Jason Locklin, Ph.D.
Jason Locklin, Ph.D.

Director, New Materials Institute

Riverbend Research Center South
Room 104



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

Honors / Awards / Achievements

NSF Career Award Winner

Scholarship & Research

Organic thin films
Soft materials
Smart surfaces
Interfacial characterization
Organic electronics