Lipomi, Darren
Mechanically compliant electronic materials for energy and healthcare

Contact Information
Assistant Professor, NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Affiliate Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering

Office: SME Bldg 242H
Phone: 858-246-1227
2012 Postdoc, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
2010 PhD, Chemistry, Harvard University
2005 BA, Chemistry, Boston University
2012 Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
Awards and Academic Honors
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Best Teacher of the Year, Department of NanoEngineering
AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award
Research Interests
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.
Interdisciplinary interests
Macromolecular Structure

Outreach Activities
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.
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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.