Barry Thompson

Professor of Chemistry
Barry Thompson
Email Office LHI 105 Office Phone (213) 821-2656

Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations

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


  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, 5/2005
  • B.S. Chemistry/Physics, University of Rio Grande, 6/2000
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2005-2008
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California, 2008 – 2010

    PostDoctoral Appointments

    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2005 – 2008
  • 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