Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Professor Nguyen - Photo

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510

Office: 3122 Chemistry
Phone: (805) 893-4851
Contact: quyen@chem.ucsb.edu

Education

2001 -Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry,University of California, Los Angeles

Thesis:Controlling Interchain Interactions in Conjugated Polymers: the Studies of Physical and Electronic Properties of PPV-Derivatives for Plastic Optoelectronic Devices

Advisor: Prof. Benjamin J. Schwartz

1998 -M.S. in Physical Chemistry,University of California, Los Angeles

1997 -B.S. in Chemistry (Cum Laude),University of California, Los Angeles

1995 -A.S.,Santa Monica College

Appointment

2011 - present - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

2009 - 2011 - Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

2004 - 2009 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

2001 - 2004 - Research Associate, Chemistry Department and Nanocenter, Columbia University Research Interests: Organic semiconducting materials for molecular electronics and optoelectronic devices; Self-assembly. Advisors:Prof. Louis E. Brus and Prof. Colin Nuckolls

Honors and Awards

2015

  • The World's Most Influential Minds; Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior Scientists
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

2014

  • Among 14 Scientists in the US selected by the National Academy of Science to participate in the Writer's Retreat, the Science & Entertainment Exchange

2014 - 2016

  • Visiting Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

2013

  • Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2010

  • NSF American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellows

2009

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
  • Keynote Speaker at the UCSB Women of Color in Academia

2008

  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award
  • NSF Division of Materials Research, Distinguish Lecture

2007

  • Harold J. Plous Memorial Award and Lectureship, one of the UCSB's two most prestigious faculty honors.

2006

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award
  • Academic Outreach to the Community Recognition honored by the UCSB and Santa Barbara Count

2005

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

2001

  • National Research Council Award
  • Dissertation Award for Outstanding Performance in Research in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

2000

  • UC Regents Dissertation Award, UCLA
  • Graduate Student Award, MRS Fall 2000 Meeting
  • Outstanding Innovative Research Award of the Advanced Materials at the International Conference on Synthetic Metals

1998

  • George Gregory Research Fellowship, UCLA

Advisory Boards, Editors, and Conference Committees

2016 - Present

  • Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Advanced Materials and Devices

2015 - Present

  • Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem

2014 - Present

  • International Advisory Board for the Electroluminescence and Organic Optoelectronics Conference

2013 - Present

  • Scientific Editor of Materials Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • Editorial Board of Materials Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • International Advisory Board for the International Conference on Synthetic Metals (ICSM)

2012 - 2015

  • Editorial Board of Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

2010 - 2013

  • Advisory Board Member for Polymer Chemistry

2010 - Present

  • International Advisory Board for the Functional pi-Electron Systems Conference

2006 - Present

  • International Advisory Committee for the International Workshop on Functional Materials and the Advanced Materials Science and the Nanotechnology

Publications

Updated information can be found on this webpage