Jason Locklin Ph.D.

Locklin, Jason
Position Department / Business Unit
Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry
Institution Disciplines
University of Georgia Chemistry
City State / Provence
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Jason Locklin is Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (in the Department of Chemsitry). Prof. Locklin's research is centered on the investigation and development of novel materials and methods for the precise control of organic molecular assemblies -- both in solution and on surfaces as ultrathin films.

His specific research interests include: Organic and Polymer Synthesis; Polyelectrolytes; Conjugated Block-Copolymers; Ultrathin Films; Surface Spectroscopy; Enzymatic Biofuel Cells; Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells; Organic Electronics; Surface-Initiated Polymerization; and Soft Lithography.

Research Activities:
Our research activities involve organic and polymer synthesis, surface sensitive characterization techniques, nano- and micropatterning, and materials and device characterization. The approach we take is multidisciplinary, which involves chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Devices of interest currently are organic thin film transistors, enzymatic biofuel cells, smart polymer actuators, hybrid organic photovoltaic cells, and chemical and biological sensors. These devices are used as tools to investigate fundamental interfacial phenomena and to obtain a better understanding of inter- and intramolecular interactions that govern thin film architecture. They are also of practical interest for nano- and microscale electronics, low cost and large area flexible plastic circuits, displays and disposable sensors.


B.S. Chemistry, Millsaps College (1999); Ph.D. Organic/Polymer Chemistry, University of Houston (2004); Director of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (2004-2006)

Career Highlights

Professional Background:
B.S. Chemistry, Millsaps College (1999); Ph.D. Organic/Polymer Chemistry, University of Houston (2004); Director of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (2004-2006)


Central Intelligence Agency Young Investigator Award (2007)
Director of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (2005-06)
Dow Chemical Fellowship for Outstanding 4th Year Graduate Student, (2004)

Important Articles

  • Effect of Morphology on Organic Thin Film Transistor Sensors; Locklin, J.; Bao, Z; Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2006)
  • High Performance Organic Semiconductors Based on Fluorene-phenylene Oligomers with High Ionization Potentials; Locklin, J.; Ling, M.-M.; Sung, A.; Roberts, M.E.; Bao, Z.; Adv. Mater. (In press)
  • Air-stable n-channel Organic Semiconductors Base on Perylene Diimide Derivatives without Strong Electron Withdrawing Groups; Ling, M.-M.; Hammermann, M.; Erk, P.; Gomez, M.; Locklin, J.; Bao, Z. ; Adv. Mater. (In press)
  • Organic Thin Film Transistors Based on Cyclohexyl-Substituted Organic Semiconductors; Locklin, J.; Li, D.; Mannsfeld, S.C.B.; Borken, E.-J.; Meng, H.; Advincula, R.; Bao, Z. ; Chem. Mater. (2005)
  • Polymer Thin Film Photodegradation and Photochemical Crosslinking: FT-IR Imaging, Evanescent Waveguide Spectroscopy, and QCM Investigations; Millan, M.; Locklin, J.; Fulghum, T.; Baba, A.; Advincula, R.; Polymer; (2005)

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