Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo completed her undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2001. After spending a year at Bell Laboratories, where she developed soft-contact lamination and nanotransfer printing, she started her independent research program as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2007, she returned to Princeton where she is currently the Theodora D. ’78 & William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and Associate Director of External Partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Lynn was one of two young scientists representing the USA at the World Economic Forum’s Summer Meeting in Tianjin, China, where she spoke about her work in organic electronics to government officials, heads of states and chief officers of large and small companies from the private sector. As a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Lynn recently traveled to Myanmar and participated in discussions about the country’s urban planning and infrastructure development.
Lynn’s group is interested in understanding processing-structure-function relationships that govern electrically-active soft materials for applications in plastic circuits and solar cells. Lynn believes that the ability to specify materials properties a priori and design and process accordingly is critical to realize many of these applications commercially. To this end, the elucidation of structure development and its impact on materials properties represents a big step in that direction. Lynn is a fellow and the recipient of the 2010 John H. Dillon Medal of the American Physical Society. She was a Sloan Fellow and was recognized with the Alan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Lynn joins us at Advanced Materials on the Editorial Advisory Board this summer with a wealth of experience in different fields of materials and engineering. On joining the board, she commented that she is honored and delighted to be able to help shape one of the leading journals in materials science.
We are very happy to have her on board.