Jason Locklin, Ph.D.


School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

NSF CAREER Award Winner

Phone: 706-542-2359
Fax: 706-542-3804


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

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 Appoinments

  • 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 Specialty

  • Organic thin films
  • Polymers
  • Soft materials
  • Smart surfaces
  • Interfacial characterization
  • Organic electronics 

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page 


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


Locklin Group

New Materials Institute