Professor Christine Luscombe

Her current research focuses on the synthesis of semiconducting polymers for organic electronics and has published >100 papers in this area of research.

Areas of expertise: photovoltaics (solar cells), green chemistry, organic electronics, flexible/stretchable electronics, microplastics, polymers

Selected media coverage:

The Rise of Molecular Engineering and Science - YouTube/The University of Washington
UW Clean Energy Institute Overview - YouTube/UW Clean Energy Institute
University of Washington Materials Science and Engineering - YouTube/The University of Washington
I serve as the President of the IUPAC Polymer Division so I collate videos that are specifically about polymer science on this channel:

 Professional experience

  • Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Assistant Professor 2006-2011, Associate Professor 2011-2017, Robert J. Campbell Professor 2017-2021, Interim Chair 2020-2021

  • Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Adjunct Associate Professor 2013-2017, Adjunct Professor 2017-2020, Professor 2020-2021


  • Elected member of Washington State Academy of Sciences, 2020

  • UW College of Engineering Faculty Award: Research, 2019

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Kavli Fellow, 2015, The National Academy of Sciences

Selected publications (Refer to Google Scholar for complete publication list)