Jason Locklin, Ph.D.


Jason Locklin, Ph.D.

0104 Riverbend Research Center South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

NSF CAREER Award Winner

Dr. Locklin is committed to producing bright, well-rounded graduates by exposing his students to multi-disciplinary research. He has been awarded the Central Intelligence Agency Young Investigator Award (2007) and the NSF CAREER Award (2010). In addition, Dr. Locklin is the founding director of the University of Georgia New Materials Institute and a key player in UGA’s partnership with Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a public-private partnership funded partially by a $75 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Defense. AFFOA’s goal is to accelerate innovation involving fibers and textiles through advances in manufacturing and engineering.

  • Ph.D., University of Houston, 2004
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Alabama, 2002
  • B.S., Chemistry, Millsaps College, 1999
Professional Appointments
  • New Materials Institute, University of Georgia, 2017 – present
  • Integrated Bioscience and Nanotechnology Cleanroom (iBioNC), University of Georgia, 2012 – present
  • Associate Professor, BioChemical Engineering, University of Georgia, 2007 – present
  • Professor, Chemistry and Engineering, University of Georgia, 2007 – present
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004 – 2006
Other Professional Experience

Consultant, Sundance Products Group LLC, 2007 – 2008

Areas of Expertise
  • Organic thin films
  • Polymers
  • Soft materials
  • Smart surfaces
  • Interfacial characterization
  • Organic electronics
  • Photochemically attached, permanent attachment of anti-fouling and anti-fogging coatings onto any surface
  • Pressure sensing apparatuses and methods
    U.S. Patent 10,545,058
  • Pressure sensing apparatuses and methods
    U.S. Patent 9,281,415
  • Cyclopropenones and the photochemical generation of cyclic alkynes therefrom
    U.S. Patent 8,426,649
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