Prize Recipient

looYueh-Lin Loo
Princeton University


Citation:

"For insightful experiments connecting structure with performance in conducting polymers, organic electronics, and functional block copolymers"


Background:

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo received BSEs in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2001.  After a year at Bell Laboratories, Lynn started her independent program at the University of Texas at Austin.  In 2007, she returned to Princetons Chemical Engineering department where she is now an associate professor.  Her group is interested in understanding the structure-function relationships that govern block copolymers, organic semiconductors and polymer conductors, especially in organic solar cells and thin-film transistors.  She and her group have also been recognized for developing non-invasive printing and patterning methods for fabricating organic electronic devices.  Among the accolades include a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (2002), a DuPont Young Professor Grant (2003), an NSF-CAREER Award (2004), and an Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award (2005).  Lynn was selected as a Top 100 Young Innovator under 35 by MITs Technology Review in 2004.  In 2006, Lynn was recognized with the inaugural Peter and Edith ODonnell Award in Engineering by the Academy of Medicine, Science, and Engineering of Texas and the Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  She was named a Sloan Fellow in Chemistry in 2008.


Selection Committee:

Russell Composto, Chair, B. Farmer, D. Pochan, J. Genzer, M. Rubinstein, R. Larson, S.T. Milner, J. Kornfield