Lynn (Yueh-Lin) Loo, associate professor of chemical engineering, was awarded the John H. Dillon Medal for 2010 by the American Physical Society (APS).

Loo was recognized “for insightful experiments connecting structure with performance in conducting polymers, organic electronics, and functional block copolymers,”according to the APS website.

Loo is the principle investigator of the Organic and Polymer Electronics Laboratory in the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The lab’s research focuses on the area of materials chemistry and physics of complex, soft materials.

Currently the group explores materials and technology for the development of low-cost, light weight, mechanically flexible thin-film devices, such as organic transistors and solar cells.

Loo received a doctorate in chemical engineering from Princeton, preceded by two undergraduate degrees received from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, one in chemical engineering and another in materials science and engineering.

After graduating, Loo worked at Bell Laboratories in the nanotechnology division for a year. This was followed by five years at the University of Texas in Austin as an assistant professor of chemical engineering, member of the executive committee of the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology and member of the Texas Research Center. Loo joined the Princeton faculty in 2007.

Founded in 1899 by a gathering of physicists at Columbia University, The American Physical Society now numbers 46,000 members world-wide.

The John H. Dillon Medal was established in 1983 and is awarded annually “to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers.”