Fred Wudl

 Fred Wudl

Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Materials

Contact

(805) 893.5817
3213 Elings Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

Materials Research Areas: 

Honors: 

Seaborg Medal, University of California, Los Angeles
Spiers Award and medal, Royal Society of Chemistry
D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry                                                    
Stephanie L. Kwolek Award, Royal Society of Chemistry

Research Description: 

Prof. Wudl is widely known for his work on organic conductors and super-conductors with the discovery of the electronic conductivity of the precursor to the first organic metal and superconductor.  His interest in electronically conducting polymers resulted in discovery of the first transparent organic conductor and the first self-doped polymers.  Currently Prof. Wudl is interested in the optical and electrooptical properties of processable conjugated polymers as well as in the organic chemistry of fullerenes and the design and preparation of self-mending and self-healing materials.

Education: 

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles