CEMS alumnus Samson Jenekhe awarded 2021 APS Polymer Physics Prize

Feb. 23, 2021 - CEMS alumnus Samson A. Jenekhe (PhD ChE '85), Boeing-Martin Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, was awarded the prestigious 2021 APS Polymer Physics Prize for "pioneering and sustained outstanding contributions to the synthesis, photophysics, and structure-morphology-performance relationships in semiconducting polymers for electronic and photovoltaic applications."

Jenekhe’s research interests include synthesis, photophysics, charge transport, electroluminescence, and photovoltaic properties of conjugated polymers, organic electronics, energy conversion and storage systems, and self-assembly and nanotechnology. He is the author of over 300 research publications, three edited books, and 28 patents. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society. Jenekhe has served on several editorial advisory boards of journals, including Macromolecules. He was awarded the Charles M. A. Stine Award for Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering from the AIChE in 2014 and was elected Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2013. Jenekhe is a Fellow of the APS, the AAAS, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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