Group Members

Susan Odom, Ph.D.

Susan Odom, Ph.D.


Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), 2008
Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA
Research Advisor: Prof. Seth R. Marder

B.S. (Chemistry), 2003
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Research Advisor: Prof. John E. Anthony

Current Research Interests:

  • Redox shuttles and additives for improved performance in Li ion batteries
  • Microcapsules containing healing agents for damaged electronic materials
  • New methods and techniques for the analysis of mechanically-induced chemical reactions


  1. Odom, S. A.; Caruso, M. M.; Finke, A. D.; Prokup, A. M.; Ritchey, J. A.; Leonard, J. H.; White, S. R.; Sottos, N. R.; Moore, J. S. "Restoration of Conductivity with TTF-TCNQ Charge-Transfer Salts," Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, Early View. Published on Web 05/03/2010. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000159
  2. “ Odom, S. A., Kelley, R. F.; Ohira, S.; Ensley, T.; Huang, C.; Padilha, L. A.; Webster, S.; Coropceanu, V.; Barlow, S.; Hagan, D.; Van Stryland, E. W.; Brédas, J. L.; Anderson, H. L.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Marder, S. R.Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of an Alkyne-Bridged Bis(Zinc Porphyrin)-Perylene Diimide Derivative,” J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 10826-10832. DOI: 10.1021/jp905214g
  3. Odom, S. A.; Webster, S.; Padilha, L. A.; Peceli, D.; Hu, H.; Nootz, G.; Chung, S.-J.; Matichak, J. D.; Przhonska, O. B.; Kachkovski, A. D.; Barlow, X.; Anderson, H. L.; Hagan, D. J.; Van Stryland, E. W.; Marder, S. R. "Synthesis and Two-Photon Spectrum of a Bis(Porphyrin)-Substituted Squaraine." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 7510-7511. DOI: 10.1021/ja901244e
  4. Lancaster, K.; Odom, S. A.; Jones, S.; Thayumanavan, S.; Marder, S. R.; Bredas, J.-L.; Coropceanu, V.; Barlow, S. "Intramolecular Electron-Transfer Rates in Mixed-Valence Triarylamines: Measurement by Variable-Temperature ESR Spectroscopy and Comparison with Optical Data." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 151, 1717-1723.
  5. Odom, S. A.; Lancaster, K.; Beverina, L.; Lefler, K. M.; Thompson, N. J.; Coropceanu, V.; Brédas, J.-L.; Marder, S. R.; Barlow, S. "Bis(di-4-alkoxyphenyl)amino Derivatives of Dithienylethene, Bithiophene, Dithienothiophene, and Dithienopyrrole: Palladium-catalysed Synthesis and Highly Delocalised Racial Cations." Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 9637-9646.
  6. Payne, M.; Odom, S. A.; Parkin, S.; Anthony, J. "Stable, Crystalline Acenedithiophenes with up to Seven Linearly Fused Rings."Org. Lett. 2004, 6(19), 3325-3328.
  7. Odom, S. A.; Parkin, S.; Anthony, J. "Tetracene Derivatives as Potential Red Emitters for Organic LEDs." Org. Lett. 2003, 5(23), 4245-4248.