Thompson Research Group

The University of Southern California

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Current Members
Research Advisor
- Dr. Mark Thompson
Administrative Assistant
- Judy Hom
Research Professor
- Peter Djurovich, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
- Lincoln Hall, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellows
- Tyler Fleetham, Ph.D.
- Ana Gamboa, Ph.D.
Graduate Students
- Thilini Batagoda
- Kelsey Bass
- Niki Bayat
- John Chen
- John Facendola
- Denise Femia
- Jessica Golden
- Rasha Hamze
- Muazzam Idris
- Savannah Kapper
- Nadia Korovina
- Eric McAnally
- Patrick Saris
- Shuyang Shi
- Daniel Sylvinson
- Abegail Tadle
- Narcisse Ukwitege
- Piyumie Wickramasinghe
- Rebecca Wilson
Undergraduate Students
- Gabriel Mandell
- Alexa Rucks
- Cecilia Quintana Baez
- Cassidy Feltenberger


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

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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


Visiting Professor

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Lincoln Hall, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Associate

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of the West Indies
M.S., Chemistry, University of the West Indies
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of the West Indies

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

Area of Expertise:
- Inorganic Chemistry

Email: lincolnh@usc.edu


Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Tyler Fleetham, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, Arizona State University


Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Photophysics of molecular materials and their application in optoelectronic devices.


Email: fleetham@usc.edu


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Ana Gamboa, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, La Sierra University
M.S., Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California- Riverside

Research Project:
Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
-Synthesis of dipyrrin and BODIPY compounds for solar cell applications


Email: ana.gamboa@usc.edu


Graduate Students

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Thilini Batagoda

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010

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

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis and characterizing phosphorescent Ir and Pt emitters.

Email: batagoda@usc.edu


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Kelsey Bass

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)


Area of Expertise:
- Perovskite synthesis

Email: kelseykb@usc.edu


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Niki Bayat

Education:
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology - Iran
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of S. California, 2014

Research Project:
- Temperature Responsive Adhesives

Area of Expertise:


Email: nbayat@usc.edu


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John Chen

Education:
B.S., University of California - Berkeley, 2009

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of BODIPY Chromophores for OPVs

Email: chenjj@usc.edu


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John Facendola

Education:
B.A., Chemistry, Boston University, 2011

Research Project:
- Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Area of Expertise:
- Photophysical studies of corannulene-containing compounds

Email: facendol@usc.edu


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Denise Femia

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, SUNY Geneseo, 2011

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Porphryin Synthesis and OPV Fabrication

Email: femia@usc.edu


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Jessica Golden

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of California - Santa Cruz, 2013

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of novel materials for organic photovoltaics

Email: jhgolden@usc.edu


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Rasha Hamze

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, American University of Beirut, 2011

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- Cu(I)-based luminescent materials for uses in display technology (OLEDs) and in white-lighting (down-converters for UV-LEDs)
- Design, synthesis, isolation, purification of Cu(I) luminophores; incorporating these materials into devices through vapor deposition and into thin films through solution processing.

Email: hamze@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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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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Nadia Korovina

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, California State University - Sacramento

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis and characterization of covalently linked acene dimers
- Singlet fission and acene synthesis

Email: korovina@usc.edu


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Eric McAnally

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 2009

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of materials for singlet fission
- Fabrication of lamellar OPVs

Email: mcanally@usc.edu


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Patrick Saris

Education:
B.S., University of California - San Diego

Research Project:
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Area of Expertise:
- The strategic application of named reactions in organic synthesis

Email: psaris@usc.edu


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Shuyang Shi

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University (China), 2013

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

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of new materials for OLEDs

Email: shis@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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Piyumie Wickramasinghe

Education:
M.S., Chemistry, Queen's University - Canada

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of Squaraine Materials
- Fabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Email: pwickram@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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Gabriel Mandell

Major:
Chemical Engineering


Email: gmandell@usc.edu


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Alexa Rucks

Major:
Chemical Engineering Nanotechnology


Email: rucks@usc.edu


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Cecilia Quintana Baez

Major:
Chemical Engineering


Email: ceciliaq@usc.edu


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Cassidy Feltenberger

Major:
Chemistry


Email: feltenbe@usc.edu


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