P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Luis Campos, 2001

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Luis Campos is an immigrant from Mexico

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

LUIS CAMPOS is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University.

Luis was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles with his mother when he was 11 years old.

After receiving a BS in chemistry from California State University at Dominguez Hills, Luis conducted research at Kings College, London, for three months in the area of theoretical organic photochemistry. He earned his PhD at University of California at Los Angeles in chemistry as a National Science Foundation fellow.

Prior to his graduate education, at University of California at Los Angeles, Luis conducted research in organic chemistry as a National Institute of Health funded Center for Academic Research & Excellence (CARE) scholar and at CSUDH as a 1999-2001 NIH Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (NIH-USTAR) scholar. He spent a summer interning at the Linzer Institute for Organic Solar Cells at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

Luis' interests lie in mechanistic organic photochemistry as well as the development of solar cells using organic materials. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Research Laboratory at University of California at Santa Barbara.


  • PhD Chemistry & Biochemistry | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2006
  • BS Chemistry | California State University - Dominguez Hills 2001
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