Polymer Innovation for Advanced Organic Electronics (PI-AOE) at Purdue University

About Jianguo


Jianguo Mei, Ph.D.
​Department of Chemistry
Purdue University 
560 Oval Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: jgmei@purdue.edu 

Professional Appointments

2017 -         Co-Founder of Ambilight Inc.

2023-          Professor of Chemistry

2022-          Richard and Judith Wien Professor

2020-2023, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

2014-2020, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

2012-2014, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Advisor: Professor Zhenan Bao

2011-2012, Principal Investigator, DuPont Research & Development Center, Shanghai 

2010-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry, Stanford University

Advisor: Professor Zhenan Bao


2005-2010,  Ph.D., Organic (Polymer) Chemistry, University of Florida

Dissertation Title: Solution-processable Organic Semiconducting Materials for Photovoltaic Applications

Advisor: Professor John R Reynolds

1997-2004, B.S. and M.S., Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology

Thesis Title: Preparation and Modification of Titanium Pillared Clays for Applications in Environmental Protection

Advisor: Professor Shaoming Yu

2013-2013, Stanford Ignite, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

​Honors and Recognition

2021, College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, Purdue University

2021, Richard and Judith Wien Professorship 

2020, ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator

2020, Featured in ACS Applied Polymer Materials as a Young Investigator

2019, Featured in Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator Issue

2019, Featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Investigator Issue

2019, ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) Academic Young Investigator

2017, Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Award, Purdue University

2017, Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award, Purdue University

2017,  NSF CAREER Award

2017,  ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator

2016,  Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP)

2015,  The Xuetang Lecturer, Tsinghua University 

2011,  Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Fellow, Stanford University

2009,  Procter & Gamble Research Award, University of Florida

2009, Butler Polymer Research Award, University of Florida

Professional Service and Membership

Editorial Advisory Board

ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2019 - 2021

Journal of Polymer Science, 2022 - 

Independent reviewer for Organic LettersMacromolecules, Chemistry of Materials,  ACS Applied Materials & Interface, Journal of Materials Chemistry (A and C), Chemical Communication, Journal of American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Metals,  Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, and Smart Materials and Structures, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Chemistry, Joule.

Member of American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Materials Research Society