Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
- 1985, Doctoral Degree, California Institute of Technology
- 1980, Bachelor's Degree, Chemistry
Mark E. Thompson graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley earning his B.S. in chemistry in 1980. He earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry working under the guidance of Prof. John E. Bercaw. He conducted research at a Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (S.E.R.C.) as a Research Fellow in an Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University. There, Thompson worked with Prof. Malcolm L. H. Green investigating specific properties of organometallic materials.
Following his S.E.R.C. Fellowship, Thompson became an assistant professor at Princeton University in 1987. He moved to the University of Southern California in 1995 where he currently holds a Ray R. Irani Chair of Chemistry. From 2005-2008, Thompson served as the Chemistry Department Chairman at USC.
- Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
- Organic PhotoVoltaic Devices (OPV or Solar Cells)
- Development of Nano-Biotic Sensors
- Development of Abiotic-Biotic Intrfaces
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