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

2016     Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

2016     The World's Most Influential Minds; Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters

2015     The World's Most Influential Minds; Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters

2015     Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior Scientists

2015     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

2009     Keynote Speaker at the UCSB Women of Color in Academia

2008     Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award

2008     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

2006     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

2001    Dissertation Award for Outstanding Performance in Research in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

2000    UC Regents Dissertation Award, UCLA

2000    Graduate Student Award, MRS Fall 2000 Meeting

2000    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 Board of the Institute of Advanced Materials and Universitat Jaume, Spain

2016 - Present     Editorial Advisory board of ACS Energy Letters

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)

2013 - Present     Editorial Board of Materials Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry)

2013 - Present     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