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Barry Thompson

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-2656
Office: LHI 105

Personal Website


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, 5/2005
B.S. Chemistry/Physics, University of Rio Grande, 6/2000

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2005-2008  

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California, 2008-2010  

PostDoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2005-2008  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Thompson coducts reaserch on electracive and semiconducting organic polymers. In his group, polymers are designed, synthesized, characterized, and evaulated in actual semiconductor devices. A primary focus of research in the group is on organic solar cells.

Research Keywords

Polymer Chemistry, Conjugated Polymers, Solar Cells, Electroactive Polymers, Polymer Synthesis

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Center for Energy Nanoscience (DOE-EFRC), Member
Center for Energy Nanoscience and Technology (CENT), Member
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