu


Graduate Students

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Ali Akil

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, California State University - Long Beach, 2016
B.A., Physics, California State University - Long Beach, 2016

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of materials for organic photovoltaics.
- Photophysical and computational study of charge transfer in organic materials.

Email: aakil@usc.edu


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Taylor Hodgkins

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Louisiana State University, 2014

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite like structures.

Email: thodgkin@usc.edu


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Muazzam Idris

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 2012
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2013
M.S., Chemistry, Bilkent University, 2014

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of blue host and dopant materials for OLEDs.


Email: idris@usc.edu


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Moon Chul Jung

Education:
B.S., Material Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 2016

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Application of luminescent materials in optoelectronic devices.

Email: moonchuj@usc.edu


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Savannah Kapper

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 2015

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of novel ancillary ligands for organometallic complexes for use in OLEDs.


Email: kapper@usc.edu


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Jie Ma

Education:
M.S., Materials Science, University of Southern California, 2014

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of blue phosphorescent emitters.


Email: jiem@usc.edu


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Austin Mencke

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Seattle Pacific University, 2017

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Development of Near IR Acceptor-Donor-Acceptor molecules for OPV applications.


Email: mencke@usc.edu


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Brenda Ontiveros

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, 2017

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of blue host and dopant materials for OLEDs.


Email: bontiver@usc.edu


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Daniel Sylvinson

Education:
M.S., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Thiruvananthapuram (India), 2015

Research Project:
- Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Virtual screening for materials discovery
- Computational methods

Email: muthiahr@usc.edu


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Abegail Tadle

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of Dipyridomethene-BF2 complexes

Email: tadle@usc.edu


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Narcisse Ukwitegetse

Education:
B.A. Chemical Physics, Hendrix College, 2014

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of Aza-pentacene chromophores


Email: ukwitege@usc.edu


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Rebecca Wilson

Education:
B.S., Environmental Engineering: Industrial Processes, University of New Hampshire, 2012

Research Project:
-Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Inverted devices, hybrid photoelectrochemical systems

Email: rebeccjw@usc.edu



Undergraduate students

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Han-Ming Hau

Major:
Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology)


Email: hanmingh@usc.edu


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