Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Chemistry & Biochemistry


3122 Chemistry Building

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

IEE Research Areas: 


Center for Polymers & Organic Solids, Member
Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials, Member
Center for Energy Efficient Materials, Member


2010 NSF American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellow
2009 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow
2008 Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award
2007 Harold Plous Award, UC Santa Barbara
2006 NSF CAREER Award
2005 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Research Description: 

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen's current research interests are electronic properties of conjugated polyelectrolytes, interfaces in optoelectronic devices, charge generation and transport in organic semiconductors, new materials for organic solar cell applications, molecular self-assemblies, materials processing, nanoscale characterization of organic solar cells, and device physics.


BS: Physical Chemisty, UC Los Angeles (1997)
MS: Physical Chemisty, UC Los Angeles (1998)
PhD: Physical Chemisty, UC Los Angeles (2001)


She was a research associate in the Department of Chemistry and the Nanocenter at Columbia University working with Professors Louis Brus and Colin Nuckolls on molecular self-assembly, nanoscale characterization and devices. She also spent time at IBM Research Center at T. J. Watson (Yorktown Heights, NY) working with Richard Martel and Phaedon Avouris on molecular electronics. She joined the faculty of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at UCSB in summer 2004.