KAUST Research Conference 2016: Emerging Concepts and Materials in Solar Energy Conversion

​Speaker Biography




Lynn Loo

Princeton University, US 


Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo is a professor at Princeton University. She completed bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and materials science in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded a PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 2001, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories for a year afterward before joining the University of Texas at Austin's Chemical Engineering Department. In 2004, she was included by MIT Technology Review on its TR35 list of under-35-year-old innovators for her invention of nanotransfer printing, a technique for printing nanoscale patterns onto plastic surfaces. This technique allows for the creation of organic electronic devices by printing electrical circuit components onto plastic surfaces. She won a Beckman Young Investigators Award in 2005, and awards from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2006.

In 2007, Loo joined the faculty of Princeton's Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, where, as of 2015, she is the Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering. Her research concerns the periodic structures of block polymers, organic semiconductors, and patterning techniques for plastic electronics. Loo received a Sloan Fellowship in 2008 and won the American Physical Society's John H. Dillon Medal in 2010. In 2013, she became a fellow of the American Physical Society.