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 biosensors.

Office: 319 Roberts or 122 MolES
Phone: (206) 616-1220

Awards and HonorsEditorial Advisory Board Member for Polymer International, 2014Featured in ChemComm's Emerging Investigators Issue, 2014Featured in J. Mater. Chem. C's Emerging Investigators Issue, 2014Faculty of the Year Award, 2013Associate Editor for J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013Editorial Advisory Board Member for Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters, 2012Sigma Aldrich Lecturer, 2012Kavli Fellow, 2011College of Engineering Junior Innovator Award, 2010Sloan Research Fellowship, 2010DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2008NSF Career Award, 2008-2013Royalty Research Fund (administered by UW), 2008-2009Petroleum Research Fund Type G Award (administered by the ACS), 2007-2009Junior Research Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2003-2007Lindemann Fellowship for post-doctoral research in the USA, 2003-2004Syngenta Scholarship for best organic chemistry PhD project, 2002Education:BA, MSci, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2000PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, 2005Professional Employment:Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, USA, 2004-2006Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2006-2011Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2011-

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