Christine Luscombe received her first degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in the UK. She joined Professor Andrew Holmes’ and Dr. Wilhelm Huck’s groups in the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis at the University of Cambridge. In 2004, she became a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory for Professor Jean M. J. Fréchet at the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. She became an Assistant Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington in 2006, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. She has been the Robert J. Cambell Development Professor since 2017. Her research ranges from small molecule to polymer synthesis and is directed towards the design, synthesis, and applications of functional macromolecules. Current topics of research include semiconductor polymer synthesis for photovoltaic applications and for flexible electronics.