Christine Luscombe

 

Christine Luscombe was born and grew up in Kobe, Japan. After receiving her first degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in the UK, she joined Professor Andrew Holmes' and Dr Wilhelm Huck's groups in the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis at the University of Cambridge. In 2004, she became a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory for Professor Jean M. J. Fréchet at the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. She became an Assistant Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2006, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. Her research ranges from small molecule to polymer synthesis and is directed towards the design, synthesis, and applications of functional macromolecules. Current topics of research include semiconductor polymer synthesis for photovoltaic applications and for flexible electronics.

Office: 319 Roberts or 122 MolES
Phone: (206) 616-1220
Email: luscombe@u.washington.edu

Awards and Honors

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Applied Physics, 2016

Chemistry of Materials Reviewer Award, 2015

Robert J. Campbell Associate Professor, 2015

Finalist, Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E Award), 2015

Kavli Fellow, 2015

International Editorial Advisory Board Member for Advanced Electronic Materials, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board Member for Polymer International, 2014

Featured in ChemComm's Emerging Investigators Issue, 2014

Featured in J. Mater. Chem. C's Emerging Investigators Issue, 2014

Faculty of the Year Award, 2013

Associate Editor for J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013

Editorial Advisory Board Member for Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters, 2012

Sigma Aldrich Lecturer, 2012

Kavli Fellow, 2011

College of Engineering Junior Innovator Award, 2010

Sloan Research Fellowship, 2010

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2008

NSF Career Award, 2008-2013

Royalty Research Fund (administered by UW), 2008-2009

Petroleum Research Fund Type G Award (administered by the ACS), 2007-2009

Junior Research Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2003-2007

Lindemann Fellowship for post-doctoral research in the USA, 2003-2004

Syngenta Scholarship for best organic chemistry PhD project, 2002

Education:

BA, MSci, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2000

PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, 2005

Professional Employment:

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, USA, 2004-2006

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2006-2011

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2011-

Adjunct Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 2013-

 
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