UC San Diego Materials Science and Engineering


Darren  Lipomi

Darren Lipomi

Assistant Professor



Phone: 858-246-1227

Mechanically compliant organic electronic materials and devices, including stretchable polymer-based solar cells and skin-like sensors, and unconventional, green approaches to nanomanufacturing.

Professor Lipomi's research interests include organic electronics; ultra-thin, ultra-compliant, and dirt-cheap photovoltaics; optical and electronic nanostructures; plasmonic and electronic methods of chemical sensing; engineering and synthesis of complex molecular architectures to achieve new macroscopic functionality; new methods of fabricating nanostructures; and in unconventional approaches to saving and generating energy.

Darren Lipomi earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in June, 2010. He worked in the laboratory of Professor George M. Whitesides in the areas of materials chemistry; nanofabrication, including soft lithography and nanoskiving; materials for optics and electronics; chemical synthesis; and organic photovoltaics. From August 2010 to July 2012, he was a U.S. Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering, in the Laboratory of Professor Zhenan Bao, where his work focused on organic materials for mechanically compliant photovoltaic cells and electronic skin.