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Mark Thompson

Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science

Contact Information
E-mail: met@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-6402
Office: SGM 216

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
Personal Website
 

Education

Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology, 1/1985
B.S. , University of California, Berkeley, 1/1980
 

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoc, Inorgnaic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, England, 08/1985-06/1987  
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 07/01/1987-05/31/1995  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

The major thrust of Professor Thompson's research at USC is aimed at extending the control chemists have developed for molecular species to solid materials. He researches two principal areas: molecular/polymeric materials for optical studies and nanoscale materials and devices for sensing and catalytic studies. Currently, he studies the development of new light emitting device technologies for flat panel displays and general illumination, solar energy conversion using devices based on molecular and polymeric materials, nanowire and nanotube based sensors, and bioadhesives. Detailed information can be found on his personal web pages (listed above).
 

Research Specialties

Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry; organic optoelectronic devices; materials science; nanoscience; photophysics; photochemistry
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Center for Awesome Materials, Director, http://met.usc.edu/
Center for Energy Naniscience Technologies, Co-Director
Center of Energy Nanoscience, Associate Director, http://www.cen-efrc.org/
 

Publications

Journal Article

Whited, M. T., Patel, N. M., Roberts, S. T., Allen, K., Djurovich, P. I., Bradforth, S. E., Thompson, M. E. (2012). Symmetry-breaking intramolecular charge transfer in the excited state of meso-linked BODIPY dyads. Chemical Communications. Vol. 48 (2), pp. 284-286.
Chang, H. K., Ishikawa, F. N., Zhang, R., Datar, R., Cote, R. J., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. W. (2011). Rapid, Label-Free, Electrical Whole Blood Bioassay Based on Nanobiosensor Systems. ACS Nano. Vol. 5 (12), pp. 9883-9891.
Wang, S. Y., Hall, L., Diev, V. V., Haiges, R., Wei, G. D., Xiao, X., Djurovich, P. I., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2011). N,N-Diarylanilinosquaraines and Their Application to Organic Photovoltaics. Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 23 (21), pp. 4789-4798.
Schlenker, C. W., Barlier, V. S., Chin, S. W., Whited, M. T., McAnally, R. E., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2011). Cascade Organic Solar Cells. Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 23 (18), pp. 4132-4140.
Wei, G. D., Xiao, X., Wang, S. Y., Zimmerman, J. D., Sun, K., Diev, V. V., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2011). Arylamine-Based Squaraine Donors for Use in Organic Solar Cells. Nano Letters. Vol. 11 (10), pp. 4261-4264.
Zhang, J. L., Fu, Y., Wang, C., Chen, P. C., Liu, Z. W., Wei, W., Wu, C., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. W. (2011). Separated Carbon Nanotube Macroelectronics for Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode Displays. Nano Letters. Vol. 11 (11), pp. 4852-4858.
Renshaw, C. K., Schlenker, C. W., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2011). Reciprocal carrier collection in organic photovoltaics. Physical Review B. Vol. 84 (4)
Erwin, P., Thompson, M. E. (2011). Elucidating the interplay between dark current coupling and open circuit voltage in organic photovoltaics. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 98 (22)
Lassiter, B. E., Wei, G. D., Wang, S. Y., Zimmerman, J. D., Diev, V. V., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2011). Organic photovoltaics incorporating electron conducting exciton blocking layers. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 98 (24)
Zhang, C. H., Thompson, M. E., Markland, F. S., Swenson, S. (2011). Chemical surface modification of parylene C for enhanced protein immobilization and cell proliferation. Acta Biomaterialia. Vol. 7 (10), pp. 3746-3756.
Hanson, K., Patel, N., Whited, M. T., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E. (2011). Substituted 1,3-Bis(imino)isoindole Diols: A New Class of Proton Transfer Dyes. Organic Letters. Vol. 13 (7), pp. 1598-1601.
Liu, Z. W., Qayyum, M. F., Wu, C., Whited, M. T., Djurovich, P. I., Hodgson, K. O., Hedman, B., Solomon, E. I., Thompson, M. E. (2011). A Codeposition Route to CuI-Pyridine Coordination Complexes for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 133 (11), pp. 3700-3703.
Zimmerman, J. D., Yu, E. K., Diev, V. V., Hanson, K., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2011). Use of additives in porphyrin-tape/C(60) near-infrared photodetectors. Organic Electronics. Vol. 12 (5), pp. 869-873.
Barlier, V. S., Schlenker, C. W., Chin, S. W., Thompson, M. E. (2011). Acetylide-bridged tetracene dimers. Chemical Communications. Vol. 47 (13), pp. 3754-3756.
Schlenker, C. W., Thompson, M. E. (2011). The molecular nature of photovoltage losses in organic solar cells. Chemical Communications. Vol. 47 (13), pp. 3702-3716.
Wei, G. D., Wang, S. Y., Sun, K., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2011). Solvent-Annealed Crystalline Squaraine: PC(70)BM (1:6) Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 1 (2), pp. 184-187.
Roberts, S. T., Schlenker, C. W., Barlier, V., McAnally, R. E., Zhang, Y. Y., Mastron, J. N., Thompson, M. E., Bradforth, S. E. (2011). Observation of Triplet Excito Formation in a Platinum-Sensitized Organic Photovoltaic Device. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Vol. 2 (2), pp. 48-54.
Whited, M. T., Djurovich, P. I., Roberts, S. T., Durrell, A. C., Schlenker, C. W., Bradforth, S. E., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Singlet and Triplet Excitation Management in a Bichromophoric Near-Infrared-Phosphorescent BODIPY-Benzoporphyrin Platinum Complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 133 (1), pp. 88-96.
Kumar, R., Ohulchanskyy, T. Y., Turowski, S. G., Thompson, M. E., Seshadri, M., Prasad, P. N. (2010). Combined magnetic resonance and optical imaging of head and neck tumor xenografts using Gadolinium-labelled phosphorescent polymeric nanomicelles. Head & Neck Oncology. Vol. 2
Hanson, K., Roskop, L., Djurovich, P. I., Zahariev, F., Gordon, M. S., Thompson, M. E. (2010). A Paradigm for Blue- or Red-Shifted Absorption of Small Molecules Depending on the Site of pi-Extension. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 132 (45), pp. 16247-16255.
Ishikawa, F. N., Curreli, M., Olson, C. A., Liao, H. I., Sun, R., Roberts, R. W., Cote, R. J., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. W. (2010). Importance of Controlling Nanotube Density for Highly Sensitive and Reliable Biosensors Functional in Physiological Conditions. ACS Nano. Vol. 4 (11), pp. 6914-6922.
Hanson, K., Tamayo, A., Diev, V. V., Whited, M. T., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Efficient Dipyrrin-Centered Phosphorescence at Room Temperature from Bis-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Dipyrrinato Complexes. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 49 (13), pp. 6077-6084.
Krylova, V. A., Djurovich, P. I., Whited, M. T., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Synthesis and characterization of phosphorescent three-coordinate Cu(I)-NHC complexes. Chemical Communications. Vol. 46 (36), pp. 6696-6698.
Wei, G. D., Lunt, R. R., Sun, K., Wang, S. Y., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2010). Efficient, Ordered Bulk Heterojunction Nanocrystalline Solar Cells by Annealing of Ultrathin Squaraine Thin Films. Nano Letters. Vol. 10 (9), pp. 3555-3559.
Zhong, Q. W., Diev, V., Roberts, S., Bradforth, S. E., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Fused porphyrin-SWNT supramolecular assembly for photoinduced electron transfer process. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 241
Zhang, Y. F., Whited, M., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2010). Singlet-triplet quenching in high intensity fluorescent organic light emitting diodes. Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 495 (4-6), pp. 161-165.
De Arco, L. G., Zhang, Y., Schlenker, C. W., Ryu, K., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. W. (2010). Continuous, Highly Flexible, and Transparent Graphene Films by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Organic Photovoltaics. ACS Nano. Vol. 4 (5), pp. 2865-2873.
Wei, G. D., Wang, S. Y., Renshaw, K., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2010). Solution-Processed Squaraine Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells. ACS Nano. Vol. 4 (4), pp. 1927-1934.
Zimmerman, J. D., Diev, V. V., Hanson, K., Lunt, R. R., Yu, E. K., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2010). Porphyrin-Tape/C(60) Organic Photodetectors with 6.5% External Quantum Efficiency in the Near Infrared. Advanced Materials. Vol. 22 (25), pp. 2780-+.
Franzman, M. A., Schlenker, C. W., Thompson, M. E., Brutchey, R. L. (2010). Solution-Phase Synthesis of SnSe Nanocrystals for Use in Solar Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 132 (12), pp. 4060-+.
Wu, C., Chen, H. F., Wong, K. T., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Study of Ion-Paired Iridium Complexes (Soft Salts) and Their Application in Organic Light Emitting Diodes. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 132 (9), pp. 3133-3139.
Wei, W., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E. (2010). Properties of Fluorenyl Silanes in Organic Light Emitting Diodes. Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 22 (5), pp. 1724-1731.
Sajoto, T., Djurovich, P. I., Tamayo, A. B., Oxgaard, J., Goddard, W. A., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Temperature Dependence of Blue Phosphorescent Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 131 (28), pp. 9813-9822.
Kumar, R., Ohulchanskyy, T. Y., Roy, I., Gupta, S. K., Borek, C., Thompson, M. E., Prasad, P. N. (2009). Near-Infrared Phosphorescent Polymeric Nanomicelles: Efficient Optical Probes for Tumor Imaging and Detection. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces. Vol. 1 (7), pp. 1474-1481.
Perez, M. D., Djurovich, P. I., Hassan, A., Cheng, G. Y., Stewart, T. J., Aznavour, K., Bau, R., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Exciplex quenching of a luminescent cyclometallated platinum complex by extremely poor Lewis bases. Chemical Communications. (28), pp. 4215-4217.
Perez, M. D., Borek, C., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Molecular and Morphological Influences on the Open Circuit Voltages of Organic Photovoltaic Devices. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 131 (26), pp. 9281-9286.
Wang, S. Y., Mayo, E. I., Perez, M. D., Griffe, L., Wei, G. D., Djurovich, P. I., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2009). High efficiency organic photovoltaic cells based on a vapor deposited squaraine donor. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 94 (23)
Ishikawa, F. N., Chang, H. K., Curreli, M., Liao, H. I., Olson, C. A., Chen, P. C., Zhang, R., Roberts, R. W., Sun, R., Cote, R. J., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. W. (2009). Label-Free, Electrical Detection of the SARS Virus N-Protein with Nanowire Biosensors Utilizing Antibody Mimics as Capture Probes. Acs Nano. Vol. 3 (5), pp. 1219-1224.
Perez, M. D., Borek, C., Djurovich, P. I., Mayo, E. I., Lunt, R. R., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Organic Photovoltaics Using Tetraphenylbenzoporphyrin Complexes as Donor Layers. Advanced Materials. Vol. 21 (14-15), pp. 1517-1520.
Rausch, A. F., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2009). Blue Light Emitting Ir(III) Compounds for OLEDs - New Insights into Ancillary Ligand Effects on the Emitting Triplet State. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 113 (20), pp. 5927-5932.
Djurovich, P. I., Mayo, E. I., Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Measurement of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energies of molecular organic semiconductors. Organic Electronics. Vol. 10 (3), pp. 515-520.
Rausch, A. F., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2009). Matrix Effects on the Triplet State of the OLED Emitter Ir(4,6-dFppy)(2)(pic) (FIrpic): Investigations by High-Resolution Optical Spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 48 (5), pp. 1928-1937.
Rausch, A. F., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2009). Triplet state relaxation processes of the OLED emitter Pt(4,6-dFppy)(acac). Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 468 (1-3), pp. 46-51.
Wahjudi, P. N., Oh, J. H., Salman, S. O., Seabold, J. A., Rodger, D. C., Tai, Y. C., Thompson, M. E. (2009). Improvement of metal and tissue adhesion on surface-modified parylene C. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Vol. 89A (1), pp. 206-214.
Bauer, R., Finkenzeller, W. J., Bogner, U., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2008). Matrix influence on the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac) in polymeric host materials - Studies by persistent spectral hole burning. Organic Electronics. Vol. 9 (5), pp. 641-648.
Ma, B., Djurovich, P. I., Yousufuddin, M., Bau, R., Thompson, M. E. (2008). Phosphorescent platinum dyads with cyclometalated ligands: Synthesis, characterization, and photophysical studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Vol. 112 (21), pp. 8022-8031.
Giebink, N. C., D'Andrade, B. W., Weaver, M. S., Mackenzie, P. B., Brown, J. J., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2008). Intrinsic luminance loss in phosphorescent small-molecule organic light emitting devices due to bimolecular annihilation reactions. Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 103 (4)
Ma, B., Djurovich, P. I., Yousufuddin, M., Bau, R., Thompson, M. E. (2008). Phosphorescent platinum dyads with cyclometalated ligands: Synthesis, characterization, and photophysical studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Vol. 112 (21), pp. 8022-8031.
Lee, A. S., Peteu, S. F., Ly, J. V., Requicha, A. A., Thompson, M. E., Zhou, C. (2008). Actuation of polypyrrole nanowires. Nanotechnology. Vol. 19 (16)
Ow, F. P., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E., Zink, J. I. (2008). Wavelength-dependent photofragmentation of a mixed-ligand cyclometalated Platinum(II) coordination compound in a molecular beam. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 47 (7), pp. 2389-2395.
Giebink, N. C., D'Andrade, B. W., Weaver, M. S., Mackenzie, P. B., Brown, J. J., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2008). Intrinsic luminance loss in phosphorescent small-molecule organic light emitting devices due to bimolecular annihilation reactions. Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 103 (4)
Ow, F. P., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E., Zink, J. I. (2008). Wavelength-dependent photofragmentation of a mixed-ligand cyclometalated Platinum(II) coordination compound in a molecular beam. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 47 (7), pp. 2389-2395.
Bauer, R., Finkenzeller, W. J., Bogner, U., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2008). Matrix influence on the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac) in polymeric host materials - Studies by persistent spectral hole burning. Organic Electronics. Vol. 9 (5), pp. 641-648.
Qi, X. F., Djurovich, P. I., Giebink, N. C., Thompson, M. E., Forrest, S. R. (2008). Evidence for enhanced dipolar interactions between Pt centers in binuclear phosphorescent complexes. Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 458 (4-6), pp. 323-328.
Wang, X. H., Li, J. A., Thompson, M. E., Zink, J. I. (2007). Excited-state distortions of cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes determined from the vibronic structure in luminescence spectra. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 111 (17), pp. 3256-3262.
Borek, C., Hanson, K., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E., Aznavour, K., Bau, R., Sun, Y. R., Forrest, S. R., Brooks, J., Michalski, L., Brown, J. (2007). Highly efficient, near-infrared electrophosphorescence from a Pt-metalloporphyrin complex. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 46 (7), pp. 1109-1112.
Shih, T. Y., Requicha, A. A., Thompson, M. E., Koel, B. E. (2007). Investigation of the thermal stability of 2-D patterns of Au nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Vol. 7 (8), pp. 2863-2869.
Sun, Y., Borek, C., Hanson, K., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E., Brooks, J., Brown, J. J., Forrest, S. R. (2007). Photophysics of Pt-porphyrin electrophosphorescent devices emitting in the near infrared. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 90 (21)
Thompson, M. E., Wang, X. H., Li, J. A., Zink, J. I. (2007). Excited-state distortions of cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes determined from the vibronic structure in luminescence spectra. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 111, pp. 3256-3262.
Djurovich, P. I., Murphy, D., Thompson, M. E., Hernandez, B., Gao, R., Hunt, P. L., Selke, M. (2007). Cyclometalated iridium and platinum complexes as singlet oxygen photosensitizers: quantum yields, quenching rates and correlation with electronic structures. Dalton Transactions. (34), pp. 3763-3770.
Zhang, H., Marma, M. S., Kim, E. S., McKenna, C. E., Thompson, M. E. (2007). Mercuric ion sensing by a film bulk acoustic resonator. Ieee Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Vol. 54 (9), pp. 1723-1725.
Thompson, M. E., Shih, T. Y., Requicha, A. A., Koel, B. E. (2007). Investigation of the thermal stability of 2-D patterns of Au nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Vol. 7, pp. 2863-2869.
Finkenzeller, W. J., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2007). Phosphorescence dynamics and spin-lattice relaxation of the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac). Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 444, pp. 273-279.
Ma, B., Kim, B. J., Deng, L., Poulsen, D. A., Thompson, M. E., Frechet, J. M. (2007). Bipolar copolymers as host for electroluminescent devices: Effects of molecular structure on film morphology and device performance. Macromolecules. Vol. 40, pp. 8156-8161.
Zhang, H., Marma, M. S., Kim, E. S., McKenna, C. E., Thompson, M. E. (2007). Mercuric ion sensing by a film bulk acoustic resonator. Ieee Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Vol. 54, pp. 1723-1725.
Finkenzeller, W. J., Hofbeck, T., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2007). Triplet state properties of the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac): Characterization by site-selective spectroscopy and application of high magnetic fields. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 46 (12), pp. 5076-5083.
Djurovich, P. I., Murphy, D., Thompson, M. E., Hernandez, B., Gao, R., Hunt, P. L., Selke, M. (2007). Cyclometalated iridium and platinum complexes as singlet oxygen photosensitizers: quantum yields, quenching rates and correlation with electronic structures. Dalton Transactions. (34), pp. 3763-3770.
Finkenzeller, W. J., Hofbeck, T., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2007). Triplet state properties of the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac): Characterization by site-selective spectroscopy and application of high magnetic fields. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 46 (12), pp. 5076-5083.
Wang, X. H., Li, J. A., Thompson, M. E., Zink, J. I. (2007). Excited-state distortions of cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes determined from the vibronic structure in luminescence spectra. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 111 (17), pp. 3256-3262.
Thompson, M. E., Hirani, B., Li, J., Djurovich, P. I., Yousufuddin, M., Oxgaard, J., Persson, P., Wilson, S. R., Bau, R., Goddard, W. A. (2007). Cyclometallated iridium and platinum complexes with noninnocent ligands. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 46, pp. 3865-3875.
Thompson, M. E., Sun, Y., Borek, C., Hanson, K., Djurovich, P. I., Brooks, J., Brown, J. J., Forrest, S. R. (2007). Photophysics of Pt-porphyrin electrophosphorescent devices emitting in the near infrared. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 90
Hirani, B., Li, J., Djurovich, P. I., Yousufuddin, M., Oxgaard, J., Persson, P., Wilson, S. R., Bau, R., Goddard, W. A., Thompson, M. E. (2007). Cyclometallated iridium and platinum complexes with noninnocent ligands. Inorganic Chemistry. Vol. 46 (10), pp. 3865-3875.
Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2007). Introduction: Organic electronics and optoelectronics. Chemical Reviews. Vol. 107 (4), pp. 923-925.
Forrest, S. R., Thompson, M. E. (2007). Introduction: Organic electronics and optoelectronics. Chemical Reviews. Vol. 107 (4), pp. 923-925.
Thompson, M. E. (2007). The evolution of organometallic complexes in organic light - Emitting devices. MRS Bulletin. Vol. 32 (9), pp. 694-701.
Borek, C., Hanson, K., Djurovich, P. I., Thompson, M. E., Aznavour, K., Bau, R., Sun, Y. R., Forrest, S. R., Brooks, J., Michalski, L., Brown, J. (2007). Highly efficient, near-infrared electrophosphorescence from a Pt-metalloporphyrin complex. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. Vol. 46 (7), pp. 1109-1112.
Finkenzeller, W. J., Thompson, M. E., Yersin, H. (2007). Phosphorescence dynamics and spin-lattice relaxation of the OLED emitter Ir(btp)(2)(acac). Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 444 (4-6), pp. 273-279.
Thompson, M. E., Burrows, P. E., Padmaperuma, A. B., Sapochak, L. S., Djurovich, P. (2006). Ultraviolet electroluminescence and blue-green phosphorescence using an organic diphosphine oxide charge transporting layer. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 88
Thompson, M. E., Holmes, R. J., Forrest, S. R., Sajoto, T., Tamayo, A., Djurovich, P. I. (2006). Reduced geminate recombination in iridium-based electrophosphorescent materials. Organic Electronics. Vol. 7, pp. 163-172.
Thompson, M. E., Sun, Y. R., Giebink, N. C., Kanno, H., Ma, B. W., Forrest, S. R. (2006). Management of singlet and triplet excitons for efficient white organic light-emitting devices. Nature. Vol. 440, pp. 908-912.
Thompson, M. E., Deng, L., Furuta, P. T., Garon, S., Li, J., Kavulak, D., Frechet, J. M. (2006). Living radical polymerization of bipolar transport materials for highly efficient light emitting diodes. Chemistry of Materials. Vol. 18, pp. 386-395.
Thompson, M. E., Mutolo, K. L., Mayo, E. I., Rand, B. P., Forrest, S. R. (2006). Enhanced open-circuit voltage in subphthalocyanine/C-60 organic photovoltaic cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 128, pp. 8108-8109.
Thompson, M. E., Lee, A. S., Mahapatro, M., Caron, D. A., Requicha, A. A., Stauffer, B. A., Zhou, C. W. (2006). Whole-cell sensing for a harmful bloom-forming microscopic alga by measuring antibody-antigen forces. Ieee Transactions on Nanobioscience. Vol. 5, pp. 149-156.
Thompson, M. E., Ma, B. W., Djurovich, P. I., Garon, S., Alleyne, B. (2006). Platinum binuclear complexes as phosphorescent dopants for monochromatic and white organic light-emitting diodes. Advanced Functional Materials. Vol. 16, pp. 2438-2446.
Thompson, M. E., Mayo, E. I., Kilsa, K., Tirrell, T., Djurovich, P. I., Tamayo, A., Lewis, N. S., Gray, H. B. (2006). Cyclometalated iridium(III)-sensitized titanium dioxide solar cells. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. Vol. 5, pp. 871-873.
Ma, B. W., Djurovich, P. I., Garon, S., Alleyne, B., Thompson, M. E. (2006). Platinum binuclear complexes as phosphorescent dopants for monochromatic and white organic light-emitting diodes. Advanced Functional Materials. Vol. 16 (18), pp. 2438-2446.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Synthetic Control of Pt...Pt Separation and Photophysics of Binuclear Platinium Complexes. No Journal Defined. pp. p.28-29.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Fabrication of Polystyrene Latex Nanostructures by Nanomanipulation and Thremal Processing. No Journal Defined. pp. p.2624-2629.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Orgnaic double-heterostructure photovoltaic cells employing thick tris (acetylacetonato) ruthenium(III) exciton-blocking layers. No Journal Defined. pp. p.2714-2718.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Synthesis and electon properties of individual single-walled carbon nanotube/polypyrrole composite nanocables. No Journal Defined. pp. p.2727-2732.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Excimer and Electron Transfer Quenching Studies of a Cyclometalated Platinum Complex. No Journal Defined. pp. p.1501-1510.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Cationic Bis-cyclometalated Iridium (III) Diimine Complexes and Their Use in Efficient Blue, Green, and Red Electroluminescent Devices. No Journal Defined. pp. p.8723-8732.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Blue and Near-UV Phosphorescence from Iridium Complexes with Cyclometalated Pyrazolyl of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands. Journal of the American Chemical Society/American Chemical Society. pp. p.7992-8003.
Thompson, M. E. (2005). Complementary Detection of Prostate-Specific Antigen Using In203 Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of the American Chemical Society/American Chemical Society. pp. p.12484-12485.
Thompson, M. E., Garon, S., Lau, E. K., Chew, S. L., Lee, S. T. (2005). Metal (IV) tetras (8-hydroxyquinoline) (M = Zr, Hf) used as electroluminescent material and electron-transport layer in OLEDs. Journal of the Society for Information Display. Vol. 13, pp. 405-409.
Thompson, M. E., Harel, E., Meltzer, S. E., Requicha, A. A., Koel, B. E. (2005). Fabrication of polystyrene latex nanostructures by nanomanipulation and thermal processing. Nano Letters. Vol. 5, pp. 2624-2629.
Thompson, M. E., Mascaro, D. J., Smith, H. I., Bulovic, V. (2005). Forming oriented organic crystals from amorphous thin films on patterned substrates via solvent-vapor annealing. Organic Electronics. Vol. 6, pp. 211-220.
Thompson, M. E., Salzman, R. F., Xue, J. G., Rand, B. P., Alexander, A., Forrest, S. R. (2005). The effects of copper phthalocyanine purity on organic solar cell performance. Organic Electronics. Vol. 6, pp. 242-246.
Li, J., Thompson, M. E., Alleyne, B. (2004). Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes with Pyrazolyl Ancillary Ligands. Polyhedron/Elsevier Science. Vol. 419-428
 

Honors and Awards

Alexander von Humbolt Fellowship Recipient, Humboldt Research Award, Spring 2012   
Ranked 12th of the top 100 chemists worldwide for their citation impact scores for chemistry papers published since January 2000, 2/11/2011  
USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, Spring 2007   
MRS Medal, Materials Research Society, 11/2006  
Jan Rajchman Prize for Outstanding Research in Flat Panel Displays, Society for Information Displays, 6/2006  
USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, Fall 2004   
Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, presented by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, 11/1998  
Distinguished Inventor of the Year, awarded by The Intellectual Property Owners Association, 3/1998  
 
 
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