MARK E. THOMPSON RESEARCH GROUP

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Current Members
Research Advisor
- Dr. Mark Thompson
Administrative Assistant
- Judy Fong
Research Professor
- Dr. Peter Djurovich
Post-doctoral Fellows
- Dr. Sunil Kumar Kandappa
- Dr. Eric T. McClure
- Dr. Anton Razgoniaev
Graduate Students
- Megan Cassingham
- Gemma Goh
- Moon Chul Jung
- Savannah Kapper
- Jie Ma
- Konstantin Mallon
- Austin Mencke
- Collin Muniz
- Mattia Di Niro
- Mahsa Rezaiyan
- Jonas Schaab
- Darius Allen Shariaty
- Daniel Sylvinson
- Abegail Tadle
Undergraduate Students
- Kristin Gauderman
- Diana LaFollette
- Aamani Ponnekanti


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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Dr. Peter Djurovich

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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Dr. Sunil Kumar Kandappa

Education:
M.Sc. Applied Chemistry, Mangalore University - Mangalore (India), 2009
Ph.D. Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, 2019

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Organic Photochemistry/Photophysics
- Organic synthesis

Email: kandappa@usc.edu


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Dr. Eric T. McClure

Education:
B.S. Chemistry, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2013
M.S. Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2017
Ph.D. Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2019

Research Project:
- Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Charge Transfer Systems
- Fluoride intercalation and Anionic Redox Systems

Area of Expertise:
- Solid State Chemistry and Synthesis
- Powder X-ray Diffraction

Email: etmcclur@usc.edu


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Dr. Anton Razgoniaev

Education:
B.S. Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, 2012
Ph.D. Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, 2017

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

Area of Expertise:
- Development of fast blue phosphorescent emitters for OLED applications

Email: razgonia@usc.edu


Graduate Students

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Megan Cassingham

Education:
B.A., Chemistry, Hendrix College, 2019

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Hybrid organic/inorganic perovskite synthesis


Email: cassingh@usc.edu


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Gemma Goh

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology - 2019

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Thin films and characterization of hybrid perovskites


Email: yanggoh@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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Konstantin Mallon

Education:
B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 2016
M.S., Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 2018

Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Development and synthesis of NIR-absorbing dipyridomethene-BF2 dyes for OPV.


Email: kmallon@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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Collin Muniz

Education:
B.S. Chemistry (Advanced Option), Oregon State University, 2018
B.S. Physics (Mathematics Minor), Oregon State University, 2018
Gem Fellow

Research Project:
- Solar Fuels and Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)

Area of Expertise:
- Inorganic Synthesis
- Physical Chemistry

Email: collinmu@usc.edu


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Mattia Di Niro

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Brigham Young University - Idaho, 2019

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

Area of Expertise:
- Organic/Inorganic Synthesis


Email: diniro@usc.edu


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Mahsa Rezaiyan

Education:
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology-Tehran,Iran, 2014
B.S., Applied Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology- Tehran, Iran, 2016

Research Project:
- Thermoreversible Bioadhesives
- Biofilms
Area of Expertise:
- Biomaterials
- Polymers


Email: rezaiyan@usc.edu


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Jonas Schaab

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (Germany), 2015.
M.S., Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (Germany), 2018.

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

Area of Expertise:
- Synthesis of organic and inorganic small molecules
- Fluorine Chemistry
- NMR and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Single crystal X-Ray diffractometry


Email: jonassch@usc.edu


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Darius Allen Shariaty

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2016.

Research Project:
- Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
- Artificial Photosynthesis
Area of Expertise:
- Electrochemical energy storage
- Composite materials


Email: shariaty@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
M.S., Organic Chemistry, California State University-Los Angeles


Research Project:
- Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)
- Hybrid White Organic LED (WOLEDs)


Area of Expertise:
- Development of new Near Infrared Absorbers for OPVs
- Design and Synthesis of new Fluorescent Dopants and Host Materials for OLEDs


Email: tadle@usc.edu



Undergraduate students

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Kristin Gauderman

Major:
Chemistry


Email: kgauderm@usc.edu


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Diana LaFollette

Major:
Chemical Engineering


Email: dlafolle@usc.edu


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Aamani Ponnekanti

Major:
Chemical Engineering


Email: aponneka@usc.edu


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