Mechanically compliant electronic materials for energy and healthcare
Assistant Professor, NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Affiliate Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering
Office: SME Bldg 242H
University of California, San Diego
Awards and Academic Honors
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Best Teacher of the Year, Department of NanoEngineering
NSF BRIGE Award
AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award
Professor Lipomi is interested in the overlap between three areas: energy, compliant materials and devices for healthcare, and green chemistry and nanomanufacturing. We are interested in fundamental and applied studies that relate molecular and nanoscale structure to function, and in devices that incorporate new physical effects to solve real-world problems. What motivates us is the potential of new materials and new forms of old materials to produce, store, and save energy, and to improve human well-being.
Prof. Lipomi is the Diversity Officer in the Department of NanoEngineering and a member of the Executive Advisory Committee for the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, and Advancement (IDEA Center) in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. In this role, he organizes laboratory tours, outreach events, and special seminars for UCSD and the San Diego community.
Organic electronic materials whose mechanical properties are dictated by the molecular structure have applications in stretchable and ultra-flexible devices for energy conversion and healthcare.