Citation: For pioneering work in the synthesis of functional organic materials that are capable of singlet fission, a key mechanism for third-generation solar cells.
Current position: assistant professor of chemistry, Columbia University
Education: B.S., chemistry, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Campos on what excites him:“Talking to my students and other scientists who do research outside of my field. I get excited with challenges that address multidisciplinary fields, where we contribute by designing organic materials that impact organic electronics or biomaterials.”
What his colleagues say: “Luis brings an innovative perspective to organic chemistry. Building on his strengths in physical organic chemistry, his research focuses on the synthesis of polymers for a diverse range of applications using nonconventional building blocks. He is the complete package—outstanding scholarship, groundbreaking research, inspiring teacher, and a true builder of the 21st-century chemistry community.”—Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara